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Double Simcoe IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Double Simcoe IPADouble Simcoe IPA

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2,796 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,796
Reviews: 1,308
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 141
Gots: 201 | 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 BB1313


3.4/5  rDev -16.5%

12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a hazy burnt orange, nice white head and sticky lacing. Smells slightly boozy with a blast of simcoe hops. Lots of orange aromas. Tastes a little better than it smells. I'm tasting alot of oranges and tangerines; bittersweet finish. There are also hints of malts, caramel, and toffee. Pretty malty DIPA. Mouthfeel is nice, creamy and smooth; not over carbonated. Drinkability isn't bad, alcohol isn't well masked and the simcoe isn't shy.

All around solid DIPA, but not my favorite. If you love simcoe hops, this is definitely a must try though.

01-25-2011 17:54:47 | More by BB1313
Photo of RRoeb1123


4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

Poured into a pint glass.

A: very nice almost a dark honey color to it. off white head, starts off very nice and fluffy, and settles into a nice thin cap on top. Also a bit of sediment in the glass, which I like. A nice amount of carbonation also. Also leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

S: Bits of caramel, fresh cut pine, and a bit of malt, along with a unique one to me, a hint of almost peach. Grapefruit is also pretty prevalent to me. The hops are present in this brew, but they're not as upfront as many others. It mingles along with the other scents very pleasantly.

T: Hops come up front, very smooth, and not bitter in the typical sense of other IPAs. Caramel, and hints of grapefruit also mingle with the hops and malt. The malt comes very quickly, and wipes away the hops. There is a last quick reappearance of the hops as you swallow. This beer's 9%? The alcohol is pretty well hidden. I really had to hunt to find it.

M: Carbonation is sufficient. Not overwhelming, balances the beer out very nicely, for a very pleasant mouthfeel. Not thin, but not thick. Mouthfeel is about as right as it can be for me. Makes it very drinkable.

D: Goes down nice and easy, until you try to get up.

01-22-2011 04:01:04 | More by RRoeb1123
Photo of mbusster88

New York

3.58/5  rDev -12%

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint.

A: Very hazy and murky body, dark amber, brown color. Hear is off white, and does not last long. Very light carbonation.

S: All I get here is a malt profile, not much by way of hops for me.

T/M: Now I start to get some hop character, definitely get some pine and astringent flavors. However, I also get a real heavy malt character that for me is not making me like this beer. The malts are caramel and bready, but do not fit for me.

D: This is a medium body brew that is worth giving a shot, for me personally, I really don't like it. Something with the malt character puts it out of that high class DIPA standing.

01-20-2011 22:37:47 | More by mbusster88
Photo of treehouse


3.15/5  rDev -22.6%

this looks dirrrty..a darker unfiltered look..

smells like a somewhat well kept barn...malty..

mouthed - piney, bitter hops that go right to the tongue receptors...very alive this one is....upbeat...the malt is there but a background to the hops...this goes to the cheeks and stays there...

not bad....

01-19-2011 21:07:07 | More by treehouse
Photo of chefhatt


4/5  rDev -1.7%

When i poured this beer, it has a dark murky orange color body with a nice 2" white foamy head, which hangs around for a while. The aroma is of citrus and hops. The taste is of hops and has a nice bitter taste to it. It has a nice mouth feel and i think is very drinkable.

01-18-2011 03:39:32 | More by chefhatt
Photo of BDJake


3.78/5  rDev -7.1%

Poured a murky burnt orange/light brown with a nice finger of head that was light goldenrod in hue, lacing and retaining well. Citrusy, with hints of orange peel and earthiness atop a very sweet malt backbone. Appropriate bitterness, not very complex due to the single hop variety, with bready malts and a hint of booze. Medium-heavy feel to it, decent carbonation, and a bittersweet warming finish. A very inviting beer, even if not the most complex of DIPA's, it is very satisfying and goes down smoothly.

