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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
91
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2,724 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 2,724
Reviews: 1,306
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 139
Gots: 181 | 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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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a garnet red that is fairly transparent. Light is a pretty color as it shines its way through the beer. thick head that dissolves to a thinner folm. lots of layered lacing. Heavy carbonation. Nose is slightly malty with lots of citrus hops going on. Very fresh and biting type of smell.

Flavor is almost over-the-top but pulls back from ebing too much and is a nice compromise. Lots of springy, sprucey and citrusy hops. But all nicely balanced by a malty, woody base that supports the whole concontion. Medium mouthfeel but the hop oils really do kind of linger around the mouth and expand the palate a bit. Very drinkable but not for folks who frown on hoppy beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2006 02:10:50 | More by MuddyFeet
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Suds

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew pours a clear amber-orange color with a brilliant and stable white head. The aroma is a balanced mix of caramel malt and grapfruity hops, backed by a persistant alcohol smell. There’s more malt in the aroma than I expected, and it has a rustic, slightly earthy quality. The flavor is somewhat sweet, with a lot of citrus. Pretty good warming sensation from the alcohol. The hops really kick in at the hind-taste, with a prominent bitterness. All of the balance goes out the window in the finish, which slides into a long-lasting resiny, bitter hop flavor. The beer is a little grainy, with some tannin qualities and astringency, but it’s not unfitting. Moderate carbonation and fairly pretty full body. This is a rich brew with a lot of great qualities…intensity and aroma are chief among them. Certainly worth having.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2006 20:59:32 | More by Suds
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joe1510

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. Bomber

I've been pretty anxious to give this a try and was finally able to get my grubby little hands on one. Poured into my pint glass a hazed dark orange/amber color. There's all kinds of tiny carbonation bubbles rising up into the creamy, solid, slightly off-white head. The head leaves moderate lacing as I drink.

I could smell this as soon as I popped the cap. My mouth watered immediately and is actually watering right now as I type this. There is a nice caramel sweetness, maybe even a touch of very lightly toasted grain. That's just the backbone though. What stands out is the mouth watering hoppiness. There is an aroma of fresh pine needles and a few drop of mango and bitter citrus. I'm going to go with orange rind but it seems to change. After this beer warms there's also a touch of freshly torn mint leaves that remind me of summer when mixed with the orange and mango. Smells delicious.

Double Simco is a high quality beer. The flavors follow hand in hand with the smell. The thing is, you can't tell about the bitterness through the smell but that's what makes this beer. The bitterness hits mid-palate and lingers and lingers and...Well, you get it. Not overpowering by any means. Just the way I like my IIPA's. Tastes puckeringly yummy.

This beer feels really good in my mouth. You can really feel the carbonation and bite not only on the top of the tongue but the sides and under your tongue as well. Bitterness in the throat and I could feel the numbness just a few seconds after my first pull and it just kept coming.

Drinkability is good. I'd give it higher because this is definately a good beer but it would almost feel like a waste drinking too much considering the tongue lashing you recieve. I'd be missing out on the flavor if I drank too much. With that said you need another drink after the last one.

Overall, after the waiting to get one of these I'm supremely glad I finally did. Wonderful IIPA. If you see this pick up a couple, and send me one cause I can't buy them here...

Slainte!

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2006 02:24:51 | More by joe1510
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Enola

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is just a tad lighter than typical of the style. It actually looks more like a pale ale. There is a thick head that sticks around. Lots of lacing. The smell is hoppy of course. The taste is bitter and sweet. The mouthfeel is sticky with a lasting bitter flavor. The drinkability is good. This beer reminds me of a pale ale that has been pumped up a little. Overall, a good beer that I would try again.

**Edit. The second glass from the bomber was loaded with floaters. The first glass which I reveiwed had none.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2006 17:22:05 | More by Enola
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memory

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured solid head with strong lacing.
Hop aroma takes you on a dream flight through a hop field.
Taste. Grapefruit, pine, bubblegum, malt, intense on the tongue.
Mouthful just enough bitterness to tell the brain relax, stop sipping and experience this incredible brew.
Drinkability, what can you say, drink it while it's out there.
A most excellence brew. My first taste of Simcoe hops. I hope I can grow some.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2006 03:38:06 | More by memory
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright reddish/copper colore with an absolutely ridiculous head that sticks around for the long haul, leaving great lacing on the glassware.

