Unfiltered Double Simcoe IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 392 | Reviews: 215 | Display Reviews Only:
4.13/5 rDev +1.7%
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a huge, sticky head that sheets lacing down the sides of the pint glass
Smell: Massive grapefruit and pine tones in the aroma
Taste: Grapefruit and tangerine, at the outset, followed by pith and pine bitterness, with the alcohol making its presence felt in the flavor profile by mid-palate; a bit harsh, with aspirin overtones, just after the swallow, but the finish is sweet and fruity
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with prickly carbonation; warmth in the gullet
Drinkability: A little hot, and that drops the drinkability score, but this is a fine DIPA
07-19-2009 20:53:04 | More by brentk56
4.53/5 rDev +11.6%
A big thank you to the kind BA who sent this one my way. I had been waiting a long time to try this one, and was super stoked to see it in the fridge. Served chilled and poured into a goblet, this one was consumed on 06/11/2009.
The pour was damn near perfect, well it was perfect. Huge foam head that would go nowhere. Rich lacing dripping down the sides of the glass and really just giving this one a huge overall look to it. Nice hazy amber color, this was what I want all dipa to look like. Lots of earthy hop notes here, really nicely done I have to say. Very well balanced with loads of pine notes and an un wavering malty touch to it. Smooth,even carbonation and a freshness that made it almost sticky at times. This was just perfectly balanced taste and much fuller and more robust then the original.
Overall I thought it was excellent. So nice to see this very well balanced beast as opposed to the shredding west coast ipas that we normally see. This is a winner in my book for sure.
06-12-2009 14:58:43 | More by mikesgroove
4.47/5 rDev +10.1%
A huge thanks to nyrangerfan (Steve) for hooking it up with a bottle of this. It's been on my wants forever it seems, so it's nice to pop the cork on this one.
A: The pour is a hazy, dark amber color with a very fluffy off-white head on top.
S: The nose is full of fruity hops. An all out assault of grapefruit and pineapple. Man, I love simcoe.
T: There is a great bitterness up front which is quickly followed by a very juicy grapefruit flavor that just sticks to your tongue all the way to the finish. A nice bitter bite on the finish completes the sip.
M: The body is medium with a rather plentiful level of carbonation. The bitterness lingers a bit, but provides a nice crisp and refreshing feel to the beer.
D: That 9% ABV is nowhere to be found in the sip. This is an absolutely fantastic DIPA, and one of my new favorites, in fact. If only I could buy it out here in California.
01-23-2010 19:30:11 | More by womencantsail
3.88/5 rDev -4.4%
Definitely had this a while ago but grabbed another bottle to try it again for reviewing. The cork pops like Champagne. The beer pours out with a deep hazy copper color with a fluffy white head on top. The smell of the beer is decent, not much different than the regular version of this. There are some sweet malts on the nose as well as a big hop aroma as well. The taste of the beer is sweeter than most IPA's, it's got a good bitterness in the finish. Caramel and bitter citrus notes balance nicely. The mouthfeel of the beer was drinkable, it's got some good body to it. It's a slick oily beer. Overall it's not bad, I seemed to enjoy this beer more a few years ago than I do now. Still a quality brew.
10-28-2012 21:30:30 | More by Knapp85
3.85/5 rDev -5.2%
For $6.99 this 22oz corked bottle to me is a steal at Bestway here in GSO.Poured into an oversized wine glass a deep murky hazed amber with a big fluffy white head that left multiple rows of lace as it never completely settled.Somewhat odd aromas something was a little off,there was the deep pine resin but also almost a skunked note wich I can safely say this bottle was not,just a weird off note.Big sweet alcohol mixed with intense pine resin on the palate,its definently hot like alot of Weyerbacher brews but the hops are intenese and awesome.Mouth coating mouthfeel is very nice its full and rich,its big and and dangerous and could be a future headache, but hey its pretty damn good.
