Double Simcoe IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by johnniemarg:
4.72/5 rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22oz bomber poured into a pint glass.
Gorgeous. Pours hazy orange with a 2 finger frothy tan head that stays around for a while. A fair amount of carbonation can be seen rising from the bottom. Before I've lifted the beer, I've already got sheets of lace around the rim. As I get near the bottom of the first glass, there are sheets of lacing all the way down the glass.
The smell of this is intense. The hops are piney and citrusy. I can't make out any other smell than the hops.
This tastes great. Somehow, the hops are very intense and yet the flavor is very smooth at the same time. While the hops dominate the flavor profile, there is a sweetness that comes out in the middle and towards the end of each taste, which seems kinda backwards from how flavors in double IPAs usually hit me. More pine in the taste than citrus. I like that this is a single hop variety so that I can understand what simcoe is all about...and I like it. It's got a very long finish that, again, is sweet and piney at the same time. Amazing that after not being able to smell the malt, the taste has this much sweetness and it leaves my lips stick sweet. The 9% abv doesn't really show in the taste of this.
Mouthfeel is more than medium bodied. Sticky sweet, and it coats the mouth. My entire mouth feels a little numb too.
This is one of the best double IPAs I've ever had. Presviously I was very impressed with Weyerbacher's oaked beers but not their others. I am very impressed that they were able to come up with such a great double IPA and I hope they continue to come up with great new stuff.
Serving type: bottle
08-13-2006 01:42:27 | More by johnniemarg
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4.25/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12oz. bottle poured into imperial pint glass.
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!
T: Doesn't really follow the nose note for note... The flavor profile is dominated by waves of fresh-squeezed pink grapefruit juice followed by touches of orange juice. A little bit of caramel malt in the middle, quickly silenced by a devastating wave of pine and grassy bitterness. A little bit of spice from the alcohol is silently added in the lingering aftertaste. There's some other stuff going on in the finish that I can't fully decipher. For a single hop brew, this is complex as can be!
M: Full-bodied, controlled carbonation that crisp and adds just enough effervescence and lets the flavors really shine. A bit on the chewy side and definitely quite sticky. A slightly creamy texture, but mostly sticky. Truly wonderful. A bit ham-handed in the alcohol department as it warms to room temperature (60 degrees or so). Not really an issue, but definitely something to keep in mind if you're a fan of having the booze completely masked.
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2014 04:27:10 | More by ThePaintedGrey
Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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