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Unfiltered Double Simcoe IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Unfiltered Double Simcoe IPA
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Ratings: 409
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 18
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
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Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Birdiebeagle on 05-19-2009

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Photo of Gyle41386
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a kind of dark amber color. Big, rich head retains very well and leaves awesome lacing on the glass.

Aroma is of sweet caramel, big pine, and citrus. Slight boozy heat in the aroma as well, which I've come to expect from Weyerbacher.

The flavor...uh, wow. Better come prepared. This thing had WAY more piney bitterness than I was expecting. Herbal, bitter hop flavor. Hefty malt character as well. Some heat in the finish. Again, wow.

Big, big, full body. Creamy, smooth drinker. Just an excellent texture. However, the bitterness and booze make this one a challenge.

Photo of ShogoKawada
4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml into Chouffe tulip.

A- Thick, creamy head on a rusty caramel body. Head is eggshell white/sandy, lasts for days and leaves icing-like lacing on the glass. Fantastic pour.

S- SIMCOE! One of my favorite hop varieties, and it's here in full force. Fuck yeah! A pretty good pale malt is there with the sugary sweetness, but that only plays on the simcoe to make it even better. Sorry if I sound like I'm gushing... but I think I'm in love.

T- Again, awesome. I love double simcoe, and this bottle-conditioned, unfiltered version is the bee's knees, as far as I'm concerned. Hoppier, zestier, and more alpha-acidyer than its sister brew... Normally it's the blend of hops that make a great DIPA. Not so here. Simcoe is big and bold enough a hop variety to stand on its own. And it's an asskicker.

Floral, lesser (but still there) piney and citrusy, with a great octane-esque quality. A good malt backbone only serves as a springboard for the hops, which is just how I like it.
M- Creamy, but with a bite. These hops are powerful. So is the ABV, which isn't really present in the taste but you can feel it on the back end. Still, admirable.

D- Moderately high. A 750ml put me in the clouds. And I can't drink this everyday. But on a semi-frequent basis, ant at under $8 a pop, It's worth it!

Long story short, bottle conditioned DIPAs kick ass!

Photo of blackie
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a: snifter serving, fantastic looking beer - a hazed, deep orange-amber in color, topped with a full two-finger khaki head that lingers to the end

s: big pine and caramel malt nose, pulpy hop tea, perhaps some soft yeasty character, very nice

m: soft, medium carbonation over a medium body - full and creamy

t: caramel malt body supports waves of pulpy pine hop flavor, sugars clean up gradually and move to a full bitterness, a nice dipa without anything exceptionally complex or striking

d: easily consumed the entire bottle over the course of a homebrewing session

750 from Arrowine in Arlington, VA

Photo of jdklks
4.74/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

pours a murky amber brown with orange edges that is impenetrable to light and features various shapes of muck floating through the center. looks a little bit like mud. the head is off white, thick and fluffy, with good retention and much lacing. this beer smells absolutely fantastic. one of the best smelling IPAs ive ever tried. HUGE citrus fruitiness and pure hop bliss. Lots of pineapple. great.

WOW. this is about as complex as a DIPA can get. super fruit sweetness up front thats like the juicy-est orange peach hybrid you've ever bit into, with a hint of pineapple. This is followed by an onslaught of grapefruit bitter hoppiness that uncomprimisingly attacks your palate and remains with it well after the finish and into the aftertaste. the alcohol is noticeable (especially in the hot finish) to the degree that i would guess it higher than 9%, and it blends very well with the overall hop bitterness.

mouthfeel is thick and chewy, and perfectly carbonated for its full body. Drinkability takes a hit from the sheer thickness of the beer. very filling.

one of the best ipas ive ever had.

Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml acquired in a trade with roopy40.

A: Cloudy amber in color with an enormous, dense, khaki colored head, excellent head retention, and huge gobs of lacing all around the glass. Definitely the unfiltered variety. Great looking beer.

S: Dank herbal hop character, resiny pine qualities, smells like an unfiltered beer as it is quite estery as well, so huge hops, a little bit of ester, and some underpinnings of caramel, roasted malts, and just a hint of alcohol. Nice.