06-25-2009 00:07:28 | More by oberon
4.43/5 rDev +9.1%
Thanks to d0b for sharing this one!
Reviewed from notes. Opaque orange with great sticky head retention. Ultra tropical hops in the nose, I swore it made me dizzy every time I took a deep whiff. Sticky sweet cantaloupe, mango and ripe melon aroma, resiny dank herbals behind the fruit. Amazing! Fruity tropical juicyfruit flavors come across in the flavor too, bolstered by a huge pale malt undercurrent, with a slightly boozy edge that trails off with spicy, sweet and bitter hop flavors. If not for the abv, I would try to tackle a bottle myself! Thanks for sharing Dave, hopefully my dreams come true and this makes it to WI someday soon!
06-22-2009 03:07:00 | More by emerge077
4.22/5 rDev +3.9%
A - Poured out a murky, orange/brown color with a three-finger head of tan foam that seemed to never stop rising. It left sticky patches of lace when it finally did recede.
S - An overwhelming aroma of grapefruit and bubblegum with mild caramel notes.
T - Like the aroma, there is a strong grapefruit flavor but with a piney quality, too. It had a nice burnt toast maltiness with another flavor that I can only call creamy. Must be because it was unfiltered.
M - It was crisp, sharp and had some real bite. A medium to full bodied beer.
D - Great tasting but I found myself struggling to consume the whole beer by the end. I'd recommend getting the 12oz bottles.
01-23-2010 13:27:45 | More by zeff80
3.98/5 rDev -2%
Poured from a 750ml bottle into an imperial pint glass.
A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a very large off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, floral hops and citrus.
T: The taste starts out with a burst of piney hops bitterness. Then a hearty malt character quickly follows along with sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. There's a decent balance and the hops presence returns to the forefront. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, there are other 2IPA's I would pick first but this is a very solid beer worth drinking for a long time.
11-25-2010 03:18:54 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.45/5 rDev +9.6%
Corked & caged 750 ml courtesy of HopStoopid120, cheers Tony!
Pours an effervescent & dirty caramel with 4+ fingers of khaki colored head. Crazy head retention & lacing
S: Fruitty, piney & boozey (a bit)
T: Breadyness, buscuitty malt, leafy & earthy hops in your face, plus pineyness & booze hiding under caramel up front. Dryness & herbal bitterness dominate as this warms, plus toffee & caramel, plus herbal hops smack & a ton of pink grapefruit & some booze..
MF: Chewy, bready with low carbonation & bit too hoppy balance & ABV-wise to ring all my bells
Drinks a bit slow, the ABV & complexity slow me down a bit. Hop heads may disagree
09-23-2009 04:23:35 | More by russpowell
4.25/5 rDev +4.7%
Big thanks to kmurray8621 for sending this my way. Served in my usual Kuhnhenn tulip.
A - Ridiculous four fingers of blonde foam that takes forever to dissipate and leaves lots of wonderful lace patterns on the sides of the glass. You can definitely tell this is unfiltered because it is dark! Opaque dark orange-brown color with only the slightest bit of visibilty at the bottom, where I can see tiny bubbles streaming upwards. The only thing keeping this from a perfect score is that the color is a little dull and doesn't have much glow or fire to it.
S - There's tons of earthy pine and a little bit of dankness, with only hints of citrus zest and tropical fruits in the background. There's also a very balanced helping of brown sugary malt, and maybe the slightest hint of booze. The smell is a little muted when cold, but comes alive as it warms up.
T - This is definitely a more malt-forward DIPA in the vein of Racer X than a West Coast grapfruit explosion. There is still plenty of the earthy Simcoe flavor going on, with some unusual fruit notes (peach is the most obvious), pine, and grass as well. The malt is more sweet dough and less saccharine than suggested in the smell. There is a very strong bitter aftertaste (also like Racer X) that becomes seriously palate busting. It's a very unusual, but ultimately successful combination in my opinion.
