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Double Simcoe IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Double Simcoe IPADouble Simcoe IPA

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BA SCORE
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2,557 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2557
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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blitheringidiot

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

*OMFG!*

A majestic pour of fluffy pillowy ivory foam cap atop a bejewled copper peach hue appearing a tad chill hazy. Let's tawk lace: Tons of it sticking to the glass like a papparazzi on a pregnant Brittney Spears out of Starbucks! Rock solid!

Scents blow my nose off. The aroma could rip the chrome off a tail hitch or smack the ugly off a warthog. This is what is meant by piney and resinous. Look it up in the dictionary and there's a picture of Simcoe 2IPA. A blast of pine!

First swigs: Instant memory maker of dry resinous pine soup. Sticky sweetness, sugary superlative intenseness that kicks azz first and doesn't bother to take names later. Prepare for pilaging. A non-stop roller coaster ride of floral white grapefruit pith, orange juice and Pez candy. A partial critique that prevents a 5/5 is due to the need for a spacial hop balance inherently devoid in any single varietal despite the grandiose spectacle of this gem!

Sand paper licking feel is tongue punishing. Leaves me with a tear in my eye and bone dry linger. Thick feel is unforgivable and deadly crisp.

Last swigs: My #1 beer of the year! After swigging on several of these bad boyz, the verdict is in: If you like your tongue, be prepared for a real East Coast Ruination. New sherriff in town! Weyerbacher Double Simcoe.

Beer is good. No, beer is a miracle! Happy beering.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2006 05:05:01 | More by blitheringidiot
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bruachan

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

i think i snagged this at the hudson acme. that place never ceases to surprise me (though i suppose it could be lefover from steve's stuff next door)

very red, with an outstanding head. i don't think my glass was in prime condition for a beer (washed in the dishwasher with the general population of the dishes) and the stuff stuck all over the place. when the cream finially did drop i still wouldn't have been able to tell if i held the glass to eye level

malty sweetness, though the hops are king here. rich piney aroma

there's a sticky sweetness to the flavor of simcoe that rubs me the wrong way—it's mostly in the aftertaste. spicy. it's a full-feeling brew

oh yeah...did i say the lacing was good?

btw...maybe i don't mind simcoe

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2006 03:40:31 | More by bruachan
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veggiemafia

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours a transparent copper/ruby with a moderate head that maintains a ring and some lace through most of the beer.

Smell is awesome. Resinous pine, underripe strawberries, big pineapple thing going on. Very tropical, but just the faintest wisps of any sort of malt that comes in the form of a creamy caramel thing. This is all about the hops.

Taste is slightly backed off on the resin, especially as the beer warms a malty presence comes out, however slight that makes this easier to drink so it doesn't just feel like mouth abuse.

Mouthfeel is sticky and awesome. Very heavy bodied, but not too overblown.

This one is definitely a sipper in a big way.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2006 01:21:06 | More by veggiemafia
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brentk56

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy medium copper color with a frothy head that never quits and leaves lots of splashy lacing; even after the pint glass is drained, the head remains almost half an inch thick - astounding

Smell: Incredibly piney but there is also some lemon, pineapple and apricot and a touch of mint

Taste: Starts out with a dominating piney hop profile that overwhelms the malt; after the swallow, there is a tremendous bitterness at the back of the tongue and, surprisingly, a touch of grapefruit sweetness peeks through on the tip of the tongue while its fruity bitterness spreads around the sides and rear; the alcohol is not well-hidden and makes a bit of a solvent and warming appearance

Mouthfeel: Rich and syrupy with moderate carbonation

Drikability: This is one big beer with a lot of flavor; it is not the easiest beer to drink however, as the piney resins and alcohol are a bit overwhelming

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2006 22:55:24 | More by brentk56
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orfeu

New Mexico

3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber with a creamy off-white head. Thick sheet-like lacing. Grapefruit and cannabis aromas with an underlying sweetness of caramelly malts. Wow, this sucker is sweet and boozy. Heavy syrupy mouthfeel (even when pretty cold), crystal sweetness galore. The malts actually override the hops here -- which is saying a lot since the hop content is pretty steep. Regarding those hops, the Simcoes deliver on what they promise: juicy, resinous (piney) flavor with minimal harsh bitterness. Maybe my palate has been trained to actually like the brashness of high-cohumulone hops, or maybe I just think that the rather cloying candy-sweetness of this beer could benefit from some bitterness, but I'm not really feeling this one more than simply as an experimental single-hop beer. Interesting, but one is enough for me, thank you.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2006 03:08:32 | More by orfeu
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EStreet20

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - A very nice deep golden amber color with a large foamy off white head. The tulip glass is forcing the bubbles to feed the head, which stays nicely and leaves lots of lacing.

