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Double Simcoe IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Double Simcoe IPADouble Simcoe IPA

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1,346 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,346
Hads: 3,154
Avg: 4.08
pDev: 17.4%
Wants: 169
Gots: 374 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: yen157 on 05-05-2006

Brewed using 100% Simcoe(R) Hops, a west coast hop variety created in 2000 by Select Botanicals, Inc.
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Photo of jmasher85
3.41/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

There's an almost disgusting amount of stuff floating around in this beer. Good for them for being original and fearless, but gross dudes, gross. That aside, it's a pretty good beer. Not fantastic, or superbly flavorful, but there is a really nice balance in this beer. Hoppy but hardly bitter at all, so that's nice. It's got a very mellow flavor, and is really smooth for the alcohol content. Some pine and flowery content, with the slightest hint of citrus, but nothing really stands out in this bottle. The only problem is that it's so easy to drink, I could easily have more than I should in no time (price not being a factor).

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Photo of Taybeh
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a single bottle (best by 11/1/2015) into a Spieglau IPA glass
a: little haze, amber copper with a 1 finger tight bubbly head that subsides into a little crown that stays with the beer the entire glass. Minimal lacing.
s: I like Simcoe, generally, and this doesn't disappoint. A little resin, some earthy flowery notes, and a good dose of tropical dankness.
t: follows the nose though it has a bit more light caramel and raisin bread malts to provide some balance and the piney resin kind of drops out; a surprising nice little spearmint kick at the end.
m: very smooth, hides the abv very well insofar as it doesn't feel heavy at all and there's no alcohol burn.

I'd do it again for sure. Good stuff and well made.

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Photo of jopezu
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

cloudy amber-orange with zero head. extremely heavy on big solid sediments. nose; rich resinous pine and floral citrus zest. simcoes are in full effect here. taste largely follows - massive dank pine, floral citrus and grass with some light pineapple sweets in the middle. easy on the malts, and the 9% is fairly tame surprisingly. perfectly carbonated. "unbalanced" comes to mind, but hop-heads are already out for extremes so this may fit the bill. i always like brews with single varietals to get a taste for them, and simcoe stars in the show here. i like it!

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Photo of ElevatorNYC
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a big beer in many respects. High alcohol, rich flavor and floaties. Hits the mouth with almost a syrup-like quality. Dates and raisins come to mind, especially initially. Sweet backbone balances all that Simcoe. I don't know if it might be overkill to some, as it still comes across as sweet to me. Good beer overall.

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured a cloudy amber/copper color with a huge, frothy, three-finger off-white head. Retention's really nice, lacing is spastic, spotty.
smell is of pine, passionfruit, pineapple, dankness, bready malt
taste is of bitter pine, earthiness, bread crust, some nuttiness. Malt is not quite balanced but still enough to close the gap from the hop bitterness. Really hides the 9% well. Not hot at all.
feel is medium-bodied, a little high on the carbonation. Fairly slick finish.
Overall, a nice bitter hoppy showing of the Simcoe hop variety.

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Photo of Bugs318
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

reddish deep copper, decent white head. Nose of pine with some mango, and just a hint of cat. Taste is similar, quite piney and resinous. Body is medium with medium carbonation.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a brownish orange color with a big cream colored head that leaves a lot of lacing. There are a ton of floaties in the beer as well. Smell is straight simcoe. Tropical, orange, pine, grassy and dank. Taste is great, very similar to the smell with a good deal of bitterness. Calling this beer balanced is a bit of a reach, but there is a good malt backbone to it. Medium body and slick mouthfeel, would never know this is 9%. Overall a very nice double IPA and one I will def be buying again

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this 4 years ago and it was not good. Maybe this time I had a fresh bottle because it was much much better. Clean and flavorful with a simcoe bite.

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Photo of MatthewHopHead
3.26/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look - very murky. Amber with tons of floating "botanicals". Upon poor about a 1" head that dissipated very quick.

Smell - much better than the appearance. Sweet malt, honey, and grains. A little piney.

Taste - malty, yeasty, honey, and bread. Not a bad DIPA, but in my opinion not outstanding.

Feel - hoppy and sweet collide coating the mouth but not leaving the lips overly sticky. Hard to get past the pieces of botanicals that I can feel in my mouth.

O - a good DIPA, probably better it was filtered.

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Photo of Act25
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

WOW! A palate wrecker, but so stiffly and powerfully bitter that you have to just sip like a liquore.

A: Pours a hazy dark copper with a frothy head sticks up lots of lace and lasts.

S: First piney w pineapple, cat, riple apricot, herbs, grass, and mint.

T: Starts out with a dominating piney hop profile that overwhelms the malt, but there's a sweet caramel base. Tremendous bitterness on the tongue and some citrus sweetness, lots of layers of herbs, grass, and candy... the alcohol is warming and liquor like.

F: Rich and syrupy.

O: BIG BEER compares well with Lagunitas, Stone RUINATION, DIRT WOLF. Big one, must try for the tingle!

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Photo of SometimesIfart
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium.copper pour with a good sized head that leaves fair lacing.

Smells like grapefruit pith and malts.

Tastes exactly the same only with the malt turned to eleven.

Feels medium bodied with medium Carb and slightly creamy

Overall more stand able than then generic malt bombs tonight.

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Photo of donspublic
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not really a big fan of this hop varietal, but I do like the smell it puts off. Poured into a 16 oz sniffer. Hazy orange with floaties. Love the smell coming off of this, real floral. Taste on the danker side for an IPA. I like this every now and then, but I actually prefer a more citrus hit. Heavy pine taste and a sweet finish. Grabbed these in Florida while on vacation, and glad I did. Even though I am not a big fan of this type of DIPA, I like it every now and then for a change.

