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RATINGS: 1553   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),

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2006
it has a nice jazzyness to the fruity taste thats makes me wet, nice hops good summer night beer for a hop head or a pot head, nicle malt takes it down well i want on tap right now gotta love the bittersweet bbers i like

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zeswaft (1361) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2007 Just had this on tap and it was quite delicious. Dark copper color with a frothy off-white-tan head. Aroma was a bit muted, but definitely piney and citrusy. Flavor was very sweet and syrupy. Not overly bitter. very citrusy. a little alcohol sting on the finish. Finally a weyerbacher that didn’t blow nuts. Rerate, such an awesomely balanced grapefruit flavor and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FoolishMortal (989) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2006
22oz. bottle. Auburn-gold color with a large offwhite head that collapses into dense sheets. Deep resinous pine hop aromatics, with a slight vegetal/medicinal tinge. Crushing, mouth-coating resin bitterness up front, dough and faint caramel malt flavors reside underneath . Increased malt presence in the finish, with residual candied citrus and resinousness. Mouthfeel is a medium heavy, fairly chewy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - JUL 12, 2006
22 oz botle poured a deep amber color with a good white head. Aroma was all simcoe of coarse, pine and citrus! Flavor was initially a bit sweet with caramel malt notes. Middle and aftertatse is hoppy and bitter. Great bitter aftertatse and medium-bodied with a dry finish. A great DIPA! I love simcoe, we need more simcoe!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Pur is nice warm hazy amber with a nice rocky tan head...smell is smell is deep resiny pine hoppiness...taste is sweet and malty at first, with a nice subtle resiny hop bitterness...thick thick mouthfeel...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2006
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear reddish amber with a firm beige head. Dry, oily and pretty fresh aroma of piney and grapefruity hops, hints of grass and pine-apple. Really bitter, grassy and grapefruity flavour with notes of peach-skins. Full and dry mouthfeel. Long and really bitter, almost inky aftertaste of grapefruit and wet grass. Quite simple flavourwise but still really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Clear reddish amber, lasting white head with nice lacing. Very fresh and fruity/juicy hops with flowers and good malt. If this is what Simcoe tastes like, I like them a lot. Drank more than rated. Darn.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2006
bomber. Aroma: Lots of fruit (grapefruit, citrus, peach), floral, some resin, and a touch of alcohol. Very nice aroma. Appearance: Deep Orange in color and slightly hazy. Head was big, off-white, and lingered a long time. Nice lacing as well. Flavor: Nice malt sweetness at first, and then it’s all hops. Huge grapefruit flavor, resin, fresh grass. Bitterness is good and lasts long after the finish. Touch of alcohol and some more grass in the aftertaste. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Soft carbonation. Nice alcohol warming on back of tongue. Overall: A good 2IPA. All Simcoe is a nice idea, but bitterness is a little harsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 Bottle ala Matt. Bright dark amber color with a moderate off-white head and some lacing. Aromas of green tomatoes and mild pine. A fresh hop aroma evident and perhaps too much for this malt lover. Ok, Hops, HOps, HOPs and more HOPS in the flavor. Grapefruit salad. for me. Some mild malt sweetness early, but still to quick to be gobbled up by the hops. Hopshead rejoice. I didn’t seem to find the balance in this one that others found perhaps to many dubbels have shifted my malt balance and tasted. I’ll have to find another one of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Medium orange/copper color with smallish creamy off white head. Aroma is very resiny, piney hops, lots of caramel, faint metallic notes. Flavor is rather malty, full of piney, slightly herbal hops, with a dry, rather sweet finish, almost cloying. An alright dIPA, but a bit too malty and sweet for me. Although Simcoe seems to be the current hot hop, I’m not crazy about it in large quantities.

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