01-11-2011 09:00:03 | More by BDJake
Photo of AdamBear


3.4/5  rDev -16.5%

A-slightly cloudy amber, thin cream colored head

S-sweet hops with a hint of vanilla. good strength

T-comes in with really bitter but sweet hops. Now this is going to sound insane...but something about this IPA reminds me of pot. I've never had pot before but i've smelled it many times and something in this beer's taste has that stale grassiness to it. it ends with a real striking bitterness

M-good medium carbonation but with a really dry finish

D-not a bad IPA for the long run but when there's such a vast selection of IPAs everywhere, this one just doesn't cut it

01-11-2011 05:41:02 | More by AdamBear
Photo of perrymarcus


3.68/5  rDev -9.6%

12oz bottle served in an oversized wineglass.

bottled on 09/16/10/best before 02/16/11

pours a hazy copper with ruddy/orange hues; shy of a finger's head that recedes fairly quickly into a collar around the glass. impressive lacing.

nose is not quite as aromatic as i was expecting, not sure if this is tied to the temperature (maybe served a bit cooler than normal), but definitely subdued. picking up muted notes of grapefuit and pine, a touch of malt.

hmm, i'm not getting a big flavor delivery in the taste, either. the nose pulls through, though in likewise muted fashion... a bit underwhelming... it's as if this is an old bottle and the hops have weakened, but i'm still a month under the 'best before' date (albeit on the back nine of its shelf life). a decent beer, not in the least bit offensive, just lacking that flavorful zip you expect from an upper eschelon DIPA.

smooth, medium-bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation. goes down very easily. will have to revisit this one at some point and compare notes.

01-06-2011 06:20:05 | More by perrymarcus
Photo of ralree


3.3/5  rDev -18.9%

Disclaimer: I've had this bottle for quite a while, so I'm not sure how accurate this review would be for the average bottle.

A: Lots and lots of head, too much. Deep reddish gold. Completely opaque.

S: Smells a lot like an IPA mixed with a Belgian. Very weird.

T: Lots of hops, honey, really toasty malt - almost charred, very strong raisin flavors. This one tastes like it smelled - like a super-hoppy Belgian. Since I'm not a huge fan of Belgian ales, I don't care too much for it, but it's drinkable.

M: Syrupy, oily, really coats the mouth, fairly astringent. Carbonation is good.

D: Goes down alright, but not anything to write home about. Pretty strong.

01-05-2011 01:16:39 | More by ralree
Photo of jmich24


4/5  rDev -1.7%

Poured into a Duvel Tulip

A: Cloudy dark ruby red color. One finger light tan head lacing is nice and sticky.
S: Citrus, pine and sweetness from the malt. Solid but not amazing.
T: Starts with a nice citrus spicy hop kick. A touch of sweetness in the middle before a lingering bitter finish.
M: Medium mouthfeel, finishes wet and bitter.
D: Pretty good drinkability, despite the 9% ABV.

Very nice DIPA would love to try on draught someday.

01-02-2011 22:33:34 | More by jmich24
Photo of CliffBrake

New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%

Medium copper color - darker than many in this style, somewhat cloudy. Pours with a thin head but leaves some good sticky lacing on glass.

Light citrus and malt on an understated nose. Heavy bodied with sweet malts dominating the taste. Citrus and herbal hops with a nice lingering bitterness are somewhat overshadowed by the mouthcoating maltiness.

A big tasty double IPA - quite filling and not as complex or as hop-forward as some.

12-30-2010 00:43:31 | More by CliffBrake
Photo of IronCitySteve


3.43/5  rDev -15.7%

Just cracking this within the best by date

A: Pours a dark orangish amber color with a small off white foam head that dissipates to a film. There is a lot of lacing.

S: An ok amount of citrus and pine hops, alcohol and some bready malt.

T: A little bit better then the smell, the pine hops are more prevalent and there is a malt undertone that balances the hops a bit. Was expected more pine and citrus.

M: A medium bodied beer that leaves the palate slightly bitter.

D: A solid offering from Weyerbacher. Even though I drank before the freshness date, maybe a little fresher would be better. Would try it again.

12-28-2010 12:04:28 | More by IronCitySteve
Photo of samie85


4.65/5  rDev +14.3%

A-Pours a chestnut red color with two fingers of thick, frothy white head.

S-Really juicy grapefruit, mango and pine with some light malt and caramel.

