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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),


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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyburnette (26) - - AUG 26, 2012
Well its a beer you salivate for if you like a simcoe beauty contest. I do and this is the perfect vessel to showcase the hop as no doubt intended. Iíve had this in bottle but this one on tap and deliciously served at punks in Annapolis MD.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phikus (80) - syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Nice catpiss mango aroma. Taste follows. A lot of debris in this one but that never bothered me. Average

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arcadia (28) - DeLand, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle from ABC. Pours a gorgeous dark murky brown with a thin head that is gone almost instantly. Lacing is expectedly thin as well. Aroma is super piney with a malt skeleton. Some dark fruits here as well. Flavor is bitter throughout with a long, satisfying finish. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel. Each sip is a glorious jolt of flavor and a reminder of why I love this style. Acquire. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hippiemusic (47) - Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2014
I?ve had better double IPAs. Not really getting any nose on this one, but does have the big "stank" finish that one is looking for. Think I?ll pass next time on this one. Bring more aroma next time.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msbernac (780) - Krakow, POLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle Aroma-citrus, mango Appearance-amber, cloudy, white foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly sour, medium bitterness, Palate-medium body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish Overall-very good

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1000) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours rusty orange with nice one finger head. Aroma of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, pine, dank hops, and herbal hop with some light sweet and bready malts. Has a medium- full body with a creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a tasty DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (917) - Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle into snifter glass, hazy rusty-amber color with cream colored head. Aroma of strong pine/grapefruit hops, heavy malt sweetness, light fruitiness and faint woody note. Taste adds notes of caramel, berries, lemon rind, dried fruit (prunes mainly) and honey. Heavy body, low carbonation, sticky, syrupy, dry with lingering citrus bitter finish. A monster yet balanced DIPA, showcases the complexity of the simcoe hop well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiscerninDrunk (48) - - SEP 18, 2014
Deep amber, some brown, moderate haze, light tan head medium retention. Aroma of woods and red berries, some sweetness. Flavor starts with a cherry like essence, moves into some sweetness with resin, fades in a long slow finish with strong woody bitterness. Quite nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Khaggerty118 (69) - Olney, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Iíll be honest here, its too much. I donít know if my taste buds have turned but I feel this is just a full-on-in-your-face-malty-hoppy-behemoth that lacks that refined taste. I prefer light body ipaís so I may be biased, but the malt sweetness is too much. Apricot juice, thats its.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sinfull (900) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Hazy amber / orange color; medium off -white head. Strong aroma of pine , grapefruits , a bit of resin and malt. Sweet malty taste with citrus and pine on the beginning , strong hops bitterness in finish and aftertaste. Full body , low carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1guywith_aboat (252) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Nice amber pour. Hoppy aroma with some malt present. Flavor is very floral. Smooth and crisp. medium body.


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