Double Simcoe IPA | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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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: Year-round

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

Added by yen157 on 05-05-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,238
Reviews:
1,364
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.27%
 
 
Wants:
181
Gots:
440
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 3,238 |  Reviews: 1,364
Photo of mgobrew10
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of danieelol
2.93/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Chris @ Slowbeer

Appearance is barleywine-red. Decent head/lacing.

Smell is loads of barleywine honey-malt, melon and marzipan. Alcohol, lots of it.

Taste is melony malt. Can detect sweetness but hop bitterness and alcohol wins out.

Again, the palate on this is just not that pleasant.

Mouthfeel is medium and astringent.

While the IPA was too bitter, this is too English, and alcoholic. Another disappointment.

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of gregy55902
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Obtained a bottle of this (no bottling date). Poured into a snifter.

A - Pours a darkish mahogany color. One finger of tannish white head that recedes after about one minute.

S - Malt and hops. It may be a bit old, I don't know.

T - Thankfully there are more hops here than in the smell. Fruity essences flow through this beer. Quite good. Not a malt-bomb, but the malt evens out the hop bitterness.

M - Bit of a warming sensation from the alcohol, but in big beers I don't really mind it. Appropriate carbonation level.

O - I love my DIPA's and this one I will be revisiting. If only I could try it on draft!

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 12 oz bottle.

Pours a nice hazy and murky dark auburn color with a nice slight orange edges to it. The head is nice and ecru at about 0.5 inches. Some nice dense bubbles are present and it recedes quickly to a thin film.

Starts off with some sweet citrusy notes followed by some nice tropical notes. Dank notes of cannabis and some nice orange notes. Some nice sweetness and caramel malt notes can be perceived as well.

This is a nice hop bomb. Tons of grapefruit and citrus notes with some nice grassy and herbal notes in there. Kind off spicy. Then there is some intense malt notes. Some slight caramel taste and bready sweetness form the malt. There is then some awesome piney resinous notes that give the beer almost a chewy sticky feel and flavor. This sweetness rides well with the malt sweetness but then is quickly overtaken and paired well with the more aggressive citrus notes. Very intense brew yet very nice. Mouthfeel is crisp but also slight oily and slick. Nice dank piney notes help make the brew a bit sticky.

Very good brew. Amazing hop profile with a good balancing malt backbone that is actually very well represented and not shy. Awesome hop bitterness in the middle and toward the back end.

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Photo of MattyV
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Ruddy auburn color with a modest off-white head. Nose is on the sweet side, full of juicy citrus/tropical fruit hops with a touch of pine. The taste packs a big bittering punch to go along with the big fruity hop flavors evident in the nose. Bready caramel malt sweetness melds with the big lasting bitterness in the finish. Slightly oily feeling with moderate carbonation. I have an appreciation for beers that unequivocally put certain ingredients on display. This beer is a great representation of the virtues of the Simcoe hop.

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Photo of elgiacomo
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz, bottled January 12, 2012...about as fresh as I’ve seen it around here. Served at around 45F.

Pours hazy amber/copper with a large off-white/light beige head that leaves really nice clumpy rings of lacing behind and recedes to a small cap.

Aroma is male cat spray, marijuana, piney/herbal hops, some citrus, decent bit of caramel malt underneath all the hops. Very good, pungent strength.

Flavor is some seriously resinous hops, pine, weed, some cat piss, grapefruit citrus, hefty caramel malt backbone, a touch of sweetness but tons of bitterness on the finish. Alcohol is not bad at all for 9%. A palate-wrecking bruiser of a DIPA.

Mouthfeel is medium/full bodied, sticky, oily, a bit creamy, good carbonation.

Man...this is some dank stuff. It’s been two years nearly to the day since I tried and reviewed the Unfiltered version and this is pretty much equally as impressive. I’d really have to do them side-by-side to pick out any differences. Easily one of the most resinous, dank and ridiculous DIPAs I’ve had...gotta love the fact that this makes cat piss an enjoyable experience!

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of derkfromwi
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Nice frothy white two-finger head, hazy amber/orangish color, very appealing lacing

S: Citrusy hops, touch of malts, the hops smell really good

T: Hops full of citrus, including a bit of pineapple in there, nicely balanced malts come on middle to end, good bitterness

M: Good oilyness, decent carbonation, medium bodied, finish towards the end of the beer is less than good

O: Good IIPA, a bit more on taste and mouthfeel would have made this excellent for me, will definitely try again

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Duff27
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- One inch dense off white head on a murky dark orange body. Good drink-by-drink step lacing and very good head retention.

S- Fresh tropical citrus fruits, oranges.

T- More with the tropical flavors, hops are the star here. Tiniest bit of alcohol taste on the backend. Leaves a bitterness in the mouth well beyond each sip.

M- Mouthfeel is creamier for the style. Medium to medium-low carbonation. It works.

D/O- Very tasty. On the higher end as far as the perceived bitterness goes, at least for me. Would enjoy again. Thanks a bunch MaxSpang.

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Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
4.08 out of 5 based on 3,238 ratings.
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