T-Tropical fruit with some grapefruit and pine and a little caramel malt.

M-Smooth and medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.

D-This is actually insanely drinkable, mostly due to dryhopping I think. This beer has a ton of hop flavor and aromatics without much bitterness.

12-26-2010 23:56:51 | More by samie85
Photo of vandemonian


4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA can a deep, slightly cloudy orange amber colour and an impressive head (it was at least 3 cm when poured and never got smaller than 5mm). This beer smells of hops. The smell is a little sweeter than most most doubles I've had. It's very nice: sweet, orangey and maybe a little sour. This beer is hoppy and fruity. It has a lovely and intense tangy-orange flavour with some sourness. The aftertaste is slightly bitter. This beer is thick and foamy in the mouth. I really enjoyed it a lot. Delicious.

12-25-2010 04:13:38 | More by vandemonian
Photo of dragonWhale

New York

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%

A little 12 ozer..C'mon guys, how bout a bottled on date? I'm just kiddin. Hops were meant as a preservative, ya know? How soon we forget.
Blood orangey goodness, a head fit with vim and vigor both. Classy simcoe aroma, grapefruit and mango, mixed in with a good malt base. Very solid double. Really have no way of knowing how fresh this is. The hops still stand up quite well, the bitterness is effective but not over the top. I'm pretty sure my sister almost enjoyed the sip she had. Hard to say.
Liked it, liked the unfiltered a bit more.

12-23-2010 05:15:10 | More by dragonWhale
Photo of mjw06


4.03/5  rDev -1%

This is a special beer, one that stands out amongst an array of brewers who simply want to barrage you with hops and call it a good beer. One thing I've noticed about hops is, well... they taste hoppy, as in the flavor tends to hop around different spots on the tongue. This was the first IPA I've enjoyed where my entire palate was full of taste and hop goodness. It was a little overwhelming upon the first sip, but midway through I had a great appreciation for it. The hop taste is mostly sweet potpourri on a just-beginning-to-stale white bread. Flows smooth at the roof of the mouth and leaves and little residual taste or feel on the back of the tongue - just a pinch of hop here and a pinch of bread there. I could enjoy two or three of these in one nite and enjoy myself. Definitely one of my favorite and for sure most memorable IPA.

12-22-2010 00:29:00 | More by mjw06
Photo of jrallen34


4.15/5  rDev +2%

On tap at Max's poured into a pint glass....A dark muddy orange, light tan head, good retention but weak watery lacing...The aroma is sweet with lots of alcohol, wet hops, pin resin, light caramel and pineapple. Nice for a dipa because while the alcohol is present its pretty muted. Easy to drink

This is a rare Weyerbacher winner.

12-13-2010 23:53:41 | More by jrallen34
Photo of PDXHops

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%

Note- Catching up on backlogged review notes. This was fresh when consumed.

On tap in a shaker pint. Hazy dark caramel amber with a finger of thick creamy head. Nice sticky lacing.

Huge maltiness to the nose, but also a freight train of pungent, earthy and cannabis hops with a touch of sweet citrus. This one should be interesting...

Tastes very much like it smells. The syrupy malt and almost sluggishly thick body would be overpowering if not for the absolutely massive hop presence. Stinging resiny pine bitterness with a load of dank and pungent flavors. Plenty of tangy pineapple and grapefruit as well. Seems like it would have a little grittiness to it if it weren't so thick.

Overall impression: Malty as hell, but that hop profile is pretty crazy.

12-13-2010 17:32:21 | More by PDXHops
Photo of IHC


3.1/5  rDev -23.8%

Overall I was slightly disappointed with this beer. First, I put the beer in the fridge to cool down for only about 20 minutes. I like my beer cool not cold so I dont let it get to a fridge temp. However when I opened this beer the bottle's cork top blew off and foam poared out of the beer for a minute or so. I've had that happen with homebrews and this is a bottle conditioned beer, but I wasnt expecting that. I also wasnt impressed with the aroma of the hops! I might not be a fan of simcoe hops, i dont know this is my first beer with them in it but I didnt like the overall aroma though the taste of the beer was still good for an ipa.

