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RATINGS: 1566   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),

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2008
Bottle 12fl.oz. [ Courtesy of Gazza ]. Clear medium yellow orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, heavy hoppy, pine, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Very nice ;o)) (260708)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31804) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
33 cL bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry hoppy and slight chemical. Dry hoppy, slight spiced to chemical. Bitter and slight dry caramelish tooin the flavour. Bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29837) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
A hazy amber beer with a thin oof-white head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of hops and grapefruit. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of hops, alfa acids, and caramel, leading to a nicely bitter end. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2006
(Bottle 65 cl) Pours a slightly hazy amber golden with a small, off-white head. Distinctly perfumy hoppiness in the aroma. Solid body with some caramel and then fat, somewhat soapy aroma hops leaving a distinct bitterness in the finish. 011206

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy orange coloured with an off white ehad. Aroma of hops, pine needles and grape fruits. Flavour of caramel, hops, pine needles and grape fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2006
Bottled. Strange hazy colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is flowery hoppy and caramellish. Smooth. Flavour is caramel, "IPA", fruitish and very positively hopped. Smooth and easy to drink. Refreshing. Also some nutty hints after it gets warmer. Hides the 9% very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19945) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2006
[Bottled at Olivert Twist, Stockholm] Hazy reddish brown, lasting creamy head. Powerful aroma of sweaty grapefruits and lingonberry. Fairly sweet with lots of malt and reasonably soft mouthfeel. Though hop dominated alcohol plays a significant part - lingonberries are strikingly evident. Very bitter finish with plenty of salty licorice and tar. A good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2007
Bottle. Thanks to Alex (fiulijn) for sharing this one. Pours a Hazy amber/orange color with a longlasting off-white head. Malty and very hoppy pine needles aroma. Also has some citrus hints. Sweet malty andry bitter flavor with lots of pine needles and citrus. Sweet malty finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
22nd January 2009
Cloudy dark amber beer. Lush but well balanced hops dominate. Smooth marmaladey grapefruit and hop resins abound but it’s not too bitter. An odd dusty note detracts from what is otherwise a very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2010 2010-03-09, 1½ years old bottle, 6-5-8-5-16=40
Hazy amber color; small head. There is some residual hop aroma, nothing like fresh, with light vanilla and very light chemicals. The flavor is very good: excellent malt and toffee combination, strong body, enough residual sweetness, resiny hops. The final has more hop presence, not only resiny but also sweaty. Not fresh, but very good.

2007-02-10, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Cloudy amber color; big thick head; nice lace. Beautiful aroma, hoppy, fruity, with sweet resins. Good body strength, powerful malt, sweet, with an extreme but very good hopping, aromatic, fruity (orange peels), resiny; ends with an impression of rhubarb. And of course the final is very long. Excellent.

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