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RATINGS: 1618   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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),


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (5768) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Cloudy copper, with a big foamy head. Very enjoyable aroma - ctirusy mostly, but a big presence of pine resin, too./ Flavors are smokey and earthy, with quite a bit of grapefruit, too. Background notes of caramel, too, and perhaps even some molasses. Thanks to Springslicker for picking this one up for me.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2137) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
12 oz bottle special thanks to Kramer17801. Hazy copper coloer with a nice head. Great lacing too. Aromas were Sweet fruity hops with. the fruity hops were there throughout the flavor as well. The bitterness really comes in at the finish, but doesnít overdo. Nice malt backbone too to give it that juicy flavor. I like this one.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CamdenD (1135) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2006
This is a really nice IIPA. Dark, almost brown, color with huge hop profile. This beer remains smooth throughout however and hides the 9%. Impressive showing from a brewery that can be incredible as well as incredible inconsistent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2006
damn...this was so good, especially compared to the dissapointment of 11....pine,florals, and citrus in the nose and very pronounced in the flavor as well...a little bit oily in the mouthfeel, but the bitterness came in and was complemented by a healthy malt profile as well. its too bad this wasnt their anniversary beer, as imo, this was way superior.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Courtesy of the jolly fat man in the red suit. Brilliant, clear amber. Large, frothy, tan head. Beautiful brew. Nose of venom, resin, pine, sharp florals, citrus rind, and subtle malt. Flavor has the same huge hop presence and adds a lightly sweet malt backbone that gains strength as it warms a bit. Hard to believe itís only one kind of hop. Full body, just to the smoother side of balanced. Very tasty brew.

4
   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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zeswaft (1536) - Charleston, South Carolina, 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 didnít blow nuts. Rerate, such an awesomely balanced grapefruit flavor and bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FoolishMortal (990) - 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.

4
   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!

4.1
   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...


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