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RATINGS: 1558   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimvy (131) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2006
Bomber. Pours a nice copper color with some haziness. Tight white head that last. Aroma is resiny and piney, with some sweet malt. Flavor: Very fruity. Hoppy and resiny with some warming, but decently balanced. Overall, a very nice beer with some nice characteristics. I think it’s a bit sweet, but just barely so. Very nice flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2006
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2006
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 18, 2006
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2006
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2421) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2006
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?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2006
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2374) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2006
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rballs01 (279) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2006
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guzzler67 (1501) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2006
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.

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