Double Simcoe IPA | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

3,238 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: 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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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2/5  rDev -51%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: dark orangeish brown, like apple cider. a small frothy head quickly settled to nothing.

s: grapefruit, pine lemon and caramel. every once in awhile i get a wiff of cat piss, and no i don't have cats at home.

t: citrusy, little bread and pine.

m: medium body decent carbonation. oily with a long dry aspirin like bitterness on the finish.

o: probably wont ask for this one again as i feel there are better ones out there that just as easily attainable.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass - thanks to wintbs379 for this.

A: Pours amber color, about one finger of off-white head - good amount of lacing.

S: Very light smell, hops, citrus, grapefruit perhaps some honey.

T: Very crisp DIPA - hops and citrusy fruits up front. Finishes very clean, no real bite.

M: Light bodied, light carbonation.

O: I was very impressed with this DIPA. Good flavors, clean taste, very drinkable. This would be a great everyday beer for me if I could get my hands on it in Michigan.

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3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep orange, cider color. Completely hazy. Light gets through on the sides. No head except for minimal white head.

S: grapefruit, lemon, citrus. Little too subtle for me. Could be an old bottle though.

T: malty sweet, caramel malt, bitterness comes in middle then lingers only a bit. Alcohol comes in a touch at the finish. Good.

M: fuller body, sweet. Carbed but needs a little more.

O: very good beer. Love the malt that balances nicely with the bitterness.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Unlike most IPAs I have seen. Very murky, dark brown. The head almost looks like a thin layer of pancake batter that has just been thrown into a pan. Good lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit and pine and a good malty sweetness. Very pleasant and well balanced nose.

Taste: Loads of citrusy hops and spicy, biting goodness! On top of that there is a great caramel malt billing to balance it out very well. Gracious amount of booziness, especially alcoholic warmth, which truly adds to rather than take away from the taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body that is actually a bit creamy and syrupy. Semi-dry finish and lingering hops.

Overall: An excellent beer! Blew my expectations out of the water and ended up being on of the best IPAs that I have ever had. Possibly the most well balanced IPA I have come across (wither this or Hopslam). Definitely need to get lots more.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.72/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with childish artwork (Weyerbacher rules!) poured into a snifter. Double Simcoe looks like a big beer, a huge beer. A little too hazy with the apparent viscosity of a barleywine, and a creamy head that is darker than most DIPAs. The head forms slowly, in cascades, again like a big and thick barleywine, stays around, and leaves excellent lacing on the snifter.

I am not digging the aroma much that is hoppy in a very generic manner with some sweet undertones. Taste is better with firm bitterness that the palate takes a while getting used to. After that lush tropical fruit flavors are delivered in ample quantities, complemented nicely by the residual sweetness. The haze in the looks disappears with warmth and citrus flavors also come forward.

Although it clocks in only (ha!) 9% ABV, the beers seems significantly more alcoholic in its warming character. However, it's smooth, and not fusely. Finish is medium and quite clean for the big body among DIPAs. Carbonation is medium-high, and is very welcome. Overall a solid, available and affordable DIPA that is rather mellow (think Maharaja/90 minute/Oracle/Hopslam).

4.5, 2.5, 4, 4.5, 4

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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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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