S - Piny, resiny hop smell on the nose. Pretty nice.

T - A nice hop punch with a very big alcohol kick. Some sweet malts speak up but lay low behind the hops. The alcohol is strong in this one but it's a pretty good flavor overall. A ton of hop bitterness.

M - A nice thick full bodied feel.

D - Pretty good when you need a hop fix. Toning down the alcohol flavor might help this one become even more drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2006 00:25:16 | More by EStreet20
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warriorsoul

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to zrrbrrt for this one...
Dark amber in color with a full finger of off-white head..most goes bye-bye and leaves some nice sticky lacing.
Fruity hops pierce the nostils...and hang on to the hairs for dear life. Solid malt sweetness to balance out the nose...pulls you in very quickly.
The taste is an extremely bitter double...the sweetness is definitely there with a solid malt backbone, but the bitter wins out. Catching some green apple flavor, honey, and a slight medicinal feel due to some alcohol detected.
Mouthfeel is quite thick and the carbonation is where I want it.
Drinkability may suffer a bit, as it does have some alcohol flavor...certainly andenjoyable bomber, but nothing more for me in a sitting.
A real nice offering in the style from Weyerbacher...hope their success in how this one is received allows them to produce it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2006 00:03:32 | More by warriorsoul
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. The bottle gushed a little as I popped the cap, oozing like a volcano and ridding itself of its bubbles. Most of the bubbles did make it to the glass, however. A decent sized eggshell colored head forms and remains quite dense throughout consumption. The beer is a dark peach color with a little bit of haze. Beautiful looking.

Aroma was a very piney hop one, with hints of apricots and pineapples and oranges. Quite pleasing to the nose. It is hop dominated but there is a fairly nice backbone of malt to back that up.

Taste is dominated by piney hops. To be expected from a Double IPA. Pretty big on the hops. Not enough balance in the hops and malt. A little astringent as well. The alcohol is quite noticeable here as well. Not as balanced as I would have hoped, though what maltiness is present is on the sweet side.

Mouthfeel has a puckering bitterness that is associated mostly with the hops but there is some huskiness bitterness as well. A "sweet and sour" beer. Medium to full bodied. Alcohol content makes this a one bomber and done beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2006 20:13:28 | More by SaCkErZ9
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asabreed

New York

4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Been waiting to try this for a while. It's been in the fridge for a few days, and it's been warming for about 10 minutes, as it's hot as hell here in Richmond.

Bomber into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: A beautiful hazy copper / orange / amber mix, almost the color if a peach were liquified and all the pulp was still in it. Maybe it was a little too cold; there's a lot of condensation on the glass, and though the lacing is clumpy and wet and curling slowly down the glass, the head bursts back up with a swirl or two to a nice off-white.

Smell: A lot of piney, sweet, floral and citrus-backed hops, some wet and pungent yeast, definite breadiness, and rather thick and almost tangible malt character, or is that coming from the hops? I didn't realize simcoe hops would be this fragrant, but indeed they are. I was thinking there'd be alcohol in the nose too, but the hops cover up most of it. As it warms, more of the yeastiness comes through, which is oddly satisfying in the nose.

Taste: Damn this is some sweet stuff, though I guess the more hops, the more sweetness in a sense. And there's something odd about the sweetness, maybe it's a combination of all the yeast, too. There's a bread dough-like thickness and chewiness to it, but somehow, again, I like it. You can sense the bitterness right away, from pine to citrus to an alpha-acid insanity, with a finish that lingers somewhere in between, the the hops don't let up on the back of the tongue--they're making their presence known. The long, lingering taste of sweet and bitter hops (with some malt presence and thickness too) on the back of my tongue, however, is something I'm going to be enjoying a lot.

Mouthfeel: Pretty creamy and full, with a smoothness that undoubtedly comes from the heavy sweetness and balanced carbonation levels. By the end I'm not licking my teeth either to get off any residual stickiness, which is also a good sign.

