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Unfiltered Double Simcoe IPA - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Unfiltered Double Simcoe IPA
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390 Ratings
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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 17
Gots: 20 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Birdiebeagle on 05-19-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

06-14-2014 23:59:41 | More by krl2112
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

08-06-2013 20:12:20 | More by blknikon
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +17%

09-02-2012 01:02:04 | More by Brushkanna
Photo of Naugros

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +23.2%

12-02-2011 17:16:01 | More by Naugros
Photo of mikey711

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not really sure if this is an old bottle or whether they release a second batch but eitherway here goes. I think it is an old bottle

A: Cloudy and sediment filled caramel color. Way to much head, as it took about 10 minutes to pour two full glasses with all the foam, but it did leave nice lacing once it subsided.

S: Nice floral, piny and slightly citrus hoppy aroma. Lots of caramel and bread notes, some bubble gum ester notes

T: Intitial taste is bubblegummy esters followed by a smack of pine hops. None of the other hops truly come out of this ones, except for maybe some melon notes. A touch of caramel is also present and provides some balance to this.

M: Nice amount of body, with some creaminess and a lingering bitter pine note

D: When fresh it is much better but still rather enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 22:22:56 | More by mikey711
Photo of DoctorDog


4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 1 pint, 9.4 oz bottle into a nonic. No bottling or best by date. Bottle proclaims "Full bottle conditioned, with yeast sediment," and there is indeed a heavy sediment layer on the bottom of the bottle.

*9% ABV listed on bottle, not 9.5% ABV listed here.

A- Deep, very hazy amber. Obviously unfiltered. Pours with 3 full fingers of creamy, light tan head, which fades slowly to a thin cap, leaving ample lacing as consumed.

S- Grapefruit and pine resin hopiness, which turns somewhat herbal after the initial rush. Subdued sweet, malty notes eek their way in through the avalanche of hop.

T- Wow. Big grapefruit-citrus-pine assault. Nice caramel malt notes provide some balance. Bitterness level is high, with quite a bit of citrus peel bitterness sensation on the finish. Alcohol is fairly impressively blended.

M- Moderate carbonation. Full, creamy, and goes down easy. Really excellent.

D- Impressive. With the big hops bitterness and 9% ABV, probably would want to restrain myself here...good stuff.

Future outlook: Really excellent stuff...I'd be happy to try it again, but it is listed here as a "brewed once" limited edition....so don't know if I'll get to anytime soon. Will be sure to try the "regular" version sometime.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2009 03:22:26 | More by DoctorDog
Photo of rkarimi


4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

08-10-2013 04:06:11 | More by rkarimi
Photo of LordAdmNelson


4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks just like the normal double simcoe, but with an even more dense head that forms a nice cap atop this beer. Smell is a bit piney-er than the other, but it is still nice and hoppy. Taste is very similar---this is what I thought:

"Taste begins with a barrage of bitter and slightly citrusy simcoe hops. It continues with an assault of bitter and slightly floral simcoe hops. It finishes with a conflagration of bitter and leafy simcoe hops. Simcoe, simcoe, simcoe."

I guess this applies to this one as well, although I think there is a better melding of flavors in the unfiltered DS. I still get some of the caramel backbone, and a bit of booze, but I think this bottle exhibits a greater synthesis of flavors than the filtered DS. A bit of yeasty flavors sneak in too, not bad, just adds another dimension to this beer.

MF is amazing again, creamy, full, and smooth. Not as sticky as the other.

Drinkability is quite high--a nice easy sipping DIPA. Bitter, but delicious. Really showcases the simcoe hops, and does a great job at it. I think I would prefer this version to the other.

And again, please Weyerbacher, please get some labels that don't look like your thirteen-year-old brother made them on Photoshop.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2010 17:07:55 | More by LordAdmNelson
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-25-2014 22:18:49 | More by Bwagner1122
Photo of Elfastball7

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

11-14-2011 23:17:11 | More by Elfastball7
Photo of marcpal

New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a case of this at the recent Weyerbacher event for this and Foxtrot. This was superior to just about anything they have put out and that says a lot if you can improve on the original 2x simcoe.

I was told by the staff that it would be a good candidate to age but at this point I am very low on the batch so don't see that happening.
Bottle graphics: 7/10.

Looks even better caged, the day previous it was the hit of a graduation party when a couple bottles were busted out for sharing.

A: Big heavy bottle poured into tumbler for this tasting that was done at the start of Memorial Day weekend. Dark gold but pretty transparent. The head on this was especially fluffy, more so than with the kid brother and I love the look of the sediment that came, especially in the final pour.

