Unfiltered Double Simcoe IPA | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

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.

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

A: Poured a dark, murky rustic-orange with a rapidly rising and towering 3 finger foamy beige colored head that calved and formed a devils tower structure. The initial retention was very good, after the second pour all that sticky caramel malt and hop oils coated the glass and the head became ever lasting refusing to go down. The lacing was thick spongey and clumpy , near full sheet, coating the entire glass on the way down. Visible carbonation was feverishly strong. A beautiful deep rustic coloring, sturdy head and bright carbonation would be hard to improve on.

S: sweet juicy grapefruit with wet fresh pine exploding from the beginning. Sweet caramel adds a nice sense of maltiness that was creamy and deliciously represented.

T: Sticky sweet caramelized grains with dry grapefruit flowery hopping slaps the taste buds into submission right from the start. Bitter pine and a dry grassiness parches the tongue while a caramelized grain sweetness offers glimpses of balance. The finish finds an intense dry flowery bitterness of grapefruit, grass, and pine all delivered by a brisk and strong carbonation compliments of its unfiltered and bottle conditioning. Bitterly dry and packs a wallop.

M: full bodied with a lusciously creamy and sticky caramel coating the tongue. Sticky hop oils and bitter dry flowery hopping parches the tongue after the swallow. The carbonation is very healthy and active here bringing out the brisk and bitter nature.

D: Very good drinkability, well hopped, dry but very manageable for the seasoned ipa drinker. Comes with a great enjoyment factor.

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Photo of Walken
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Weyerbacher: Unfiltered Double Simcoe IPA (Tasted 09/02/09)
750 ml. C&C Bottle: Poured into a tulip.

Appearance: This sucker pours out fat and foamy, it takes a few resting periods between soft pours to get a substantial amount of beer in the glass, so we can notch the head formation as solid as fudge, retains very well too, solid walls on the glass. Liquid is a dark-ish gold color with hints of red, head is off-white.
Odor: Thick and sticky pine sap, pineapple, minor grapefruit with a solid background of rich smelling caramel malt, on the burnt side, but not quite there. Good, but not quite as lush as I'd hoped it would be.
Consistency: Lively, yet loose. The bubbles are there in force, but they don't tug at the tongue, this beer feels smooth, medium to light body. Slight syrupy tinge from the caramel malts.
Taste: Malt is present (shocker?), burnt sugar with a semi-sweet crackery background. Obviously, hop flavor is the highlight here, More lush pineapple & sap flavors build up on the palate, finish is dominated by grapefruity bitterness which is hefty, but not overly aggressive (that's not to say that aggressive bitterness is a bad thing, the light touch just works well in this beer with the strong malt backing.)

Extremely solid, but not extraordinary. Don't get me wrong, this is a great beer, mainly due to the consistency, but the flavor and aroma departments kind of fall short in that while Simcoe is a really cool hop variety, it gives a very distinctive taste that's best when supported by other elements. Still a great IIPA, despite being a bit on the hefty side for my taste.

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Photo of ffejherb
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into snifter.

A - Poured a cloudy, earthy reddish brown body wit lively carbonation and one-finger foamy beige head that settled into a patchy film and deposited spotty lace around the glass.

S - Burnt sugary malts with sweet caramel and toffee notes, as well as a noticeable alcohol fume. Pretty boozy aroma overall, even more than the standard Double Simcoe. Piney hop character with some strong citrus and floral notes.

T - Smack of sticky, syrupy pine paired with burnt caramel malts and sugars, as well as some sweet toffee and plenty of alcohol warmth. Some earthy, woody characteristics also emerged, as well as a prevalent yeasty aspect.

M - Medium to full-bodied for an IPA with a sticky, syrupy texture and moderate carbonation resulting in a bristly mouthfeel. Assertive boozy alcohol warmth on the palate with a lingering, dry hop finish.

