Double Simcoe IPA
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Double Simcoe IPADouble Simcoe IPA
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American Imperial IPA
4.09 | pDev: 11%
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Double Simcoe IPADouble Simcoe IPA
Notes: Brewed using 100% Simcoe Hops, a west coast hop variety created in 2000 by Select Botanicals, Inc.
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Reviews: 1,372 | Ratings: 3,270
Photo of GuyFawkes
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 6/12/15; drank 11/10/15 @ the Yarchives...admittedly not ideal for a DIPA.

Opaque dull orange rust appearance; lots of khaki flotsam.

A rough pour yielded a decent khaki head; a frothy curtain of lace.

Caramel, banana & pine notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Caramel & banana flavors up front; sharp pine bitterness on the finish.

Interesting & still drinkable, wish I had a fresh one...

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From notes 12/28/11: Pours a coppery amber producing a 1.5 inch light tan, lasting, frothy head that leaves beautiful chunky, sticky lacing. Aroma is cantaloupe, pine, tangerine and grapefruit citrus hop notes biscuit and caramel malt. Taste starts with a buttery, toasty caramel malt; with a pine and citrus hop bite emerging in the middle it balances nicely in the finish to leave a heavy bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is near heavy bodied with moderate-high carbonation, a hint of creaminess it is wet and lively.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Double Simcoe pours a darker hazy amber color, with a nice head. Big hops and earth smells. Flavor is big and hoppy, bitter, with a smack of earth near the end. Good body and feel. Overall, big beer, lots of flavor.

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Photo of Paradox1000
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This may sound like a strange review, but I do love Double IPAs!!! I wanted to love this. However, the best description I can give is that, I neither loved it or disliked it. I think it is due to the malts. I prefer a very hops forward DIPA. I was familiar with the Simcoe hops, and liked it, but this just doesn't do it for me. If you are someone who does not like the sharp bitterness that can be found in a DIPA, you may like it. However, after drinking 2 of them on different days to give this a chance, I would not look forward to having another.

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Photo of EMV
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tallboy can into a Duvel tulip

L: Nearly clear copper pour. 3 fingers of foamy white head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Tropical fruits.. mild citrus... sweet and hoppy.

T/F: Toasted malt backbone with a tropical hop profile. Pineapple and grapefruit... mango, guava, and papaya. Bitterness very well hidden. Warming... doesn't quite manage to hide the high ABV. Medium bodied... zesty carbonation. The finish is caramel malts and tropical fruit. Sticky aftertaste.

O: A really nice DIPA from Weyerbacher... and IPA's aren't usually their forte. Enjoyed this one quite a bit... a good 'every day' kinda beer.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1 PINT can
Served in an oversized, stemless, wine glass

This beer pours a deep rust color with mahogany highlights. An overaggressive pour yielded several inches of tan head that leaves a little lacing.

It has a medicinal citrus aroma.

The taste is medicinal as well. I also get some citrus and pine.

Medium mouthfeel

It is less bitter than when I purchased it, which is nice.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.34/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It pours dark reddish amber and very clear. The aroma is hoppy with some dank-like notes. However the aromas are masked by a not very pleasant soapiness. The taste is fairly bitter and without much balance from the malts. Medium body. Not a huge fan I must say.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a snifter and a tulip. There was basically the same look and smell in both glasses. The appearance had a nice ruddy orange coloring to it with a decent one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. The lacing stuck nicely to both glasses. The smell had a nice spicy and piney aroma running under my nose. The taste had a decent bitter piney and slightly citrusy flavoring. There was a nice sharp bitter citrus aftertaste and it had a dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a fairly good sessionable aspect about it. The carbonation was appropriately harsh for the style. Overall, I say this was a pretty good DIPA well worthy of having again.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle dated 02/24/16

Pours hazy maroon dark red amber with a thick creamy off-white light khaki colored foam head. Smells like toffee, dark brown bread, blueberry, blackberry, red grapefruit, some orange citrus, apricot, passionfruit, with herbal earthy grass and bitter woody resinous pine. Tastes like juicy red grapefruit, dark berries, orange citrus, apricot, passionfruit, dark toffee malt, brown bread, with herbal earthy grass and bitter resinous woody pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice single hop DIPA.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Comes in with an orange glow, soft 2/3" white head. Simcoe didn't kick down much aromatics in the nose.

Taste had actually a lot of malt driven flavors, this wasn't as over the top Simcoe as I would have expected, brings some wood and sweetness from the caramel like malt notes.

Its good, but it drinks like a barleywine just as much as a dipa.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.36/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Holy shit this beer looks like a dirty ass fish and turtle tank--the floaters in this are gigantically chunky and disgustingly offensive. You might be expecting this in certain, really old Belgians, but not in an American DIPA.

Trying (very hard) to push that aside, Double Simcoe has a dark copper hue to it with a moderate sized, fluid beige head.

Smells like piney grapefruit candy, with biscuit, and a little dirty sock.

Caramel flavors pop up front, then grapefruit and orange rind come in after, with a very dry and astringent finish.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks @jzeilinger for the sweet tulip Weyerbacher glass and this brew. Poured slowly down the middle and got a one inch slight off white head, that leaves plenty of lace, the beer itself is dark orange.

Smell is tangerine, apricot, caramel, biscuit, pine, and grapefruit, a little week because it was bottled 12/02/15, but still inviting, just not what I'm sure it could be.

Taste follows tangerine, apricot, biscuit, and caramel upfront, with some pine and grapefruit in the finish, again fresher and this would probably have a little more bite.

