Unfiltered Double Simcoe IPA | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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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

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Added by Birdiebeagle on 05-19-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
410
Reviews:
219
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
13.09%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
32
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 410 |  Reviews: 219
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Knapp85
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Definitely had this a while ago but grabbed another bottle to try it again for reviewing. The cork pops like Champagne. The beer pours out with a deep hazy copper color with a fluffy white head on top. The smell of the beer is decent, not much different than the regular version of this. There are some sweet malts on the nose as well as a big hop aroma as well. The taste of the beer is sweeter than most IPA's, it's got a good bitterness in the finish. Caramel and bitter citrus notes balance nicely. The mouthfeel of the beer was drinkable, it's got some good body to it. It's a slick oily beer. Overall it's not bad, I seemed to enjoy this beer more a few years ago than I do now. Still a quality brew.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of brentk56
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a huge, sticky head that sheets lacing down the sides of the pint glass

Smell: Massive grapefruit and pine tones in the aroma

Taste: Grapefruit and tangerine, at the outset, followed by pith and pine bitterness, with the alcohol making its presence felt in the flavor profile by mid-palate; a bit harsh, with aspirin overtones, just after the swallow, but the finish is sweet and fruity

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with prickly carbonation; warmth in the gullet

Drinkability: A little hot, and that drops the drinkability score, but this is a fine DIPA

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Photo of emerge077
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to d0b for sharing this one!

Reviewed from notes. Opaque orange with great sticky head retention. Ultra tropical hops in the nose, I swore it made me dizzy every time I took a deep whiff. Sticky sweet cantaloupe, mango and ripe melon aroma, resiny dank herbals behind the fruit. Amazing! Fruity tropical juicyfruit flavors come across in the flavor too, bolstered by a huge pale malt undercurrent, with a slightly boozy edge that trails off with spicy, sweet and bitter hop flavors. If not for the abv, I would try to tackle a bottle myself! Thanks for sharing Dave, hopefully my dreams come true and this makes it to WI someday soon!

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Photo of zeff80
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a murky, orange/brown color with a three-finger head of tan foam that seemed to never stop rising. It left sticky patches of lace when it finally did recede.

S - An overwhelming aroma of grapefruit and bubblegum with mild caramel notes.

T - Like the aroma, there is a strong grapefruit flavor but with a piney quality, too. It had a nice burnt toast maltiness with another flavor that I can only call creamy. Must be because it was unfiltered.

M - It was crisp, sharp and had some real bite. A medium to full bodied beer.

D - Great tasting but I found myself struggling to consume the whole beer by the end. I'd recommend getting the 12oz bottles.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of superspak
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip. Pours very hazy dark red-orange color with a enormous 4 finger off white head with incredible retention that reduces to a decent sized lacing cap that lasts. Fairly thick lacing sticks to the glass. Aromas of huge amounts pine, pineapple, mango, orange, and grapefruit; with some caramel and bread as well. Taste of big pine, pineapple, grapefruit, caramel, and bread. Strong bitterness shows up on the finish and lingers for a while with caramel, bread, citrus, and spiciness. No alcohol in the taste but a slight warming on the finish is present. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied. Fairly smooth drinking as well, but is definitely a sipper with it’s huge flavor and body. Overall, and excellent imperial IPA, and it is extremely hoppy, just how I like them.

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Photo of mothman
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass.

Pours a large off white head that is kind of fizzy. Decent retention. Color is a burnt copper brown/orange.

Aroma: Big hop profile. Pine shows a lot. Caramel malt with some sweet grapefruit notes.

Taste: Sweet grapefruit citrus up front. Pine and floral hops. A slight caramel malt profile, but not a lot. Just enough to show but not enough to be distracting.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and creamy. Medium bodied with a medium to high amount of carbonation. Fairly fizzy feel to it for a dipa. Ends a bit sticky with a hop resin feel to it.

Overall, this one is fairly drinkable for how big it is. Better than the regular DS imo. It was more hazy (just a random note). Pretty fresh and enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of oberon
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

For $6.99 this 22oz corked bottle to me is a steal at Bestway here in GSO.Poured into an oversized wine glass a deep murky hazed amber with a big fluffy white head that left multiple rows of lace as it never completely settled.Somewhat odd aromas something was a little off,there was the deep pine resin but also almost a skunked note wich I can safely say this bottle was not,just a weird off note.Big sweet alcohol mixed with intense pine resin on the palate,its definently hot like alot of Weyerbacher brews but the hops are intenese and awesome.Mouth coating mouthfeel is very nice its full and rich,its big and and dangerous and could be a future headache, but hey its pretty damn good.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a very large off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, floral hops and citrus.

