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Double Simcoe IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Double Simcoe IPADouble Simcoe IPA

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2,918 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,918
Reviews: 1,315
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 151
Gots: 246 | FT: 6
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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Photo of jurbanik
4/5  rDev -1.5%

jurbanik, Sep 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

brentblack1, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of thingsidontremember
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

thingsidontremember, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of BrownNut
2.95/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - cloudy orangey amber. Off white head that settles down fairly quickly to an enduring cap.

S - Maybe I've never smelled Simcoe hops before, but it's a slightly odd smell, and not entirely pleasant. There's a good malty component, but also something like clammy deli meats that have sat out or are on somebody's breath, and a particular kind of stinky, loose, smeary black sludge mud I remember from areas where long-sitting drainage water has finally leached away.

T - Pleasant maltiness and fairly clean tasting overall. The not-good notes from the aroma are still there but more muted. Still it's an unpleasant acridity, not in intensity but in flavor.

M - Medium soft

O - I was looking forward to this one to get to know Simcoe hops better, but it is not for me. There is a gross and distracting taste component in there that I can't shake. I can tell that the beer underneath that is a good one, but that flavor note throws it off for me, which makes it hard to score on taste. I've never had cats so I don't know if this is the cat pee note that everyone talks about with simcoe hops, but I don't like it.

BrownNut, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of MaxOfMetal
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

MaxOfMetal, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of jnardone235
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

jnardone235, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of plumcrazyfx
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

plumcrazyfx, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of ng85
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

ng85, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of mixed_master7
4/5  rDev -1.5%

mixed_master7, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of bat6
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a fat tumbler

A - cloudy, opaque caramel/orange/gingerbread color w/ a short head that sticks to the glass. looks dense, heavy, and sweet

S - aggressive tropical citrus & resiny pine w/ a cleansing, refreshing "new-in-the-package" burst. smells massive

T - tastes like joy-on-earth, mercy-for-nobody. more specifically, tastes much like the bright & bitter tropical citrus fruits in the nose as well as the drying pine that *almost* puckers the palate. I particularly love the sweetness that emerges as the beer warms, heading towards pineapple, dried apricot, and even brown sugar

M - chewy, smooth, rich, full, extremely satisfying

O - clearly this is one of my absolute favorite beers. It's such an aggressive assault on the senses that traditional terms like "balanced" and "complex" apply, but only if one is referring to a gladiator. Whoever is in charge of constructing this monster on a regular basis is a genius; even though the beer may vary ever-so-slightly from batch to batch, it maintains a distinctly dominating tropical citrus flavor profile and especially a chewy mouthfeel that has made me pull this off the shelf several times a month for over 3 years now. If you're trying this for the first time and the hop bitterness is overwhelming, please just give it time to warm up and balance out

bat6, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of justinlaz
4.75/5  rDev +17%

justinlaz, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of PittsburghHopHead83
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

PittsburghHopHead83, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of oldvines
4/5  rDev -1.5%

oldvines, Aug 28, 2012
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

SLUGLIFE, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip at cellar temperature. There was a huge explosion of beer and foam upon popping the cork.

L – Hazy deep amber color with a huge 5-finger bubbly, frothy, pillowy tan head. Amazing retention and great lacing.

S – Big caramel and toasty malt with an equally big grapefruit, orange, and pine hop presence. Pretty evenly balanced between the malt and hop aromas. There’s a little bit of alcohol here, as well.

T – Starts off sweet with caramel malt and citrus flavors and transitions to big hoppy bitterness with grapefruit and pine notes. The pine becomes more apparent throughout the finish.

F – Medium-to-full bodied with good carbonation, a sticky and mouth coating feel, and a bitter and very dry finish. Pine hop bitterness lingers for a while and blends with the palate-and-throat-warming sensation from the alcohol.

O – This is a tasty DIPA. It has some of the best head formation and retention around as far as American DIPAs go. It is on the darker side as far as color, which matches up with the increased caramel malt presence in the aroma and taste. Even with all the malty sweetness, Simcoe hops are the name of the game here. Because only Simcoe hops were used, this beer doesn’t have the big bouquet that a lot of DIPAs have but it still has a lot to offer. Very tasty offering from Weyerbacher.

BlackBelt5112203, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of Walshwi
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Walshwi, Aug 27, 2012
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle. ½ Pint glass. Revisited on agt´12. Orangish amber. Chill haze. White, creamy, thick layer crown lasts until last drop. Foam looks rocky as meringue & leaves copious rings too. Citric –orange & strong grapefruit- resiny & piney aromas. Hoppy attack at first sip is rounded by citric & tropical fruit notes, herbal & grassy hues as well. Standing up on line malts provide a firm toasted, kind of caramel flavor & feeling. Medium to full body. Soft carbonation. Oily, dense, texture. Increasing citric & pine counterattack in the middle toward the long sharp bitter finish. Ripe fruit on the aftertaste. Great & flavorful II IPA. Refreshing & delightful with exceptionally well hidden ABV. Good job!!.

GONZALOYANNA, Aug 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

marty717, Aug 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

PoolFishGolf, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Mack2012
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Mack2012, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of WankelEngine
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a ruddy orange-brown. There is a small, light tan head that fades quickly to a thin cap.

S: A decently balanced smell, both malt and hops get equal play. Toffee and caramel mingle with earthy pine, grass and herbal aromas.

T: The first thing I pick up are deeply earthy pine, grass and herbal hops. All of these flavors are present for the entire sip and linger with mild alcohol heat in the finish. Some toffee flavored malt complements the alcohol and hops.

M: Thin-medium, very little carbonation and some alcohol presence.

O: Potent and earthy with good balance.

WankelEngine, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
5/5  rDev +23.2%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of andrewinski1
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up because of the new packaging so I thought it might have a chance of being fresh. I found a code on the bottle afterword, but I have no idea how to decipher it.

Poured into a tulip. The color is hazy orange/red. There is a small off-white head.

The aroma has some nice sweet melon with a hint of pine. It is not particularly potent, but it's there.

The taste starts out balancing the sweetness of the caramel malt with the pine from the hops. The finish is just bitter enough, not quite off-setting the sweetness but definitely curbing it a bit.

This is full bodied, with nice medium carbonation. This is decent. I'll have to figure out their bottle dating to try and find one super fresh. Other than that, there are more preferred options out there for me.

andrewinski1, Aug 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

kuhndog, Aug 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

DerekCarruth, Aug 17, 2012
Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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