T: Up front there's a big kick of resiny bitter hops, simcoe has an unmistakable profile and I don't know how all else to describe other than earthy, and piney, and very potent. Excellent bitterness. Has a long lingering after taste of black tea and mint way underneath it. Fairly estery as well, not too bad though. Malt profile is caramel and quite sweet, but, as it should, gets completely dominated by the hops. Very nice.

M: Sticky and fairly thick, dry, slightly dry, prickly carbonation, hint of warm alcohol, just a little too syrupy for my taste.

D: Not too bad for a double IPA, I could probably drink a few of these, definitely enjoying it. Falls a little short of my expectations, but this is the first East Coast DIPA I've really enjoyed. A little rough around the edges, but I like it. Nice beer, definitely recommended.

Thanks Paul!

Photo of tai4ji2x
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle w cork and cage. forgot to check for date (but a recent arrival at the time). tasted in early june 2009.

deep, almost dark, coppery amber. hazy. (later pours w/ the dregs are quite muky) huge (3+ fingers) light tan head, recedes very slowly. solid, distinct, and consistent thick rings of lace all the way down the glass.

aroma: fresh citrusy grapefruit w touch of pine. hints of passion fruit. caramel maltiness underneath, with hint of apple esters, but the focus is on the fresh and resinous hops.

taste: big hop resins, with citrus zest and rind, plenty of pine, with sticky, resinous , bold bitterness, which lingers. behind all this is a decently robust maltiness, richly caramelized, with apple ester notes again, esp underneath in the finish, which itself remains hoppy with grapefruit notes.

medium body, lightly syrupy and smooth, with surprisingly mild resins in the finish. mild to moderate carbonation is tingly, helps w smooth and almost creamy feel.

this is nice, but the heavy resinous quality cuts down on multi-serving drinkability in comparison to my favorites in the category, like pliny or hop stoopid.

Photo of HonusWagner
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Ommegang flute thing, a strange choice of a first review beer!

Appearance: Nice dark orange hue with a beautiful, long-lasting head. Not quite the color I was expecting but a nice pour.

Smell: Delicious aroma of pineapple sticks out the most, but there's also grapefruit and some spice.

Taste: A bit of a letdown considering the nose, it's not an incredibly diverse taste and it becomes somewhat bogged down as the beer continues to warm. It's not quite a total hop bomb and not malty enough to fit into standard East Coast DIPA flavors. None of the pineapple from the nose, it's primarily citrus with some peppery? hotness on the back.

Mouthfeel- Much more creamy than I expected, very little carbonation considering how loud the pop was when I opened the bottle.

Drinkability- Good but not great for a DIPA, I started to become bored about halfway into the bottle.

I really need to go and review normal Double Simcoe so that I can compare the two, but this beer is something of a minor letdown.

Photo of grub
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Viggo brought this one over. thanks eric!

750ml bottle, corked and caged. sampled oct 15/09.

pours hazy red with a thick, dense cream coloured head. the head drops slowly and leaves a sheet of thick lace behind as it falls.

aroma is good. rough resiny pine. grapefruit. orange peel. bit of alcohol. white bread and cracker. touch earthy. bit of herbal character too.

taste is great. the rough powdery and resiny attack continues. pine and grapefruit. orange and grapefruit peel. bit of tangerine, but this is much more about the rough bitter aspects than the sweet fruity stuff. the 9% alcohol is basically forgotten behind this hop attack. there's some bread and biscuit malt holding things together, but it's at best a supporting actor in this beer. even with the harshness and hop dominance, the bitterness is really only around medium-high level - just about right for a beer of this size.

mouthfeel is good. should i put the enamel peeling character here? medium-large body with a nice drying hop finish. very fine medium carbonation level.

drinkability is good. intense, but balanced. your teeth might fall out and you'd be inclined to fall over, but i think you could drink this one all night. good stuff.

Photo of Viggo
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml corked and caged bottle, big thanks to SPLITGRIN for sending for the Gentlemans Club BIF.

