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Double Simcoe IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Double Simcoe IPADouble Simcoe IPA

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2,859 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,859
Reviews: 1,311
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 148
Gots: 220 | 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 Byeast
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: deep opaque orange/auburn, some honey tones on bottom, big 2 inch rocky cream colored head.Lots of lace left behind. This is a beauty!

Smell: obviously lots of hops but a nice strong malty sweetness is quite apparent as well. Bisquit and pale malt mixes with resiny,zesty bitter citrus. Smells fantastic.

Taste: Diving in i can feel tinges of the big hop bitterness at first but a mouth coating and delicious maltyness sweeps right in quickly and is then taken over by the hops again. Malt is dinner roll rich and pale-malt everywhere for a moment with honey and a touch of tea flavors as well. The hops won't allow the malt to hang around the front of the stage very long though, but it does move to the back and stay there thoughout. Resiny, citrus fruity(clementine after biting out the juice) and ruby grapefruit flavors wash away the solid malty middle with a quickness and good strength, leaving behind a green and lightly floral finish with a touch of soap. The longer one waits between sips(oh its hard!) the more the aftertaste is sweet malt again. Wonderful back and forth between hops and malt. The aftertaste is everlasting!

Mouthfeel: thick, full, viscous and voluptuous baby! Its mouth-coating goodness. Huge mouthfeel.

Drinkability: This DiPA is definatly one of the best that iv'e had. I feel that it has all the hop punch and complexity that one expects, but also a solid and tasty malt middle. I love simcoe hops. Very complex for only one hop variety and a big ole' brew, well done Weyerbacher brewers!

Byeast, Sep 10, 2009
Photo of ShogoKawada
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz into standard pint. No bottling date. 9%ABV.

A- The darkest DIPA I've ever seen, maybe second to Hop Rod Rye. Off-white, mildly tan head is thick and creamy. Incredible retention, as well. Looks like swiss cheese. As it finally settles it looks like pancake batter on top of the pint.

S- WOW! Pungent. This beer reeks. Piney, sweet, almost astringent but not off-putting.
T- Follows the nose. This beer is a ball-buster. One of the most flavorful DIPAs I've ever had. The hops are bitter, aromatic, mildly 'new-growth' piney, and backed by a pretty substantial malt bill. Very flavorful... and unique. Simcoe is a wunderkind in the land of IPA/DIPAs.

M- Pretty full and thick, this beer has a hefty malt backing up the hops. Very well done, though perhaps a bit overbearing for those faint of heart.

D- Moderate. Tasty to the max, but a slow beer going down and one lasts for a while. I really enjoyed this beer and will buy this again. If you're a hop head, you cannot miss out on this one.

My first Weyerbacher... not my last by a long shot. Excellent beer.

EDIT- as I finish the pint, I think I've figured out what this beer reminds me of. It's like a half-mast DFH 120, complete with the sweetness, heavy malt bill, and pungent hops. Bravo!

ShogoKawada, Sep 09, 2009
Photo of Primitivechef
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Off white head, nice amber hazy color, full head, nice lacing.

S- Very nice strong smell of big floral piney hops, good Grapefruit presence.

T- The Simcoe hit to the mouth is awesome, the bitterness and malts is great, this is my go to IPA!

M- Thick and oily feel to the mouth, a little chewy you know you are drinking a great IPA.

D- A very intense beer, this is one to be enjoyed, savored, at 9% ABV be careful.

Primitivechef, Sep 05, 2009
Photo of allboutbierge
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great copper color with a thin short lived head. Lots of of citrus and grapefruit in the nose. Sizable malt background.

Crisp and complex hop profile. Tangy but yet a little sweet. Alcohol in the belly but not on the tongue or in the nose. Bitter velvet on the tongue. Easily went through two pints before the alcohol made me stop.

allboutbierge, Sep 04, 2009
Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into Tulip.

A. Poured a big thick 3 finger head. Thick lacing, great retention. Dark orange copper color.

S. Nice smell of Piney hops. First smell of simcoe, and I like it. Not overpowering, just pleasant to the nose.

T. Hop bitterness, nice balance, A great blend of malt and hops. Just like the smell its not overpowering. A nice mellow hop flavor.