D - Really hot DIPA that's even more boozy than it's filtered counterpart. Alcohol actually gets in the way of the hop character. Overall, I found this to be tasty albeit a little too hot and alcoholic.

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Photo of BDLbrewster
3.08/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a VERY murky muddy brown color with a vibrant head that is very slow to recede. I have to say, I have never seen a DIPA that looks like this.

The smell is rich with powerful smelling earthy simcoe hops. Sound weird but, I get an earthy dirty smelling grapefruit odor. I don't catch a whole lot of malty sweetness in the nose, but I am sure it's in there somewhere.

There it is. The taste kicks off with an overly rich toasty, toffee flavor that is proof of malt used in this brew. These flavors are quickly canceled out by a rush of very bitter pine and dirty citrus rind. There is moderate warmth in the finish, you definitely taste the 9% here. I had one of these a couple days ago, but today the flavors seem a little off from what I remember.

The mouthfeel is on the heavy side for a DIPA, rich and chewy. It almost feels like it was pumped off of a cask. Low carbonation and warm on the finish.

Drinkability is on the low end here, boozy, overly bitter and heavy. The 750 will go down, but another would not be in line.

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Photo of magnj
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Huge head from a cautious pour. Hazy amber body, lots of bubbles. No fear of an undercarbed beer.

S - Raw hop juice. Take 100 pounds of wet hops, squeeze it and you get this brew. But seriously it't intensly pine and some tropical fruits. Still manages to push out some bready malt aromas.

T - Just as it smells, very big hop flavor and bitterness. Pine, tropical fruits, and some citrus. Also very sweet, lots of crystal malts. All around huge beer.

M - Good body, very sticky which is the only indication of this beer's potency.

D - as drinkable as the style can be but you need a friend since I think they only come in bombers.

Nice beer but one dimensional.

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Photo of aewinte1
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Murky brownish copper. Very dark for an IPA and its apparent immediately that its unfiltered. Big pop from the caged and corked bottle. Poured very gently to produce a massive 5" head. Pour this beer very slowly
S- Smell is of sweet ripe pineapple and hops. Sticky sweet pineapple hop smell.
T- Taste is not as sweet as the head. Rather bitter hop kick is rather unbalanced but still good. A little bit of that pineapple sweetness, but mostly hop bitterness. Not terribly complex with the flavor. Some IPA's have a variety of different hops that attack my palate at different times as other flavors fade but this one has a strong uniform flavor.
M- Rather heavy for an IPA. Carbonation is very high so this helps.
D- Drinkability is just slightly above average. For some reason, this beer comes off as heavy for an IPA.

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Photo of CoolJosh
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Corked and cage 750Ml from the boys at Weyerbacher. I'm always eager to try their beer. While not always the best in class, they cover a wide spectrum of styles and typically produce a quality product.

This beer pours much more hazy then I remember from the regular Double Simcoe, which is to be expected given that it is unfiltered. Pours a nice light brown amber, with some light corn yellow creamy head that rests as a layer on top.

The smell is ridiculously fresh. Tons of simcoe hops produce incredible fresh citrus flavors. Nice ripe grapefruit matched with a fresh pine scent and a little bit of lemon. The sweetness of the 2-row sticks out quite a bit as well and adds some balance.

The taste goes hand in hand with the smell. Very piney grapefruit flavors. Huge malt bill really adds some substance to the overly pronounced hop profile. Incredibly sticky. There is some heat on the tail, but nothing concerning. A little bit of a lingering grainy taste in the mouth. All in all, this is a really good double IPA thats ties some west coast flavors with some east coast goodness.

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Photo of treyrab
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Glad to see one last bottle left on the shelve at the Ohio store I went to last weekend. Snagged this one faster than lightning when I saw the $6.99 price tag. Did a double-take, and ran to the register.

A: When this went into the fridge, it got immediate chill haze. Complete opaque copper, very, very hazy and yielding a one finger off-white head. I heard this was a little higher carbonated, so I did a very gingerly pour, but it didn't need it, it was fine.

