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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),


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2007
This is another great, absoultly amazing IPA. It’s bitter, but the malt balances it out. The aroma is just amazing. Citrusy, piney, and even a hint of grapefruit. It’s an amber color in appearance. And the taste just blew me away. Wow, this is a great double IPA that I have gotten and will continue to get. I might even get the case of it that we sell in Fairless Hills Pa at Deon Square Beer Distributors.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
teman1 (1) - USA - MAR 18, 2008 does not count
Fantastic beer! It’s all about the hops. Good initial taste, with a strong hop follow-up. If you are a true hophead, you need to try this beer! The simcoe hop is the key here. To me, this is a special, special hop, and it is really showcased here.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
LIGONIER (4) - Ligonier, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2008 does not count
This beer was a surprise. I’m always looking for that Big Hop beer that will knock my socks off, and this is the real deal. Aroma was pure hops, like freshly cut from the field. Smooth going down the the bitter hop ending that opens the senses.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
THiS (15) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2010
oh my god! gross! this beer is disgusting. seriously. it takes a few bottles, but you’ll get it. hop lovers, come join with me!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Observer30 (1) - USA - DEC 28, 2011 does not count
Best IPA I ever tasted; just outstanding, earned a permanent place in the beer vault, along with Warsteiner and Spaten dunkels and SADB. Really complex but with a crystal-clear hop note from that one hop variety Weyerbacher chose, not muddled or muted as most IPAs are. Too strong to accompany bland foods, ideal for assertive flavors, much as one would leave cabernet, pinot noir or varietal zinfandel for a really good steak or other strongly-flavored dishes. On a par with Sam Adams Double Bock (SADB) for incredibly good quality. The only one even close is the new Victory Yakima Glory.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mkel07 (3640) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2012
355ml bottle. Great looking beer with lots of dense beige foam and a deep amber almost orange colour. Plenty of hops fill the nose wih big punchy floral aromas. It’s like smelling a freshly bloomed rose garden. He first sip fills the mouth and the flavour penetrates to all parts and stays there. This is one seriously good beer.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle. Thanks to jasonmech77. Poured a golden color. Had a hint of smoke to it. Very hoppy beer loved it.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Statman (3) - Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2006 does not count
Had this very fine brew at Stoudt’s June 06 Fest yesterday (10 June) and thought it definitely was "Best of Show". Marvelous brew had even the foam aromatic and mighty tasty!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2008 22 oz bottle from bigsilky(thanks!).Pours a clear copper wirh a nice size head. Lots of spidery lace left on my Pilser glass after the quick finish. Man this is good stuff. World class. hard to describe the taste or aroma except to say there is a nice malt backbone somewhere under the resiny Simcoe hops, then some simcoe hops, and then more simcoe hops...It leaves a bitter aftertaste...but it is lots of resiny oily sweet bitter pinecones, so it is all good! Absolutely heavenly...

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 7, 2007
HOLY SHIT! Interesting flawless nose of berries & citrus, some evergreen; very alluring. Pours a sparkling copper. The great cascade resolves into a super stiff off-white head that is mostly lasting and leaves behind wicked lace. The brew has exceptional depth and balance. Malty, citric, bitter & sweet. Tastes kinda like a rye, nice; very nice. The full body is creamy and soft. The finish has a lightly astringent feel. This was the only bright spot in a botched cookout that included a downpour, and me sending a friend home hungry.


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