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RATINGS: 1550   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Bomber. Got an immediate whiff of strong hops as soon as the cap was off. Like pretty much all IPAs, the hops were the strongest when the brew was chillin. As it warmed to itís environment and got a little more comfortable, a little oakiness, caramel malts and lemon juice come to the party. Very dry and hoppy in the mouth. Donít get me wrong, I love hops, but I really thought this was pretty one dimensional. Fortunately, it does that one dimension very well. Very piney and grassy with the hops. Nice little alcohol tingle to go with it. Iíd like to see a bit more malt to add to the depth. At room temp, a bit of honey and caramel sweetness show up, unfortunately, thereís only a few sips left in my glass. Finishes as dry as any IIPA out there. One dimensional, but good nonetheless.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JUN 27, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2006 12 Oz. bottle from one of the Michigan Mafia, Styles/Pailhead. I donít know, Iím half shitty and that requires thinking. Thanks to both of you. Deep copper colored and very clear. Nice off-white head forms, fades at a moderate pace and leaves nice lacing behind. Medium bodied. Nice aroma, a bit different from other Simcoe beers I have had. Piney, Floral, slightly peachy with a hint of soapiness. Bitterness throughout but never overwhelming. Balanced but definitely leaning toward hops. Lingering bitterness is pleasing to a hophead. Nicely done. 8/4/7/3/16<P>Bottle from Santa opened Dec. í06. Deep amber colored and slightly hazy. Big off-white head forms and lingers, good lacing. Aroma is peachy, tropical and fruity. Medium bodied with pleasant soft carbonation. Tasty balance of malt and hop. Light pine in flavor along with tropical notes. Lingering pleasant bitterness. Really well done. Upping the score on this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2537) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Thanks to Matt for sharing. Kinda glowing oranfish color w a thick off white head w nice lacing Big citrus sweet fresh hop aroma passion fruit more tropical fruits Pal is lightly hot well coated touch oily Flavor is a dry finish w a lightly bitter front of pine, grass, and grapefruit. I think they lost the tropical fruits in the flavor & it dissapointed me though good anyway

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Bomber shared by MrFacto - thanks, Matt! Translucent copper bronze with a sudsy, thick, creamy tan head on top and some of the best head retention ever seen on an ale. Sweet grenadine bitters rise up the nasal canal, met with honeydew, sugar-sweetened ruby red grapefruit, starfruit hit by saltwater, burgundy tropical hysteria and a passion fruit starboard topicality. Simcoe hugs all aspects of the hop bitterness and flavor, naturally. Cherry graham amaretto vibes plummet forth on bittering, flavor and aromatic personalities. Sugar saturated melanoidens resonate with a cherry toffee vibe thatís ringing with a sugary, bitter palate aeration. Itís fairly tasty, but its hop exclusivity is holding it back. Oily yet dry palate procession is met along the way with a sweetly infused blood orange and a grapefruit pulp intention. The tongue still trembles at the memory of the dry razor line splice down its center tract.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Via Matt. The beer pours to a clean amber body with a thick creamy white head. AWESOME lacing. The aroma is peaches, pineapple, citrus, Simcoe. The flavor is a nice dry fruity pineapple, peaches, nectarines, caramel. The palate is dry. Medium-bodied. Nice bite to it. Quite a good brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Drak amber color with a nice creamy head of lacing aroma is very nice. Sweet fruity aroma. Plenty of malt in there thought that makes this very solid in the aroma department. The flavor is different, must be the simcoe. Delicious chewy fruity hops. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Pours a clear amber color, not much haze. Medium sized white fluffy head just hangin out. The aroma is incredible. I love simcoe hops so thats no suprise, beautiful bouquet of citrus fruits and crazy flowers. Flavor is tart, very bittersweet, lots more simcoe goodness. Very nice brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2006
I,ve drank almost a case of this brew so far and damn if it does,nt seem to get hoppier! Luciously hoppy, juicey, piney citrusy nose with big, sweet, grainy malt underpinnings. Lagely fruity. An amber/copper colored body, lightly hazy but still nice to look at. Big hops are resiny, lip smackers, fruity, piney with some flowery notes as well, solidly backed by mildly sweet mal;ts, caramelly thick and lasting.Big bodied, bold, in yer face brew, 9% ? . Finish is sorta sweet with a well balanced bite, yer definately left wanting more! Weyerbacher has really pulled off one here, gotta give,m credit. A brew with west coast balls, from the east! Thank you! One rockin brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2006
Pours a transparent amber orange with a dense, long-lasting, nicely-lacing frothy cream-colored head. Has a real nice fresh citrusy hoppy aroma with lots of sweet caramel malt for the perfect balance. Body starts with a sweet sticky caramel maltiness and big resiny piny grapefruit hop flavor. Finishes crisp and bittersweet with a floral citrus character masking the alcohol very well. Incredibly balanced and drinkable. A world class double IPA and one of the best Iíve ever had. Big thanks to slob and Numenor for the bottles!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2006 Copper color with a big beige head. Aroma of vegetation. Flavor of the simcoe hops. One dimesional. I didnít like it.

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