S: Stick my nose in a plump grapefruit and twist it around while throwing oranges and lemons at my face. Tons of ripe, citrus fruits but some nice pine and caramel as well. Incredibly robust and eye opening.

T: Packed to the brim with flavor. Nice citrus goodness consisting of the aforementioned flavors of grapefruit, pineapple, and orange. Blended so gracefully with a nice caramel and toffee back with a touch of heat on the finish, but not distracting.

M/D: :-)

Overall, this is better than the original in my opinion. Very full bodied and flavorful. Grab one if you see it!

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Photo of beertooth
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Split a bottle between some friends poured into nonic glasses.

Huge billowy off white head on top of a dark, pumpkin colored body.

Smell is all pine, tropical fruits, it's also a bit catty.

Taste follows the nose, tropical fruits lead the way with a very harsh pine bitterness finishing it off. Not much malt coming through or booze.

Mouthfeel is very full and well carbonated.

I enjoy this beer, but I couldn't drink a lot of it with it's harshness and abv.

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Photo of redneckchugger
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured and amber orangish, huge tan head, loads of lacing
huge nose of harsh pine, its even a bit astringent, this honestly smells like putting my some to a bough of pine needles.
The taste is the same, pig pine hops, like chewing on pine tar. I like it though, still more hop flavor than bitterness, its well done. There is no malt flavor really showing up, except for a bit of sweetness cutting though. This is way different form the regular double simcoe, its like its bigger meaner older brother.
All in all its one hell of a beer.

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Photo of Traquairlover
3.36/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ml bottle poured into tulips.

A = I must admit the appearance of this surprised me. I picked up two bottles. One for trade and one to consume. Both were kind of murky when I bought them, but the one for trade sat around at room temp for a couple days and by the time I packaged it, it seemed fairly clear. I had expected that the one I had in the fridge must have cleared up some, too, and when I pulled it out it clearly had separated between some yeast-looking sludge and some much more clear liquid. However, when I poured into the glass even though gently, I ended up with a translucent orange-amber liquid. It is attractive, but I was somewhat surprised. It formed a huge foamy bone white head that had good retention and left heavy tracing as it receded and as I drank.

S = Wow, very strong smells of crushed pine needles and just a hint of cat piss. I get virtually nothing else out of the smell, so it is a little simple, but you cannot claim you will be surprised they named it for the hops it uses.

T = There is more going on in the flavor than I expected from the smell. I get a light flavor of unsweetened ginger beer, some spices such as pure cinnamon, also maybe just a little bit of maple extract (some of the flavor but none of the sweetness of maple syrup). The bitterness quotient is high and there is a long dry, bitter finish.

M = Medium to medium-heavy body, good mouthcoating, frothy smooth feel.

D = I don't know about this one. I kind of like the mouthfeel, but the smell is really too one note (and a strong note at that) to make me fully enjoy raising the glass to my face drink after drink. I will come revisit this one though because I am getting the sense that I am just not that into DIPAs at the moment and that may be affecting my review. I am pretty sure this is as good or better than the filtered version and yet I seem to recall giving it a better score.

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Photo of MaltistLupulist
3.21/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mediocre ratings nearly across the board--yikes, when I joined BA a couple of weeks ago I told myself I'd review only beers I found toothsome, but nothing ever happens the way one anticipates, so, in the interest of balance, here goes....

Poured into an oversized snifter. Appearance is a murky, hazy, yellowish copper with an enormous head which takes awhile to dissipate. Liquid/foam ratio was like 20/80 at the outset, which bodes ill for the impatient, thirsty beer aficionado. This first impression was an ominous indication of the trajectory this imbiming session, and hence this review, would take.

Ascertaining the composition, or even the presence, of the aroma took some effort. There was certainly no blast of hop mist as I snapped the cap or poured the contents of the bomber into the drinking vessel. Upon closer, almost exhaustive inspection, I sensed a whisper of muted earthy hoppiness.