Smells of sweet malts and loads of piney and grassy hops.

Tastes of hop domination with a nice sweet malt backbone. Ridiculously piney hops shine through on this one from, duh, the simcoe hops. Finish isn't too dry but has that aspirin-like taste that us hopheads have been known to love. Very bitter beer with just enough sweet candy maltiness to balance it out just a tad. This beer, in some ways, reminds me of Stone 10th Anniversary IPA.

Mouthfeel is extremely oily, medium bodied, and decent carbonation.

Drinkablity is moderate, even though this is an excellent DIPA. The piny flavors do get to me after a while.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2006 01:53:39 | More by Doomcifer
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geexploitation

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a gorgeous dark amber, with light glinting through the beer and off the yeast floating in the beer. White, soft, sticky, tenacious head. Aromas of passionfruit initially, with more piney and minty notes coming out at higher temperatures. Very bitter up front, but with quite a bit of balancing malt sweetness, followed by an alcoholic burn and astringent hop note toward the end that somehow mesh together really well. The finish is long and active on the tip and sides of the tongue. Fairly big carbonation fills the mouth at the mid-palate, along with a thick slickness. Overall, this is excellent stuff: thick, slightly sweet, quite bitter, with both elements balancing each other for the most part. Thick, satisfying malts and an interesting hop join to create a very interesting, satisfying beer. Very well done.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2006 05:33:38 | More by geexploitation
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TrickKnee

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, this is one hell of a double. Smells of citrus are flowing out of this like a river. Tastes are almost like sucking on a pine tree witch makes this really tasty. Tastes of alcohol are really not that present however you can feel the warm soothing taste hit your stomach. IF you are a fan of double dont think twice and pick this gem of a beer up.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2006 00:12:46 | More by TrickKnee
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Hautacam

Connecticut

2.58/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Slightly hazy amber , with a tan head that foams up and laces.
Smells very piney with a hint of metal.
Tastes very sweet..intensely hoppy...citrusy mostly; bitter and alcoholic. There is a funny spearmint-menthol taste that is putting me off a bit and a little metallic bite in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is pretty cloying and syrupy.Carbonation low.
I got through a bomber of this , hoping I'd like it more as it warmed and my tastebuds got numbed by the hops....but just not thinking that I'll buy this one again.
Too bad ...I like just about everything these guys brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2006 02:56:42 | More by Hautacam
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz into a pint glass.

A- Burnt orange, cloudy, 1 finger creamy colored head, lots of lacing 4.5

S- Hops hops hops and more hops, smell is very nice and lively 4.5

T- Intense, but not over the top. Can taste the alcohol a bit, but not alot at all. nice after taste, some nice piney, grassy flavors in there 4.5

M- Dry, crisp. clean. 4

D- Good sipping beer, could not do alot of these, but a good beer, would buy again. 4

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2006 00:34:51 | More by mikesgroove
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psinderson

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Bright, clear amber color with a sticky, off-white head. There was lacing all the way down the galss.

Smell: Glorious hop aroma. Spicy and fruity with a malty background. As it warmed, a very slight alcohol aroma developed.

Taste: A great mix of sweetness and hops up front with a smooth hop character from beginning to end. A pleasant hop bitterness finishes the taste. Even though this is an IPA, there is a lot of sweetness but not too unbalanced. The greatest part of the taste is how it is so well blended from beginning to end...no noticeable flaws. Also, this brew hides the high ABV very well. I did not detect any alcohol flavor.

Mouthfeel: Very full-bodied and pleasing.

Drinkability: Considering the high ABV and IBU's, this goes down amazingly well.

This just may become my highest rated beer to date. I was expecting something a bit heavier and more difficult to drink, but this was a pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2006 03:24:16 | More by psinderson
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a big Weyerbacher bottle into pint glasses. I've had a range of experiences with Weyerbacher, and on the whole I don't trust the beers to provide a comfortable experience. Along comes Double Simcoe, with all the love provided by tons of BA's, and once again I can't see the attraction.

