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RATINGS: 1597   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Tasted on 6/12/14 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Maine Wine and Cheese. Pours lightly hazy amber with an average off-white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is pine resin hops with some nice caramel and brown sugar malt. The flavor is about the same, this is a very nicely balanced DIPA, with plenty of pleasant bitterness. The body is a sticky medium plus with average carbonation and a long bitter resin hops and burnt brown sugar finish.


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Monchito_IPA (175) - SPAIN - JUL 25, 2015
Muchísimos restos en suspensión de algo que podría ser pellets. En el aroma se aprecia la malta y el simcoe, aunque tapado por el alcohol no es tan potente como se podría esperar. El sabor es maltoso y ligeramente afrutado al principio, y después ... Indescriptiblemente amargo. No he podido acabarla, tiene pinta de haber entrado restos de pellets en la botella.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (635) - 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 (5312) - 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 (924) - 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 (589) - 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 (906) - 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 (304) - 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 (380) - 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 (2483) - 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 (188) - 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.


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