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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (793) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Deep amber with lasting foamy lacy beige head; aroma is hoppy with notes of sweet caramel malt; Flava is on the mild side with def hoppy notes roasty malt notes and some tartness; feels medium kinda flat; finishes dry and roasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Pours amber and clear. Nose is sticky fruity tropical hops, very fruity, and the hops blend well with the esters and caramel malts. Flavor is similar. Good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkmagus82 (476) - - MAY 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-6-12 - Served in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a hazy amber color with a medium white head. The head faded relatively fast giving some nice lacing. Smell – The smell was of earthy hop mainly. There were also some nice hints of citrus and a very light pine. All the hop aromas mixed with a nice bready aroma. Taste – The taste was of a bready base with a good dose of citrus hop up front. The citrus gives way to a bit to some more earthy flavors toward the middle of the taste. There is a very interesting melon flavor that develops more toward the end of the taste. It’s odd, but very nice. Overall the taste is complex and nice with many other subtle flavors that rise and fall throughout the taste. Mouthfeel – The body was higher than average in creaminess with a medium level of carbonation. The beer felt very nice on the tongue and complemented the taste profile well. Overall – This was a very nice, easy drinking DIPA. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oOJUXEOo (245) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Tap. Cloudy copper color. Small off white head. Aroma of....simcoe. Delicious. Not cloying or overly bitter. Surprisingly smooth at 9%. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RespertFTW (515) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to Chris. Gold with a white head. Taste is thick and spicy according to Mark.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Aroma- Pine, dense caramel, sweet grapefruit and orange. Taste- Sweet grapefruit and orange up front, followed by caramel, roasted malts and pine. There’s a sweetness toward the end that I’ve decided tastes like honey. Sweet citrus, pepper, and pine in the aftertaste. ABV hardly noticeable. Very well balanced and flavorful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1233) - Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle thanks to Chris. Gold with a white head. Dark, staky hops. Taste is thick and spicy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheDude511 (4) - Laurel, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2014 does not count
On draft at local Taco Mac. Appearance is dark amber, cloudy, with an off white head. Aroma is apricots, wet hay, wood and citrus. Flavor is citrus, woody, earthy, with a caramel sweetness at the end. Mouthfeel is thick and slightly syrupy. Overall I didnt get as much hops and citrus as I expected. I suspect the keg was on the old side. The mouthfeel was offputting for me as well. I walked away thinking I was drinking an American inspired belgian (not my favorite style) with all the woody, hay flavors, but not a double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (444) - Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle. Nose is nice simcoe aroma. Flavor is stinky cheese, malt and brown sugar. Also some mandarin orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enwiebe (104) - - APR 20, 2014
4/20/14. Bottle. Pours a copper with a slightly tinted head. Mild hop nose. Nicely balanced DIPA with a round mouth and prominent but balanced hop and alcohol mix. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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