RateBeer
overall
99
97
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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),


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2007 bottle generously donated to me from papadukes-- pours a deep ruby amber. creamy cream colored head, with probably the best lacing Iíve seen to date. smells piney,with some citrus and toffee. quite delicious. bitter, as you can expect from a double ipa but not over the top initial flavor also has some sweet to it, toffee. the bitter is all in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 18, 2006
(I apologize in advance for the legnth of these comments, but THIS BEER CHANGED MY LIFE!) Prior to trying this beer I had only tried on or two other IPAs or Double IPAs. I had no idea what hops could be. I knew that IPAs were hoppy and when I thought of hoppy I thought of the bitter matallic aftertaste of something like Heineken. With an IPA I just figured that tast would just be stronger. Boy was I ever wrong ó I had no idea hops could taste and smell like citrus fruit or pine. I tried this beer when it first came out this past summer and was glad to find it again recently and have just found out that it will be a year round offering. While I stayed away from IPAs Iíll try anything from Weyerbacher and this beer opened the door for me to the wide world of IPAs. Before this I mostly tried stouts, porters, barley wines and anything belgian; now Double IPAs are one of my favorite styles. Bottle. Poured a hazy, medium brown. with a huge off-white head that lasted well and laced beautifully. There was light caramel malt aroma with a heavy grapefruit hop. There was heavy candy sweetness and a heavy grapefruit bitterness that were perfectly balanced. A long finish. Syrupy but not too thick and suprisingly flat on the tongue after the carbonation looked to good in the glass. Very sticky on the lips and much sweeter than I ever would have guessed. Another great beer from Wyerbacher.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bscanlon (18) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2006
bottle at mad mex. cant say enough. love this one. best weyerbacher to date. a superior beer. .

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Purchased from 3 sons in wexford. Poured a nice thick orange amber color with a thin layer of consistent white head. Aroma was citric and slightly bitter, essence of grapefruits and lemon. Flavor was strong dry malt character with harsh piney undertones and bitter hop finish. Overall, pretty enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Pours a dark amber with about two inches of frothy head. Smells of course of simcoe hops and some piney smells are there as well. Beautiful lacing sticks to the entire interior of the glass. Taste is refreshing and not overly bitter. The alcohol is nowhere to be found, but can be felt. This has a creamy mouthfeel that leaves a very hoppy aftertaste. At 9%, itís not a highly sessionable beer, but it tastes so good that you canít put it down. Very happy that Weyerbacher recently announced that this will be a year round offering. This will be a regular staple in my fridge. Highly recommend.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Wow! What a damn good imperial IPA! Very strong and distinct Hops that bring the hurt faster than expected. See commercial description for the specifics... this stuff is great. Enjoyed from the 22 oz. bottle... it was enough after a night of drinking. Wow!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle. Thanks to jasonmech77. Poured a golden color. Had a hint of smoke to it. Very hoppy beer loved it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dkoonce (911) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy grayish-brown, with a massive off-white head. The hop aroma is impressive, with a piney floral aroma that worries me a little. This beer is heavy, with a great malt sweetness that sort of balances the hops. The second sip is even better. The hops seem a bit less bitter and the beer seems smother and mellower.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Tap: Pours a hazy orangey amber with thin off-white head. Nice sweetish toffeeish hoppy aroma. Has an overall grapefruit bitterness in the flavor, with a light sweet malt background. Slightly flowery with a subtle caramel sweetness. Nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2006
(Bottle 65 cl) Pours a slightly hazy amber golden with a small, off-white head. Distinctly perfumy hoppiness in the aroma. Solid body with some caramel and then fat, somewhat soapy aroma hops leaving a distinct bitterness in the finish. 011206


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 133 134 135  136  137 138 139 » 163


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50