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RATINGS: 1566   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),


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Cold 22oz bottle: Pours a cloudy amber with a medium sized ivory head. Aroma is of pine, hops and malt with citrus notes. Tastes quite bitter and somewhat tart throughout. Elongated bitter ending. Not my style of beer, but very good for what it is.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Bomber: Pours a deep cloudy orange with a persistent rocky off-white head. Fresh citrusy hops in the aroma with flowers and pine. Full bodied with soft carbonation, and a sticky mouthfeel, starts and ends bitter with a long bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Pours a deep auburn with a pillowy lacy off-white head. Aroma is catty, grassy, caramel and nuts. Not nearly enough fresh hop character for me. Body is med. The flavor is deeply malty, clean ferment, nicely alcohol level, but what’s missing....hops. The finish has a nice pronounced, but not bracing, bitterness. This is a great American Strong Ale, but the hops are really lacking to me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (2958) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2006
Bottle shared with the regular crew plus MDS at Greg’s, Harry’s bottle. Very strong hop aroma with a ton of malt - lots and lots of hops. Based on this aroma along I have come to the conclusion that Simcoe hops = good. Taste - wow, so much malt! Mixes so well with the hops - easily one of the most balanced double IPA’s I have ever tried. And I love this hop. Great job guys.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2006
A 12 ounce bottle recieved form BBB63. Poured amber orange with a thick tan head. Very murky. Didn’t leave any lace, but the head clings to the side nicely. The aroma is 95% citrus rinds. The rest is pine, resin, and a bit of malt. Spectacular flavor. Candy sweet with ass loads of bitter Simcoe goodness. Medium body, and a oily film left behind on the tongue. Top notch for sure.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (2914) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2006
Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc, tupalev & mds - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Reddish-amber with a moderate sized head. Aroma of herbal tea, spruce, caramel and brown sugar. Flavour of nice, fresh hops - more tea and spruce notes - with a faint background sweetness and a lingering dry finish. Loving it!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Very fruity oriented hop aroma with dried fruit and a bit of citrus. Hoppy taste with caramel and fruit along with noticable alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bartzilla (551) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Yum. Yum. Yum. For those that think simcoe is a delicious, fruity, beautiful hop (wait, that’s me!) then this will be right up your alley. Fragrant, smooth and slightly hot. This hit the mouth running with the smooth simcoe flavors then give you a little kick in the pants as a parting note. Delicious. I want and need more of this right now.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - AUG 26, 2006
What a great beer. Pennsylvania has some awesome breweries....Weyerbacher being one of them.......This is a glorious tribute to the simcoe hop. I friggen love the Simcoe, and this beer puts the hop front and center and provides the inexperienced beer drinker with a formal introduction to this particular hop. This is a very very good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pinkzambia (1530) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Bottle: Cloudy coper color with an off-white stiff head. It has a marvelous hop aroma of dried out junipers, butter, citrus, and dry pine needles. The flavor is a virtual assault on the tastebuds as it bounces back and forth, almost simultaneously, between sweet and bitter, sweet and bitter. It has almost a candy syrup sense that fills up your nasal passageways. It leaves a great prolonged bitterness in your mouth. I like it a lot because of its uniqueness and creativity for the style. Thanks Indiana_Red for the serious hook up!


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