Mouthfeel is on the large side, plenty of life, kind of creamy for a DIPA not complaining, just unusual, not dry, and excellent drinkability.

Overall this is really nice, it has held up well, but the grades probably would have been higher fresher.

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Photo of AndreRus
4.64/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

You think you know how unfiltered IPA looks like? Think again. Double Simcoe sets new standards for unfiltered beer with the junks of hops literally floating inside a glass. Smell is definitely uncharacteristic for a DIPA. Dark fruit on the nose. Teste is like combination of hops with the backbone from the Blithering Idiot. This one is definitely the one of it's kind!

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Photo of Rogerlb
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark golden, murky and opaque and as everyone else says it has floating sentiment. Like more than I've ever seen before. Aroma is fruity peach, barely hoppy and a damp earth --also a little woody. Complex and very pleasant.

Taste is juicy citrus which moves, through a great biscuit malt background, into an apricot and boozy and pleasantly bitter hoppy finish. IBU is reported as 90, it is there and consistent but doesn't kill you during or at the end. The citrus is pretty forward and the feel is juicy as well as carby.

Also, warming for sure. At 9% the booze is obvious. But not astringent considering it's 100% Simcoe and could do only one thing to a fault.

A DIPA that delivers with balance, a juicy arrogance and drinkability. Sip slowly and enjoy

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Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

A: A dark, hazy, amber color, with an off-white head that lingers. Lots of lace on the glass. Surprisingly a lot of sediment from the bottle.
S: Tropical fruits on the nose. Very pleasant.
T: Mango, papaya, and some breadiness, with a slight malt backbone.
F: Full bodied with no lingering bitterness or flavors.
O: Super drinkable; would never guess this is 9%.

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Photo of Marraybay
3.12/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Look: Apple cider in color: No head; tons of sediment. Some glass soapiness.

Smell: Pine; citrus; floral notes

Taste: A little orange-juicy sweetness upfront the segues into heavy booze
and grapefruit bitterness.

Feel: Carbonated.

Overall: Interesting pour / experience. Not sure I'd want another, but was
happy to try.

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Photo of BeerMagistrate
2.48/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Maybe these means I don't like simcoe hops?

Perhaps now I understand why they blend hops.

I just wasn't feeling this one. Nothing pleasant about. Tastes like a rookie brew, but I'm guessing that's a result of the simcoe.

I taste dead flowers, a little malt, nothing bright or fresh here.

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Photo of breardon1776
4.51/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Saw this and had to try. Simcoe is my fav hop by far. Dark Amber, super vleasy you, snd looks awesome. Brownish head and string lacing. Great aroma. Aroma and taste are Pine, grassy and earthy. Drinks smooth and not stringent though good hitters are present.

Drink with ribeye, wild game, roasted vegetables and corn on the cob, no really.......

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Photo of kalosjakar
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like murky, rusty water. Has floaties.

Very fruity/tropical aroma.

Thin mouthfeel for a DIPA.
Nothing overpowering in the taste. Simple but good.
As others have said this is also a malty DIPA.

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Photo of aleigator
3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a thin slighty yellow head, color of deep orange, amber.

Very fruity aromas, of peach, apricot, grapefruit and sweet grapes.

Taste is incredible refreshing, intense orange smack, thick honeyed citrus, hints of bread, some alcohol and finally a big load of simcoe hops. A big, bitter ending, which is very enjoyable, its got a nice complexity, coming from the sweetness at the beginning which vanishes into total bitterness at the end.

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Photo of bluehende
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice double that tends a bit toward the sweet side. A nice balanced double with a huge aroma that comes off a lot like brown sugga. Nice double if you do not want to be overcome with hops in a big dipa.

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Photo of JWU
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass

A- a murky medium-dark amber/orange with a fluffy white head, that dissipated pretty quick. Funny that this is the filtered version, as there's still some particulates floating in there.

S- Big and dank. Pine, grapefruit, a bit of that onion/garlic/cat pee thing that Simcoe gives off. Malt it detectable as a mild caramel note.

T- I like Simcoe, therefore, I really like this beer. Dank, sticky and bitter. Pronounced citrus (mainly grapefruit and orange rind), pine, and a dank garlic/onion note. Some faintly detectable pineapple.

M- Slick and almost creamy for a big, dry finish DIPA.

O- On oldie, but goodie. Double Simcoe still stacks up very well against today's trendy DIPA's.

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Photo of hman43
3.17/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy light amber with orange tints.

Aromas of pine, and a bit of citrus.

Flavors of floral, pine and citrus.

Highly bitter on the palate.

Overall the combinations did not burst out with flavor like so many of Weyerbacher's products do. It simply wasn't one of the best I've had from them, but it was decent overall.

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Photo of ajilllau
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a huge ipa drinker but I will say this was a fantastic beer. They have a great tasting room. I visited a couple weeks ago and they really took care of my parents and I. Would definitely put this on draft at my bar.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Lost Abbey Teku glass. Bottled 4 September 2015.
A: Pours ruddy amber, opaque but translucent, with some sediment, but no head. Beautiful.
S: Big and juicy, with a hint of caramelized sugar. This is a DIPA lover's dream. A touch dry and spicy.
T: Holy moly, this is so much better than it was on draft. It does have some of Simcoe's occasional savoriness -- the onion, the garlic -- but distantly, and it actually pairs well with the sweet malty backbone. Sadly though, the beer is a bit thin. Heavy on the lemon overtones, but the malt sort of sticks to the sides of the mouth without buttressing the maintaste.
O: A good DIPA, but not overwhelmingly good. I think it would be benefit massively from a dose of El Dorado or Mosaic.

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Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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