M. Medium bodied. Slightly sweet mouth coating. Medium carbonation. Noticed some burn towards the end of the bottle.

D. First experience with Simcoe hops, and it was a very pleasant one. This is easy drinking and smooth. The higher ABV was fairly well hidden. I think I am a fan of Simcoe.

siradmiralnelson, Sep 04, 2009
Photo of sgoodship
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was purchased by my good friend Brian during a visit to the fine state of Wisconsin. I had never heard of Weyerbacher before, so I was fascinated to see what this brew was all about.

A: This is a really handsome beer. It's a deep bronze color which shows more tangerine against the light. The pour delivers a lovely fluffy yellowy, creamy head. Retention is great and the lacing is spectacular. A combination of age lines that trace the sipping history and attractive fine stalactites.

S: Man... OK, I know that it says Simcoe in the name but WTF. You may as well be standing in a pine forest in some Scandinavian country. It's turned up to 11 and almost medicinal but not in a bad way. It's fresh and does a great job of cleaning out the sinuses.

T: Again, I get the committal to Simcoe but the experience is still shocking. There is enough Simcoe in this brew to knock down a beer geek at a thousand paces. Hellishly dry and piney but there is plenty of caramel malt in there - enough to stop the pine from become overpowering and cloying. Bravo! Each sip starts with a hint of sweetness, it then goes headlong into a Simcoe piney/woody character and ends with a very dry finish and an extra hop bite just to remind you that the Double is your daddy.

M: It's on the light side of full bodied. The combination of malt, medium carbonation and hop aggressiveness makes this brew a good combination of smooth and active in the mouth. Keeps things interesting.

D: I am really angry that I don't have a case of this sitting around. I often don't enjoy IPA's that are too piney but this is done so well. It's really well balanced and when I say balanced I don't mean that it is equal parts malt and hops because it is not. This is a hop machine but there is just the right amount of malt to keep the hops in check and allow a really big beer to have some restraint. It's no session beer but I want more. I also really want to try other brews by this brewery.

sgoodship, Sep 03, 2009
Photo of scottyshades
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Damn fine beer, and another good one from Weyerbacher.

A: Pours a barely transparent rich mahogany color with slight amber tints to it when held at the right lighting. The nose is off-white and very nice looking, leaving lots of lacing along the glass.

S: Amazing nose! Floral, bitter, grassy, twangy, earthy, and piney hops all around!! I love simcoe hops! All of this delicious hop goodness is balanced by a firm malt base.

T: Copy of the nose, slightly bitter and very nicely balanced by the malts. Just an instant classic!!

MF/D: Highly drinkable, a little intense after a few, but very nicely done. Beware; this beer will crush your palate, so drink this one last.

scottyshades, Sep 02, 2009
Photo of PSUBeerman
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, shaped pint glass

Pours a clear amber color with definite orange tones. The head was very thick and frothy, lots of lacing & retention.

Nice pine hops aroma with grapefruit.

An abundance of hops hit you right away for the taste. Nice bitterness balanced by malts. Citrus flavors mixed in. The alcohol content was quite noticeable.

Smooth drinking, could use a little more carbonation.

PSUBeerman, Sep 02, 2009
Photo of capra12
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 8/21/09 solo at The Gingerman NYC,

Appearance: Orange and clear in color with about a finger head, with web-like lacing.

Smell: Piney hops (like it should)

Taste: Opens with a strong bittering and piney hop which fluctuates between the two flavors from open to finish and there is a slight tanginess in the middle to end. There is a piney hop aftertaste which lingers.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied and leave my palate a bit dry.

Drinkability: I would definitely have this again but just another or else I'd be stuck in the evergreen forest. lol

capra12, Sep 02, 2009
Photo of Darkhorse09
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very deep, dark amber, with a little red when held to the light. A very thick, big looking beer filled with rich color. The head is creamy, cloudy and doesnt ever leave. In fact, laceing was left all over the glass through the whole beer. Great looking beer. My first 5 point score for appearance.

Very good smell. Kind of a let loose hops aroma, nothing hidden, just right in your face. Grassy, earty and spicy hops with a little barnyard scent too. Really interesting nose. But a little overpowering for me (although I suppose that is the idea....)

A really outstanding double IPA. Enormous hop character. Backed by a huge (almost too big IMO) malt flavor. Hops upfront, and a long, long finish with the malt. Almost a burned, charred malt that demands, forcefully lots of hops. Very dense, intense flavor. Don't give this one to a first time DIPA drinker...

The mouthfeel is thick and oily, totally coating the entire palate. Very chewy and sticky from all the hops, again, a little too much for me. But perfect for the style.