It was hoppy in a piney kind of way, but not at all balanced with malt like the best DIPA's (Goose Island Imperial IPA, Stone 10th, Pliny, even Weyerbacher Eleven). Just hoppy in an unbalanced way.

I guess I can't say it's a terrible beer, it just didn't live up to the hype.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2006 04:17:12 | More by TurdFurgison
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ybnorml

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clean copper/orange beer. Has a big foamy beige head with plenty of lace. The aroma is all hops. Mostly a strong piney character up front. With a light sweet citrus background. The mostly pine character continues in the taste with just a hint of malt sweetness wandering in and out. Very interesting but that very strong piney character gets almost medicinal befroe the very dry hop finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2006 22:03:43 | More by ybnorml
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An absolutely brilliantly clear, richly red color that is tinged with amber overtones. The head is summoned forth to an easily four-fingers in thickness and has a bit of a meringue like consistency and enough staying power to leave a textured lacing pattern on the sides of the glass. An intensely fruity aroma dominates from the get go. As I pour this the fruity hop notes just jump out at you. Smooth, is certainly an apt descriptor for this amply hopped brew; the Simcoe aromatics are just so rounded. This aroma has no harshness, no raw green hop notes and astringency. Towards the end of the aroma notes of lightly toasted grain and caramelized malt are noticeable. The fruit hop notes remind me of berries, lychees, candied orange peel, sweet tangerines and even ruby red grape fruit. This beer could almost use some harsher hop aromatics as a balancing point, but really it is beautiful as is.

Lightly sweet up front, this beer continues to be quite smooth until it picks up a nice, clean bitterness which closes out a sip of this brew. In the long finish the bitterness lingers a bit as well as just a touch of almost tannic astringency, which is the only other noticeable note from the ample hops used in this beer. Of course the fruity citrusy hop notes dominate the flavor profile of this beer but there is lots more going on even in the hop department. A nice backdrop of menthol like notes sort of move to the tannic astringency that is in the finish. The finish definitely makes me think of fresh pine needles and is even a touch raw and green in character. Layered fruit notes of candied orange peel, concentrated lychee, even pithy sweetened grapefruit and a berry coulis reduction all combine together to form a nice mix of hop fruit flavors.

I knew that Simcoe hops were quite smooth, but I am definitely impressed by how smoothly fruit focused this hop is. Sure it is in fact a hop so it does have some of that raw hop character, but comparatively to many other varieties it is down right mellow (especially in the amounts that must have been used for this beer). Really a lingering, lightly green, tannic note that just mouth coatingly sticks around is what tells me that a lot of hops were used in this brew. This is definitely enjoyable, and regardless of the outcome, I will always be a fan of a beer that so boldly show-cases the effects of a single hop variety. Simcoe is a perfect candidate for something as big as a one hop Double IPA, it is so smooth, yet at times I wonder if that raw, aggressive hoppiness that other varieties contribute is not missing from this brew. Regardless, this has shown me that my choice of Simcoe in the hop mix of my own brews is a good choice and will require further experimentation.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2006 16:33:23 | More by Gueuzedude
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watermelonman

California

4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This poured to a nice deep orange and gold with a medium head that lasted well. There's a fair amount of lace.

The smell is very strong. There's a ton of somewhat herbal hop flavor in there. The taste has plenty of malt with hops running strong all the way through. Bitterness drops quickly in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium and drinkability is very good for the alcohol content.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2006 03:59:10 | More by watermelonman
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assurbanipaul

Texas

4.83/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a turbid burnt orange with a tall, firm billowy head like a cappuccino. Tons of lacing all the way down. Aroma is brightly hopped, lots of grapefruit and juicy, bitter oranges. It's a slap in the face from the start.

Taste is strong, bitter, in-your-face juicy hops. Almost tastes like biting into some grapefruit-orange-melon experimental farm hybrid. Only after a few sips does a pale toasty malt base start to come through with a little caramel or buttery sweetness to balance. A faint spiciness lies somewhere in the middle, not sure if that is an addition or a by-product of the overwhelming hops. Some equity is attempted but this one is heavily tilted toward the juicy, heavy hops.

