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Simcoe - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 469
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.21%
Wants: 79
Gots: 43 | 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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Reviews by MCain04:
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4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle, <1 wk fresh, from Beer Temple, poured into a Spiegelau tulip glass at 40 degrees.

Appearance is a deep golden orange clear body with large fluffy white head with great retention and lacing.

Smells of piney resinous hops, grapefruit and lemon juice, a little bit of sweet orange juice and sweet malts.

Body is heavy on the grapefruit and pine with some lemon rind as well, a lingering citrus bitterness but not an overly bitter beer, the beer is quite drinkable for 9.5% and while the beer is not overly hoppy the balance is good with the malt backbone.

Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation, maybe a tad under-carbonated, medium bodied, dry finish, not too sticky or cloying.

Overall a great DIPA and probably second only to Citra in the Ninja series. Get it if you can - definitely worth it!

MCain04, Aug 29, 2013
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Batch 194
A- This beer pours a deep dried orange peel with a strong carbonation supporting a bubble beige creamy head.

S- The overripe pineapple hops leads to a green herbal hops in the finish.

T- The nice unripe herbal fruity hops lead to some citrus pith that finishes with a slightly sweet caramel malt hint. There is a gentle pungent green hop flavor that lingers.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a nice crisp finish and no real alcohol heat.

O- This beer really shows off the Simcoe character. The nice unripe fruit flavors with some herbal woody depth and a mellow bitterness makes this pretty easy to drink for such a big beer.

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Batch 123

A: Hazy dark orange - gold tinged. Nice off yellow foamy head - not very thick lacing and retention, looks like a 9.5 beer.

S: Reminds me of heady... which is a great thing of course. Not the most pungently aromatic of the series, but very very nice. Sweet pink grapefruit and sugared grapefruit rind, incredibly fresh pine. Along with the sweet grapefruit comes notes of various tropical fruits - pretty sweet. Though piney, not very resinous.

T: Very good - and again, brings heady to mind! Incredible balance, as have all of their single hop ninja series beers have been. Incredibly fresh pine and ripe pink grapefruit washes over the palate with traces of various light-colored tropical fruits. Pretty dry but the flavor lingers well. Its getting better and better as it warms - more distinct pine and grapefruit.

P: Medium/full mouth feel. Does not coat the mouth with sticky, chewy hops very much.

O: What can I say, I am a sucker for all of these beers. The best part is that I know that future batches are going to be even better. A great DIPA as it is - awesome to see these hop varieties under the spotlight.

Batch 192 day old when consumed - improved, fantastic, amazing

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A: Clear dark amber. Thick ivory head with moderate retention.

S. This smells fantastic. Strong pine and grapefruit smells with hints of other citrus.

T: The taste is piney all the way. Just enough deeper citrus notes to remind that you that you are in fact tasting simcoe, but otherwise its a clean sharp piney hop flavor on a sweet malt background.

M: Thick but sharp. The bottle conditioning really helps in this regard. Good carbonation and bitterness.

O: Another amazing single hop IIPA from Pipeworks. This is one of the best in the class. Can't miss.

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The smell has orange peel, pine, and lots of cat piss.

The taste is unmistakably Simcoe. Grapefruit, pine, Brie cheese. The light bready malt is submissive to the bitter hops.

Mouthfeel is dry and clean. Fresh tasting.

It's an awesome DIPA and, so far, only takes a backseat to citra ninja in their lineup, in my opinion.

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Simcoe from Pipeworks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 469 ratings.