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Double Simcoe IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Double Simcoe IPADouble Simcoe IPA

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91
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2,553 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 2553
Reviews: 1296
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%


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:
Brewed using 100% Simcoe(R) Hops, a west coast hop variety created in 2000 by Select Botanicals, Inc.

(Beer added by: yen157 on 05-05-2006)
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JohnnyDuvel

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4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was damn good! I was disappointed in their Barley Wine (way too sweet and thin, IMO) so my hopes weren't that high for this one. Nice, typical IPA appearance, but the aroma and flavor leap out! Lots of citrus hops, good body. Very creamy and smooth. I'll have to try it again to rate it in the upper echelon, but I'm currently drinking a Hopslam, and the Simcoe holds it's own. Don't miss it if you get a chance. Thanks Deepak!

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2008 02:03:09 | More by JohnnyDuvel
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A: Pours almost a penny copper hue with a two-finger cream-white head that eventually fades to about a half-inch and retains wonderfully. A few thick splotches of lacing left behind.

S: Tons of powerful rustic, earthy pine in the nose. Some fresh citrus flavors peer through the earthiness—grapefruit mainly, but I also feel like I'm detecting some orange here too... Slightly spicy and zesty, with just a hint of malty sweetness beneath. My description may not sound like much, nor is it overly unique, but this is one of the greatest beer aromas I've encountered. If Yankee Candle made this scent into a candle, my house would smell like this every day!

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O: Weyerbacher is another respectable PA brewery that I always keep and eye out for. This is the 2nd brew I've had the chance to review (albeit the 5th or 6th I've tried) and is definitely their shining star. A total hop-bomb without wrecking the palate. Truly a treat to drink and it'll be finding its way into my fridge a lot more often.

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Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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