Drinkability is not as high due to just a touch of alcohol on the finish and the big malt flavor. Enormously dense brew, with enough flavor for just one IMO.

A really fantastic beer, all in all. Be ready to be humbled.

Darkhorse09, Aug 28, 2009
Photo of hdofu
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Mmmm this one is a good one the likes of which I havent had since the last bottle of ruination I had. Pours an orangeish red with a peachy head has a sort of apricot finish. Smells sort of orangeish. Very thick, one of the thickest mouthfeels I had in awhile. Good carbonation. It's a big beer so while I could drink alot of it it could floor you with its big abv

hdofu, Aug 28, 2009
Photo of beerbrains
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy amber. Full on citrusy hops in the nose and on the tongue. The hops is not harsh or overly piney. Some earthyness in the nose. A very balanced dose of malty sweetness underneath. Crisp biting mouth feel. Scrubs the palette. Paired this with a great spanish chorizo.

beerbrains, Aug 27, 2009
Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in a tulip. Poured a murky burnt orange with a half-inch frothy, off-white head embedded with tiny ringlets. Head eventually recedes into a broken cap - thicker around the edges than in the middle, with a swath and some spots of lacing exposed as the brew is consumed. Great nose - sweet grapefruit up-front, followed by some piny/resinous hops towards the back. Flavors are more evened out than suggested by the nose - sweetness and piny quality muddle together nicely on a malty backbone and play some tricks on the palate (is it sweet, is it bitter?) - my personal preference with DIPAs is more to the sweet side of the spectrum, but this is a pretty nice compromise in my opinion. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, a little oily on the tongue with a fairly even amount of background carbonation that peaks a little towards the back of the tongue - not too much lingering bitterness. Solid DIPA with a fairly well-hidden abv. - qualities change slightly as the brew warms, so a pleasant sipper.

Jwale73, Aug 26, 2009
Photo of morimech
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber color with two fingers of off-white head that had excellant retention before settling to a thick cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left on the glass. Big hop aroma of grapefruit, tangerine, and pine. No doubt what you are gettin into with this aroma. The first thing that hits my tongue is a blast of citrus followed by high bitterness. It is hard to pick out any malt but there is a sense of some caramel sweetness there. Alcohol taste and warmth in the finish that has the affect of cleansing the bitterness from the palate. Has a nice soft texture and carbonation. Medium bodied. A good showcase of a single hop variety. I would of preferred some semblence of balance. High bitterness and ABV limits drinkability as well.

morimech, Aug 24, 2009
Photo of Reagan1984
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottles into on of my favorite glasses. Greeted with a substantial head that was beige in color and showed some excellent retention. Yes, my favorite as the head had such nice structure it rose well above the rim of the glass. Deep amber color with copper and orange highlights. Spider web lacing left everywhere.

Aroma is floral, fresh, bright and of loud citrus grapefruit. Excellent first intro into the taste here.

This is a fairly bold DPA in the bitterness category. I mean that in it hits you immediately. Wall to wall hop bitterness. In the middle you do get some malty sweetness as well as some boozy notes. Very citrus focused up front, then moves to some pine flavors and resin like feel.. Lots of yeast tones here.

Extremely subtle carbonation which provides a very smooth mouth feel. Not quite the cask like qualities of the unfiltered version, but still quite smooth. Now to speak out of the other side of my mouth, the yeast nature causes the slightest powdery feel. But still very smooth.

Enjoy this and it's an enjoyable DPA. The sense of the ABV slows it for me a bit, but that's expected at a 9% level. Very solid readily available DPA..

Reagan1984, Aug 22, 2009
Photo of ThickestHead
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap into a 5 ounce sampler glass.
Comes an orange/gold slightly hazed.
Smells of citrus and floral aromatics and some piney hops.
Tastes more of the pine hops throughout and yet it has a sweet thick malt backbone.
It is clingy and thick, resiny and slick. The alcohol becomes present near the finish yet is well hidden until then.
Personally couldn't drink too many of these in a sitting but it is an amazingly good brew.

ThickestHead, Aug 22, 2009
Photo of jbhuxley
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy amber/cherry color with 1 1/2" of creamy, off white head. Head slowly subsides, while nice lines of sticky lacing linger.

There is a lot going on in the nose. The hops are so complex. There's a bit of tropical citrus, with a nice touch of spicy earthiness. The hops all sit on a nice backdrop of molasses.