Pours a hazy dark orange, almost a mahogany brown, very huge and thick off white head forms, never really settles down, very thick layer, great chunks of lace stick all over the glass, great retention.

Smell is neat, caramel, lots of floral, lots of grapefruit, brown sugar, some nice pineapple character, slightly fruity, seems a bit sweeter in the nose than the regular version, some alcohol, a bit yeasty, nice stuff.

Taste is almost Belgiany, slightly sugary, caramel, almost a raisiny fruit character, grapefruit, pineapples, pine, alcohol, yeasty, a bit medicinal, some pretty rough and ready bitterness, would strip paint off a while, quite citrusy, dry and herbal in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, medium carbonation, pretty damn bitter and hoppy, alcohol warms going down, some residual sweet but I'm digging this. Thanks Michael!

Photo of bonkers
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a 25 ounce bottle into a snifter. It pours a hazy orange with a rocky white head. There is a thick pine aroma with a hint of sweetness. The flavor is heavy with pine and a bit of citrus. The beer has a sticky mouthfeel and is a bit of a sipper. I think I prefer the original, but this is a very good DIPA.

Photo of EliottJW
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First off, thanks to beandip for a wonderful suggestion in a wonderful trade! I'm really happy to have shared this beer with 2 of my best friends tonight... While we make a list of the top ten things we collectively hate (nickelback, creed and the like just made the cut).

Onto the beer:

CLEARLY... This beer is unfiltered. It pours a deep, hazy amber and the head on this thing goes forever! I poured it into my laser etched new Belgium globe, so I'm sure that helps, but it's still ridiculous. The crown on this beer is frothy and seriously leaves super sticky lace all the way down. It's truly beautiful.

Smells pretty intense... Sweet malts and some mild, floral hops with a pretty decent hint of booze ma. I'm expecting this to be a pretty malty beer, though I soon realize that's not the case. This is a biting hops bomb! Starts out pretty sweet up front, but as soon as any oxygen hits my tongue, that all changes. Super bitter, meaty, almost salty hops take over and never subside... Seriously 10 minutes after my last sip, I've got biitter hops ripping me a new one. There's a slight hint of bready malts and a toils citrus balancing everything out. Overall, this has got a great everything profile.

Drinks a touch heavy and creamy for my tastes, but it's not a bad thing. Just not quite as crisp as I'd like. Overall, this is a great beer and a true standout in it's class, as far as I'm concerned.

Photo of scottoale
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml. brown Belgian style bottle with cork and cage. Poured into a New Belgium taster an amber-gold with a lofty tan-beige near two-finger head. Good head retention and some fine lace sticks to the glass as it goes.

Fruity sweet nose with some herbal spicy notes from the Simcoes. As it warms you get some sweet bubblegum like notes along with a bit of alcohol. Very pleasant in the aroma dept.

The taste is great with nice fruity sweetness charging into the hefty Simcoe bittering body. Very nice hoppy flavors mixing and melding with the caramel malts like they were made for each other...and they definetly are. Lots of sweetness with plenty of bitterness and a taste that reels you in for more. The yeast adds additional spice and although the stuff finishes on a bittery note, some residual sweetness comes back to linger on.

Plenty of body and carbonation, with the fairly high ABV not dominating in any way, this stuff drinks like a champ. A very well done brew that's no slouch in the hop dept., even by West coast standards. Would def enjoy this one again, thanks Benanomyces for the trade!

Photo of nickd717
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle via trade thanks to GeoffFromSJ. 750ml corked and caged bottle poured into Anderson Valley snifter.

A - Cloudy brown color with a large off-white head.

S - Aroma is floral/citrusy simcoe hops, a bit muted compared to what I expected, with some yeast and caramel malt.

T - Nice caramel/toffeeish malt, yeast, and citrus/resin hops. Hop aroma/flavor seems to have faded a bit, possibly from age/heat.

M - Palate medium-full and fairly dry with lots of lingering hop bitterness on the finish.

D - Pretty good. I prefer regular Double Simcoe to this, but this is still very solid.

Photo of russpowell
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mullenite
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review #100! Woo-Hoo!

