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Simcoe - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
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436 Ratings
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Ratings: 436
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 6.98%
Wants: 77
Gots: 39 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-22-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

The color is a slightly hazy orange with a large fairly thick head. There's moderate retention and very sticky lacing.

The malts are almost more prominent than the hops in the nose. There's also a hint of pine.

The flavor is very big but not very complex. It's big hops with quite a bit of malt as well. There's a lack of balance and subtlety, but it's not as bitter as I would expect from a hop bomb. It's certainly not bad, but it wouldn't be my first choice for a DIPA.

The mouthfeel has a very slight creaminess to it, but the alcohol is noticeable in every sip. It's not exactly boozy, but there is a bit of a burn and the 9.5 ABV does begin to wear on you.

Overall I'd say that it's worth trying, especially if you enjoy the simcoe profile or are just looking for a hop overload, but I don't think this is one that I'll be revisiting.

ChicagoMikeS, Sunday at 04:23 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

Bottle shared by RussianDragon. Many thanks.

The beer is orange / russet and fairly hazy with a half inch of off-white head. Aromas of citrus, alcohol, bready malts, pine. These massively hopped, high alcohol beers just get on my nerves. Aggressive alcohol heat / sharpness in the finish. Lacking subtlety and grace. An in your face onslaught of hops and malt. Not entirely bad, but not my preference for the style. There are many DIPAs in the 8-10% abv range that reign far superior. This concludes my rant.

Put a freaking date on the bottle. Seriously.

Huhzubendah, Sep 09, 2014
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Simcoe from Pipeworks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.