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Double Simcoe IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Double Simcoe IPADouble Simcoe IPA

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2,981 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,981
Reviews: 1,324
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 162
Gots: 283 | 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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Photo of JacobMutberg
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DrewV
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Murky amber-brown color with a razor-thin whisper of an off-white head. Very dark and cloudy, looks exactly like a glass of raw apple cider. Lots of sediment (yeast) sits at the bottom of the glass.

S: Sweet up front, with a sense of piney hops and bready yeast. Due to the lack of head, I wasn't expecting much aroma, and I didn't get much, either.

T: Here's where the beer starts to work. Mostly pine resin, much bitterness, but still the sweetness of the dark malt comes through. Very well balanced brew.

M: Much thinner than I would have expected from the style. The lack of head shows in the carbonation, which is lower than it should be.

O: A good tasting brew, but lacks the viscous mouthfeel and added carbonation that is more typical of this style. I would also prefer a bit more to the aroma to add to the overall experience. Not something I would turn down if offered, but probably not something I would seek out again at a fairly pricey $12/4pack.

Photo of gpawned
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of brn9000
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Beer_Runner
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No bottle on or enjoy by date on the label.

A: A slow pour resulted in a huge three finger head. The head was a light tan and foamy and clumpy. The head slowly dissipated to a little under a quarter-finger and then lasted the rest of the glass, but it did not leave any lacing. The brew was an orange/red and is barely translucent and just a little cloudy.

S: The aroma was fairly mild. It consisted of just a little bit of floral hops.

T: The first flavor was a very sweet buttery caramel malt, and then a floral hops and a strong, almost biting, bitterness joined in. The two tastes coexisted, but somehow remained separate, too.

M: The body was medium-heavy and smooth, and just a little creamy, too.

O: This was a really cool IPA. It was very sweet. The first part of the taste was a very sweet buttery caramel, and then, very quickly, a floral and bitter hops rush joined in to balance all that sweetness. It was not very complex, but it was the simplicity that made it so appealing. It was bold, simple, and enjoyable. And, it was certainly a top notch double IPA.

Photo of kevanb
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium Globe, no bottled on information.

Double Simcoe pours a murky amber color, medium hue, hints of light brown and orange when held to the light. About a finger of off white head rests at the top of the glass, good retention and lots of lacing. The aroma is really malt heavy, not surprising given the ABV but it really does detract from the simcoe. Lots of pine and resin as expected, alcohol is easily detected in the nose as well. It's really simple, caramel malt, boozy sweetness and earthy bitter pine. The flavors are a bit more interesting, huge malt presence straight away on the tongue, super rich, extremely sweet but not cloying. There is a lot of bitterness here from the hops, pine cone flavor, grassiness, some dirt like flavors, everything you really kind of expected from the simcoe hop, just a small hint of citrus, but it's pretty hard to pick out and could be my tongue playing tricks on me. The alcohol is again, definitely present, adds to the sweetness and astringency from the bitter hops, not really hidden, but I doubt the brewers intended it to be. The body is nice, big, full, rich, great carbonation level, adds a bit of a lively prickle to the beer.

Verdict: Pretty decent IPA. Nothing special, perhaps I have an older bottle, but with no bottling info, I have to assume this is moderately fresh. The overwhelming maltiness really doesn't do anything for me, but for anyone who likes a big bitter beer, this is for you.

Photo of jgaul79
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of MikeCactusGordon
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Phacoman
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of TwelveOunces
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- Incredibly hazy dark orange, almost tan color. Lots of sediment. can't see through at all. Little head that dissipated quickly. Some alcohol legs. An evil looking DIPA.

S- Citrus fruit, mango, pineapple and grapefruits. Sweet and sugary, a slight spicyness. A very nice smelling beer.

T- Slightly bitter at first. A citrusy hop profile sweeps over. lots of pine and pineapple. Its pretty sweet but the malts balance out well with the bitterness. The malts are mostly sugary with some caramel and bread notes. Dry finish.

M- This is sort of a sipper. Its big, dry and bitter.

O- This is a solid DIPA, would love to try this puppy fresh because I bet mines quite old.

Photo of VagueRant
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of hirliman
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of jbaker67
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of wertschy
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of PuckPuck
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of CraftBeerTastic
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ba Review #227
Served On: 09/26/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: 9.0%
Date/ Code: 11/08/12

This was a mixed case of Weyerbacher 'Big Beers' picked up at Brewskies of New Oxford, PA. Around $52.00.

Look: Poured a very cloudy orangish copper color. Two finger white frothy head with excellent retention and lacing. Carbonation was rather low for a bottle conditioned beer. Sediment was noticable at the bottom of the class.

Smell: Sweet floral armoa with overly ripe grapefruit and rich malty notes.

Taste: The palate just bursted open with tropical fruits and some spicy hops. The finish was somewhat clean with sweet grapefruit notes and a slight alcohol warmth. Body was full and syrupy with a soft mouth feel. I just kept wanting more after each sip.

This is an excellent double IPA. The drinkablity and complexity was just off the charts.

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

Pours a viscous, clear amber with a soapy head and near permanent lacing.

Smells slightly dank pine oil, citrus rind, grassy, sweet bread, alcohol.

Tastes of pine needles, hop oil, slightly musty, hints of undefined citrus, caramel malt, warm alcohol finish.

Medium to full bodied, thorough tongue coating, mild carbonation.

This is a sipper and one to relax and enjoy. A great display of all aspects of the Simcoe hop balanced evenly with a serious malt backbone.

Photo of brewdude1982
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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

A - Murky Copper, half finger head, little spotty lacing, tons of yeast floating around.

S - Dark fruits, slightly pungent, sweet grain, perfumy.

T - Bitter/chewy hops, slight fruit notes, caramel malt.

M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation.

O - Decent.

Best before: 11/02/12

Photo of Nicked
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MadScientist
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This is a slightly hazy medium copper with a persistant off-white head that quickly settles to a thin film on top of the beer with a rocky ring around the outside fo the glass.

S: A whole lot of tropical fruit hops in the nose with the aroma being mostly passion fruit and moderately pine. A nice moderately-light caramel malt aroma and a soft alcohol note. There is a slight grassy note as well.

T: An assertive hops bitterness and strong resinous pine hop flavor pretty well take over. A bit of malt support comes though along with mild esters. The balance is very bitter with a smooth bitterness lingering long into the dry finish along with little alcohol sweetness.

M: The beer is noticeably a little bit more viscous than the average double IPA being a medium-heavy body. The carbonation is moderately-strong with no creaminess and a fair amount of alcohol warmth.

O: An awesome smelling IPA with a pretty aggressive, bitter flavor and some alcohol potency. The flavor and bitterness could be a bit smoother but I'll definitely enjoying this again. I'm not sure I'd pair food with this beer and think it's best appreciated on it's own.

Looks like it was bottled on 7/10/2012

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jisom123
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of HopsintheSack
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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