M - Moderate carbonation with a slight upper lip tingle, but not particularly bloaty. On the lighter side of medium bodied, and maybe a touch thin for the ABV. Tons of residual stickiness and oily hop resin - you'll taste and feel this beer long after you finish drinking it. There is some nice alcohol warmth after a while.
D - No problems with the 750ml bottle, but afterward my palate was worn out and I had a pretty serious buzz going. This is a definite evening ender, and could be dangerous at the end of a long session.
06-11-2009 02:34:02 | More by MasterSki
4.22/5 rDev +3.9%
Poured into a Bruery tulip. Beer is dark amber and hazy iwth a thick white head of small bubbles that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Carbonation is moderate to high. Head has a lot of staying power.
Aroma is smooth but hop forward with piny hops, smells good.
Beer is medium bodied with minimal sweetness up front with nice hop flavors and smooth bitterness at the back with a clean finish. Beer is really enjoyable as a DIPA. Its a definite repeat for me.
10-31-2010 01:58:43 | More by drabmuh
4/5 rDev -1.5%
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma is apricots, oranges and caramel malt. The flavor is a mixed bag of citrus fruit, pine and a nice caramel malt backbone. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
07-10-2010 04:30:07 | More by Mora2000
3.9/5 rDev -3.9%
750 ml cage-corked bottle -
Pours mostly foam at first though the dark amber body quickly grows. The Head is foamy/rocky. Patchy lacing sticks.
The smell is of strong pine - spicy and sappy.
The taste is also of strong pine - sappy with a hint of caramel. Alcohol certainly shows. Finishes with a sweetness and a bitterness and boozy.
Full-bodied and somewhat creamy, thickish.
This is a raw one. Simcoe hops in full force. With booze and hint of caramel. Raw - but good if you're a Simcoe hop lover. Honesty, I prefer the original. The rawness impacts it more.
08-06-2009 16:27:42 | More by jwc215
4.03/5 rDev -0.7%
Huge head (seven fingers!). The beer is orange-amber and very cloudy. Each re-pour creates another excessive head. Settles slowly and leaves lumpy lace.
Strong pine-like hoppy aroma. The alcohol is quite prevalent.
Nearly extreme, this is a heavily hopped beer with a potent alcohol presence. Rich broth with a mild carbonation level. Starts with a light malt flavor. Long, long bitter aftertaste.
09-13-2010 00:26:39 | More by smcolw
4.25/5 rDev +4.7%
Appearance: pours a dark amber color with a big fluffy 3" head that sticks around a while. Nice lace paints the glass.
Smell: floral bitterness, soft pine, and some sharp grapefruit tones are very pleasant on the nose.
Taste: big malt base with some pine tones, grapefruit, ripe pears, a bit of bubblegum, and a hearty bitterness. Alcohol is noticable and provide a nice warming.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lighlty crisp throughout with some dryness showing up late. Long aftertaste as the bitterness and grapefruit flavors linger on the tongue a while.
Drinkability: this beer is so quaffable and at the higher alcohol level, it may be dangerous. I usually stick to one bomber bottle in a session, but I can see opening a second one. Great beer.
01-29-2010 22:42:37 | More by Gavage
District of Columbia
4.38/5 rDev +7.9%
750 mL bottle, poured into a tulip.
Pour is initially very foamy, settling in a deep hazed amber with a dense, thick head and ridiculous webs of lacing. Aroma is sharp, fresh pine hops, very pungent and balanced with mild malt sweetness. Very creamy, smooth body with medium carbonation and lingering pine and citrus rind hops without being overly bitter. Body has strong caramel malt backbone with strong dry citrus, pine and herbal flavors. Very nice sipper from Weyerbacher; I prefer this over the DFH Squall for a local unfiltered DIPA.
03-15-2010 01:09:33 | More by yourefragile
Unfiltered Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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