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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
89
very good

2,879 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,879
Reviews: 1,312
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 150
Gots: 224 | 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 jburchett
4/5  rDev -1.5%

jburchett, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of Kisejohn
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma:  Earthy resinous hop aroma, malt sweetness, and fruity yeast esters.

Appearance:   Hazy orange color.  One solid finger of head, good lacing.

Flavor:  Earthy hops, bitterness, and malt sweetness.  Some fruity esters present.  Alcohol is warming.  Good balance between hop bitterness and malt sweetness.  Finishes with a pleasant bitterness and some alcohol.

Mouthfeel:  Medium body.  Good carbonation.

Overall:  Well balanced beer.  Surprisingly easy to drink at 9 percent ABV.  Very good effort overall.

Kisejohn, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of IPAFrankieH
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

IPAFrankieH, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of zenmaster298
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

zenmaster298, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of HopBrain
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

HopBrain, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of TeamAlphaDoG
1/5  rDev -75.4%

TeamAlphaDoG, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of IPAchris
4.75/5  rDev +17%

IPAchris, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of bklynj
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

bklynj, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of BigCheese
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle no bottle date, boo.

A:Darkest IPA ive ever seen, lots of sediment, big sandy head, super hazy, orange/brownish.

S: Mango, papaya grapefruit sweet citrus.

T: Taste is more grapefruity, citrus/tropical all the way, solid biscuity malt backbone tho with bick molasses, dark fruit rum, yummy. Finish has a bit more lime/pine but still primarily citrus.

M: Very rich and creamy, heavy mouthfeel, high carbonation, good ammount of boozy heat.

O: Drinks kinda like a barleywine, not sure how fresh. Hops may have had time to fad but this is one of the darkest colors I've seen from a IPA or DIPA. Simcoe taste profile is beautiful on its own, but as its not overly complex, nice malt profile comes through.

BigCheese, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of CloudStrife
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a murky amber ruby with a full one finger off white head. A heathy dose of chunks are visible floating, no real carbonation. Head sticks around for a bit as a crown leaving lace as you drink.

S: Hits you with that unique piney spicy hop. Still a healthy dose of malt provides a dark fruit backing. Very heady smelling.

T: Nice bittering hop up front, a similar pine/spice. Malt backing is definitely real strong, I think the bottle may be slightly older. Still its enjoyable to say the least.

M: A little dry, booze is noticeable. Drinkable for being so bitter. Clean finish for a double IPA, no stickyness.

Overall have had some fresher batches that may have rated a little higher. Still a serious IPA that can run with the big dogs. Love the fact its focused on a single hop.

CloudStrife, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of hopsolutely
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brownish amber with limited head and lacing. Sufficient carbonation for a decent mouthfeel, without the unpleasant over-the-top oiliness sometimes seen at 9% ABV.

Aroma of caramelized malts is following by a stunningly well balanced taste. West-coast, citrus hops and tropical fruit tones complement the malt portfolio. The finish lingers on an impressively bitter note, but remains well balanced throughout.

An impressive DIPA I'd highly recommend.

hopsolutely, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of MikeDATL
4/5  rDev -1.5%

MikeDATL, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of KTCamm
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours brownsih amber with remaining layer of white foam. Some lacing. Strong earthy pine smell. Forresty. Almost minty. Taste is a supremely bitter blend, with some very buried bready notes. Powerful hop takes hold and rolls through to the finish. Pronounced in the aftertaste. Good flavor - the bitterness is a touch too much.

KTCamm, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of fdig23
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle.

Appearance: Cloudy deep burnt orange with a small white head. Its a looker.

Nose: Sugary sweet pineapple, Rita's mango water ice, a bit of pine and a hint of croissant.

Taste: It's a tropical fruit bomb balanced by a deep layer of almost coffee-like malts. Plenty of pineapple, mango, and watermelon, with black tea and burnt toast underneath.

Mouthfeel: sticky sweet.

