Unfiltered Double Simcoe IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Unfiltered Double Simcoe IPA
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

409 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 409
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 18
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 409 | Reviews: 218 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Johncnh
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of pmorris71
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Alex5
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of dubdrop
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of roger617
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ssoulf
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of BillHilly
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of KatyC
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of nje123
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of ygolordned
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of kaelingirl
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of LSMroz
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of duceswild
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of MickeyHops
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of cnbrown313
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of rkarimi
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mjstacker
2/5  rDev -50.6%

Photo of dangordon0128
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of blknikon
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jondeelee
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Minn_Joe
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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