Mouthfeel is medium to medium-light given what it is; I would expect it to be far more oily than this. Although bitter hops rule the day, its drinkability never suffers -- even at 9%, I could swill this for quite a while. If anything, it drinks like a hop-flavored Jolly Rancher candy.

Mmmm... Simcoe Jolly Ranchers....mmm....

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2006 02:04:22 | More by assurbanipaul
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goodbyeohio

Oregon

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

ok 'tard.. perhaps you went home with the hot chick. what bugs me more, though, is that you gave me this hauntingly good beer. as much as the memory of that toe-headed vixen lingers in my mind.. the hop jolt provided here can satiate any animal urge.

crystal amber pour with a soapy tan head. bubbles crackle on the surface and porous patterns of lace follow the disintegrating foam. funky hop aroma.. funky insomuchas the beer smells like feet, cheese, overripe lemons, coriander and freshly pummeled lemongrass. herbal garden delight in the hop profile.. simcoe goodness, definitely a new hop overdose angle for me.

sips a bit tangy, thick, and follows up with the earthiest primal dirty mouthfeel. the aroma permeates the whole sip, and adds a jungle rot to the festering goodness of the base double caramel burnt sweet beer paradise. what mystifies me the most is the tang in the middle of every sip. is this a by-product of a simcoe OD? is this one of those flavors that appears in my mouth as a side-effect of excessive beer drinking? either way, it works to balance this tremendous brew.

drinkability and mouthfeel obviously suffer a bit due to the caustic nature of this experimental brew.. but those are the sacrifices that we must make in order to press on in the direction of good beer.

after a night of left coast monsters, this beer reminds me that the east coast can pull off something substantial.. inventive and creative to the level of middle ages X. a surefire winner.

was it worth losing a chance to bang the beer prom queen? no. was it f'n good as sh*t? yeah. weyerbacher would be stupid not to make this a year-rounder.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2006 04:10:34 | More by goodbyeohio
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BlindPig

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- 1/4-1/2" light tan head on a cloudy amber orange body. Thin lacing.
S- Huge citrus hop aroma. A hint of a malt background but pretty much not there. Orange and other cirtus and tropical fruit smell. Pineapple also comes out.
T- Big fruity rind flavor with tons of hops in there also. Big strong bitterness that goes throughout. Big flavors like pineapple orange and grapefruit all mixed together. Basically no malt in it. Bit of a alcohol taste but it is very well covered. In the aftertaste the fruit rind with the hops are all that is there. The big bitterness makes itself known and lingers through it all.
M- Full body, light to medium carbonation. Flavors stick to the mouth but what doesn't stick goes down smooth.
D- A very good beer. Easy to drink but it is a sipper. Very nice big hop flavors. It is up there with one of my favorite DIPA's.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2006 22:11:07 | More by BlindPig
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KFaulkner

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is awesome.

This beer is all about being big; big bottle, big pour, big head, big body, and, most importantly, big taste. This beer is big.

But most importantly, it tastes great, announces it's presence with authority (not unlike Tim Robbins' character in Bull Durham) but goes down remarkably smooth. It's extremely hoppy; just the way I like it. It rivals DFH 90 Minute in quality and taste... maybe not quite there, but close.

What astounded me was the foamy head; wow! You pour this bitch of a beer and it foams right up, and then that foam sticks around. A great part of the experience, I found my first sips leaving my nose foamed up. Awesome stuff, interactive beer!

It's also another great beer in a long line of great beers from Weyerbacher.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2006 23:21:25 | More by KFaulkner
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yelterdow

New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

22oz bomber served a few degrees over fridge temperature in a pint glass. God, I love hops. Especially when they're enveloped in a hazy orange monster of a beer, like this beauty.

Appearance- See above... a hazy, dark orange beer of Kong-like proportions... the head billows magically into a four-finger soapy, sudsy cap, leaving behind ridiculously sticky webs of lacing all the way down. On the second big pour after the beer has been sitting for 20 minutes, the head overtakes the liquid and stands upright... literally rising squarely over the rim without spilling over. Friggin' gorgeous.

Smell- A busload of citrusy, sweet Simcoe hops integrate very nicely with a firm malt backbone... the alcohol is showing up a bit as the beer warms, but it's still a distant third.

