Double Simcoe IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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4.1/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sampled on brewery visit. Poured with a nice orange hue with a one finger head.
Aroma is citric/tropical fruits with some spice component and not overly piney as I was anticipating. Very inviting, "smooth" not harsh. IAt this point I was relieved this was different than other super hopped APA's or IPA's I have tried.
Flavor is spicey/citric hop and the malt component well represented, providing good balance. The Simcoe is a hop variety is very interesting indeed. I am well entrenched in traditional English varieties and love their flavor/aroma, so I never thought I would take a shine to Simcoe. They got the bitterness level right as well.
Mouthfeel again is smooth not at all astringent.
While I will probably never be a fan of this style (super hopped IPA's)which seems to be running rampant across the country, I really think Double Simcoe is an excellent, well crafted ale. It may be due to it being a single hop variety ale, letting its individual characteristics stand out and be appreciated. I generally did not like the Hops Infusion, with its advertised 7 varieties, for example.
Serving type: on-tap
05-14-2006 04:09:46 | More by alehopman
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