T: The taste starts out with a burst of piney hops bitterness. Then a hearty malt character quickly follows along with sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. There's a decent balance and the hops presence returns to the forefront. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, there are other 2IPA's I would pick first but this is a very solid beer worth drinking for a long time.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of billab914
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my brand new Pumpking chalice. It poured murky and dark orange, almost brownish in color. It started with a big frothy and bubbly white head to it that faded some but kept a nice layer covering the beer as I drank it. Some nice lacing was left on my glass as I drank it.

The aroma shows a nice floral and citrusy hoppiness to it. I get some grassy and pine flavors from it along with some nice citrusy and tropical fruit flavors. Some sweet malty, caramel flavors come through as well.

The taste shows more of the malty, caramel flavors then the nose did. The hoppiness really starts coming through more towards the finish. Grapefruit citrus, pine and just a bit of a tropical fruit flavor comes through. The alcohol shows through in the finish as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it had some nice flavors and I enjoyed the flavors of the Simcoe hops. The malt flavors really came through to add some nice balancing sweetness to it. Very enjoyable beer overall.

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Photo of russpowell
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Corked & caged 750 ml courtesy of HopStoopid120, cheers Tony!

Pours an effervescent & dirty caramel with 4+ fingers of khaki colored head. Crazy head retention & lacing

S: Fruitty, piney & boozey (a bit)

T: Breadyness, buscuitty malt, leafy & earthy hops in your face, plus pineyness & booze hiding under caramel up front. Dryness & herbal bitterness dominate as this warms, plus toffee & caramel, plus herbal hops smack & a ton of pink grapefruit & some booze..

MF: Chewy, bready with low carbonation & bit too hoppy balance & ABV-wise to ring all my bells

Drinks a bit slow, the ABV & complexity slow me down a bit. Hop heads may disagree

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Photo of smcolw
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge head (seven fingers!). The beer is orange-amber and very cloudy. Each re-pour creates another excessive head. Settles slowly and leaves lumpy lace.

Strong pine-like hoppy aroma. The alcohol is quite prevalent.

Nearly extreme, this is a heavily hopped beer with a potent alcohol presence. Rich broth with a mild carbonation level. Starts with a light malt flavor. Long, long bitter aftertaste.

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A big thank you to the kind BA who sent this one my way. I had been waiting a long time to try this one, and was super stoked to see it in the fridge. Served chilled and poured into a goblet, this one was consumed on 06/11/2009.

The pour was damn near perfect, well it was perfect. Huge foam head that would go nowhere. Rich lacing dripping down the sides of the glass and really just giving this one a huge overall look to it. Nice hazy amber color, this was what I want all dipa to look like. Lots of earthy hop notes here, really nicely done I have to say. Very well balanced with loads of pine notes and an un wavering malty touch to it. Smooth,even carbonation and a freshness that made it almost sticky at times. This was just perfectly balanced taste and much fuller and more robust then the original.

Overall I thought it was excellent. So nice to see this very well balanced beast as opposed to the shredding west coast ipas that we normally see. This is a winner in my book for sure.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A huge thanks to nyrangerfan (Steve) for hooking it up with a bottle of this. It's been on my wants forever it seems, so it's nice to pop the cork on this one.

A: The pour is a hazy, dark amber color with a very fluffy off-white head on top.

S: The nose is full of fruity hops. An all out assault of grapefruit and pineapple. Man, I love simcoe.

T: There is a great bitterness up front which is quickly followed by a very juicy grapefruit flavor that just sticks to your tongue all the way to the finish. A nice bitter bite on the finish completes the sip.

M: The body is medium with a rather plentiful level of carbonation. The bitterness lingers a bit, but provides a nice crisp and refreshing feel to the beer.

D: That 9% ABV is nowhere to be found in the sip. This is an absolutely fantastic DIPA, and one of my new favorites, in fact. If only I could buy it out here in California.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of smakawhat
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Bottled Jan 7th 2011, best before September 7th 2011 here we go!

A good solid pop from the cork. Monster head and borderline gushing quality off the pop. Into the glass the head is frozen, it will not even move. Color of head is a big off white stick and lots retention it's like pudding. Body is a bit cloudy with about 50/60% opaqueness but a nice dark copper into dark orange. Ridiculous stickyness for lacing on this beer.

Bouquet is a mellow citrus orange, and some dryness. Faint grain and toasty feel, very mellow in character but definitely feels arid.

Taste is a mild body with a dry pepper. Toastyness and a sharp piquant pepper like feeling that I associate with this hop (simcoe) bitter. Mid palate has some nice sweetness getting into some very light brown sugar quality barely a sugar sensation which makes for a nice not overly sweet sensation. Stinging tongue though beyond prickly right on the tip but I really like this body for mouthfeel. Abv is somewhat noticeable.

Good drinkability, and a fairly good price point as well too. Would have again.

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Unfiltered Double Simcoe IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 410 ratings.
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