Drinkability: After drinking this, though I enjoyed it immensely, my mouth's saying "give me a rest already..." Great stuff, fairly cheap at around $4-$5 a bottle, a fairly high level alcohol that's not really discernible when you drink, and an experience like this with a Double IPA hat I've yet to have. All those are great things in my book. I'll be buying more. Thanks again Weyerbacher.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2006 03:26:03 | More by asabreed
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santoslhalper

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearence: Pours a very nice orange-amber with one the most beatiful heads my eyes have ever seen. Rich, creamy, thick, and long-lasty. One of the better looking IPA's I've come across.

Smell: The smell is piney and citrusy with sweet and bready malt notes. Seems incredibly balanced.

Taste and Mouthfeel: All out hops. All the way, and all over the board. Citrus, piney, bitter madness. I know they only use Simcoe's, but goddamn do those bastard hops pack a punch. I feel like they're tearing the lining off of my throat, making my teeth fall out, and eating at my gums like acid. It is tasty though. While there's not much else going on outside the hop flavors, a bready, almost sweet malt flavor makes an appearence about mid-sip, but the hops finish it off, and linger forever. The mouthfeel is full-bodied, rich and creamy.

Drinkability and Overall: I've had about 6 bottles of this stuff, and this one in particular is hoppier than the rest. I'm normally not a fan of hugely hoppy beers anymore, but something about this one keeps me coming back. This is definitly one that could stand up to any West Coast IPA.

Weyerbacher is a fantastic brewery, and their new beers seem to get better and better (forgetting the Prophecy of course). Can't wait to see what their Triple IPA comes out like. Cheers to Weyerbacher!!

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2006 00:36:41 | More by santoslhalper
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

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

The Weirback's... good job folks...I'm from Weirton so now we can go back to the Weyerbacher Simcoe DIPA...I am a fan in general of all of this Eastern PA breweries beers yet some have wowed me over time others have been less than satisfactory. By no means a hit or miss brewery I just go with what I like and try everything new from 'em that I can. The only beers bottled beers I'm missing are the Imperial Pumpkin and the Decadence, anywho back to this fine brew it appears a copper amber hue that forms a massive cream colored head and melds into an impressive biscuit looking texture floating atop my brew leaves behind thick even streaks of lacing with each sip. Aroma contains deep earthy, piney, and grapefruit citrus layers with a spiced bready notes and just a dousing of alcohol, some newbie would probably consider this beer to be soapy but anyway you slice it I like the varietal IPA trend. Flavor consists of a sugary sweet doughy malt layer paired with ample resinous hop flavor fresh from the vine, herbal, citrus, pine, and a bit of funky earthiness all come across the palate. Evident but not overwhelming with the 9% alcohol toasty caramel nut with fruity highlights in the malt department such a good mix great DIPA. Mouthfeel is medium to full body range with enough sticky-ickiness to put a smile on my face even a gentle natural carbonation here as well. Drinkability...extremely flavorful yet refreshing and oh so tasty will bring on a parade of hop burps and it forces me to crave another, good thing I snagged four bottles of this lovely brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2006 19:00:52 | More by WVbeergeek
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cbl2

New York

4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

No best by date. 22 oz. bottle.

Pours a deep hazy brown with excessive carbonation and at least 2 inches of tight tan foam on top.

Luscious juicy ripe grapefruits, bursting with sweetness and an intense bitterness to balance it. Just a touch of pine resin.

Not sure where to begin on this one, as all of the flavors are balanced in this perfect harmony. There is a juicy grapefruit intensity to lead things off: insanely bitter, but at the same time sweet and inviting. Alcohol is nicely muted.

Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly viscous, giving this a syrupy feel to it almost. Perhaps Weyerbacher's best offering. This shows the East coast can brew DIPA's as well as the West. Ranks up there with Stone Ruination as one of the best DIPA's I've sampled.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2006 22:18:50 | More by cbl2
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BrewMan13

New York

4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Let me preface this by saying I never liked hoppy beers at all until the last month or 2 but I have seen the light! I figured out (through some exhaustive research ;) ) that I like hops low in cohumulone and simcoe was bred to be just that.
Anyway onto the beer:
Huge head of tiny bubbles with incredible lacing and staying power. The beer itself is a mahogony color with good clarity. Smell is amazing too, and I rarely say that. Those simcoe's sure smell good! Still hard for me to identify the different aromas of hops. Piney comes to mind though...
Taste is exceptional. The bitterness is clean and not abrasive. I guess its piney, maybe a little citrus thrown in there, but not the abrasive citrus quality that turned me off to IPA's for so long. A hint of spiciness on the tongue as well. Also some caramel quality from the malts. So smooth...
I have to say I like everything about this; its probably the best IPA of any kind that I've had so far. And to think, as recently as 2 months ago I wouldnt have even thought of getting it!
I emplore my fellow malt fans to give the hops a chance and try this beer, it just may change your mind.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2006 03:10:57 | More by BrewMan13
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oberon

North Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my buddy Dale aka hoppedup for sending this and many other gems from NC,poured deep orange infused copper with a big blooming slight off white head that settled ever so slowly leaving globs of lace behind.Oh man the aromas pine,pine and more pine with underlying grassiness and grapefruit rind its almost all hops with a small dose of caramel malt base but like I said its small.The big piney notes samck your palate and lets them know who in charge,a hop lovers dream here very piney and resiny I notice a tangerine-like flavor in a long lingering finish,there is a touch of sweetness and breadiness to let you know there is a pretty hefty malt base but the hops steal the show and what a show it is.The alcohol creeps but is pretty much in check,a damn fine DIPA and to me is true to form,unbelievably I cant get in the Buffalo area I wish I had more.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2006 01:36:52 | More by oberon
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beermanbrian

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color with orange and red highlights. Off white head that maintains fairly well and leaves behind vertical streaks of lacing. Big hop smell with tons of citrus and pine. Taste is also all about the hops. A very grapefruit like bitterness and plenty of pine mixed in for good measure. This one packs a punch. Very full and chewy mouthfeel. The 9% is well hidden by the bitterness and is really not noticable at all. Overall was very pleased with this one and look forward to more IPA experiments from Weyerbacher.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2006 00:45:21 | More by beermanbrian
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jaluria

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a medium-orange color with subtle rust highlights and a creamy, white colored head that dissipated slowly. Heavy carbonation with giant bubbles seemingly leaping out of my pint glass. Aromas of hops, citrus, grapefruit, and alcohol. The taste is dominated by fresh, juicy hop flavors, though there is a mild malt character for balance. Somewhat creamy and smooth in my mouth with a lingering bitterness that turns slightly sour. Crips and bursting with flavors of hops and tropical fruits. A very good example of this style with enough hops to please hop lovers. After 1 bomber, I was done, but I could see that under the right conditions, I could have more.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2006 16:39:24 | More by jaluria
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timtheenchanta

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Mmm. Double IPAS! My girlfriend recently picked this one up at Merry Wine in Black Mountain, NC.

Ruby bronze color that looks magnificent when backlit. The head is a huge almost greenish white fluff with loads of thick lacing down to the last sip.

Sweet grapefruit hops ride atop a very sweet malty back. They're quickly overtaken by a huge pine needle bitterness.

Sweet thick almost sugary orange maltiness with some sweet hoppiness which as soon as you lower the glass changes to very bitter finish in-your-face piney hoppiness. This brew finishes extremely dry and bitter. Those hops really cling to the mouth and throat.

Wow. This is a great extremely bitter brew. This one isn't for the drinkers who aren't only vaguely fond of very bitter hops. Mmmm mmm. Go find this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2006 03:14:41 | More by timtheenchanta
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IrishRedRock

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My 2nd sampling of a bottle of this, and it's as good as I remember. Brilliant copper, sticky ivory head. Bubblegum and pine in the aroma, which also define the initial flavors of this one, and something about this is clearing my sinuses. Yow. Unbelievably herbal and eccentric in its tree-like pine and spruce flavors, and the bitterness throughout is cutting and abrasive. Not a flavor profile for the weak or uninitiated! Luckily, I am neither and certainly enjoy its soapy bitterness. Subtle juicy citrus notes in the middle, while the finish continues to be leafy, resiny and herbal with notes of black pepper. Mellow carbonation. This is not your typical American Double IPA brimming with juicy grapefruits and Cascades. This is tongue puckering bitter with a seriously interesting, unique and overpowering hop profile. This is not for those who smother themselves in weaksauce. I can dig it.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2006 02:28:58 | More by IrishRedRock
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Glowing copper orange with partial haze, only a slim head but a nice crusty ring accompanies the beer throughout the session. Strong hops dominate the nose with a real piney/herbal bite. Smells very dry-hopped although I don't know for sure if it is. The taste carries a sweet grapefruit hop tang with an earthy and bready finish with nice lingering bitteness. A bit strong in alcohol, but it doesn't detract any. Thickness is between light and medium, and it has a slight syrupy feel. Carbonation is adequately light. I very much enjoyed this brew, the taste never gets too sweet, nor overly sour leaving a nice balance of flavors worth experiencing again.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2006 02:20:25 | More by bennetj17
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bjohnson

