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Double Simcoe IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Double Simcoe IPADouble Simcoe IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,005 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,005
Reviews: 1,331
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 162
Gots: 295 | 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:
Beer added by: yen157 on 05-05-2006

Brewed using 100% Simcoe(R) Hops, a west coast hop variety created in 2000 by Select Botanicals, Inc.
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of rangerred
2.82/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into a goblet.

Pours a hazy dark brownish-orange with a thin soapy head. No head retention and barely any lacing.

Aroma is unmistakably simcoe; smells like a litterbox. Not repulsive but it is really hard to detect any malt whatsoever. PIny hops with a little bit of citrus.

Same piny flavor right away on the taste. Also extreme sweetness. Just a tiny bit of caramel malt underneath but the hops overwhelm. Bitterness is high but overshadowed by the sweetness. Finish is very sticky with hop flavor lingering.

Overall, a very one-dimensional IIPA and way too sweet. I know these beers are supposed to be over the top but I still expect some sort of balance between malt and hops. This is just a sugar bomb with some hops thrown in. Not something I will pick up again.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of GeckoPunk
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I didn't read the label that said "Double" IPA when I bought it. Instantly, after the first sip, I said to myself, "This must be a IIPA. Low and behold, I looked at the label, and much to my instinct, I was pleasantly surprised.

Awesome beer... Bready with a plethora of hops. There is an abundance of fruity Simcoe hops. Can't miss it. The aroma packs a punch, as well as the taste. The hops are not overly bitter by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I think this beer has an ideal malt-to-hop ratio.

Very happy with this beer. Rating is worth around 4.25 IMHO... :D
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A- Dark Copper/Amber, huge 4-5 finger head from an extremely fresh bottle. Frothy slight-tan head showing small bubbles at the top with medium-sized bubbles lower on the head. Awesome lacing...
S- Fruity Simcoe hops with a sweet malt presence
T- Very SWEET bready/caramel malt that is slightly syruppy. Heavenly hops that aren't overbearing.
M- Medium/full body (IIPA body as it feels thicker than IPA), not watery, STICKY sweetness
O- Very Good beer (although not "excellent"), will drink again in the future. Not too soon as I have many others in line after this one.

If I'm in the mood for a sweet fruity DIPA in the future, this is the beer. If I'm more interested in a drier beer without the sticky sweetness, this beer would not be a first choice.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you Jayhoop!

Appearance. Pours a very deep amber-orange with a very thin white head.

Smell. Yellow grapefruits and sweet caramel malts. There's some nice bready yeast and maybe just a little dank nugs ;-)

Taste. Resinous grapefruit hops, some of that sweet caramel malt I smelled.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, below medium carbonation.

Overall. Nice hop bomb. I liked it.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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2.15/5  rDev -47%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A--Cloudy, unusually dark amber. Already unorthodox for the style. Will it be a good or a bad thing?

S--Fine, but blast of simcoe as one would expect is not forthcoming.

T--A sweet malt and fruit bomb. How can they call these things IPAs?

M--Malt milkshake. No thank you.

O--Should be a testament to the complexities of Simcoe. Instead it's a fruit bomb. Down the drain it went, little lamented.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 3,005 ratings.