The tropical citrus notes reappear immediaetly in the first taste. A strong pine resin comes through, with an immense toasty earthiness. A nicely done, but not overdone sweetness holds this all together. It finishes with a bitter spicy earthiness.

Carbonation is light, but appropriate. It is medium in body, but quite creamy and silky. It has a great hop sweetness balance that make it very drinkable, maybe too drinkable for it's 9% abv.

jbhuxley, Aug 22, 2009
Photo of nickfl
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Two fingers of off-white head that exhibits good retention and thick lace. The body is amber brown and slightly hazy.

S - Musty, spicy hops. Lots of pine and a bit of grapefruit; very much like sniffing hop pellets. Some toast and caramel malt in the background as well.

T - Pine hops with some sweaty, spicy notes and moderate bitterness. Malt sweetness begins to counter in the middle with rising alcohol warmth. The finish is quite spicy, from both hops and alcohol, with malt sweetness and hoppy bitterness competing for dominance into the finish.

M - Thick, creamy body, moderate carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish with a hint of astringency.

D - Pretty drinkable considering the level of hopping and the alcohol. There is a lot of hop intensity here, but not a lot of complexity. The aroma is quite a bit better than the flavor. I am impressed that this is able to come off as balanced as it is while leaving a lingering spicy bitterness and the distinct impression that the hops are in charge. A pretty nice DIPA overall, though the hop flavor could use a little more variety and a somewhat more rounded, less astringent, bitterness.

nickfl, Aug 21, 2009
Photo of alleykatking
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle got in a trade with either jyounger30 or yourefragile....Jay and Michael you both rock with this beer!

A- Pours a well I don't know how to describe it color wise but best with apple cider color. Very thick looking with it being very hazy. Not a big head at all with this one...maybe it was my not so hard pour. Some lacing on the sides as I drink it. Very tasty looking to say the least.

S- Nice citrus and piney aroma in the nose. More citrus (pineapple, orange) than piney (earthy, weedy). I was taken aback a little with the sweeter malt backbone that I could pick up. Not a bunch but I could still detect it. The alcohol in this is really covered up well. This is both a good and bad thing..haha.

T- To me this beer has a nice bitter bite upfront which only makes me wish I hadn't thought a citrus bite would come first. Pleasant suprise for sure. Some bready sweet malts come through a little in the middle before there is a more citrus hop flavor in the end with some piney bitterness. This is a very nice rollercoaster ride for the palate to say the least. Nice taste.

M- Nice medium mouthfeel. This beer is a little chewy to says the least. You can tell even when you pour it that it will make you chew. God carbonation with this beer making it a nice drinker. Tons of hop resin over everthing it touches in the palate. Nice bitter taste left on the tounge long after the sip is over.

D- This is a dangerous drinker. The ABV is high on this one but so well hidden. Very tasty and leaves me wanting another one which I have in my fridge but I don't know if I want to crack it open yet or wait. Very good beer!

alleykatking, Aug 19, 2009
Photo of tavernjef
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smoothly glowing dark burnt orange hue that reminds me of those plastic pumpkin decorations with thelight bulbs in em. A bone white capping of medium height slips away silently after pouring. Lacing in both fat and skinny strings are flung about in random patterns across the glass.

Ahhh...the Simcoe hops are in strong demand for a reason and the reason being they have enormous nose attributes and flavors that are very welcome to this hophound. Here, the nose is citrusy with tangerine, orange, and low melonish, tropicalness with nice earthy floral touches as well as a cannibus-like pungency deeply set within.

Taste is more of the same and quite nice at that. Take all that's noted in the nose and throw in a well-rounded toasty malt and biscuity center and you've got a winner. The meld of citrusy oranged mid-mild zest, earthy cannibus, and toasted edgy backing is quite a tasty treat. Nice balance with just enough sweetness with a smidgeon of caramel malt leading off the finish late after the cannibus and citrus round away.

Bold medium body with a tender smooth carbonation wrapped within the toasty malt and biting hoppy bitterness thats quite simply put, very satisfyingly ample. Slight floral hoppy heat seeps in after a bit as it finishes with a nice balance of the hops and toasty malt drizzled with caramel.