Pours a very cloudy burnt amber color with an unbelievable tall cream colored head that seemed to last forever and left thick lacing on the glass. It's actually a little annoying but, such is the way with big hoppy beers. (To give you an idea, I poured this slowly in to my Sammy Smith imperial pint glass, more than half of the glass was head, when it settled I added more and there was still three fingers of head.)

Smell is straight up grass and pine. Very rich bitter smell but not to the point that it seems like it will be astringent. In other words this does not smell like Arrogant Bastard. I want to say I can smell something else in the background but I really can't.

The head has mostly settled down now but there is still a good finger and a half sitting on one side of the glass. Solution: I'll drink from the other side.

This is a delicious beer. The hops are not up front in your face but are mellowed, there is a little bit of malt flavor hidden in the background, which could have to do with the age of the beer. The hop flavor is where it's at though, nice bitterness and aroma. The flavor really shows in the finish, with a nice grass and pine flavor well after the swallow.

Mouthfeel is typical for an imperial IPA. Medium body and moderate, sharp carbonation.

Very easily drinkable and a really great beer overall. If you can still get this one, do it. It is well worth it.

Photo of COBeerBuff
4.76/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Received via trade from BA beandip. Can't wait to dig into this bottle. Thanks!

Appearance: First thing to notice about the slow pour is a huge two finger off-white head that is billowy on top and lingers forever. It's the most staying power I've ever seen from a head on a Double IPA. The color is a gorgeous clear orange copper with tons of tiny bubbles rising to the top of the glass. The head is just now (5 minutes later) starting to recede and the lacing is picturesque. If I were attempting to describe perfect lacing to a beginner, this is the beer that I would choose. Overall, this is exactly the appearance I want from my DIPAs!

Smell: This beer smells like Simcoe hops. There's not an overpowering citrus or pineapple scent. Both are present, but in the proper proportions. There's definitely bitterness in the nose, and a slight note of alcohol, but overall, the juniper and pine of the hops prevails.

Taste: This is probably one of the strongest DIPAs I've had, both in terms of taste and texture. The taste is smooth malty goodness, balanced nicely by the pine bitterness of the hops. There's a twinge of sweetness, and a bit of citrus as well. The transition from one flavor to the next is so well done that it's hard to imagine a DIPA without it.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel and texture of this beer are quite astounding. The monstrous head made me wonder if the beer would feel over carbonated, but the remains of the billowy head speaks volumes towards the overall mouthfeel. The wisps on top of the beer are light and airy, which causes the beer to come off genuinely sticky and delicious. The beer coats the tongue and mouth with hoppy goodness, and leaves an aftertaste just begging to be washed down with future sips.

Drinkability: This beer is dangerously quaffable. The 9% ABV is masterfully hidden. The only note was in the nose, but even then, it was well-hidden. The beer itself is a masterpiece with a smooth crescendo of flavors and a striking balance of textures. This beer is a DIPA to behold, and if it's within your trading reach, I'd highly recommend seeking it out!

Photo of crossovert
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to discovolante65 for the bottle! Comes in a grotesquely decorated 750ml corked and caged bottle.

Pours a dense, murky reddish brown with a foamy 2 finger head that sticks around for a while and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell is semi-balanced between hops and malt. With more sniffs the hops take over with some piny citrus scent.

The beer is smooth and well-carbonated which hides some of the initial flavors but in the end this one gets pretty bitter. Taste is a mix between tangy yeast and grapefruity bitter hops. In some respects it reminds me of a Belgian IPA. The alcohol isn't hidden much and burns and accentuates the hop bitterness. So all in all it is a pretty bitter and pretty intense brew.

Yet no problems finishing the 25.4 oz bottle so the drinkablity was there despite the stark bitterness. I wouldn't want any more than that though.

Overall there wasn't enough hop flavor besides the bitterness to make me really enjoy this one but for an Eastern IPA this one is up there on the hop meter with the best of the West.

