Double Simcoe IPA
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

Double Simcoe IPADouble Simcoe IPA
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
ABV:
9%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 11%
Reviews:
1,371
Ratings:
3,269
From:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
91
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Double Simcoe IPADouble Simcoe IPA
Notes: Brewed using 100% Simcoe Hops, a west coast hop variety created in 2000 by Select Botanicals, Inc.
Reviews: 1,371 | Ratings: 3,269 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by ThirstySavage:
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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

A - Dark amber, large tan head that stays around for awhile before fading to a healthy covering and leaves a lot of lacing. Carbonation is low (growler, so you never know) but that is to style.

S - Sweet fruit hop aroma along with some caramel malt and a touch of biscuit malt.

T - A surprising nice malt backbone, although the hops come on early and strong you don't get a sense that this is DIPA until the bitter finish. The hops flavors are of tropical fruit and quite good, but I would not mind a little more complexity from the hop profile. Finishes strong and you get a nice hop bitterness and some boozy alcohol.

M - This is where you can definitely tell you are not dealing with an IPA here, nice full body, even a bit of a creamy feel. Ends with some warmth from that alcohol.

O - Very solid DIPA and nice in that it isn't just a big citrus hop bomb. That being said, I wouldn't mind a little Cascade or Centennial in there to add some complexity. Very good though and will enjoy again.

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Photo of wolffman17
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to mhatters for this one.

Pours very cloudy and hazy. Dark orange. Looks "thick". Sticky head leaves plenty of lace.

Aroma is sweet, like fresh cut grass. Loads of pine. Earthy and spicey...hints of cinnamon? Very intriguing leading up to the taste.

First thing I notice when I take a sip is the slick, oily mouthfeel. Tons of hops in this sucker. I'm getting all the flavors that I initially found in the aroma along with an enjoyable bitterness that wraps the tongue. Finishes dry despite the initial oily feel. Wow, the bitterness lingers.

No drinkability issues here. Big but approachable.

Nice DIPA and worth grabbing. Glad I have more in the fridge.

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Photo of umustdrink
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Many thanks to BA mjgardner for this beer

A - Very dark orange or light brown, a lot like apple cider. Offwhite head is thick, rocky in the middle and fades to an eighth inch. Lacing is minimal, in small patches.

S - Fragrant citrus and bitter, but also darker smelling, hops. Sugary and bitter, like a carrot with peppery spices.

T - Starts thin and sugary bitter, then a creamy and sweet hop. Finish leaves a bitter carroty hop flavor.

M - Medium consistency with minimal carbonation.

D - Overall, Simcoe hops have a very good taste, and distinct from other hop varieties. This beer is smooth and creamy, which is different; part of the reason I like DIPA's, they always surprise me. Thanks again Matt.

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Photo of doopydoogle
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy reddish amber with a decent head that faded fast, leaving behind globs of big bubbles and little lace. Little visible carbonation.

S - Pine trees, juniper, mango, mandarin orange, wafting alcohol, resinous malt, fresh bread, pineapple, apple cider

T - Intense meaty pine with some tropical fruit essence. Some kind of candy, like Nerds or Sweets Tarts, maybe pixie stix. Surprisingly mellow with a good bitter that doesn't overpower. Sweet middle where the malts really shine, and then a good balanced finish for a beer with such high alcohol. The finish has hints of mandarin orange, mangoes, and pine, with a pleasant bitter to support it.

M - Great carbonation for the abv and a really pleasant mouth coating. The bitter is minimal but still has a good character.

O - A really good DIPA, quite fruity and satisfying but still with a citric hop character. Potentially dangerous at 9%!

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcarbaugh
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Darkmagus82
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a hazy amber color with a medium white head. The head faded relatively fast giving some nice lacing.

Smell – The smell was of earthy hop mainly. There were also some nice hints of citrus and a very light pine. All the hop aromas mixed with a nice bready aroma.

Taste – The taste was of a bready base with a good dose of citrus hop up front. The citrus gives way to a bit to some more earthy flavors toward the middle of the taste. There is a very interesting melon flavor that develops more toward the end of the taste. It’s odd, but very nice. Overall the taste is complex and nice with many other subtle flavors that rise and fall throughout the taste.

Mouthfeel – The body was higher than average in creaminess with a medium level of carbonation. The beer felt very nice on the tongue and complemented the taste profile well.

Overall – This was a very nice, easy drinking DIPA. Very well done.

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Photo of Sensaray
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark orange, approaching a reddish amber color. Off white full finger head

Big scent of hops released on the pour. Upon closer inspection the malts come through, and also a tinge of yeast. Oranges, lemon zest.

Upon tasting this is a well balanced double ipa. First hit was a hop quickly went to a malt taste still backed by the hops. Sweetness in the malt, some caramel appears, orange, pineapple. I feel like the hoppy bitterness keeps wanting the come through full force, but it held off by the malt. More fruitiness to the malt as I drink more. Hints of orange/cream mix. Alcohol noticeable as well, but it's welcome. Nice bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel was medium. Appropriate carbonation and drinkable

Overall very good. Kind of underwhelmed til 5th sip, then it was extremely delicious. But then the hops began to fade slightly.