Yum, yum, yum, I've got Simcoe in my tum! A straight up super solid Dbl. IPA by Weyerbacher!
The drinkability is quite easy, but careful of the sneaky heat as that 9% does sink in soon after the glass has been drained.

tavernjef, Aug 19, 2009
Photo of Ryan011235
3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter on 7/18/09

A - Dense amber in color; hazy. Poured a 2 finger off-white head; settled to about half that after a few minutes. Bountiful lace.

S - Bold hop presence, pine & grapefruit. There are also some toasted malt notes.

T - A robust hop bitterness runs the game. There is a pleasant & unassuming bready malt sweetness upfront that gives way to grapefruit tones & a dense pine flavor. A resiny bitterness lingers throughout.

M - Hop resin allows for a nearly chewy character. There is an enjoyable grittiness as well. Despite this, there is also a bit of boozy slickness.

D - A very intense beer, it is almost daunting at times. For me, this is one to enjoy occasionally. I would like to give this a try on draft.

Ryan011235, Aug 15, 2009
Photo of beerwolf77
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is burnt orange and oh so cloudy. The thick head that's staring me in the face is like hop flavored ice cream. I want to grab a spoon and take a bite. The amount of lace that remains after settling is could be scraped off with a knife. The smell is sweet yet pungent bitter hop cones. I get a sort of musky woods aroma as well. It actually relaxes me as I take deep whiffs. The flavor is similar to the nose. Hoppy and rediculously bitter but sweet and musk like. Like pine chips might taste. Not a bad thing by any means. The mouth feel is super sticky. It sort of latches onto my teeth and makes my mouth gritty. I get no hint of the high abv at all. This is a very good DIPA.

beerwolf77, Aug 15, 2009
Photo of Arbitrator
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Chilled bottle into a glass. Courtesy of a trade with dmunroe. Thanks Donald.

A: Pours a murky, glowing coppery amber into a tulip. The head is about an inch of off-white foam, with big bubbles, and retention is pretty decent over a couple of minutes. Thick sheets of lace down the sides of the glass. One of the best-looking IPAs I have ever seen, bar none.

S: Hugely citrus pith with a tangy, rindy, earth vibe to it. Some pine in there, although it manifests itself more as a weedy aroma. I'm surprised by how much malt I smell in there too. A very pungent bouquet here.

T: Citrus up front. Orange rind dominates, but there's some grapefruit and pineapple bite in there too. Pine sap plays a huge role in the mid-taste, which is when the taste starts to hint at getting malty, but the citrus elements pull back into the finish to produce a clinging bitterness that rides well into the aftertaste.

M: A chewy body with moderate carbonation that helps its presence. There's a slightly dry burn at the beginning, with an alcohol burn at the finish (owing to the ABV). Definitely resiny.

D: Kind of hard to have a second one right after the first. This is an explosion of flavor, and it's so much that my palate needs some rest about 3/4 of the way through, and I definitely couldn't enjoy another one right away. But later? Yes.

Arbitrator, Aug 10, 2009
Photo of johannasclimacus
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle poured into my Stone tulip.

Pours a deep reddish brown, very pretty. A nice three finger layer of frothy head that settles down into a one inch layer. Lots of lacing all around the inside of the glass.

Smell is great too, lots of pine, fruit, malt, and a distinct hop, Taste follows through, very bitter and first, but not so much as it continues to set in on the tongue. This beer is not dominated by the hops; there is an enormous malt presence here.

Alcohol is too high to make this extremely drinkable, but that just goes with the style. Still, a damn tasty and impressive beer from Weyerbacher.

johannasclimacus, Aug 09, 2009
Photo of DannyS
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A - Dark, ruddy orange brown with a 1 finger thick head of foam that dissipates into a respectable collar and webs of drippy lacing.

S - Lots of big floral, fruity, piney hop aromas with that distinct amoxicillin-remniscent malt sweetness.

T - Almost as bitingly bitter as Ruination; here's that 'tongue-bruising' character. Fruit, citrus, and malty sweetness dry desperately to punch through the bitterness, finishing dry with less residual bitter than i expected. Aftertaste is bready. Gets a little less harsh with continued drinking, though it's making my tongue feel tingly.

M - Almost oily in its viscous feel, with low carbonation. This is one heavy beer.

D - 9% ABV and an unrelenting bitter attack make this a definite sip & savor brew.

Overall - It's not the obnoxious bitter bomb that Ruination is, but it's close. I think I'll stick to 90min. while I'm biding my time before Hopslam comes around again.

DannyS, Aug 09, 2009
Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,859 ratings.