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Double Simcoe IPA | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Double Simcoe IPADouble Simcoe IPA
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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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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
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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3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a beautiful hazy dark copper with a nice one-finger off white head. Immediate resolution into some nice lacing.

S: Fairly mild. Grapefruit and a bit of vanilla with some citrus undertones.

T: Quite complex and balanced, especially for a one hop beer. Hits the palate with grapefruit, berries, and a solid earthiness. Hop oils and vanilla undertones last throughout and finish off every sip. One of the earthiest IPAs I've ever had.

M: Very full-bodied, but with quite a bit of compensation in the form of excess carbonation. But I think everything's overcarbonated (disclaimer). Finishes clean and crisp. Alcohol and earthiness lingers.

O: A great winter warmer DIPA, complex and demanding. Not a session drinker. A little redemption for the East Coast in the eyes of a now Coloradan hophead.

Note: That bottle needs a serious makeover - it looks like this beer was brewed by Costco.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a nice amber copper with a solid off white head that is still lingering 20+ minutes after the pour, really nice lacing.

S - Sweet malt, nice citrus hops, strong piney presence as well. Simple but super appetizing.

T - Bold piney hops transform into more of a citrus bitter, slightly sweet. Quite dry and bitter, hops dominate. Very nice

M - Medium bodied+, fair amount of carbonation, probably more of a sipper, especially at this temp (50-55 degrees id guess)

O - Overall a really really beautiful hoppy brew. Really refreshing and delicious, very bitter and dry. Going to be a glorious night with MNF and a whole growler of this to myself

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4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy amber orange, three finger head that leaves behind a lot of lacing.

S-Citrus and earthy notes. Very hoppy as one would expect.

T-More earthy than citrus. Decent amount of bitterness but I was looking for a bit more out of a DIPA. But rather earthy with a bunch of pine flavors.

M-Medium bodied, not much carbonation but smooth.

O-A solid DIPA, however it was missing some bitterness to round it out.

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4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First time trying a Weyerbacher brew. Very excited. Poured from bottle into Bruery tulip. Yields a thin head which quickly dies down. Appearance is a hazy brown with tints of red. Definitely not what I was expecting for a DIPA.

Smell is hoppy as would be expected. There's also some good malty sweetness to balance things out.

The taste is pretty interesting. Like the nose, the hops are balanced by the rich malt flavors. Notes of nuts and biscuits are there and mingle with the pine resin flavor of the hops.

Mouthfeel is decent. It's a pretty full bodied beer at 9%. Still tastes good.

Overall it's pretty good. I'm not blown away by it, but it is a very good beer. Cheers

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Orange A,her pour. Tiny yet creamy head with moderate lacing.

S: Sweet and Malty. Hints of pine and citrus. Still not getting the catty character people speak of when talking about Simcoe.

T: bitter all the way through. Grassy and citrusy. Honey sweet with some bread notes.

M: heavy than it appeared. Still smooth with light carbonation.

O: Decent.

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Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 3,245 ratings
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