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Photo of EastHarris
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A solid offering from Weyerbacher. This blends malt sweetness and hop bitterness perfectly. I think I could actually session this beer. One of those I do not buy often because it comes in a 4 pack, and then whenever I do, I wonder why I often pass it up. Should have at least one in the back of my fridge at all times. Give this to a friend who swears he or she does not like overly hoppy beers. Perfect gateway beer.

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Photo of Iparedman
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of threedaggers
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of ZachDow7
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of far333
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear and bright apricot colored with a fine stream of bubbles rising up quickly to the thick and dimpled head of off-white foam. The inch-high head sits fat on top of the pint glass and barely recedes at all.

Piercing aroma of citrusy hops, inviting sweet tangerine. I may be overscoring here, but it's my favorite hop aroma.

Equally piercing initial flavor of sweet tangerine hops, morphing instantly to citrus rind hoppiness, followed up quickly by piney bitterness. A mild malt backbone emerges from beneath the swirling hoppy surface, and is then punctuated with an alcoholic warmth and vapor. Rubbing alcohol flavors emerge in the finish and linger on the palate. I would score the taste higher if it weren't for the imbalance that the alcohol brings.

Full and even mouthfeel, moderately carbonated.

Fairly drinkable, but the taste buds could potentially get overwhelmed.

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Photo of SethB2
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a chalice.

A - Pours a deep burnt orange color that is slightly cloudy with a small head. Lacing is very nice.

S - Grapefruity hop profile with a roasted malt compliment. Some sugar candy-like sweetness in the background, but the hoppiness dominates.

T+M - Hop bomb, pure and simple. The Simcoe hops show why they make for very good IPAs. A deep citrisy and pine hop flavor initially hits, and it is followed by slight sweetness before finishing bitter again. Very full and thick. Feels good in the mouth.

Drinkablity is good, but I think a more than a couple of these would render your tongue useless.

Nice beer. Thanks to KilgoreTrout27.

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Photo of muletrane
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of beerthulhu
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a ruby grapefruit-orange with a thick, lustrious sticky white head that was moderately lasting leaving a good film lacing.

S: huge with fresh pine resin, grapefruit and dry floral notes. A sweet caramelization lingered in the background.

T: The flavor delivered a huge boutique of dry flowers and dried grapefruit and pine. The hoppiness was sticky, bitter citrus with a pungent nature at first that slowly gave way to a more gentler and kinder smoothness deeper into the drink. There was a sticky sweet caramelization trying to come through the intense hoppiness at times but it was the hopping that truly stood out flavor wise in this beer.

M: full, sticky and oily with a pungent citrus and flowery coating of the tongue leaving it perched.

D: A great drinking 2x ipa but better left for the serious. The casual pale and ipa drinker will be in for a hop shock in this one. The more you drink the more you tongue becomes numb to the initial shock and goes down much easier. Would recommend finishing the night with this one not to destroy you palate for other beers that may follow.

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Photo of BeerLover99
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep rusty orange/tan mild cloudy, big 2 finger tan head,
outstanding lacing

S: big grapefruit, pine, and lemon zest

T: sweet grapefruit, big pine, mild sugary taste,
hint of booziness, firm earthy malt,
long bitter oily finish

M: med/heavy body, big oily/sticky mouth

O: Big Hoppy beer and so good!
I would get this again and recommend
it to other hopheads.

VERY NICE, CHECK IT OUT!

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Photo of bigfnjoe
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked and caged bottle into a pint glass.

A- pours a very murky brown with hints of orange around the edges with a 2 finger, very puffy offwhite head. Head sticks around forever...the beer looks completely gross for a IPA, but the head is really nice.

S- getting some very sweet smelling tropical fruit...pretty strong. Very nice.

T- starts off a little mild with the tropical, and then the simcoe smashes you in the face multiple times on the way down to the finish.

M- feel is fine, albeit unremarkable...feels more like a single IPA than a double. Not that thats a bad thing, just a little weird with the boldness of the flavors I'm getting

D- its a sipper, because the simcoe can be a little much. Still very, very good though.

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Photo of iheartbeer26
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of brhicks
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of gmcsierra91
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fredmugs
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Hendry
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an unusual cloudy burnt orange with a very small white head. Aromas are hoppy and boozy, nothing in the way of tropical citrus qualities: the nose is more savory than sweet:I suspect it is the hop profile.

Flavors are enjoyable mix of savory hops with a detectable note of alcohol that is somehow more present in the nose than in the taste, which is a benefit. Alcohol is slightly hidden for 9% abv with regard to flavor and aftertaste.

Coats the palate with a blast of hops and a moderately boozy note that doesn't really linger very long. Overall a pricey 4 pack worthy of a purchase because it is a good quality IIPA that really doesn't look or taste like any other.

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Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 3269 ratings