Photo of eallured
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a tulip this beer is very carbonated, two thirds of the glass is foam, like a Belgian. Head is also very long lasting, it will be a while before I can pour a full glass, oops! The beer itself is an opaque copper, seriously this thing glows at the edges, the only place the light can fully penetrate. And the sediment is not disturbed, there is still a thick layer on the bottom. Unfiltered is right! Head is light tan and creamy. Ilove what hops does for head retention, this thing just doesn't want to subside.
Aroma is heavenly. Absolutely simcoe, could pick this out of a lineup any day. Juicy grapefruit, orange and lemon with Peach and some fragrant light pine notes. Detect some vegetal, like whole cone hops.
Five minutes and a small top up in, and there is still a thick head, but it is sinking. I can't wait any longer, I've gotta tear into this beast.
Head is very fluffy on the lips. A good blast of citrus. More grapefruit and peach. A short, strong dark caramel maltyness follows but is quickly overpowered by a blast of spicy bitterness that lasts, slowly fading and letting the yeasty caramel back in to round things out. Finishes a little heavy on the sweet side, but not too much.
Full bodied, tongue grabbing bitterness and coating sweetness, this beer would hold up to the heaviest of foods, while still cutting through fats with the sharp bitterness.
Although it has plenty of bitterness to hide the alcohol, it's sweetness has a decidedly negative effect on drinkbility. I am very much enjoying this 750ml bottle, but any more than this and my palate will be sugar-blown. I was expecting something a bit lighter in color, I think the heavy caramel is what will get to me first.
Overall a very solid beer, better than most DIPAs but short of an SDPA. Glad I found this although I may slightly prefer the flavor of the regular double simcoe, I like the extra yeast and complexity of this unfiltered offering.

Photo of mjl21
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade...thanks Mikey. 750ml bottle poured into a snifter. No bottling info is given. Comes in at 9%.

A-Greeted by a huge pop when I pulled the stubborn cork out of this bottle. No carbonation QC issuues with this beer. A not so aggressive pour results in an opaque dark amber beer with a massive 2 3/4 finger off white head. The head has incredible staying power and probably rests at a 1 1/2 finger level. The head is awesome and it helps leaves massives swaths of lace. This one blows away the regular Double Simcoe in looks.

S-There is noticeable pine early on. I found this one to have more of it than the regular version. There is also some fresh tropical fruit and some grapefruit. As it warms the pine and fruit smells are taken over by a more herbal/grassy aroma. I think it may smell a little better than the regular, but I am still wanting more Simcoe "pop" in the nose.

T-It is very piney and resiny upfront. There is some noticeable booze at the beginning that was not distracting. Malt is there but it is not overly sweet. The hops are more powerful in this one and result in a nice bitterness level. The aftertaste is pure pine and grapefruit. As it warms more of the grassy/herbal flavors come out.

M-It falls on the upper end of the medium spectrum. The massive head gives it a nice and creamy mouthfeel. It finishes quite dry.

D-I think a 750ml bottle is too much; I would prefer this as a 12 ounce serving.

I prefered this one over the regular version, but I feel it could still have some more oomph in the aroma and taste departments. I liked that it wasn't so malt dominant. Would like to try fresh from the spurce.

Photo of number1bum
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wasn't going to bother with this brew but I saw a bottle at Jessup Beverage for $6.50, which seemed like a pretty good price, so I said what the hell.

I start by pouring a bit too fast which results in a billowing head that goes spilling over the sides. This one has got some carbonation going on for sure. It ends up yielding a very hazy burnt orange amber color with a massive, dense and creamy beige head. Leaves a mess of stick all over the sides and retains very well.

Smell is full of resiny pine hop aromas as well as lots of grapefruit pith. It's very herbal and earthy like the regular Double Simcoe. Also like the regular version I find it a bit subdued, and wish it were a bigger blast of simcoe in m face.

Taste is also full of herbal, resiny, and citrusy hops. Lots of pine and bitter graperfruit pith, as well as some sweeter citrus flavor. It's quite bitter - more bitter than I recall the regular version being, in fact. There is a biscuity, slightly sweet caramel malt backbone but the hop bitterness dominates.