12-08-2010 22:41:20 | More by IHC
Photo of DeanMoriarty


4/5  rDev -1.7%

Picked up an 750ml bottle in a trade with Dawson's Liquor in Severna Park, MD and poured it into a tulip glass - thanks fellas!

A: Pours a hazy deep copper hue with a two-finger head leaving solid lacing in my glass from start to finish.

S: Nice grassy hop, grapefruit zest, sweet earthy malt, funky yeast, fermented fruit.

T: Earthy bitter hop - very resinous, grassy with big grapefruit flavor in the mix as well. Sweet roasted malts that balance the massive hop presence nicely, but still lets the hop flavor come through in the overall taste. I'm not generally a fan of East Coast IPA's, let alone a DIPA (just generally too malty, not allowing the hop to do its thing), but this one came highly recommended, and man I am pleasantly surprised - really enjoying this one a lot.

M: Medium-bodied, pretty sticky and smooth, good carbonation and good bitter feel from the hop.

D: Good drinkability and especially for a 9% but you'd be hard pressed to drink more than a 750ml in one sitting.

12-01-2010 05:40:36 | More by DeanMoriarty
Photo of in780


4.05/5  rDev -0.5%

12 oz bottle poured into a standard pint. Here we go:

A - Extremely cloudy golden brown with little head. Some noticeable sediment floating around.

S - Sweet aroma, floral with a lot of citrus.

T - Surprising level of malt, much more noticeable than the hops, although there is a lot of grapefruit here too. Appropriate amount of booze considering the abv.

M - Low carbonation, a little slick.

D - Goes down pretty smooth, and with higher malt balance evening out the hops, a couple of these would be easy to do.

This is my first Weyerbacher, certainly will be trying more from them.

11-29-2010 03:37:54 | More by in780
Photo of donkeyrunner


3.3/5  rDev -18.9%

Thick, gooey orange with a large beige head. Foamy retention leaves lacey smackerels aplenty.

It does smells like simcoe, that piney, citrus, tangerine goodness, but not exactly overpowering. These hops need to lift some weights.

Wow, this is a malty DIPA. Too malty for it's own good if I do say so myself. There's some skunky, orange citrus floating in the thick, sweet, malty swamp which breaks it up a bit but I need more hops! That said, the malt character is wonderfully chewy and complex in it's own right, I'd just like some more hops with my hoppy beer please. Slightly remeniscient of peach schnapps.

11-23-2010 12:42:32 | More by donkeyrunner
Photo of armock

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

A - Poured a copper color with a tan head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of grapefruit and piney hops

T - Follows the nose with the grapefruit and piney hops on some sweet malt

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - Overall this is a pretty good beer very easy drinking for the abv if you like hop bombs this is one that you'll want to get your hands on to try

11-22-2010 04:33:48 | More by armock
Photo of cosmicevan

New York

3.33/5  rDev -18.2%

A - poured into tulip. deep orange/amber pretty opaque. thin oily head.

S - syrup and alc. kind of piny.

T - sweet hoppy and piny. hard to find a good and balanced (to my tastes) IIPA.

M/D - kind of thick. i didn't love it. reminded me of a DFH 120 min lite. glad i picked up a single instead of a 6'er. i was surprised that this is so highly rated after tasting, but i guess for the hop-heads, here's a double.

11-20-2010 04:54:59 | More by cosmicevan
Photo of hopheadjuice


4.15/5  rDev +2%

12 oz. bottle, no freshness date.

Pours a rather dark almost red copper with some unfiltered floaties and a tight white head that leaves its lace.

Aromas of dank bitter simcoe hops and a big sweet malt backbone as well. Hops range in taste from Strong grapefruit rind, fresh cut pine, mango, pineapple, and lemon.

Taste is very bitter, not for the faint of hop. You need to love bitter to understand whats going on here, a huge amount of caramel malts attempt to balance the bracingly bitter onslaught of simcoe hops.

Medium bodied with good carbonation for this style. Finishes extremely dry.

Great drinkability for a 9% ABV beer, perfect fix for any hop head.

11-17-2010 19:31:53 | More by hopheadjuice
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