S: Obliterated by the piney simcoe tree loving hop scents. I could and plan on smelling this to no end. Beatiful smell that meets every standard of a brilliant hop heavy DIPA- the sweetness is clearly there from the malt but nothing is showcased nearly as much as the aroma of the finest kind.

T: Didn't think I would originally be saying this but it is a step up from the regular version. Pure hop goo if that is what you're in to. The presence of the yeast adds a new level of character that really do create a different monster and display the simcoe hops in a way that leaves the lips smacking. There is a sweetness that is also in its original that make this a mind boggingly good beer.

M: Terrific creaminess. Sure you have to like a bitter beatdown but if thats what you crave with some yeasty texture, this is one for you. The burn is not too much but at least gives you fair warning of what this carries.

D: This was a nice change of pace on a great beer. I usually don't like tweaking with some of my favorites, but this truly is a different creature. If you plan on tasting other beers after this, not a good idea. Your flavor sensing taste buds will have nothing left.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2009 18:07:47 | More by marcpal
Photo of treyrab


4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Glad to see one last bottle left on the shelve at the Ohio store I went to last weekend. Snagged this one faster than lightning when I saw the $6.99 price tag. Did a double-take, and ran to the register.

A: When this went into the fridge, it got immediate chill haze. Complete opaque copper, very, very hazy and yielding a one finger off-white head. I heard this was a little higher carbonated, so I did a very gingerly pour, but it didn't need it, it was fine.

S: Stick my nose in a plump grapefruit and twist it around while throwing oranges and lemons at my face. Tons of ripe, citrus fruits but some nice pine and caramel as well. Incredibly robust and eye opening.

T: Packed to the brim with flavor. Nice citrus goodness consisting of the aforementioned flavors of grapefruit, pineapple, and orange. Blended so gracefully with a nice caramel and toffee back with a touch of heat on the finish, but not distracting.

M/D: :-)

Overall, this is better than the original in my opinion. Very full bodied and flavorful. Grab one if you see it!

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2009 01:09:18 | More by treyrab
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-14-2014 23:04:12 | More by ScottP
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

12-18-2011 03:45:15 | More by Yabev15
Photo of mjl21


3.98/5  rDev -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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2009 15:41:50 | More by mjl21
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-18-2013 19:03:27 | More by Varkias41
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-25-2013 23:32:55 | More by oldedog
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-25-2013 23:44:24 | More by dwoolley1
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-24-2013 15:48:05 | More by hopswap1
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-27-2014 23:50:18 | More by leroybrown10
Photo of rootbeerman


3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

think this to be the nightcap to my new years eve/day.

A: pours dark amber/brown with a finger or so thick off white head. that has a small amount of lacing.
S: pine and a light grapefruit hop. also a bit of yeast as well as some east-coast sweet malt.
T: a very nice palate killer for an east coast ipa. doesn't wrap under the tongue as bad ad others.
M: smooth, somewhat creamy.
D: over it was meant to cover-up a bad diamond. other than that its a good ipa.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 07:22:15 | More by rootbeerman
Photo of Casey10


4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a St Berdadus chalice.

A - Frothy head with a copper pour.

S - Citruis and pine notes along with faint rasions.

T - Smooth taste as it warms, a little citrusy.

M - Mouthfeel is real good pine smooth notes.

D - Only comes in bombers so would only drink one at a time. ABV says only a little at a time.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2009 00:14:03 | More by Casey10
Photo of washburnkid

New York

4.88/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2009 18:53:58 | More by washburnkid
Photo of photomike


3.43/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thrown in as an excellent extra from BA masterchiefMD. Thanks dude!

Pours a murky orangy brown with an absolutely explosive head. Pour delicately! The color of the beer wasn't too appealing, but its head was beautiful and ideal; crazy retention and massive fluffy lacing all the way down the glass.

The scent is quite bizarre. Lots of peppery hoppiness backed with a woody, earthy, almost smoky scent.

The taste follows suit somewhat. There is a bit of that smoke and earth taste followed by an epic blast of bitter, peppery hops to round things out. Far less tropical fruits or citrus than I expected based on reviews and my admittedly limited knowledge of simcoe hops. Alcohol is VERY well hidden.

Mouthfeel is nicely clean, but definitely on the overcarbonated side of things.

Drinkability is high. Despite all of the claims of prominent sweetness within these reviews, I found this to be quite dry.

Overall, not bad, but I wouldn't get it again. Very strange, but pretty enjoyable. Seems almost like another beer entirely when compared to other reviews here. Odd.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 20:44:14 | More by photomike
Unfiltered Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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