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Very well balanced beer. I love the Simcoe aroma and flavor. This beer is more hop forward/ not as caramely sweet than some other DIPAs out there. Still enjoyable

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Photo of dacrza1
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Date: May 2, 2015... Glassware: Maudite snifter... Occasion: to a promotion!... Appearance: sediment-laden, casually carbonated opaque orange-brown body; thick, rocky off-white head forms craters and smears In the backdrop--an intimidating, active presence... Aroma: powerful citrus, with the signature simcoe damp, cool basement aroma; not much in the way of malts... Palate: heavy, puckerish body; dense and pulpy; extremely long, resonating finish of warmth and strength--a beer to reckon with...Taste: robust yet respectful citrus; large pinecone and orange peel mesh with late hints of alcohol to produce a solid, full-flavored experience; astringency late dampens the flowery aroma and the experience a bit...Overall: a beer monstrously effective at what it intends to do--overpower with its West Coast hops hailstorm; not exactly balanced, and not exactly a problem--but as Weyerbachers go, a fitting beer in their portfolio...

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Photo of JuMa44
3.52/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Total opposite of weyerbachers last chance IPA being that it smells terrible but tastes amazing, I prefer the piney taste in an IPA over the citrus side. Another solid beer from my favorite home state brewery.

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Photo of drpimento
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I’ve had this before many times and it’s always excellent. However, this time I may have gotten an older bottle as the hops don’t seem too fresh

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Photo of dredmahawkus
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

very nice double! bitter hops! floral grapefruit pine 9%!! great beer!
quite pinny actually....not super but enough to satisfy that along with the citra hops. this is quite good if you prefer the piney citra spectrum.

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Photo of username
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11/21/14, 05/21/15 54969962
Not as fresh as I'd like it to be.
Bias: specifically looking for a piney IPA/DIPA

Hazy copper. No where on the packaging was it stated it was unfiltered – and somehow missed noticing the gratuitous layer of muck prior to pouring. Thus, an absurd amount of 'floaties'. Normally I wouldn't care, but this is just too much and really detracts from the appearance. Pretty head, fine retention, minimal-to-no lace otherwise.

Juicy sweet apricot, pine grove, and some citrus.

Tastes quite good. The apricot gets lost a bit as the pine and citrus qualities of the hop become predominate. Unfortunate this is so, however I'm not drinking this specific brew for apricot flavor so don't really care. A bit bitter, but not overly so.

Feel is somewhere in the middle, leaning towards the lighter side ("medium-light"). Lower side of the spectrum for carbonation as well. Body is substantial enough for ABV.

Overall it is pretty close to what I expected. It definitely showcases the pine over the citrus as far as DIPAs are concerned – which is exactly what I wanted from it. However, it just wasn't an intense enough pine to satisfy the craving I'm trying to fix (though, much closer than anything else I've recently had). Would like to try a fresher batch.

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Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE - Opaque, 1FH, Carbonation, amber.

AROMA/SCENT - Hops, sweet, malts, pine.

TASTE - Hops, bitter, pine.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Carbonation, dry, clean, crisp, lingering, bubbly, effervescent.

VALUE - $8 for 12-oz bottle. Decent.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Simple, OK, drinkable.

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Photo of CraigS119
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at Total Wine Tampa $2.99/btl. Bottled 12.10.14, drankin 4.2.15 (guess it took a while to get to FL).

Pours a murky yellow-brown, lots of coarse bubbles; yellow-tinged white head. Smells deliciously tropical (mango, papaya, passionfruit), nice to know where that smell in other IPAs comes from: simcoe! Abrupt hop-bitterness comes through in the taste, musty tropical sweetness melds with a strong malted backbone. Not as carbonated as I expected (probably a tad more when fresher). Thick, full mouthfeel. Overall, very nice; a very assertive, hop-forward beer.

What she said (smell): "Papaya, definitely papaya." (taste): "Bitter."

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Photo of Direwolf25
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous bouquet, average head. My feeling is this the right coloring for this beer. First sip does not disappoint. Liquid simcoe. The piney bitterness envelopes the senses all the way down. This should make a hop-head connoisseur's Top 5 list.

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Photo of Hallabrew
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On draft 12oz L: dark orange and cloudy nice head and some lacing. S: fruity citrus, pine, earthy and some herbal notes T: dark fruits,Orange resonous, pine, earthy. Good balance of malts I can really taste every bit of the Simcoe M: good carbonation, thick feeling but not syurp, dry very sweet O: An interesting DIPA I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of JPowell712
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A solid IPA! The simcoe hops may be the most flavorful in my opinion. This is a really nice West Coast style beer. The hops are up front and the beer packs a nice punch at 9% ABV. The hoppiness is present and spicy. The overall appeal to me is the bite of the hops. This is a must try!

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle BB 5/21/15 at 45 degrees into hand washed and dried tulip
Aroma of conifers and apricot (!)
Head large (5 cm, aggressive pour), off white, creamy with rocks, slowly diminishing to irregular creamy ring and irregular layer
Lacing poor – few islands and reef of tiny to medium bubbles
Body brownish-orange, hazy
Flavor starts and ends bitter, but not too bitter, with some piney overtones; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, slightly oily, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4.5, Overall 4.25

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Photo of andrewjraab
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy burnt orange with nice lacing and head retention

S - Layers of citrus hops, passion fruit, resinous, piney.

T - Huge bouquet of citrus hops, floral, malt balances out, but overpowered by a big resinous and bitter finish.

O - Really solid DIPA - I really like this brew and would try it again.

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Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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