Double Simcoe IPA | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Double Simcoe IPADouble Simcoe IPA
3,264 Ratings
Double Simcoe IPADouble Simcoe IPA

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed using 100% Simcoe Hops, a west coast hop variety created in 2000 by Select Botanicals, Inc.

Added by yen157 on 05-05-2006

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Ratings: 3,264 |  Reviews: 1,368
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of Seanniek91
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from a 12oz bottle into a Smutty pint. Freshness unknown.

Appearance- Murky copper with yeast floating around even after careful pouring. No head, but minor lacing is found.

Smell- Piney citrusy hops. Peaches, clementines, grapefruits, green grapes. Solid malts detected and no booze.

Taste- Fruity hops with some earthiness. No real bitterness. Mild booze detected. Kind of a strange aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Light carbonation, not too viscous, light heat.

Overall- I wonder if this IPA was not too fresh? I hope to try it again and edit this review in the future.

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Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, deep orange amber colored with a short light tan head that dissipates leaving some lacing, cloudy with some floaties

S: earthy hop smell with lots of sweet malt, sweet alcohol on the nose

T: VERY well balanced for a DIPA, a unique soft hop profile blends perfectly with sweet caramel malt flavors, the taste of the beer is consistent throughout, earthy hop flavors that bitter slightly on the finish, hard to place a specific taste

M: creamy for a DIPA, alcohol is completely hidden, nice carbonation

O: This beer is really wierd. Looking at it, I expected a hop bomb. Smelling it, I expected a heavy malt flavor with lots of estery alcoholy flavors. Shockingly it is really neither; it has an amazing balance of both so that neither stands out. I wish I knew how old this bottle was, as it was a single I bought.

P.S. After reading some of the other reviews, this has to be an older bottle. All of the aggressive flavors that others have described just aren't present in the bottle I'm drinking. This may be worth trying fresh then aging for comparison.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of deeznuts420
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a solid dipa. pored into a nonic stone glass. gave two fingers of a fluffy whitish brown head. a fairly dark dipa orangish brown. smells of lots of sweet fruits, mango ,ripe oranges and a little bit of that astringent cat piss smell mostly grapefruit though. taste is not so bitter at the front and then gets a littlle more bitter towards the middle of th mouth. good medium to heavy body with an oily slickness in the mouth.
one of the best single hopped dipas out there and quite a surprise they get all their flavors from one hop. great dipa

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.14/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Pours a deep clear copper color and is followed by a very stable white foam head.

S: Hard to get any smell beyond the Simcoe, heavy earthy tones followed by pine and alcohol, very medicinal.

T: Hops dominates everything and not in a good way, over the top bitter(almost soapy), green resinous flavor. Any malt profile is completely masked, no balance whatsoever.

M: Hop oils coat mouth, feels dense. Carbonation was strong, but appropriate.

O: Did not enjoy this beer, I love hoppy beers, but good god this is an all out assault to the palate. Needs more malt character to balance things out. Unless you like sucking directly on a hop cone I would steer clear of this beer.

Serving type: Bottle

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4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle with no packaging or best by date.

Color is deep amber with haze. Translucent. Just a little less than a finger thick head with good retention. Excellent lacing. No bubbles.

Aroma is a mix of earth and grass. A little herbal and some piney grapefruit citrus. A little alcohol warmth. Strength is good to slightly strong.

Flavor is excellent and bitter. Palate wrecking. A good amount of caramel and bready taste as well. Bitterness upfront, middle and towards the end. Finish is very bitter. Flavor notes include grapefruit and some earthy bitter acids. Tangy feel. A bit of raw mango.

Mouth feel is medium bodied. Good solid body for a DIPA. Moderate carbonation. Some alcohol warmth.

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Photo of Omnium
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle > Southern Tier 2xIPA glass

A - Pours a murky amberish color, thin head, minimal lacing
S - Pine, citrus, a little mango, sweet bready malt, definitely smells like simcoe hops.
T - Nice bitterness, good tasty malt base to this, with a good salvo of flavor from the simcoe hops, citrus and grapefruit and a little papaya kind of taste. the 9% doesnt come into taste, which is great.
M - Coats your mouth with a hoppy sticky sweet flavor, decent carbonization.
O - This is a good double IPA, simcoe hops are definitely some of my favorite hops, and I've had other single hopped simcoe IPA's and they really do well for themselves. Definitely would like to have on draft.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Thads324
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color. A thin and small bubbled light tan head. Dissipates quickly to a sticky ring with moderate lacing.

Aromas of heavy citrus peels. Tangerine and mandarins, a very small bit of flowers and a hint of booze. Some honey from the malt and maybe some bread.

Taste follows the aroma. Sweet bread and honey mixed with a pleasant citrus peel hop flavor. A bit of fresh cut grass flavor. Bitterness toward the end and a sweet finish like butterscotch with bitter pine. Slight alcohol on the end.

Medium body. Slick mouthfeel and crisp bitter finish

Pretty tasty brew that hides the abv pretty well. More malt centric than I was expecting but I enjoy it. Well balanced and clean with good hop presence.

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Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 3,264 ratings