Double Simcoe IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by manleyphoto:
4.18/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I've had this beer on tap several times now, and I have to say that I had to let it grow on me a little bit before truly appreciating the majesty of the Simcoe goodness.
The first time I had it I was a little put-off by the aroma and the harshness of the hops, but like I said, after another go 'round I really settled into the beer. As a friend of mine put it. "this beer smells like if your family cat took a piss on your Kind bud." I couldn't agree more. The Simcoe definitely has that sharp, citrus-mixed with piney smell.
The beer is beautiful to look at. A good white creamy head with a nice golden amber, with touches of ruby, and garnet body.
The taste is seriously hop-focused but has a good bit of pleasant caramel malt body to back it up. A bit high-octane, to drink more than one or two, but a damn nice beer of you can get your hands on it.
For me, I had to work a little bit to get into this one, but they have it on draft at my local right now, and I find myself popping in to get it whenever I can.
A good beer, worth giving a test drive.
Serving type: on-tap
08-03-2007 23:08:08 | More by manleyphoto
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3.79/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle to a snifter.
Pours a magnificent orangeish-amber. Creamy foam head with decent retention. Not much lacing. A little murky.
Aroma is a strong balance of citrus, pine, and malts. Heavy on the grapefruit, and a little bit of orange.
Orange, grapefruit, and bitterness hit me first. A good deal of grassiness. Pine and caramel notes. A little less hoppy than I had imagined. Alcohol is masked incredibly well for 9%.
Medium-bodied, not too much carbonation. A little syrupy.
Overall, one of the more underwhelming DIPAs I've had. Not bad, at all, but definitely wouldn't be my first recommendation.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2014 03:29:54 | More by majorbase2
3.8/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Bottled 11/22/13, Best By 5/22/13. so we're a month past its BBD. Bought Sunday in a mixed six. Really have to be suree to bring a magnifier with me when I buy beer, to check freshness dates, especially at places which specialize in selling singles in mixed sixes and the singles are shelved on their own.
Served at 48 degrees. Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Tree House tulip pint.
a: Hazy copper with a finger thick offwhite head which recedwed to thin patchy surface foam and equally patchy lacing.
s: Mild caramel malt.
t: Fruit-tinged hop bite over a medium malt base. Bitterness lingers on the tongue. High ABV is well covered. Mellows as it warms.
m: Medium with good body and plenty of carbonation tingle.
o; Perhaps it's the Simcoe hops that color it darker and flavor it differently than a wheat usually is. But this is a good brew, though at first at least a bit too vaguely fruity and bitter to be called delicious. Probably significantly better when fresh. Still, satisfying.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2014 04:43:25 | More by scotorum
Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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