Double Simcoe IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mjl21:
3.65/5 rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Acquired via trade...thanks Josh. 12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. No bottling info is given. Comes in at 9%.
A-It is very hazy and quite reminiscent of unfiltered apple juice. It has a 3/4 finger off white head that quickly rests as a small circular layer. A few streaks of lace are left on the glass.
S-When first poured, I get some caramel malt and herbal/grassy notes. It begins to pick up on some citrus as it warms. The pine that is common with Simcoe is hard to pick up at any point during the session. The citrus and malt continue to increase as it sits in the glass. This one really deserves a 3.75 for aroma.
T-Lots of grapefruit and caramel malt dominate 50/50 in the taste department. I get some orange juice flavor as it hits the middle of my palate. It finishes with more grapefruit. On the finish it is quite herbal tasting and it has some aspirin astringency that knocks out the grapefruit flavor. It is bitter throughout the session. This one also is more like a 3.75, but the aspirin taste prohibits it from being a 4.
M-Medium bodied and well carbonated. Bitter throughout.
D-Not bad, not great. Definitely worth letting it sit in the glass for awhile.
I think that this one has a lot going for it. The aspirin taste knocked it down some. Would love to try fresh from the tap. Looking forward to my 750ml bottle of the Unfiltered version.
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2009 00:02:43 | More by mjl21
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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
4/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Location: The Beer Necessities
Appearance: Amber in color with a thin consistent head. Foggy
Aromatics: It smells almost herbaceous in the hops with that more familiar hop bitter. Lots of malts almost ready.
Flavor: The beer starts tart at the front of my mouth and moves in to malty at the back. I get a big floral note in the middle- hop flower a little honeyed sweetness.
Finish: The hops are with me at the end as they lather my tongue and hold for a while.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2014 02:12:09 | More by KornWallace
Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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