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Double Simcoe IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Double Simcoe IPADouble Simcoe IPA

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2,851 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,851
Reviews: 1,310
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 146
Gots: 218 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

nschofield, Jun 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

TequilaTom, Jun 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Casterbridge, Jun 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

dcellis, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. Appearance is murky dark amber with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates. The nose is quite assertive. I get notes of lemon, pine, and marmalade.

The beer is medium-bodied with a firm, slightly oily mouthfeel. On the front of the palate I get marmalade sweetness and grapefruit bitterness. At mid-palate, the sweetness is still there, but the hops intensify and become almost resiny in flavor. By the time the beer hits the back of your palate, it's like a mouthfull of rose petals. There is definitely a bit of alcohol warmth on the finish.

Often, an IPA gives you a quick flash of sweetness and then intense bitterness. Here, I get an intense hop bitterness as soon as it touches my tongue, yet there always seems to be a faint caramel-like sweetness in the backdrop which balances it out nicely all the way through the finish. If I was handed this in a blind tasting and asked to guess the style, I might even guess ``American Barleywine''.

deadonhisfeet, Jun 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

blake58, Jun 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

thewimperoo, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy reddish orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big mango, pineapple, orange, apricot, grapefruit, herbal, caramel, light pine, and earthy spices. Nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of big orange zest, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, pine, floral, caramel, tangerine, grass, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, tropical fruit, caramel, pine, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice hop flavor complexity(Simcoe rules); with a fantastic balance of malt sweetness. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with only a small warming after the finish noticed. Very smooth and easy to sip on for 9%. Overall this is a highly excellent DIPA! Great flavor balance and complexity; and extremely smooth. Really great stuff.

superspak, Jun 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

BeerForHokie, Jun 10, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

OriolesFan1008, Jun 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

mdimeglio, Jun 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

JSkone09, Jun 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

ptricky, Jun 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

sailorastro, Jun 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

TimoP, Jun 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

mylar, Jun 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

zgunder, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of MagicJeff
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a create your own sixer at Total Wine. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: Dark copper color with a very sticky head. Decent head that eventually recedes.

Smell: Pretty resinous and floral.

Taste: First sip is a punch in the mouth in a pleasant way. Pretty impressive only one hop is used. To me, the simcoe tastes like prickly grapefruit, a little less subdued than the cascade. More citrus is present as you progress, and there is a pretty crisp finish. Alcohol is prevalent and enjoyable as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Pretty mild for such a high ABV--probably say it's a medium feel with average carbonation. Very drinkable.

My first beer from Weyerbacher, and I look forward to trying others. Very pleasantly surprised--to be honest, I had never heard of this brewery until I saw it on the shelf at the beer store. Definitely worth trying not just for the hop heads like myself. Will definitely get this next time, and recommend it for sure.

MagicJeff, Jun 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

cshull, May 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

MFauver35, May 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

6demonbag, May 28, 2012
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2/5  rDev -50.7%

BellsFan, May 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

tuka, May 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

blmar311, May 27, 2012
Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,851 ratings.