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RATINGS: 1535   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1324) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2006
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear, deep copper/amber with a HUGE khaki head. An incredibly piney, resiny aroma. Lots of grapefruits and orange rinds. Peaches and cream become apparent as it warms. Very one-sided towards the hops, but SO mouth-watering. Full enough to go down creamy and smooth, but thereís still plenty of tingle for the tongue. Pretty grainy and earthy actually. Starts with some cream and caramel. A super-dry, bitter finish that lingers. Alcohol is hidden well. The best yet from Weyerbacher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (195) - Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle. Nose is nice simcoe aroma. Flavor is stinky cheese, malt and brown sugar. Also some mandarin orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enwiebe (65) - - APR 20, 2014
4/20/14. Bottle. Pours a copper with a slightly tinted head. Mild hop nose. Nicely balanced DIPA with a round mouth and prominent but balanced hop and alcohol mix. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (181) - New York, USA - APR 3, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler..bronze/amber pour with thin head..Aroma of hops, pine, resin..doesnít taste like a DIPA..but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewHaMeister (98) - - MAR 29, 2014
12oz bottle pours a hazy amber with an off-white head and little lacing. Aromas of malt, hops, and citrus. Flavor is bitter. This one isnít fresh, but itís good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (495) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2014
From a bottle, 7 days prior to the 6 month limit indicated on the bottle. Pours a nice clear amber with healthy beige head that fades to a ring leaving spotty lacing. Aroma is malt forward, probably due to the age. These guys nailed the expiration date, because the hops are fading fast on this one. I could imagine this being even better fresh, since the rest of the structure is solid. Taste is pineapple juice thatís about to spoil, with bready malts in the aftertaste, just barely avoiding the spoiled hop flavor. Not much alcohol. Iíd like to try a fresher sample.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drsandman (75) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2014 @ rattle n hum NYC. Pours thick golden brown with an off white head. Nose is piney, caramel, malt... Pretty much same for taste, way too malty for my liking.. A tad sweet. Doesnít taste boozy, but something seems off.. Maybe itís an old keg but these guys are usually on topíoíthat ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (1183) - Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle: Dense amber with faint, red hints; completely opaque, topped with a beige, silky, creamy foam head. Aroma is floral, perfume-like, dank, wet, & full of spicy hops, pine needles, & white pepper. High hops & high malt, as thereís a big sweetness backing things up, too. Finishing aromas of toast, caramel, light residuals, orange peel, & grapefruit rind. Taste is weedy, dank, & full of pine needles up front... Wet grass, flowers, pepper, & spicy citrus peel. The hops transition quickly, though, to a quite malt-heavy mid-palate & finale. Sugary, toasted caramel & toffee malts with a faint buttery note. Quite sweet, the lingering aftertaste is almost barley wine-esque at this point. Wide gradient from front to back. Thick, heavy, sticky. Starts off nice, but I didnít love the sticky sweet destination where it ended up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rob6239 (581) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
Pours cloudy dark amber with slight head. Aroma of pine and grass from pour. Taste is medium to strong bitter. Good and smooth. Almost medicinal from the 9% abv but is a good imperial. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cstram (3) - Waldwick, USA - FEB 23, 2014 does not count
Hoppy with a bright finish. Absolutely love this beer and easily can drink more than one in a sitting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rustbucket0873 (264) - Krikville, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2014
The appearance is cloudy amber, with a white head. the aroma is citrus, grapefruit, alcohol. The taste is malt up front with some caramel and citrus, followed by grapefruit and pine. at the very end it finishes with the distinctive taste of the simcoe hops. The palate is heavy, but no over bearing, nice complement with the flavor. Overall this is really good, and its a nice relaxing beer to drink.

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