Alcohol plays an unwelcome and distracting role in every facet of the flavor of this beer, particularly in the finish, where it dominates and leaves one's palate with a final, dismissive impression of the beer as a whole. Otherwise, there is a tart, soapy lupulin component that contributes to an asymmetry that makes this beer seem harsh and undesirable. Very astringent. Some hopeful flavor components like grapefruit rind make their way through the maelstrom, but their efforts at attaining harmony and balance ultimately turn out to be Chamberlainian.

Mouthfeel is unpleasantly sticky; medium carbonation.

In spite of the obviously high alcohol content I had no trouble polishing off a bomber of this stuff. A matter of acclimation, really. This stuff isn't harsh just because of the alcohol.

An awkwardly assembled frankenstein of a IIPA.

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Photo of jwc215
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml cage-corked bottle -

Pours mostly foam at first though the dark amber body quickly grows. The Head is foamy/rocky. Patchy lacing sticks.

The smell is of strong pine - spicy and sappy.

The taste is also of strong pine - sappy with a hint of caramel. Alcohol certainly shows. Finishes with a sweetness and a bitterness and boozy.

Full-bodied and somewhat creamy, thickish.

This is a raw one. Simcoe hops in full force. With booze and hint of caramel. Raw - but good if you're a Simcoe hop lover. Honesty, I prefer the original. The rawness impacts it more.

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Photo of Seanibus
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not sure I like this beer as much as regular Double Simcoe - it seems rougher, less subtle, a little too thick. It's like a really well done homebrewed clone of the more refined regular Double Simcoe. But then again, it's pretty good if you go in knowing that you're in for a BIG beer.

Pours hazy copper with gobs and gobs of carbonation that create an incredibly dense and firm head, almost like meringue. The aroma is all Simcoe Hops - spicy and grapefruity - great, punishing heaps of Simcoe hops. The flavor is every bit as punshing - all Simcoe, to such a degree that it becomes somewhat hard to taste. This is a beer for sipping gently, not kncking back. There is an uncharacteristic (for Weyerbacher, at least) overripe banana ester that shows up on the finish. The mouthfeel is thick, viscous, and a bit oily. The finish is deeply bitter, like the burn of an Asian spice.

This beer is good, but I think it's drinkability suffers from its rough edge in comparison to the original brew.

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Photo of Casey10
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a St Berdadus chalice.

A - Frothy head with a copper pour.

S - Citruis and pine notes along with faint rasions.

T - Smooth taste as it warms, a little citrusy.

M - Mouthfeel is real good pine smooth notes.

D - Only comes in bombers so would only drink one at a time. ABV says only a little at a time.

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Photo of CrellMoset
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL corked and caged bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville, VA. Picked up two of these the other day. Poured in to a 22 oz. cervoise.

Appearance: Pours a ruddy, robust amber - a nice, slightly hazy, dark copper color - full of multiple streams of relatively slow, relatively large carbonation. Color and carbonation aside, what's really impressive is the head and the lacing on this one. The head is huge, phenomenally large, two-fingers of big, whipped, marshmallow cream, full of pearly foam bubbles, relatively uniform but not entirely so.

Aroma: Estery fruits, heavy citrus, ruby red grapefruit, and thick waves of woody pine cones. The heaviness of the malt backbone - syrupy caramel, heavy sugars - interacts with the fruitiness in a way reminiscent of canned pineapple or canned peaches (more the former than the latter).

