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RATINGS: 1626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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),

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2008 22 oz bottle from bigsilky(thanks!).Pours a clear copper wirh a nice size head. Lots of spidery lace left on my Pilser glass after the quick finish. Man this is good stuff. World class. hard to describe the taste or aroma except to say there is a nice malt backbone somewhere under the resiny Simcoe hops, then some simcoe hops, and then more simcoe hops...It leaves a bitter aftertaste...but it is lots of resiny oily sweet bitter pinecones, so it is all good! Absolutely heavenly...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2006
22oz bottle-pours a big foamy to shaving cream rocky tan head with hazy copper color. Aroma is lots of medium hops-citrus, secondary malt. Taste is lots of muted/bitter medium hops-citrus, medium malt-caramel, alcohol. Full body. Upfront-good effervescence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAME (160) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Bottle, thanks JHop. Wow, what an aroma! Pours a medium orange with a very thin white head. Aroma is great, full of grapefruit and piney hops. Flavor is sweety, citrusy, with long lasting bitterness. Alcohol is present but not offensive. Definitely a lip-smacker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
agl108 (1039) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2006
12 oz. bottle at Flat Rock Saloon. Long anticipated tasting....pours copper with a thick off-white head. Very big nose full of citrus. Left extraordinary lacing in the glass. Booming floral, citrus flavor that is extremely bitter at first, then becomes increasingly smooth as the pints go down. Just a touch of the 9% alcohol is evident.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2006
UPDATED: APR 5, 2007 A IIPA that does not have any plastic traits, wow. A natural hop profile in aroma and taste. Hazy ruby/orange color with a small head. Medium thick mouthfeel, strong hop taste, not a dry finish. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a copper body with a long-lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit and pineapple. Flavor of breadiness and hops; nice balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Orange-amber, frothy tan head. Fresh hop aroma. The flavor is all hops, they coated my entire mouth and lingered on my palate. Iíve become a big fan of simcoe lately.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Bottle from Slob. Thanks, Bert! Pours a somewhat thin amber; really wanted more thickness in the body. Nice creamy head that slowly cascades into the beer, leaving a wavy lace network. Flavor is VERY tart and sour in the onset, then it slowly fades back along the palate. Nice pine/grapefruit notes linger. Mouthfeel is solid and allows the flavors to melt along the tongue. This is a great IIPA; another stellar effort from one of the best brewers around. DANG, I want them to ship to Texas!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Donít get me wrong, ití a great IPA. But... the strong alcy overtone is the first thing that hits you. Itís a grade A IPA, but the ABV kicks your arse!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Arayaga2 (2100) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2007 Cidery opaque appearance with a big tan head. Nice hoppy citrusy aroma (as expected). Flavor is less citrusy and more tea-like with a lingering bitterness. $5/22oz (nyc) Great in a bottle, but nearly perfect on draft.

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