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Simcoe - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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347 Ratings
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Ratings: 347
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 6.96%
Wants: 73
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
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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HopsMatt

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-10-2013 00:50:18 | More by HopsMatt
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injuredreserve

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-09-2013 21:31:38 | More by injuredreserve
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sgoro

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

05-09-2013 02:40:00 | More by sgoro
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csparace

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-07-2013 04:39:40 | More by csparace
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Jerry

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-07-2013 00:51:31 | More by Jerry
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-06-2013 22:24:58 | More by Hugonaut13
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gkoz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-06-2013 16:12:33 | More by gkoz
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -13%

05-06-2013 00:57:44 | More by fredmugs
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sleuthdog

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch #124 poured into Founders BC glass

Pour: Copper orange color that is hazy. Minimal maybe half finger white head that was gone almost in the blink of an eye. Settles to a ring of medium sized bubbles.

Smell: Wow! Love the nose on these Pipeworks beers. Big citrus like standing in an orange grove. Some grapefruit, some pine but citrus is where this one is at. Also some tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. Some sweet bready malts and caramel thrown in for good measure. Damn this is nice smelling.

Taste: This gave me a bit of a surprise. It is actually much less tropical and citrus than the nose let on. I get much more pine here than anything else. Much more bitter and dank than I expected. There is some of the tropical notes just way subdued. The caramel and malts show up too but the sweetness is held at bay.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and medium amount of carbonation. A smooth and creamy beer and a touch sticky.

Overall: This offering caught me off guard a bit as I was expecting another sweet tropical, citrus DIPA but instead got one that shows off more pine and bitterness than Pipeworks other offerings in this style. Now I like this beer tremendously, I guess I personally just enjoy the more juicy tropical ones more.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 00:56:28 | More by sleuthdog
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -13%

05-05-2013 16:15:37 | More by ncaudle
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JimGlonke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-05-2013 02:58:55 | More by JimGlonke
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BeerBucks

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-05-2013 00:41:50 | More by BeerBucks
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mjw1200

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

05-04-2013 23:32:06 | More by mjw1200
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NSK79

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-04-2013 21:19:32 | More by NSK79
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Jaycase

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 02:23:28 | More by Jaycase
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a plastic cup.

A - Looks nearly identical to Cascade Ninja, but with a bit better head volume.

S - Slight cattiness, with some guava, passion fruit, and a similar malt backbone of dough, sugar, and perhaps a hint of caramel. Hops seem less intense than the Cascade Ninja, even though this is a few weeks fresher.

T - The tate is quite heavy on melon and cantaloupe, with fairly low zesty or pithy notes. The malt character translates pretty closely from the aroma, with doughy bread and sugar dominating. Surprisingly hefty hop bitterness here.

M - Medium-full body, lower in carbonation, with a dry finish. Some lingering malt stickiness and hop resins. Again, a mild alcohol warmth that, while acceptable for 9.5%, makes this seem boozier than its predecessors.

D - I think this is my least favorite Ninja variant; the aroma doesn't pop quite like the other iterations, and I was expecting something like Haymarket's Degan. It's a solid brew, but I'd skip it in favor of Pipeworks' other beers.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 20:05:38 | More by MasterSki
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D_Villa

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-03-2013 20:03:30 | More by D_Villa
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Florida9

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Darker, dirty shade of orange. Slightly hazy. Forms a smallish off-white colored head that collapses to next to nothing, just a slight ring around the edge. Some moderate lacing.

S: Aroma is very nice. Sweet orange, orange blossom, and clementine. A slight ambrosia note, just a little tropical fruit, and a bit of alcoholic pungency comes through as green onion. Luckily the sweet, fruity aromas dominate.

T: Taste is moderately sweet. Again there is more orange, but the taste is earthier than the aroma would suggest. Citrus, grapefruit, pine. Some caramel malt. Finish is surprisingly quick. A touch of alcohol on the finish.

M: On the heavier side of medium. Medium carbonation. Mild bitterness. A bit of alcoholic heat.

O: Another very nice DIPA from the Pipeworks crew and another very good beer in the Ninja series. That said, I would have appreciated a bit more bitterness on this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 01:06:00 | More by Florida9
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briiguy

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-03-2013 01:04:15 | More by briiguy
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buck1futter

Illinois

4.66/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber poured in a boulevard glass.

A - copper to orange hues very little head as it is a 9.5 abv beer, as expected

s- tropical, fruity, candy sugar, honey wax, some strawberry, dough. smells amazing.

t-pine, big pineapple mango, pretty bitter but not overwhelming, juicy grapefruit bitterness, tangy, some alcohol brings in a spicy note, but you really don't taste it. finishes slightly dry.

m- medium to heavy bodied, oily, little carbonation.

0- Once again pipeworks brings on another amazing iipa , bring, juicy fruity and extremely tasty, simcoe hops never let down, don't pass this one up if offered or anywhere.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 10:30:39 | More by buck1futter
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deuce9259

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

05-02-2013 03:21:31 | More by deuce9259
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Ncpogs

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

05-01-2013 04:10:58 | More by Ncpogs
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Nachos4two

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

05-01-2013 02:21:15 | More by Nachos4two
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sbricker

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-30-2013 23:01:15 | More by sbricker
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jhillwastaken

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13%

04-30-2013 09:07:57 | More by jhillwastaken
Simcoe from Pipeworks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 347 ratings.