Taste: Like fruit flavored cotton candy or bubble gum, plus a lot - a LOT - of spicy bitterness. The fruitiness is largely citrus - both heavy and light, with notes ranging from white grapefruit to crisp lemon zest - but also with a few stray berry notes, strawberries and blueberries being the most prominent. The commercial description of Simcoe - "like Cascade but more bitter - and with pine" is very apropos, in fact. All the traditional Cascade elements - the above-mentioned citrus, a slight minty note, a few other herbal overtones - merge with a huge sprucey slap in the face, like woody, resiny pine needles covered in dirt. And the bitterness is pretty intense, even for this guy, who's a huge fan of DIPAs. It more than counters the sweet, sugary, slightly overly simplistic malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: A relatively soft-feeling brew, with lots of soft, subtle, well-integrated effervescence that makes for a really creamy feeling body. Probably the creamiest I've ever had for the style.

Drinkability: This one suffers from the same problem the regular Double Simcoe does, in my opinion. Maybe I'm just not a fan of the Simcoe hop. The structure of this beer is great - the appearance is gorgeous, the mouthfeel creamy and delicate - but what it's puttin' on ain't all that. This one's just a little too intense (unusual for me to say) in a one-dimensional, slightly unpleasant way. It's still a well-made beer (as I mentioned above), but at 9.0% and with the overwhelming onslaught of the Simcoe, I had to give the rest of the 750 to dkachur. Perhaps worth a try at the price point - I don't regret buying it - but I wouldn't be picking this one up again.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for the bottle Dyan!

Pours dark reddish orange into my imperial pint glass, with a two finger soapy, pillowy, and frothy off white head. Retention is good and some clinging lacing. This head is lasting forever.

The aroma is of pine and grapefruit, with apricot, peach, and floral notes. The malt foundation is in the form of sugary caramel, and it balances the aroma nicely. There's an interesting medicinal/plastic quality that I can't put my finger on. It's subtle and inoffensive but it's definitely there.

The flavor is pine resin and bitter grapefruit. Alcohol is immediately apparent, and it's present through the finish. The sugary caramel malt has a go at balancing the aggressive pine and grapefruit bitterness, but doesn't quite succeed. The finish is boozy pine and sugary caramel grapefruit with a high level of lingering bitterness. The medicinal flavor I noticed in the aroma returns for the finish and stays on my palate for a while. The alcohol burn becomes a bit distracting.

The beer is medium bodied with medium carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle

A- Corked and caged 750ml bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a hazy brownish amber color with an off-white head that leaves excellent lacing and retention.

S- The aroma features some malt but it is definitely highlighted by the hops. There is a huge floral, pine and citrus hop aroma that is simply mouthwatering. There is also a notable amount of alcohol in the nose as well.

T- The taste like the aroma starts out immediately with a sharp hop bitterness and lingers for a long time well after the sip is finished. This will definitely satisfy anyones craving for hops. Behind the hop madness is a pretty solid malt backbone that just provides another tasty layer.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, this is another fantastic brew from Weyerbacher that I enjoyed a lot. I really hope they decide to release more of this because this is fantastic stuff! Highly Recommended!

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

HUGE want due to my love of simcoe hops, thanks nyrangerfan...corked and caged 750 ml bottle (no freshness) poured into my SN pint glass...

can you say head? largest and smoothest SIX fingers of slick and sticky tan head with incredible retention and decent lacing. hazy apple juiced body with brownish orange highlights shining through gorgeously..quite different for me...

instant whiffs of orange and other citrus notes...pineapple, huge citrus complexities, some melon with faints whaffs of peppery hops

massive hit of citrus hops and spicy hops...very citrusy with a brutally bitter finish that sneaks up on you...a bit one dimensional at times, but it's a great push and pull relationship between sweet and bitter...uber sweet up front and a painfully bitter finish

great carbonation with a smooth yet dry minish...medium bodied

this all depends on if you can handle the bitter assault. me, i can! no alcohol at all and very smooth...

this brew helps emphasize my love for simcoe hops...the citusy, pineappley, melony goodness is exposed in the nose and pretty damn good in the flavor...add a touch of amarillo and it would be 5s across the board...bruisingly bitter and i need another bottle, stat!

