Simcoe Double | Upstate Brewing Company

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3.98/5
Very Good
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Brewed by:
Upstate Brewing Company
New York, United States
upstatebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by HorseheadsHophead on 05-07-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of dar482
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Comes in a clear gold color with visible rising bubbles, with a big white head. Retention is moderate, but lacing is excellent.
Smells immediately of Simcoe, but a bit more restrained, and leans towards fruitiness than typical dankness and cattiness. It does smell like dank wet herbs upfront, but also lots of passion fruit, gooseberry, honeydew melon, green grape, pineapple, lemon, and yellow grapefruit.
The palate offers tons of lemon peel and yellow grapefruit upfront, immediately followed by gooseberry, passion fruit, honeydew melon, and green grape. The malt backbone is a very light and pale cracker with hints of honey and white tea. There's also a mingling of tart pineapple and white peach here and there throughout. Finishes decidedly dry with only an initial touch of citrusy bitterness, which ends almost immediately and then is very clean and crisp.
The mouthfeel is medium, leaning towards light, but with a smooth carbonation.

This is less typically New England style than their previous Double batches, but isn't exactly West Coast style, either. It occupies that nebulous zone like Victory Vital IPA and Southern Tier Nu Skool IPA that I really like. What the hell you want to call it, this is a great IPA.

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Simcoe Double from Upstate Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 2 ratings