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RATINGS: 1549   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),


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2006
Bottle. Aroma is just huge, piney floral profile. Poured a nice copper to amber color with an off white head. Flavor is just a bucket load of hops. The piney, floral and citrus flavors abound, yet the malts that hide behind do let you know they are there. A subtle caramel pushes forward only to be put back in its place by the dominating hops. Palate is moderately full as well and I think your mouth isn’t quite sure if it’s bitter or lightly sweet. The abv is well covered for a beer coming in at 9%. Overall this is just a fine example of what trying something new can do. Nice Job Dan and crew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2006
22oz bottle - Pours a sparkling copper color with bubbles of carbonation rising to the top beneath a large creamy offwhite head that stays very well and laces the glass in sheets. Aroma is grapefruit, some peach, a touch of the caramel malt beneath, and some floral notes as well and a sprinkle of pepper over the top.. Flavor is a great blend of sweet caramel malts, and bitter grapefruit hops. Theres some notes of peaches in the middle where the hops meet the malts, then the hops win and leave with a nice bitter dry finish, but not one that is over the top. Very balanced and almost chewy on the palate but also quite smooth to drink for a 2ipa. The carbonation really smooths out the mouthfeel of this. This is a fine IIPA.. Weyerbacher hit a homerun with this one!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2011 BAM! This beer has one huge aroma, floral and full even for a IIPA. Picked up a bomber yesteray and was really impressed. Pours a rich, near-amber with a nice frothy head, excellent mouthfeel and consistency. A lot better than some of Weyerbacher’s offerings, this is one of the better big IPAs out there.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2006
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Clear, copper ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Herbal, citrusy nose with tons of grapefruit and juniper. Additional notes of black pepper and caramel. Hopped to "high heaven" with those Simcoe’s, but a hefty malt backbone keeps the flavor within spitting distance of balance... ok, throwing distance. Big caramel; bigger grapefruit and pine. Full-bodied and creamy with medium carbonation. Finishes bitter and just a touch dry. World class brew!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2006
I poured this while on my dimly lit porch and the result was better than I could have ever hoped for. This brew has a nice orangish color. The head is primo, thick and long lasting. While the nose is quit expressive I had anticipated a bit more hop aroma. The palate is very earthy and leveled out with sticky sweet malt. If you are into hops then you’ll certain to fancy this brew. Overall, this is a nice beer that is really too one dimensional for my penchant. Too sweet.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jason (1676) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2007 Now this is the beer for me! Wow! Wow! Wow! Aroma is very, very sweet. Very pleasant and not over powering. The hops invade you. Great, great looking beer. Alot of activity going on. Very generous head that stays near the end. Dark amber color. At the end: on the top it looks like a galaxy forming. Flavor is Fantastic and seems to get better every sip. Tones of grapefruit and something else. I guess it’s true about hops sending a very pleasurable feeling to your brain. The alcohol hides very well. This ale starts out as a IPA and ends with a feeling of a barleywine. Very drinkable and goes great with cheese. (I choose Manchego). I recommend this ale very highly. One of my new favorites and probably my fav from Weyerbacher. Triple Cheers Guys!!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adrian910ss (2317) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2006
22 oz bomber. Pours an amber orangey brown color with a medium sized white head. Aroma is of freshly picked farm peaches, grapefruit and hops. Taste is bitter grapefruit with a strong hint of peach flavor. Very hoppy and the alcohol is hidden well. Excellent product from Weyerbacher. They have been putting out some really good new stuff as of late.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5274) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
This Imperial India Pale Ale pours a deep orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity. Peaches, floral and earthy. A full bodied 2xIPA. Malts are fruity and sweet. Lots of peach flavors, Hops are grapefruity and floral. Nice balance. Lots of malt sweetness balanced by a lot of hops. Very chewy texture. Very smooth tasting. Hides the 9% alcohol well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
haddon90 (1423) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Thanks Jeremy for getting me this rare bottle from the brewery! Pours a hazy amber hue with a frothy off-white head. Nice floral hoppy aroma, with some grassy maltiness in the background. Some citrus notes as well. Definite grapefruit zest in the flavor, as well as some citrus hops. A good zing. One of the smoother IPAs, and the citrus zing adds a lot to the flavor!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2006
12 oz bottle. Partly cloudy brown-orange. Small ivory head with creamy edges. Ghosts of lacing. Pink grapefruit and orange zest. Wow! This really starts bitter. Like chewing on grapefruit rind but, surprise, it has an orange truffle center. A tart pucker follows with a nutty finish. Flour remains. Wild stuff. Not for the faint of hops. I feel like i’ve been to the dentist.


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