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RATINGS: 1584   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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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sbachow86 (5) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Huge burst of fresh hops on the tongue with a great finish that is extremely smooth ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
libertine (262) - 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 (5018) - 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 (6) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015 does not count
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 (195) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flatmatt (1198) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2015
12 oz bottle, 02/12/15 bottling date. Pours a coppery amber with a ton of coarse suspended particles. Grapefruit and orange citrus aroma with a little berry. Citrus hoppy flavor, some herbal flavor, with a bit of sweetness and a nice bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ICEatALAMO (1066) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle. The pour is vibrant orange. The aroma is big bold hops. The taste is a little overly bitter. Had high hopes based on the aroma, but taste was lacking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours orange amber, nose is citrus, pine, caramel, taste is similar, quite bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2553) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 24, 2015
bottle @ Jungle Jim’s / Eastgate OH --- Aroma of strong pine hops and malt. Nearly clear dark amber brown, frothy beige head, broken curtain of lace. Taste is clear malt that turns overwhelmingly pine hoppy on the swallow. Malt doesn’t disappear, but it certainly can’t match the hops. A really strong IPA that is hop-dominated, well-done.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Abner (90) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2015
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - FEB 21, 2015
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.


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