Double Simcoe IPA | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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3,237 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: 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:
3,237
Reviews:
1,363
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.27%
 
 
Wants:
181
Gots:
439
For Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,237 |  Reviews: 1,363
Photo of David_Matthews
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rizkybusiness
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpanishUnicorn
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.36/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Holy shit this beer looks like a dirty ass fish and turtle tank--the floaters in this are gigantically chunky and disgustingly offensive. You might be expecting this in certain, really old Belgians, but not in an American DIPA.

Trying (very hard) to push that aside, Double Simcoe has a dark copper hue to it with a moderate sized, fluid beige head.

Smells like piney grapefruit candy, with biscuit, and a little dirty sock.

Caramel flavors pop up front, then grapefruit and orange rind come in after, with a very dry and astringent finish.

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Photo of icemanls4
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zcromer
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkSansone
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Barleycorn
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks @jzeilinger for the sweet tulip Weyerbacher glass and this brew. Poured slowly down the middle and got a one inch slight off white head, that leaves plenty of lace, the beer itself is dark orange.

Smell is tangerine, apricot, caramel, biscuit, pine, and grapefruit, a little week because it was bottled 12/02/15, but still inviting, just not what I'm sure it could be.

Taste follows tangerine, apricot, biscuit, and caramel upfront, with some pine and grapefruit in the finish, again fresher and this would probably have a little more bite.

Mouthfeel is on the large side, plenty of life, kind of creamy for a DIPA not complaining, just unusual, not dry, and excellent drinkability.

Overall this is really nice, it has held up well, but the grades probably would have been higher fresher.

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Photo of AndreRus
4.64/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

You think you know how unfiltered IPA looks like? Think again. Double Simcoe sets new standards for unfiltered beer with the junks of hops literally floating inside a glass. Smell is definitely uncharacteristic for a DIPA. Dark fruit on the nose. Teste is like combination of hops with the backbone from the Blithering Idiot. This one is definitely the one of it's kind!

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robear
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rogerlb
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark golden, murky and opaque and as everyone else says it has floating sentiment. Like more than I've ever seen before. Aroma is fruity peach, barely hoppy and a damp earth --also a little woody. Complex and very pleasant.

Taste is juicy citrus which moves, through a great biscuit malt background, into an apricot and boozy and pleasantly bitter hoppy finish. IBU is reported as 90, it is there and consistent but doesn't kill you during or at the end. The citrus is pretty forward and the feel is juicy as well as carby.

Also, warming for sure. At 9% the booze is obvious. But not astringent considering it's 100% Simcoe and could do only one thing to a fault.

A DIPA that delivers with balance, a juicy arrogance and drinkability. Sip slowly and enjoy

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Photo of WiggyKGB
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rizzy17
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

A: A dark, hazy, amber color, with an off-white head that lingers. Lots of lace on the glass. Surprisingly a lot of sediment from the bottle.
S: Tropical fruits on the nose. Very pleasant.
T: Mango, papaya, and some breadiness, with a slight malt backbone.
F: Full bodied with no lingering bitterness or flavors.
O: Super drinkable; would never guess this is 9%.

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Photo of LarryMyers
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ConnorSimpson41
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SpaethJam
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Marraybay
3.12/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Look: Apple cider in color: No head; tons of sediment. Some glass soapiness.

Smell: Pine; citrus; floral notes

Taste: A little orange-juicy sweetness upfront the segues into heavy booze
and grapefruit bitterness.

Feel: Carbonated.

Overall: Interesting pour / experience. Not sure I'd want another, but was
happy to try.

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Photo of sdm
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerMagistrate
2.48/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Maybe these means I don't like simcoe hops?

Perhaps now I understand why they blend hops.

I just wasn't feeling this one. Nothing pleasant about. Tastes like a rookie brew, but I'm guessing that's a result of the simcoe.

I taste dead flowers, a little malt, nothing bright or fresh here.

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Photo of colonia25
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
4.08 out of 5 based on 3,237 ratings.
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