RateBeer
overall
99
97
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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),


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flatmatt (1231) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2015
12 oz bottle, 02/12/15 bottling date. Pours a coppery amber with a ton of coarse suspended particles. Grapefruit and orange citrus aroma with a little berry. Citrus hoppy flavor, some herbal flavor, with a bit of sweetness and a nice bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ICEatALAMO (1095) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle. The pour is vibrant orange. The aroma is big bold hops. The taste is a little overly bitter. Had high hopes based on the aroma, but taste was lacking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5869) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours orange amber, nose is citrus, pine, caramel, taste is similar, quite bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2690) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 24, 2015
bottle @ Jungle Jimís / Eastgate OH --- Aroma of strong pine hops and malt. Nearly clear dark amber brown, frothy beige head, broken curtain of lace. Taste is clear malt that turns overwhelmingly pine hoppy on the swallow. Malt doesnít disappear, but it certainly canít match the hops. A really strong IPA that is hop-dominated, well-done.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Abner (131) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with lots of yeast in suspension. Surprisingly dark, especially since it is not an overly malty DIPA. Aromas of passionfruit, some citrus. Nice, fruity taste; extremely well-balanced--the flavor hops, the bitterness, and the malt sweetness work extremely well together. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1318) - CROATIA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml from New Beer Distributors, New York. Pours dark orange to amber with off-white head. Piney and hoppy aroma. Caramel, pine. fruit flavor with bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mambossa (48) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Pours a yeasty amber orange with good head retention. Awesome high notes of floral piney hop. Taste is ripe orange with awesome earthy pine. My kind of IPA!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
teromous (119) - - FEB 15, 2015
From the bottle: 11/21/14 05/21/15 So itís not exactly fresh...but it should still hold up.

Appearance: Murky brown with an orange hue to the edges, with lots of material suspended inside. It looks like the pulp youíd find in orange juice. The head is a massive creamy fluffy eggshell white mountain that sticks to the glass.

Aroma: There is a feint caramel note with an orange aroma that is like an over-ripe orange.

Taste: Faint woody flavor with some citrus rind. Over time some pine comes out, but mostly that pith of an orange peel really dominates although the flavor is very muted. A bit of a soapy flavor after the beer has been out of the mouth for a while. There is a sweet caramel flavor that also sticks to the lips (probably sounds funny).

Mouthfeel: Very dry but a bit chalky. It has a coating bitterness that roughens up the palate quite a bit. It works great for this beer overall.

Overall: Itís a good beer but it just didnít stand out in any way, and really it didnít showcase Simcoe or bring it out into the foreground, despite the giant bold "DOUBLE SIMCOE" on the label. I donít want to make this sound like itís a bad DIPA or anything, it just isnít at the top of my recommendation list.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1447) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Aromas of pine, grapefruit, tropical fruit, some red berry, strawberryesque. Hazy orange with a lasting yet small off-white head. Mostly dry, dank with resiny flavor, wild grass. Medium bodied, a little sticky, some faint booze on the back end.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milewide (1700) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Intense aroma, flavor, bitterness and alcohol! A prototype double IPA. Slightly cloudy Amber color.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 159


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50