Mr_Abner (97) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Iznogud (1230) - CROATIA - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
mambossa (45) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
teromous (119) - - FEB 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle:
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.
Emeister84 (1380) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
milewide (1672) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intense aroma, flavor, bitterness and alcohol! A prototype double IPA. Slightly cloudy Amber color.
paintedmaple (493) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap...this was easily the best of a recent Weyerbacher tasting. The Simcoe aroma was fantastic with a mix of pine resin, citrus, and floral. Taste was similar and was paired with a malty backbone. Still this was nowhere near Kuhnhennís Simcoe Silly, but much better than the other Weyerbacher offerings.
ColovianTrader (392) - - FEB 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice notes of creamy caramel, citrus hops, toasted grains, citrus peel, hints of berries and a slightly herbal, lemony finish. Great creamy feel. Nice, sweet aftertaste.
ACHops (894) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ The Porter Beer Bar, served in a pint glass. Pours heavily hazy dark orange with thin off-white head. Aroma is tartly sweet medium caramel malt, light hops on the back. Taste is crisp sugary caramel malt, oaky undertones; big dank hops on the back. Earthy, grassy notes dominate there. The malt and hops donít seem to play particularly well together here. Very interesting, quite different from hop-driven west coast IPAs.
mrmartin (738) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy copper with
Nose is Earthy citrusy simcoe hops
Citrusy frony with a little spice/
tempered by earthy malts
Well balanced DIPA
Bitter slighty resiny finish with just a hint of booze.