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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2006
CLear copper with a dense creamy off-white head that laces the glass bery nicely. The aroma is fantastic, floral, citrus, light spicy, pineapple, even some light butterscotch. The flavor is equally as good. Loads of pineapple, pine, and citrus. One of the best hop showcases I have had. The hops well complemented by the malts, caramel, medium sweet. Yum. Fantastic palate. Soft silky with just enough bite. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUN 13, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2006 On tap at HalfTime Beverage. Poured amber with a large somewhat fizzy off-white and amber head. Aroma is strong pine, some lemon zest, orange, some sticky candy, biscuit dough and an almost smokey meaty undertone. Taste is powerful and very dry, bitter pine and citrus simcoe hops. There’s a sweet malt profile here, but the bitterness of the hops keeps kicking its ass and knocking it to the background. Very bitter dry finish. Body is thick and sticky. Wow, Weyerbacher... if I were you I’d be quite proud of this. Now keep brewing beers with this kind of flavor profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours orange brown with a large beige head. Aroma of floral piney hops& citrus. Flavor is smooth, citrusy, slightly herbal, with a bitter hoppy finish. Nice body, good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbomb (196) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Pours better than average with a nice dense head-Aroma is top notch clean, fresh fruity hops scent but in way no hints at the strength of the ensuing hops blast. Flavor is an H(ops)-Bomb of grapefruit and resinous pine with a sweet but in no way thick malt prescence. I enjoy a variety of IPAs but have never felt a recurring blast of grapefruit in every single sip quite like this (and thats a good thing in the way of IIPAs) The result of a flavor profile which is very centralized (no doubt due to the use of only Simcoe hops) Aftertaste is lingering sweet malt and grapefruit rind with a very pleasant warmth. If you need a hop smack, this will work.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2006
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. 8/5/9/4/17 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2006
06.12.06 Bomber. It’s 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 I’ve tried...and not a moment too soon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2900) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2006
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 ’06, not much has changed. Re-rate: Feb ’07: more melons noticeable underneath it all, definitely hearty, creamy, and full mouthfeel this time on draft. A nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lowe1983 (1351) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2006
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 IPA’s that I’ve had to date, very delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Statman (3) - Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2006 does not count
Had this very fine brew at Stoudt’s June 06 Fest yesterday (10 June) and thought it definitely was "Best of Show". Marvelous brew had even the foam aromatic and mighty tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2006
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%) wasn’t even noticeable (that could be dangerous!!). I really enjoyed this beer and will look for more beers with the Simcoe hops.

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