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Unfiltered Double Simcoe IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Unfiltered Double Simcoe IPA
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

394 Ratings
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Ratings: 394
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 17
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Birdiebeagle on 05-19-2009)
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MickeyHops

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-30-2013 15:16:08 | More by MickeyHops
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

08-14-2013 00:59:33 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

08-13-2013 13:36:31 | More by cnbrown313
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rkarimi

Colorado

3.96/5  rDev -2.5%

08-10-2013 04:06:11 | More by rkarimi
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -50.7%

08-10-2013 02:21:42 | More by mjstacker
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dangordon0128

California

5/5  rDev +23.2%

08-09-2013 00:00:58 | More by dangordon0128
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-07-2013 22:14:07 | More by 2dogbrew
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blknikon

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-06-2013 20:12:20 | More by blknikon
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%

Unfiltered Double Simcoe IPA opens to a huge citrusy, hoppy note, the bottle overflowing with pink grapefruit, grapefruit rind, pine resin, lemon oil, dandelion stems, anise, mint, and eucalyptus, showcasing virtually every hop aroma. The hops do swing toward the bitter side here, the dandelion stem, resin, and eucalyptus especially present, but enough sweet and oily notes are present to make the nose balanced—impressive, considering there’s only one hop variety in here. The hops are joined by a selection of orange, berry, and apricot fruit esters, which combine with some of the hop aromas to produce a strong, musty Concord grape overtone. Large scoops of brown sugar add further sweetness. This rests on a bed of biscuit, Grape Nuts cereal, and peppery bread, which adds earthiness. As a whole, the nose is very nice, offering hopheads an excellent selection of aromas, and while the intensity of the hop aromas far exceed anything else in the beer and produce a sense of imbalance, the result is enticing enough that this matters little.

On the tongue, the beer is, as expected, quite hoppy, with pine resin and grapefruit rind dominating, the more bitter notes of dandelion stem, anise, and eucalyptus somewhat weaker, but still very present, and below that, a spicy mint and pepper note. The fruit esters begin with a shot of pineapple that blends surprisingly well here, joined by cherry, orange, and berry, the last three in lesser quantities. Dollops of brown sugar abound, and the biscuit, Grape Nuts cereal, and peppery breads from the nose translate nicely. In subsequent sips the anise, pine resin, and pineapple can combine to form a slight, but unfortunate overtone of rubber inner tube. The aftertaste is a bitter continuation of the main mouthful, the pine resin and eucalyptus especially present here, burning at the tongue and soft palate for a long time. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium to medium-high, fizzing up on the tongue.

Overall, there is much to be liked in this beer, and hopheads should definitely give it a try. There is a slightly strong alcohol note that becomes especially present in the latter half of the mouthful, and the rubber inner tube overtone is occasionally disconcerting, but there’s still enough in here that the beer is worth seeking out.

08-02-2013 00:28:26 | More by jondeelee
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Minn_Joe

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

07-30-2013 06:48:44 | More by Minn_Joe
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-28-2013 02:01:39 | More by zapahoppa
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%

Pours a dark bronze, like a dirty penny. It's cloudy as can be with a haze. It forms a soapy, sudsy head. Sweet alcohol, grapefruit, damp hay, citrus, must and a little bit of tropical fruits are in the aroma. On the palate, pine, fuzzy papaya, pineapple and lemon. Strong hop notes are complimented by a big caramel malt flavor. Solid bitterness adds to the fuzzy texture. Alcohol, pine, citrus oil coat the mouth and are quite aggressive. This is a beer for those who really like beers. Surprisingly medium bodied and quite dry, light for the strength.

Overall, this is an intensely hoppy, bright, yet funky beast caught in its primeval form. Unapologetically brash, palate wrecking , explosive, yet rewarding. Any fans of barleywines and double IPAs should reach for this one.

07-25-2013 01:02:59 | More by Stinkypuss
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mattvandyk

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-23-2013 00:49:16 | More by mattvandyk
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Varkias41

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-18-2013 19:03:27 | More by Varkias41
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kdwruck

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

07-09-2013 02:18:36 | More by kdwruck
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smellandsip37

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-07-2013 22:56:21 | More by smellandsip37
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-07-2013 03:27:23 | More by MarkyMOD
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-01-2013 02:07:19 | More by WOLFGANG
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ChimRichels

Wisconsin

3.7/5  rDev -8.9%

A - Before opening the high amount of yeast sediment is very evident. A good 1/4 inch sits at the bottom. Beyond that, the body pours much darker than expected, a cloudy orange/red that looks more like an american style barleywine. Head is overwhelming, even an overly conservative pour yields a 3-4 inch head that recedes moderately. Lacing is ample.

S - Not nearly as hoppy as I was expecting. No freshness date, but I'm thinking this may be past its prime. Hop aromas fall into the fruity category, as was expected with simcoe hops. Not much else going on in the nose.

T - Hops are relatively forward, although not nearly what I was expecting. Malt notes come through almost as well as the hops with a rich caramel/fresh bread flavor. Like the nose, tropical fruits prevail with minor notes of citrus coming through.

M - Mouthfeel is great, a bit viscous for an IPA but otherwise smooth and mild on the mouth.

O - A really good beer, but not a really good IIPA. I am hoping that this bottle has been on the shelf past its prime because the hoppiness leaves a bit to be desired. Not what I was expecting, but still quite a good beer.

06-26-2013 02:30:48 | More by ChimRichels
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dwoolley1

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-25-2013 23:44:24 | More by dwoolley1
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petermethot

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-25-2013 20:39:51 | More by petermethot
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-14-2013 14:35:12 | More by ajzy
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shamrock071521

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-10-2013 01:04:26 | More by shamrock071521
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-08-2013 00:01:25 | More by In_Control_Mike
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BRLockwood

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-27-2013 11:47:13 | More by BRLockwood
Unfiltered Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.