brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium at best floraly aroma,just a touch of malt in the background, orange amber color, whoa there it is, a completely satisfying full display of the simcoe hop fruity tangy hoppiness dominates the taste, a deep and wide bitterness finishes it off,the hop is so dominating the malt hardly has a chance,seems more like a big ass IPA then an Imperial. All these great hop brews popping up ,and yet this one is unique enough to be special
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with a hint of rust and a two-finger white head. Huge aroma of grapefruit, orange, pine, and a whole lot of backing sweetness: toffee, caramel, and brown sugar. Flavor is just as big, with most of the same elements. The end is interesting; I’m getting a bit of banana nut bread. Good stuff.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours bright orange with big beige head. The aroma is fresh oranges, pineapple, some pine, and sugar cookies. The flavor is very evenly bitter. Orange and pine notes everywhere. It’s balanced very well by a light honey-like sweetness and a bit of caramel. It leaves a warm, bitter, fruity finish and a slightly earthy aftertaste. Very smooth and delicious.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep amber color with a huge rocky off white head. I pick up a distinctive malt presence that I’m starting to think is a house characteristic of all Weyerbacher beers. Heavy resiny hop notes with a splash of grapefruit. Strong malt backbone. Alcohol is a little too harsh in the finish and the mouthfeel is a little oily. This one starts out extremely promising but ends up being simply above average.
beastiefan2k (2412) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Long story here. So I got this as a bomber at Halftime but left it in the fridge of my girlfriends house. Been trying to not drink it b/c of that but could not resist at Barcade as my next beer in my journey of the day. Another thing is I was on the Sixpoint tour and was told how Simcoe is the "hot" hop, and everybody is going gaga over it. So here we go. Pours a translucent dark copper with a small head into a 10 oz wine glass. Cannot see through the beer. Smells like...hum...i dont know...maybe Simcoe hops - duh. The taste however was also very creamy but still an all hop beer. I mean its a very good Double IPA but are we ever going to get more creative here. I mean where is the Double Amarillo IPA?
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. amber with a medium to large long lasting head, thick sticky lacing. Aroma is earthy and resinous hops, a very big aroma. Taste is big citrus hops, very resinous and earthy, with a good amount of malt backbone. Very sticky pretty long lasting bitter finish. This is great.
Dorwart (2374) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2009 Very large head. Let me rephrase that, I great big head that gushed out of my glass. It looked very impressive settling though. Off white in color and reduces slowly to leave a thick sheet of lacing. Great hoppy aroma. Plenty of grapefruit and flowers. Little sweetness in the aroma also so you know that this is going to be malty and well balanced. Color is a slightly cloudy dark orange brown. Hmm. Nice body and sweet malts but the hops are a little weak in the flavor. Some caramel and brown sugar. Little bit of hops presence at the finish with a little bitterness but is not a strong as I would have hoped for. Creamy smooth finish also. A very good double IIPA and one of the best brews from Weyerbacher.
Rballs01 (279) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank this one at the brewery at our sales meeting. Fresh from the tank with an antipasto platter. The aroma of the Simcoe hope is fantastic! Such a powerful hop varietal. The flavor was potent but pleasurable. Strong and vibrant in color. This is a beer that stands out in a crowd. Once you try it you will know!
guzzler67 (1495) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Attractive bronze appearance with a large, rocky, off white head and nice lacing. Pine infused aroma with a spicy edge. Surprizingly smooth, creamy, full bodied palate. Strong alcohol presence, but no burning sensation. Early hints of sweetness receded as it sat awhile and then developed a more refined bitterness. Long lasting, lip smacking finish. Very enjoyable.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2006 Bottles courtesy of kramer17801 and artusory. Bright copper with decent off white head, doesn’t have the greatest retention, but great lacing, very oily coats the entire glass. Strong pine and citrus aroma up front, then develops a very juicy citrus/pine resin character. Decent malt backbone. Flavor is pine and citrus up front. Huge caramel kick through the middle, fades back to a pine resin finish. Oily smooth mouthfeel. Very well done.