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RATINGS: 1599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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),


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Funknmilla (727) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Amber color with a reddish hue...very piney..bit of honey, a splash you might say...aftertaste of grapefruit and misc. citrus..not as good as i anticipated..the label is the shit though...the grapefruit is extremely overwhelming on the taste/aftertaste....then it gets in a warm mix with the resin and gets itself in a sour/sticky mess...just an awkard combonation of flavors, may be really good if pared with the proper food...alcohol is disguised quite well

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Nice malty double IPA, with loads of citrus flavors balanced out with that nice malty sweetness. Drinkable and delicious, but so many double IPAs are. I’m starting to wonder if making a great IIPA is really such a feat...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Poured a nice dark amber color with good head and okay lacing. Aroma was grapefruits and other citrus. Flavor was muc hthe same with some pine in there as well and a hint of caramel.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexanderj (3423) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Bottle. Poured copper orange. Nice color. Aroma of pine with caramel malt. Main flavors were pine and citrus, with some malt. Like this beer alot, and like this style. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Bottled. This was a good beer. I’m guess I’m not a Simcoe hop person. Was a little to citrusy for me. Had a good bite to it however.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2006
22oz bomber courtesy of sliffy, no date that I can find. Pours a hazy copper orange red with a two finger creamy yellowish head. Wonderful aroma of pineapple and grapefruit up front with some sweet caramel malts mixed with a bit of resiny pine. Didn’t really smell like it’d be terribly bitter--more of an aroma hop thing--but the flavor proved me way wrong. There was some sweetness near the beginning, but after that it’s all hops and lots of bitterness. Flavor had more pine than any of the other aforementioned aromas. There was a fair amount of astringency, too. As it warms there is a little more of a citrusy sweaty flavor. Dry, moderately bitter finish. A little warming ETOH in the belly. Moderate, somewhat sharp carbonation with a full body. Quite delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2006
orange copper. very nice smell of chick b.o. grapefruit, and pine. taste the same maybe more bittert than i would have liked but still this is nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3014) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2006
One of the best IPAs I have ever tasted! The perfect mix of bitterness and drinkability. Ever laugh at someone’s face after they eat a lemon? Let a casual beer drinker take a sip of this and you will see the same expression. High class IPA!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10830) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Bottle provided by JHop. Pours hazy rubied and burnt orange with a small frothy off-white head that mostly diminishes, lined-spotty lacing. Aroma is huge floral and pine, fruity, sweet candied citrus hops, oranges, sweet caramel and maple malt (straw, meal) and yeast (sweat). Heavy pine and dry resiny hops, citrus rind, caramel malt and earthy straw, yeast is present near the end, the sweetness is subdued by the hops. Medium bodied, fizzy and dry palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Thanks to some forgotten RB soldier for sending me the brew, maybe DocLock?

An robust amber body sits brilliant below the ivory bonnet of head. The aroma and taste are mega citrus and pine sap. Alpha hops to the max, baby! Bitter and zesty with hops but balanced with palate and oily mouth-feel… Caramel malts, hint of toffees, but a pungent alpha hops carries it home. Only grievance, a bit astringent at times, as if over done at certain instances… a hidden mention of metallic character. Enjoyable beer over all! – Maybe I need another try at it??!


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