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RATINGS: 1588   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Dark for an IPA. Cloudy as well. I am intrigued by what is to come. Two finger off white head settles in. Lacing is generous and persistent, coating the glass. This brew has some substance. I am salivating over an opportunity to enjoy one of my favorite styles. The first whiff is intriguing. I couldn’t help pass the newly opened bottle under my nose before pouring. Simcoe hops. This should be an education as well as an adventure. Do I sense a roastiness? Strange for the style, but very pleasant. The hops smell delicious. Not quite as aggressively hoppy as Cascade. There is an earthiness, almost tobacco like quality here as well. The malts smell delicious as well. This is one of the best smelling beers. A yeasty cheesy hint is in there as well. Oh, but the taste! The malt is right there immediately. Almost too sweet, but the malt never overwhelms the other flavors that come parading through. The hops are huge, but not astringent. This is not the withering English hop profile. It is a citrusy like a navel orange. The combination with the malt produces a tropical flavor. Some pine sap overtones in the finish. This beer is so delicious, I can’t believe it. Sip after sip does not disappoint. The flavor follows the smell...thankfully. The flavor profile is an absolute dead ringer for the nasal profile and is even more bombastic. Sometimes I think I overuse the word ’explosion’ when describing great beer of this style, but there’s no other word that comes close to capturing the density and intensity of the flavor. Detonaton perhaps? Only a hint of alcohol. This beer is a chewy as some imperial stouts. Wonderful. It causes the flavor to cling to your mouth. My tastebuds have fallen into a long wet kiss. Where did this beer come from. It should really be no surprise. It is a double IPA. But this beer is exceptional in most categories. I have had several Weyerbacher offerings in the past. They were of high quality. But this is the best of all their offerings. Great job.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhatton (134) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1357) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Pleasant tropical fruit aroma with a little caramel. Taste of raisin and brandy with citrus and boozy notes. Sticky sweet mouthfeel. Average double ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HomerBeerOdysy (64) - New York, New York, USA - APR 8, 2015
APPEARANCE - Opaque, 1FH, Carbonation, amber. AROMA/SCENT - Hops, sweet, malts, pine. TASTE - Hops, bitter, pine. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Carbonation, dry, clean, crisp, lingering, bubbly, effervescent. VALUE - $8 for 12-oz bottle. Decent. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Simple, OK, drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle shared at the KoBB meeting. Light pour with a white head. Aroma is oranges and pine. Taste is still more orange, maybe the grapefruit, caramel, light toast, and heat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
libertine (271) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2015
pours a hazy orange amber with a nice white head. Aroma of tangerines, red grapefruit, caramel malt, and resin. Flavor is fantastic. Well balanced. Orange, Grapefruit, resin, and sweet. Full bodied. Oily texture and a little sticky on the lips. Alcohol is well hidden and this is so drinkable that it is real dangerous at 9%. Finishes astringently bitter. This is real good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5243) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
pours unclear bright golden orange with a small reviving off-white cap, some lacing. spicy and piney melons, mangoes, minty citrus, danky, some sweetness - honey, grassy leafiness and lots of minty-like plants/herbs, earthy; doughy fruity maltiness layered in caramel, clean yeast. light carbonation, medium body - oily thick; balanced grassy-piney-citrusy finish. good balance and drinkability. tad old-school but nice with some juicy features.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mghj (18) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Poured 12 Oz bottle,orange to red in color no head...taste of grapefruit and resinous hops with a slight alcohol burn. Respectable DIPA, but not great, would drink again but wouldn’t go out of my way to find it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElCapitan22 (206) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours a clear orange/gold color. Has some lacing, but no real head retention. Smells hoppy and slightly floral. Tastes very hoppy, but not too bitter. An excellent beer and one that I would seek out in the future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flatmatt (1210) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2015
12 oz bottle, 02/12/15 bottling date. Pours a coppery amber with a ton of coarse suspended particles. Grapefruit and orange citrus aroma with a little berry. Citrus hoppy flavor, some herbal flavor, with a bit of sweetness and a nice bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ICEatALAMO (1087) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle. The pour is vibrant orange. The aroma is big bold hops. The taste is a little overly bitter. Had high hopes based on the aroma, but taste was lacking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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