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RATINGS: 1584   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),


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13363) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
Bottled. Hazy amber color, small white head. Sugary, bready, mead-like sweet nose, which is full of Simcoe aromas. Soft, sweetish mouthfeel, loads of hops. Bready, bitter aftertaste. Tasty, but not very complex for my liking.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2450) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2006 Orange-amber in colour with a long lasting white coloured head, great lacing. The aroma is extremely hoppy (citrus, pine), herbal, grassy, lightly sweet. The flavour is rich and chewey, intense hop bite (orange, pine), moderately sweet, small amounts of caramel malts. Very bitter mouthfeel, medium/large body, high carbonation. Finishes very long with a hoppy bitterness, dry. This is quite bitter which is fine but it seems to be lacking in balance to me.
650ml bottle obtained in a trade with OldGrowth, thanks Tom. No Best Before date.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DomErie (11) - McKean, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2006
A very smooth, highly drinkable IIPA with all the attributes of the style. I will buy this again.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2006
(07.01.06) One pint 6 oz brown bottle as gift from Tom D. Poured hazy golden yellow with giant white head. No discernable carbonation. Hop bouquet aroma. Full bodied ale that starts with moderate malt sweetness and intensely pine resin citrusy hop flavors. Finished with light hop bitterness. Massive malt to support intensely hoppy profile. Smooth and rich. An exquisite mouth-watering ale, one of the best (if not the best) Weyerbacher beer that I ever had.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pythonmets (14) - Charles Town, West Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Nice orange hue on the pour with thick white head. Malty spicy aroma. Wonderfully malt flavor with nice carmel intwined with pine-like hop intensity. Smooth balanced hoppy spice finish. Beautifully bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Pours copper golden-brown with thick off-white frothy head. Aroma is nicely balanced with caramel malts and piney hops. Flavor is back and forth between the piney/slightly citrusy hops and the sweetness of the malts. Both aspects are nice on the palate but fight each other for balance. Palate feel is fairly full bodied, very oily, and nicely bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2006
<!-- b -->Aug 06<!-- /b --> Bottle @Kookfest. Piney grapefruity hhops. Malty frain flavours become slightly too sweet. Intense bitterness is nice but doesnt manage to balance the beer and the lasting flavour was of sweet malts.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Bottle. Beautiful copper haze with a fluffy white head. Lots of lacing. In your face piney hop smell with subtle sugary undertones. Nicely balanced flavor with a very crisp hop bite, perfectly bitter. Alcohol is definitely present, but not distracting. High quality DIPA!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Bomber shared with after4ever. Pours a bright copper with a fluffy white head. The nose and taste are citrus-dominated, with grapefruit, oranges, mango and pineapple all showing up at one point or another. Great DIPA!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6474) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Bomber, courtesy AbusedGoat--and thank you! This stuff is amazing. Itís absolutely designed to showcase the Simcoe, without a doubt. Simcoe dominates the nose, palate, and finish. It pours bright orange amber with a moussy, fluffy white head. The nose is pineapple, mango, and grapefruit, with a whiff of spice around the edge. The palate has malt backbone, but it has malt backbone in the same way a Ferrari has room for luggage. Functionally, itís there, and it does its job, but itís not very prominent. The hops swirl around the flavor at every stage. If youíve tried anything with a prominent Simcoe note, you can probably picture what this tastes like, but if not, words arenít going to help you much--you should just try it. You should try it, anyway. But this is as fine a showcase as that particular sticky icky hop could ask for.


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