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Photo of hwwty4
3.26/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked this up and dragged it back to KC on my latest trip to Boston.

This beer pours a dark, hazy root beer brown with a massive 4 inch beige head that leaves some serious lacing as the beer recedes in my glass. Weyerbacher really did make a pretty beer. The aroma is massive piny hops with grapefruit, orange, and just a hint of grass. Also to be noted their is a rather prevalent solvent-like alcohol aroma to it. With the pine, it kind of reminds me of Pine Sol. The flavor is much the same with pine, grapefruit and lemon smacking you in the face but the huge booze flavor really puts a damper on the majority of the flavor profile. There is way to much alcohol for it to be covered up by the rest of the flavor profile. The solvent like booze kind of numbs my tongue. Its a rather odd sensation. I assume its what like a low strength Novocaine applied to the tongue would feel like. Otherwise the body is rather full for an DIPA. Nice malty body with the majority of the sweetness cut out. This would have been a great beer if it wasn't for the booze. It really needed to be hidden quite a bit more.

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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 BirdFlu
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

very nice dark hues in the pour, amber with a hazy body and a very foamy head. aroma is all very pungent hop, to an extent that is almost a bit much and sour. for me the sour pengency takes away jsut a bit from what elsewise is fantastic. taste is a really great balance between super strong, bitter hop with a very sweet base. Fruity and floral in the hop at the same time. Sweetens considerably as it approaches room temp. mouth is very full-bodied but not like eating a piece of cake. its full and refreshing at the same time. smooth carbonation. all in all its pretty teriffic. better than regular double simcoe (which is not an insult to regular double simcoe). quite smooth with a very robust and powerful flavor.

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Photo of alleykatking
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got in a trade with kmurray8621...thanks for everything Kevin!

A- Pours a very apple cider color that is very hazy to say the least. This beer looks thick! Big two and a half finger head that just stays there for a long bit before leaving gobs of thick lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Huge Simcoe smell to this which is to be expected. Underlying all this smell I do get hints of burnt malts a little along with some citrus smells (orange and a hint of grapefruit). I also get some hints of alcohol in this as well but everything this covered with brutal hops aroma.

T- Now this is a bitter DIPA! Big huge bitterness up front that kicks your teeth in. Alcohol makes its presence known about midway through this beer. Not a bad thing at all though. Get hints of a sweet but burnt caramel malt to this that gets covered up with bitter pine hops and ends with a somewhat semi-sweet citrus/bitter hops combo. Well put together extreme beer.

M- Medium mouthfeel to this. Carbonation is a little much for me and it seems to make the beer fizzle over the tounge. Oily hop resin left over everything in your mouth (teeth included). Good bitter hop aftertaste leaving you wanting more for sure.

D- This is a one and done beer sadly. I could drink more than one if I wanted to but I would much rather savor it and move onto something else. Glad I got to try this beer though.

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Photo of tpd975
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Too many trades I have no idea who sent it but thanks.

A: Pours a nice cloudy orange type hue. Nice solid two finger head with huge thick chunky sheets of lace.

S: Wonderful aromas. Lots of hops here. Mostly citrus, but there is a bit of sweet pine. The malt backbone is there to add balance.

T: Wondeful canided malt up front. A nice blend of caramel and brown sugar sweetenss. By the middle th hops have pushed forward. Nice bittereness. Tons of citrus, but there are ample amounts of pine and earthy grassy hops as well.

M: Medium in body. Great carbonation. More people need to bottle condition IPA's. I am happy to say the local guys Cigar City did it. Glad Weyerbacher did as well.

T: Great. Enjoyed this one all alone. Wonderful taste keeps you coming back for more until the bottle is empty.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at PPRBSG09. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of grassy, sweaty hops. Flavor of sweet malt, grassy and sweaty hops, with a resiny hops finish. Hmm, this tastes pretty much exactly the same as the original, if I'm remembering it correctly...still very tasty!

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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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