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RATINGS: 1596   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),


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4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GBZ59 (1192) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), - AUG 26, 2012
Botella de 355ml. Vaso de ½ Pinta. Revisitada en agt´12. Color ámbar anaranjado y algo velada en apariencia. Corona de amplia y firme capa que se mantiene hasta el último sorbo. La espuma es abundante como merengue y deja copiosos anillos de encaje. Aromas cítricos –naranja e intenso pomelo- de resinas y pino. Ataque de lúpulo al primer sorbo redondeado por notas de cítricos y fruta tropical, así como trazos herbales. Las maltas se mantienen en línea y proporcionan un sabor y sensación sólida, tostada y algo caramelizada. Cuerpo medio-intenso y carbonatación suave. La textura es oleosa y densa. Cítricos y pino “in crescendo” contraatacan en el intermedio y se dirigen hacía el largo final de contundente amargor. Fruta madura en el retrogusto. Una genial y sabrosa IPA Doble; refrescante, deliciosa y con un ABV magistralmente oculto. ¡Buen trabajo! 355ml bottle. ½ Pint glass. Revisited on agt´12. Orangish amber. Chill haze. White, creamy, thick layer crown lasts until last drop. Foam looks rocky as meringue & leaves copious rings too. Citric –orange & strong grapefruit- resiny & piney aromas. Hoppy attack at first sip is rounded by citric & tropical fruit notes, herbal & grassy hues as well. Standing up on line malts provide a firm toasted, kind of caramel flavor & feeling. Medium to full body. Soft carbonation. Oily, dense, texture. Increasing citric & pine counterattack in the middle toward the long sharp bitter finish. Ripe fruit on the aftertaste. Great & flavorful II IPA. Refreshing & delightful with exceptionally well hidden ABV. Good job!!.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (619) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Date: May 2, 2015... Glassware: Maudite snifter... Occasion: to a promotion!... Appearance: sediment-laden, casually carbonated opaque orange-brown body; thick, rocky off-white head forms craters and smears In the backdrop--an intimidating, active presence... Aroma: powerful citrus, with the signature simcoe damp, cool basement aroma; not much in the way of malts... Palate: heavy, puckerish body; dense and pulpy; extremely long, resonating finish of warmth and strength--a beer to reckon with...Taste: robust yet respectful citrus; large pinecone and orange peel mesh with late hints of alcohol to produce a solid, full-flavored experience; astringency late dampens the flowery aroma and the experience a bit...Overall: a beer monstrously effective at what it intends to do--overpower with its West Coast hops hailstorm; not exactly balanced, and not exactly a problem--but as Weyerbachers go, a fitting beer in their portfolio...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5173) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Pretty solid IPA. Lots of citrus and good malt backbone. Some pine. Quite the bitter finish. Brown amber pour with decent head and lacing. Very hoppy. Bottle from Glen’s.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (894) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2015
Caoba limpio, pero con algo en suspesión que no sé que es. La espuma es color canela y compacta. El aroma es intenso de naranja, melocotón, albaricoque, mermelada, miel y maltas. Cuerpo medio-alto, textura maltosa con sabor inicial como en el aroma, muy intenso y final de amargor seco, intenso y herbáceo. Pese al aspecto, está buenísima.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
njager246 (560) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Big citrus and pine aroma, taste is very full a little different, but very nice beer, a little of balanced but still very nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgajdaczewa (873) - Katowice, POLAND - JUN 7, 2015
W aromacie dominują nuty leśno żywiczne, w tle słodkie nuty tropikalne i czerwonych owoców sugerujące że mamy do czynienia z poważnym zawodnikiem. W smaku potężne uderzenie goryczki, która mimo swej mocy jest krótka, orzeźwia a nie męczy i dopuszcza do finiszu lekki cytrusowy posmak. Wytrawne, żywiczne, potężne. Nieco zbyt mało kompleksowe, ale to świetnie skorojone IPA. I pijalne, niestety, nieźle ukryty alkohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lightbias (288) - USA - JUN 3, 2015
Dark apricot, full of sediment and topped with a small, off-white foam, the head too heavy and wet to stick to the glass. The aroma is a thick pine, rich with citrus, and held aloft with a sweet malt backdrop; caramel with a bit of molasses in the flavor. The medium body is thick on my tongue, lightly carbed, but not as well as I could really enjoy. There could be so much more. I would enjoy this again, but wouldn’t be a favorite. And Simcoe is soooo good. I’m a bit disappointed.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michcam8 (369) - Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Bunch of floaties (big) in my glass when i emptied the 12oz bottle...gross! After I filtered out, cloudy orangish glow with a fluffy white head. Faint aroma of citrus hops, and some caramel malts. Taste was malty, citrus, and very bitter. Alcohol was also noticeable. Did not enjoy this beer much. Would not recommend to others.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drpimento (2460) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2015
I’ve had this before many times and it’s always excellent. However, this time I may have gotten an older bottle as the hops don’t seem too fresh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhatton (174) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pours a murky dark orange with limited white head, some sedimentation from bottle settled at bottom of glass. Resinous nose, fresh pine and grass with a hint of caramel sweetness. More malt taste than I expected, but hop flavors - moderate citrus, floral and pepper notes - come through rather nicely. Heavy mouthfeel with a syrupy consistency. Exudes booziness as it warms.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1436) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Pleasant tropical fruit aroma with a little caramel. Taste of raisin and brandy with citrus and boozy notes. Sticky sweet mouthfeel. Average double ipa.


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