JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2008 Tap at Hop Devil Grill. Hazy deep copper colour with a beautiful thick white head that lasts and lasts. Beautiful hoppy aroma, pine, citrus, grapefruit and tropical fruit notes as well. Sweet bready and lightly caramelly malts backing up the hops. Very fresh hop flavour, pine resin, grapefruit and sweet bready/toasty malts. Hoppy bitterness kicks in beyond the sweetness. Finish lasts and lasts with the hops and malts playing off one another. Well-balanced, very tasty, west-coast style IIPA.
Hazy deep orange coloured beer with a thick creamy white head. Bright orange citrus aroma, mixed with pine resin and soft lightly spicy notes as well. Much cleaner aroma than when I had it on tap. No grassy notes. Flavour is great. Sweet fruity hops, peachy and orangey with a heavy perfumy spiciness over it. Sweet peachy malts and a lingering hoppy finish. Lightly metallic on the finish. Okay, but not as great as the hype would suggest.
Ap4/5 Ar 8/10 Bo 4/5 Fl 7/10 Ov 14/20
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
06.12.06 Bomber. Itís been a while since anything from Weyerbacher has really blown me away, but wow is this beer tasty. Beautiful beer is a deep orange-honey amber color beneath a lasting, lingering, and madly lacing pale beige head. The aroma is killer, loads of simcoe goodness, as advertised, with cat pee, pineapple, and resin, plus background notes of orange rind, biscuit, and honey. Grapefruit abounds in the flavor, leaping across the palate in dominant contrast to the stable and supportive doughy malts. With a blast of citrus and resin bitterness the beer strips the mouth clean, an astoundingly dry finish leaving behind only wisps of sweet grapefruit and biscuit to linger lightly. Reading the stats, I cannot imagine the beast to be fully 9%, but I begin believing as I feel the warmth wash over me. Marvelous beer -- I think the most enjoyable Weyerbacher Iíve tried...and not a moment too soon.
eaglefan538 (2892) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2007 First tasting: a pretty nice dIPA, but not at the top of the class. The pour was fairly standard, orange to copper in color, with a good head showing and ok lacing. The aroma was resinous grapefruits, maybe some pineapple. The flavor was mostly citrus, resinous, and piney hops with a caramel base underneath. Finishes bitter. Re-rate: Nov í06, not much has changed. Re-rate: Feb í07: more melons noticeable underneath it all, definitely hearty, creamy, and full mouthfeel this time on draft. A nice beer.
Lowe1983 (1349) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a darker amber color with thick tan head. Huge pine hops on this one, with hints of citrus, and caramel. Flavor is also huge on the pine hops with the citrus and floral hops blending together nicely. Pretty bitter finish. One of the better double IPAís that Iíve had to date, very delicious.
Statman (3) - Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2006 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this very fine brew at Stoudtís June 06 Fest yesterday (10 June) and thought it definitely was "Best of Show". Marvelous brew had even the foam aromatic and mighty tasty!
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2007 Nice copper color with a foamy white head and good lacing. Medium bodied with piney and citrus aroma. An interesting hoppiness with just enough malty sweetness to give it a real even balance. None of the flavors were really overpowering as in their Hops Infusion and the alcohol (9%) wasnít even noticeable (that could be dangerous!!). I really enjoyed this beer and will look for more beers with the Simcoe hops.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2006 Poured a hazed orange-amber color with a small off-white head. Orange and piney hop aroma. Malty underneath. The flavor starts with hops and bitterness pretty quickly. The bitterness lasts for a long time. Big hops on the flavor with a good amount of malt to back it up. Medium to full bodied. Pretty tasty.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is quite a hefty Double IPA. I really do like this Simcoe hop, and will look for it in the future. Great-looking frothy head over a copper body. Strong hoppy and citrus aroma. Some tea-like spices give the flavor some interesting character. Nicely balanced bitterness with just the right amount of sweetness. Overall, rich and delicious.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a thick and long lasting white head. Spectacular lacing. Smells like zest, orange, pine needles, carmel and graitfruit. Sour bread taste along with orange, caramel graitfruit and pine. The palate was overdone on the gratifruit in my opinion. Overall this was well done but not a top knotch Double IPA in my opinion.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sweet bejesus, this is one Fine, classy beer. Itís got a bready, luscious, rype, crisp malty fresh, virtually exploding with hops, the good stuff, nothing to throw it off here. Itís a seductive red-amber beer with a tight eggshell head. Impeccably balanced, slightly sweet in the finish, a "dinner" malt complemented by sourdough bitter grapefruit hop. Right carbonation and full flavored all the way through. I am buying a case of this first time I see it, for sure.