Simcoe - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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95
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492 Ratings
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Ratings: 492
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.23%
Wants: 81
Gots: 41 | FT: 5
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:
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(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-22-2013)
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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.

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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.

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Simcoe from Pipeworks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 492 ratings.