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RATINGS: 1590   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MechanicalMind (22) - Crawley, West Sussex, - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy deep orange with an off-white head that dissipates to a thin cover. Smells of warming caramel, resinous pine. That caramel malt follows through on the palate, sweet pineapple, peach, and a spicy hop bite that lingers and develops on the back of your tastebuds. All in a really smooth package. Delicious


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michcam8 (359) - 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 (2421) - 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 (137) - 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 (1377) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HomerBeerOdysy (65) - New York, New York, USA - APR 8, 2015
APPEARANCE - Opaque, 1FH, Carbonation, amber. AROMA/SCENT - Hops, sweet, malts, pine. TASTE - Hops, bitter, pine. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Carbonation, dry, clean, crisp, lingering, bubbly, effervescent. VALUE - $8 for 12-oz bottle. Decent. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Simple, OK, drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle shared at the KoBB meeting. Light pour with a white head. Aroma is oranges and pine. Taste is still more orange, maybe the grapefruit, caramel, light toast, and heat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
libertine (279) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2015
pours a hazy orange amber with a nice white head. Aroma of tangerines, red grapefruit, caramel malt, and resin. Flavor is fantastic. Well balanced. Orange, Grapefruit, resin, and sweet. Full bodied. Oily texture and a little sticky on the lips. Alcohol is well hidden and this is so drinkable that it is real dangerous at 9%. Finishes astringently bitter. This is real good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5377) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
pours unclear bright golden orange with a small reviving off-white cap, some lacing. spicy and piney melons, mangoes, minty citrus, danky, some sweetness - honey, grassy leafiness and lots of minty-like plants/herbs, earthy; doughy fruity maltiness layered in caramel, clean yeast. light carbonation, medium body - oily thick; balanced grassy-piney-citrusy finish. good balance and drinkability. tad old-school but nice with some juicy features.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mghj (20) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Poured 12 Oz bottle,orange to red in color no head...taste of grapefruit and resinous hops with a slight alcohol burn. Respectable DIPA, but not great, would drink again but wouldn’t go out of my way to find it

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElCapitan22 (231) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours a clear orange/gold color. Has some lacing, but no real head retention. Smells hoppy and slightly floral. Tastes very hoppy, but not too bitter. An excellent beer and one that I would seek out in the future.


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