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bomber. Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a hazy dark amber color with a huge two finger marshmellow frothy like off white head. Great retention and that leaves wonderful lace.
S: Aromas of grapefruit and other citrus notes. Also some pine too. Slight malt with some spicyness that tingles the nostrils.
T & M: Nice blast of pine and citrus hops up front with a good backbone of malt. The malts and hops blend nicely together. Creamy and smooth in the mouth. Oily mouthfeel with some pine tar resin. Leaves good bitterness that hangs at the tip of the tongue and sides of the mouth. Warming in the back of the throat. Abv is noticeable with a slight spicyness, but masked well by the hops. Gets better as it warms...
D: Definately a drinkable beer. Very tasty offering from Weyerbacher. Glad I got to try this one, and if I see it, I'll definately buy it.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2006 00:46:53 | More by bjohnson
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GClarkage

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

06/17/06- Received as part of a trade with Jetsbeer.

Presentation- 22oz bottle with no freshness dating. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Darker amber colored pour. Full inch plus head. Holds at a nice steady 1/5th inch the rest of the way. Large chunks, streaks and wisps of lacing left behind. Wish I could rate it a 4.75.

Smell- Grapefruit and large pine scents come through in the nose. Also an overwhelming scent of a wet dog just coming out of a bath. Earthy?

Taste- This one is bitter for sure. Grapefruit is plowed over by a 200 foot tall befelled pine tree. A light caramel malt background holds the beer together nicely though. Hops o'plenty in this brew.

Mouthfeel- Pretty well carbonated. Kind of a nice burning sensation going down.

Drinkability- Fairly harsh DIPA, but tasty. One was enough in a sitting for me, but I would try again for sure. Much thanks to Jetsbeer for this great brew!

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2006 19:40:17 | More by GClarkage
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Higravity

Michigan

4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Large burnt orange amber color with a head that stayed with me the whole way though and laced the entire glass. Smelled of sticky hops, piney and citrus pith with the sweet background of malt. The taste is driven by the flavor of the hops, not overly bitter in the killer way. The balance is stuck well for this beer and the alcohol is a real no-show which makes it all the smoother. I could drink this regularly, or wait make that I will.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2006 19:07:54 | More by Higravity
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DarkerTheBetter

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had my first of these courtesy of NolanGTI. Thanks Matt!

This beer poured a bright orange amber with a thin manila head that lasted ‘till the end.

Smelled of crisp, dry pine, lemon zest, roses, a hint of lilac and a touch of honey. Now that’s an enticing hop aroma!

Tasted of a light white flour and oat base that carried a monstrous lemon rind and a uniquely sour pine hop. This really bit at my palate with out being too dry, or numbing me up. The silky nature of this bitterness is stunning.

The mouth feel was medium bodied and viscous with a light carbonation.

Nice! This really wrecked my palate for the evening (but in a very good way). Avery’s Maharaja was a joke when it followed the Simcoe.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2006 17:55:38 | More by DarkerTheBetter
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SethB2

California

4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a chalice.

A - Pours a deep burnt orange color that is slightly cloudy with a small head. Lacing is very nice.

S - Grapefruity hop profile with a roasted malt compliment. Some sugar candy-like sweetness in the background, but the hoppiness dominates.

T+M - Hop bomb, pure and simple. The Simcoe hops show why they make for very good IPAs. A deep citrisy and pine hop flavor initially hits, and it is followed by slight sweetness before finishing bitter again. Very full and thick. Feels good in the mouth.

Drinkablity is good, but I think a more than a couple of these would render your tongue useless.

Nice beer. Thanks to KilgoreTrout27.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2006 22:54:45 | More by SethB2
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lackenhauser

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice-orange to amber color with a decent carbonation level and a very nice, tight white head. Good aroma-I dont think I have had too many beers that smell as "fresh" as this one. It has a good, resiny hop aroma-you can almost see the hops the aroma is so "bright". Very hoppy flavor-has more bitterness then some recent double IPAs I have had. Grapefruity and grassy but an underlying bitterness. Touch of lingering sweetness in the finish.Good body-dry finish leaves the tongue a bit parched! Overall a very enjoyable beer. The whole package is very well done. I was getting tired of some of the Weyerbacher brews-I just found there were better ones out there of various styles. This one is a winner for sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2006 21:15:36 | More by lackenhauser
Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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