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Double Simcoe IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Double Simcoe IPADouble Simcoe IPA

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2,979 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,979
Reviews: 1,323
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 161
Gots: 282 | 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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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of david18
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Following is a previous review I did on the bottle version:

I don't find this beer as much as I used to but i think it's one you should buy if you find it. It's very balanced in strength, sweetness and bitterness. I think Weyerbach makes a "triple IPA" so it's a bit like Pliny the Elder is to Pliny to the Younger. Get this beer, and the triple, if you can find it.


The beer overall was a little hot. I'm dying to find the triple IPA again. It's been a long time.

Photo of Jspriest
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of UnderPressure
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy reddish orange. 1/2 finger tan colored head, melts to 1/8 inch.

Roasted malt aroma found in many imperial IPAs. Grassy hop aroma. The hop aroma was more present before I poured the beer, when I sniffed the bottle opening.

The aroma is pretty different from the flavor. There's a green, grassy flavor obviously from the Simcoe hops.

Full bodied mouthfeel to support this high gravity brew. Nicely carbonated. Bitterness sticks to tongue, but is not harsh.

Overall, I was hoping for more hop flavor and aroma, as the reason I bought this beer is because I really like Simcoe hops. But, this is a really good brew anyway. Anyone who likes the Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA would probably also like this. They apparently have a very similar malt bill.
Different on the hop side, though.

Photo of ummswimmin
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this beer quite a few times, I might as well review it.

This is one of the best releases by Weyerbacher. The best of quite a few from a very strong beer maker.

The top smells of pine. And there is a lot of pineyness in the flavor as well.

I really enjoyed this offering. This was great.

Photo of DarthKostrizer
2.86/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Nice dark orange in color with 1/2 inch off white head and ok retention and spotty lacing

Smell: Typical candy sweetness nose from the simcoe hops with some caramel and toffee

Taste: This has to be the most unique IPA I have ever had. It has a funky orange candy flavor. There is some alcohol presence. Not good

Mouthfeel: Medium body and medium carbonation and a bit sticky on the finish

Overall: Not what I'm looking for in a IPA

Photo of BeerCon5
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark amber color with very thick fluffy white head that remained throughout the beer.

The scent was of citrus, some piney and floral hop presence.

The taste was citrus, moderately bitter piney hops, also notable sweet fruit and some alcohol presence.

Full bodied, very smooth and a bit chewy, moderate carbonation.

This was a very delicious beer, lots of great flavor and very easy to drink.

Photo of jmarsh123
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange with a 1/2 finger off-white head.

The aroma I associate with Simcoe. Dank citrus/tropical fruit aromas with a little bit of pine. Just a touch of caramel malt.

Starts off with a grapefruit burst with touches of citrus and pine. Just a touch of bready sweetness in the middle rounding into a dank pine resin with bitterness lingering on the tongue.

A little chewy with good carbonation.

I love Simcoe so this is a great example of an IPA in my opinion. Dank hops and a nice lingering bitterness.

Photo of FosterJM
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

924th Review on BA
Bottle to Hangar 24 2nd Anny Glass
12 oz bottle

Cant find a bottle date

Thanks to mjtiernan for this one

App- A bit of a amber/orange/red color with a semi puffy 1-1/2 finger head. A small bit of cling and a ring of 1/8" bubbles.

Smell- Truly a DIPA as most would know it. A good bit of citrus on first whiff with a backing malt and some thick aromatic caramel with some grain.

Taste- A good beer for sure. Smaller than Unfiltered and doesnt have the assertiveness of the spicy malt. This was a bit smoother with more damp citrus flavors and a bit less caramel and some freshness.

Mouth- A good small medium body with a medium carbonation. Smooth, light, crisp and points with a little bit of spice.

Drink- So after a trade, my wife bringing me a bottle and a 2nd trade I finally got the bottle I need. A bit less of a head that the unfiltered but a little more smooth. I liked it. Thanks Matt!

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy dark red/brownish color into an oversized brandy snifter from a 12 oz bottle, with date of bottling and ABV marked clearly on the bottle. Definite chill haze in this beer with the haze slowly giving way to clear dark reddish colored ale as it warmed up. Good carbonation with a one finger head that dissipated to a thin film (good retention).

Aroma is all hops predominantly floral (piney) with hints of citrus/pineapple. Aroma is sure to be every hop-heads delight.

Taste is just fantastic. Hops are evident upfront, piney bitterness which gives way to subtle sweetness. Clean finish with not much of a lingering after-taste. Considering this has just one kind of hops, the balance achieved in this DIPA is truly fantastic.

Chewy, oily mouthfeel. The alcohol is masked quite well, although as you keep sipping it will tend to warm you up. Easy to drink considering the high ABV, and to me it was because of the nice clean finish and very good balance.

One of the best DIPA's I have had and is definitely worth trying. Highly recommended.

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

12oz bottle into pint glass.

A. Cloudy yellow/orange with 2 finger head and excellent retention.

S. Grapefruit, lemongrass, pine, honey like maltyness

T. Pungent grapefruit. grassy and bitter hop profile is balanced out by a nice malt backbone, easy to drink, alcohol well hidden.

M. Medium body but real creamy as well

O. Good DIPA, would be nice to see it with a few more hop additions to add some more complex hop profile to the beer.

Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,979 ratings.