Overall: I've had it fresher and its far better, but even with a few extra months on it it's still a top notch DIPA.

fdig23, Jul 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

laxer8811, Jun 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

trevorpost, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of KAP1356
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had it so much, I figured it was about time I reviewed it. 12 oz bottle poured into a Weyerbacher tulip glass...

A - Pours a cloudy, dark amber color that is much darker and murkier than I would've thought an IPA should be. No real head to speak of, but a thin, eggshell white cap forms and fizzles to a collar.

S - The aroma starts strong with a carmel and biscuit like sweetness. Light tropical fruit aromas come next with grapefruit and some orange and lemon zest coming next. Some earthy pine notes round things out. Pretty solid mix of malts and hops with the malts sronger than I would have wanted them to be.

T - The taste follows the nose closely. Tropical fruits are stronger in the taste, with some citrus and earthy pine notes coming next. Strong malt presence balances this one nicely. While I would rather have hops be the star of the show, this one does a solid job of balancing them with the sweetness from the malts.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. The alcohol is hidden quite well here as it is hard at times to remember that this is indeed 9% ABV.

O - Overall, this is a solid, easy to find, imperial IPA. I think this would be a great entry DIPA for someone learning to enjoy the style. It's also a great example of a nicely balanced DIPA.

KAP1356, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of kennethkearns
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

kennethkearns, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of PorterLambic
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy with chunks of yeast suspended within an amber/brown liquid. Small tan head atop in the typical pint glass. Retention isn't a strong point as the head is a thick ring before I could type this far.
Smell is hops a-plenty with evergreen and citrus notes. Balance? What balance? Actually, for an IPA its pretty good.
Taste is all the nose gets (hops, citrus & evergreens) plus a decent malt presence. Alcohol brings a pleasant warming, especially in the throat. The clumps of yeast are annoying, though.
Full bodied, lightly effervescent for the style and a lot smoother than I anticipated. I'm not a bit IPA guy but this is pretty good. Almost feels like an imperial after the swallow.

PorterLambic, Jun 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

mbs11, Jun 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

szmnnl99, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of Shnanign
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Shnanign, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of angrybabboon
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 6/23/12

Appearance: Pours a dark caramel/amber color, with some orange around the edges - rather large, off-white head (this is a corked and caged 750mL) - creamy, with streaks of lacing - pretty, but hazy

Smell: An interesting hop profile - wet citrus, with orange and grapefruit, some tropical notes, and some juicy pine - I must note, this smells like it may not be the freshest bottle - a bit oxidized - lots of caramel malts underneath, some pale malts - some spicy, yeast too

Taste: Fruity, juicy hops - overripe oranges and grapefruits, with some damp pine - a somewhat unusual, fruity bitterness - pale and caramel malts - a little too sweet for me, but still good - some spicy, earthy yeast flavor, a touch of booze

Mouthfeel: On the heavier side of medium, a bit syrupy, very smooth, nicely carbonated

Overall: Very tasty, but not exactly what I'm looking for

The hop profile is very interesting, but the malts are just too sweet for me. I might have to try this again, with a 12oz bottle. There is an abundance of yeast in here... Kind of good, but odd.

angrybabboon, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of WesM63
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

WesM63, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy copper. Head is dirty white and drops to a chunky collar in short order. Some spotty lacing. Pours smooth with decent carbonation.

Smell: Super oily. Mango and pine resin. So much tropical goodness. Burst of citrus goodness. Tropical gummi bears. Malts are sweet and loaded with caramel character. Floral like whoa. Grapefruit explosion. The hops are obviously aggressive.

Taste: Grapefruit and resin. Pine needles and some pithy bitterness. Aspirin like bitterness on the back. Sweet malt backbone is big, but never matches up to the hops. Some roasted malts. Pushes notes of toffee with a sharp boozy bite on the back. Mega oily and slick. Raw sugar and aggressive grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: Slick, oily, dry, and borders on full for the style. Big and chewy with a dryness that let's you know it's not an overhopped barleywine.

Overall: Starts off strong, but fades with time. Good depth of flavor, but there's a bit of depth missing.

Goblinmunkey7, Jun 18, 2012
Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,879 ratings.