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Simcoe - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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390 Ratings
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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 6.96%
Wants: 74
Gots: 29 | FT: 2
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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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -30.4%

09-14-2013 17:10:58 | More by chippo33
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kscaldef

Oregon

3/5  rDev -30.4%

07-11-2014 19:29:38 | More by kscaldef
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oso

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

03-13-2014 05:10:00 | More by oso
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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Sean9689

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

09-17-2013 03:11:20 | More by Sean9689
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

09-29-2013 23:35:55 | More by Reagan1984
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NW_IPAHEAD

Oregon

3.6/5  rDev -16.5%

08-17-2014 04:13:22 | More by NW_IPAHEAD
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kevanb

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -13.2%

650ml bottle, batch #194, poured into a Pipeworks snifter.

The beer pours a bold copper color, hues of orange and gold, clear complexion with a slight haze with a billowy, off white head that rises about 2 fingers high that has moderate retention and leaves only a few spots of lace behind. The aroma is of heavy pine, very sappy, resinous and oily, light grapefruit with some tropical sweetness that leads right into the sticky, sweet malt and a fairly heavy dose of booze. Lots of pine on the tongue, very oily and resinous, further earthy undertones are cut by some tangy grapefruit and citrus and very sweet, rich malt and heavy alcohol. The mouthfeel is okay, juicy and sticky, coats the mouth well, the finish is a bit creamy and leaves almost a burning alcohol sensation in the mouth as it goes down.

Verdict: A decent DIPA from Pipeworks, but once again, is dominated by alcohol. This beer does showcase Simcoe nicely, but doesn't have the same complexity or delicate nature that a beer like Row 2, Hill 56 does. I've yet to be overly impressed with too many of the Pipeworks IPAs and this just strikes me as another run of the mill IPA, I'll stick to stouts and porters from Pipeworks, where I think they really shine as brewers.

09-10-2013 00:36:02 | More by kevanb
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -13%

10-17-2013 06:18:46 | More by largadeer
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -13%

05-11-2013 02:44:13 | More by drewone
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maxcoinage

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13%

11-16-2013 20:04:24 | More by maxcoinage
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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Texas

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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Mitch_Cumstein

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13%

04-27-2013 01:57:02 | More by Mitch_Cumstein
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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Kevinpitts

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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Farnswurth

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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Jaycase

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -9.5%

a: Dark copper. small off white head

s: Aroma is surprisingly (and disappointingly) muted. What I do get is grapefruit, melon, orange and pineapple.

t: Grapefruit, caramel malts, very slight piney bitterness. Hops do seem wet and fresh.

m: Juicy, slightly creamy. Seems under carbonated - a bit flat to me.

o: A bit disappointing. Aroma was a letdown. Wish it had a tad more bitterness as well. It's still good on the whole and I'd recommend trying it but I won't seek this one out again. Pipeworks are pumping out DIPAs like no tomorrow so I'm sure there will be something I like better coming along.

05-04-2013 02:23:28 | More by Jaycase
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Simcoe from Pipeworks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.