Taste- Holy crap... so this is what this hop variety does for a living... kicks the living shit out of your tongue! This is incredulous... borderline impossible to drink? No! It can't be! This single hop variety bulldozer of a beer makes Great Divide's and Dogfish Head's DIPAs cower... head down, genitals guarded. The initial sweetness at the tip of the tongue is immediately left for roadkill as the malts and hops initiate World War III in the mouth. Big alcohol warmth, a slight burn after the swallow... a gluttonous offering, this beer really needs better balance to drink well.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- As if one could actually contemplate mouthfeel during the viscious hop attack going on here, it's pretty subtle and even thin for the beer's weight. The texture doesn't foam out after a gentle swish... it virtually liquifies and goes down without much form. This is one rough beer to get through... it's a hell of an example of single-hop varietal brewing, but drinkable it is not. Time to prep the coffeemaker for some action in the morning.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2006 03:54:49 | More by yelterdow
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RedwoodGeorge

California

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy deep orange with two fingers white foam. Lots and lots of lacing

A real Pine-Sol nose (not that it's a bad thing) with some herb notes in the background. Just a touch of sweetness but it's overwhelmed by the hop aromas.

Moderate malt body, slightly sweet but primarily hops, hops, hops. Pine for the most part with a touch of citrus and spice.

Medium to heavy body, low carbonation (it's all in the head, dude!) with a bit of oily residue. Bitterness is appropriate for the style (meaning pretty damn bitter - a good thing) but still a slick coating on the tongue.

A hop lover's dream. For 9.0% ABV they hide it very well but it's sure a drinkable DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2006 01:40:05 | More by RedwoodGeorge
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jimbomill

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour yielded a rich golden-copper view. The initial aroma was wonderful - yielding a citrus-grapefruit nose. The taste was quite good to me. I favor other styles over the IPA style, but this Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacjer is worth trying and getting again. The taste has a complexity that favors "tasty".

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2006 22:56:28 | More by jimbomill
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mattcrill

Ohio

4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Orange peel, candied orange slices, and a nice sweet malty base. Citrus hop aroma all over the place.

Appearance: Brilliant garnet with a tan cake batter head.

Flavor: Spicy, acidic orange juice. Powdered hop resin, lemon zest, and all things good and hoppy. A touch biscuity at the end. The warming alcohol is there throughout but it's well balanced and well hidden.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied. Oily on the palate and leaves a long, bittering finish.

Overall impression: Wow! A hop jack-in-the-jaw with enough malt to make this a balanced treat. What a way to showcase a particular hop variety. I must admit, Weyerbacher is very hit and miss with me (see their 11th anniversary ale for a "miss" example). However, this beer is a solid hit for me. Strongly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2006 20:14:39 | More by mattcrill
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rabsten

West Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Fathead's, south side of the 'Burgh. Bright orange amber with red tinted head. Laces very nicely and the head stays semi-intact throughout.

Lovely, citrus hop aroma. More orange or tangerine than the usual grapefruit-like citrus you often find.

Taste is, not surprisingly, a hop bomb. Since this is the famous "all simcoe" IPA I now know a simcoe hop from a cascade. Very bitter, very cirtusy, very good. Not balanced at all, but I like that in an IPA sometimes.

Crisp to astringent at times, but generally pretty smooth. Easy to drink.

Excellent outing from Weyerbacher. If you're a hop fan it's great. If you like balance, go elsewhere. I like hops a lot so I loved it. Hope it's still available next week when I return.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2006 20:41:38 | More by rabsten
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WeisGuy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber bought at Sam's in Durham.

a - deep copper color, huge off-white head with great retention and lacing, slightly hazy

s - huge hoppy aroma, some citrus and pine, sweet smelling, notes of alcohol

t - citrusy sweetness up front with an all encompassing hoppy bitterness attacking the palate soon thereafter, the finish is long and bitter with slight alcohol

m - medium carbonation and medium body, moderately dry finish

d - very tasty beer that masks its alchol pretty well, I could down a couple bombers no problem

I've been wanting to try this brew for sometime and it didn't disappoint. I love the Simcoe hops both for their aroma and taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2006 01:20:41 | More by WeisGuy
Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 2,724 ratings.