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RATINGS: 1604   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mambossa (146) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1642) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milewide (1784) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Intense aroma, flavor, bitterness and alcohol! A prototype double IPA. Slightly cloudy Amber color.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
paintedmaple (591) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (437) - - FEB 1, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (989) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (777) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Nice catpiss mango aroma. Taste follows. A lot of debris in this one but that never bothered me. Average

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arcadia (61) - DeLand, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle from ABC. Pours a gorgeous dark murky brown with a thin head that is gone almost instantly. Lacing is expectedly thin as well. Aroma is super piney with a malt skeleton. Some dark fruits here as well. Flavor is bitter throughout with a long, satisfying finish. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel. Each sip is a glorious jolt of flavor and a reminder of why I love this style. Acquire. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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