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Double Simcoe IPA | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Double Simcoe IPADouble Simcoe IPA
BA SCORE
4.06/5
Exceptional
3,242 Ratings
Double Simcoe IPADouble Simcoe IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,570
Reviews:
1,364
Ratings:
3,242
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
180
Gots:
440
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 3,242 |  Reviews: 1,364
Photo of ChrisCBeets
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of nosavingsaccount
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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of DirtyBirdSpecial
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours wonderfully, with a finger and a half of off-white foam.
Appears to be a muddled burnt orange in hue with deeper reds
towards the center of the glass. The nose is somewhat surprising
for a DIPA. Predominantly bubblegum aromas. This really doesn't
smell like many other's I've had of the style. Taste is a complete 180.
Wow! What hoppy tastebud-pleasing joy! Bright, citrus notes...
especially lemon and grapefruit. Very pleasing. A bit syrupy on the
tongue, could use a wee bit more carbonation, but not enough that its
obviously notable. While certainly not one of the best I've had of the
style.... still... if it were a woman, I'd do dirty things just to hear it fart
into a walkie talkie

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Photo of TheSSG
3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dense, off-white, resiny head with a surprising lack of lacing. Soft hop aroma is slightly sweet (almost like bubblegum). Hazy, dark straw color. Starts very bitter with piney resiny hops, there's a very green, floral-like quality to these. Then they become like citrus rind and pine sap. The malt comes through behind the lingering hop bitterness.

Overall, this is interesting. I am apparently not a fan of these registered hops. I don't really dig their flavor profile. It's very resiny, slightly sweet, and kind of off-putting pineyness.
This is a well done IPA, don't get me wrong. It's just a shame it's not a hop for me!
GREAT mouthfeel! Low lacing baffles me, ditto for the lack of aromatics.

This reminds me of why I HATE numerically scoring a brew. Notes are good....Cause my "rating" in unfairly going to be low.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of gcamparone
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Purchased in North Providence, Rhode Island

A- The pour is beautiful - a hazy copper body with a thick, 2" off white head that reduces slowly to some chunky form and uneven blotchy lacing.

S- Smells like freshly cut grass, lemon/citrus zest, caramel, and has a somewhat soapy aroma.

T- Upfront it hits you with a big malt backbone - bread and caramel with a slight spicy zest to it. Follow through with a big hop bitterness and slight astringency that sits on the tongue for a while.

M- Medium-heavy body for a DIPA, medium carbonation.

As far as DIPAs go, this one is middle of the road in my opinion. The hops just didn't have strong enough presence, and the presence that they did have was not that tasty. I'd pass on another one.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of 1up
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Zachtheporter
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of AilHead
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of ucfalum08
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Savage51
2/5  rDev -50.7%

Photo of mikem0487
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. No freshness date.

A-Single finger off white head. Body is a amber color more towards the brown side. Leaves nice lacing on the glass rim. Clarity is hazy.

S-Melon, grapefruit, earthy pine in the nose. With the aroma being primarily hoppy the malt profile still comes through. Love the characteristics that the simcoe hop brings to the nose of the beer.

T- Getting some astringency in the middle and end of the palate. Not as enjoyable as the smell. Leaves an ever lasting bittering taste that is not balanced enough with the malt profile. Simcoe is a high AA hop and seems to be over used in the early editions of the boil? Do get some caramel malts in their as the beer warms. A solid 2x IPA.

M-Good carbonation. Low-medium in body. Finishes dry.

O-Enjoyable double ipa. The alcohol is well hidden and does not drink like a 9.0 abv. Lacks in the tasting department for me. Love the aroma but the taste is not well balanced. To bitter throughout the whole palate.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of biggred1
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark, pumpkin amber with blonde highlights when backlit and impossible to see through. Pretty looking creamy head of sand colored foam that leaves sheets of lace on the glass. Nice Simcoe hop aroma with fresh dough and caramel. This beer is delicious, grapefruit and pine sappy hops with a hefty caramel malt backbone. Full bodied and creamy with fine smooth carbonation. This is a very good ale and very drinkable for the higher ABV.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Milkysunshine
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 3,242 ratings
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