Mouthfeel is quite creamy and smooth, a medium-full body with a drying finish due to the immense bitterness. The carbonation is very active and prickly. Still quite creamy, however, and very nice on the palate.

This is a very tasty beer but I don't find it to be all that much different than the standard version, except that this bottle is much more highly carbonated. It's also maybe a bit more bitter and not quite as big on the juicy hop flavors. Good stuff, but I think I prefer the standard issue.

Photo of Wasatch
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to portia99 for this brew.

750ml
Caged/Corked

Pours a nice cloudy amber/orange color, nice carbonation, huge thick/creamy off-white head, with tons of thick/creamy sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with some slight malts, citrus, and pine notes. The taste is slightly sweet on the lips, hoppy (big hop bomb), some malts, very nice touch of citrus/pine notes. Medium body, nice chewy brew. Very drinkable, another awesome brew from Weyerbacher.

Photo of washburnkid
4.87/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750mL poured into a tulip, over and over again.

A: A massive head erupts at the pour and covers an opaque melding of amber and caramel hues. The head is beige and bubbly. The retention is wonderfully puffy and spotty lacing.
S: Big fruits, especially citrus. Pineapple and ripe mandarin. Herbals and florals are working their way in, too. Not much malt comes through until about an hour into the session. It's bready but can barely peek its head through the fresh, hoppy goodness.
T: I do get a bit more caramel malt in the flavor right away, but it doesn't dominate the hops one bit. Not even close. Hops are killer ripe citrus (same as the aroma), but bittersweet just enough. All the usual suspects in a fresh DIPA.
M: Medium body and high carbonation gives me a tingly feeling. Tons of residuals and a drying sense.
D: This beer ends just as hoppy as it began. It took me about two or three hours to kill the whole bottle, and it was absolutely delicious. One of the best DIPAs out there.

Photo of srandycarter
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy natural cider with big puffy off white head. Some persistent cling lace.

S - Brine, malt, a little barny, pine.

T - Big sweet in your face malt, citrus and pine. Big, big flavor.

M - Full bodied, very coating, heavy handed balance but it works out.

D - Couldn't drink much. Blow out the palate.

Photo of rfgetz
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy and rusty orange, fluffy and crisp white head, great retention and lacing

S: Citrus and piney hops... grapefruit. Floral. Sweet biscuity malt. Small hints of grass and yeast.

T: Sweet, burnt brown sugar immidiately followed by pungent bitter grapefruit and pine flavors. Some floral, grassy and yeast notes. Bitter and malty finish. Great balance with emphasis on hops, nothing overpowers.

M: Medium bodied, great bottle conditiond carbonation. Dry finnish.

D: Great balance. Hop bombs can be complex and balanced!

Photo of beerthulhu
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a dark, murky rustic-orange with a rapidly rising and towering 3 finger foamy beige colored head that calved and formed a devils tower structure. The initial retention was very good, after the second pour all that sticky caramel malt and hop oils coated the glass and the head became ever lasting refusing to go down. The lacing was thick spongey and clumpy , near full sheet, coating the entire glass on the way down. Visible carbonation was feverishly strong. A beautiful deep rustic coloring, sturdy head and bright carbonation would be hard to improve on.

S: sweet juicy grapefruit with wet fresh pine exploding from the beginning. Sweet caramel adds a nice sense of maltiness that was creamy and deliciously represented.

T: Sticky sweet caramelized grains with dry grapefruit flowery hopping slaps the taste buds into submission right from the start. Bitter pine and a dry grassiness parches the tongue while a caramelized grain sweetness offers glimpses of balance. The finish finds an intense dry flowery bitterness of grapefruit, grass, and pine all delivered by a brisk and strong carbonation compliments of its unfiltered and bottle conditioning. Bitterly dry and packs a wallop.

M: full bodied with a lusciously creamy and sticky caramel coating the tongue. Sticky hop oils and bitter dry flowery hopping parches the tongue after the swallow. The carbonation is very healthy and active here bringing out the brisk and bitter nature.

D: Very good drinkability, well hopped, dry but very manageable for the seasoned ipa drinker. Comes with a great enjoyment factor.

Unfiltered Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.