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RATINGS: 1626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Fast on the heels of our fantasticly reformulated Hops Infusion, our brewers have picked up the gauntlet and brewed a Double IPA using exclusively Simcoe(R) Hops! This west coast Hops was created in 2000 by Select Botanicals, Inc. and carries a fantastic flavor profile abounding with citrusy-grapefruit, piney, resiny notes that pushes this Double IPA over the top. 9.0% ABV in the brew gives it a nice malt foundation as well. Draft and bottles, 12 oz. in PA, 22 oz. out of state (as we have no 6-packs),


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Bottle - WOW, what a beer! Strong pine hop nose with a touch of citrus. Beautiful deep orange color with a thick, creamy beige head. Gorgeous! The flavor is amazing - just an absolute sweet spot beer for me. Plenty of malt, but tons of the piney, citrus hops atop. Full palate. Unbelievable!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Pours a clear dark orange/amber color with a persistent head. Strong piney citrus aroma. Sweet malty flavor w/ good strong finish from the hops. Slight syrupy palate. Alcohol is well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - DEC 26, 2006
12oz bottle (thanks to ty5592) poured a cloudy brownish/ orange color with almost no head. The aroma had more of a malt backbone than hop. The taste was very bitter and over the top, but not as good as expected. The flavors start to get better as it warms with the bitterness and maltiness coming together nicely.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2006
This poured out a light brown with a large white head.This brew had a pine aroma,of course,also some floral notes.You also get some malt as it warms up with a clean finish.Good beer fot it style.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
can8ianben (1484) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Wonderful. This one reminds me of Dreadnaught or 90 minute, its one of my favourite double IPAs iíve ever had. Delicious in many ways, I love the deep amber colour and huge frothy head.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Beautfiul caramel sudsy slow dissolving head with orange caramel coloring. Nose is nice even citrus and the flavor starts as very smooth slight caramel sweet pine that expands with a nice bitter grapefruitiness all the way to the finish where it really dries out. Exceptional. Nice job!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2006
A bomber that is greatly drinkable. Just hops, and nicely malted but still on the bitter side. Must be enjoyed on its own, with another IPA would not be as much of a standout. A good IPA and not overdone double. Lace in glass, and good colour and head. Hoppy aroma, and nothing but.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Bomber. Poured a hazy amber with a nice creamy off-white head that mostly lasted and left huge sticky lacing behind. Big hoppy aroma with pine and a caramel background. Piney flavor with citrus and floral that is evened out with malts. Comfortable bitterness throughout. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Bitter aftertaste mixed with a light hint of malts. Very nice start to my Christmas break!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Bottle kindly shared by Jason. Hazy orange body under a modest white head. At first the aroma hits you with a spicy orange flesh and juniper berry hop blast but once your nose becomes accustomed to that a pleasant nougat and caramel sweetness come into play. Does that same sweetness appear in the flavor? Yes but who cares? This beer features a fantastic grapefruit citrus hop flavor w/o too much bitterness. Late hopped? As an added bonus the mouthfeel has a satisfying viscosity, it lets the tasty resins stick around. Lip-licking good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Pours with a slightly cloudy, amber body topped by a thick head with a good amount of lacing. Itís slightly sweet yet hoppy and piney with a nice underlying malt note and a slight flowery note. Medium to full bodied and warming.


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