Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle cork and cage at PPRBSG09. Pours a deep copper with woody hints and a big highcarbed head. Aroma is weedy and dank resinoushops, but not as bright and standoutish as some west coast dank hops- more earthy and wood laden- also not typically simcoe either- less pine less grapefruit, less tropical notes- strange and unique. Flavor is also quite earthy, herbal and dank, resins, oily as well- light pinesap and hints of citrus as it warms with low tropical notes or grapefruit pungent character. Finishs is raw and tacky hops with more dirt and earth. Ok, but I think originally the fresh batches of normal batch double simcoe were better- although I do like the idea of unfiltered beers from Weyerbacher.
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 cork and cage. Pours with vigorous head... as it settles, a little creamy. very hoppy aroma of grapefruite, citrus, pine and yummy. the mouthful is very bubbly with a creamyness that is delightful. there is an earthy edge to the the massive hops that crazy good. This is a great beer gone epic.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUN 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pungent nose of cat’s pee and grapefruit rind emminate from the thick cap that barely contains the hazy, bubbly brew. Notes of fresh oregano and suggestions of rosemarry tickle the nose. Green and bitter frames the malty palate entry as an onslaught of bitterness takes over every sense but hearing. After the initial shock of the first sip this beast becomes luxurious, and intelligent, think Blood Money by Waits. Raw, but rounded and sophisticated at the same time. Stemmy green hop meat sticks to everything as only another sip of the poison can provide the cure.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a hazy golden yellow color with a rocky head that hangs around. That head hangs on the glass so nicely. Floral hop aroma and some peppery spice. Aggressive hop bite during the initial bite but quickly melts into a semi sweet body that heals the sore taste buds. Much more mellow that the original. Smooth on the tongue if that is at all possible with a dipa. They just made one of my favs that much better. I have another in my basement to age and see what happens.
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml courtesy of an TheEpeeist trade. Thanks, Chris! Pours a very dark amber, brownish, highly hazy from the lack of filtration, big offwhite head that cakes tremendously in the tulip. Laces well. Aromas are hoppy, raw and floral, some light citrus and pine, caramel malts, a little lighter than expected. Very faint tropical. Body takes on a good bitterness, not harsh, with citrus, florals, nice mango feel. Simcoe definitely gives some presence. Touch of pine, resin, smooth caramel malts without much toast. Hops are good, but not overly strong. A bit boozy, good bitterness in the finish. Florals and ma,go come in fuller in the body, assertive flavors, lighter on bitterness for the style. The brew is really quite fruity, with orange coming through as well. Pretty good and fresh! Cheers!
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of grassy, sweaty hops. Flavor of sweet malt, grassy and sweaty hops, with a resiny hops finish. Hmm, this tastes pretty much exactly the same as the original, if I’m remembering it correctly...still very tasty!
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep cloudy amber with a a large, fluffy tan head. Strong, thick and resiny aroma, along with mango, slight citrus, bread, and even some bubblegum. Flavor is slightly more muted than the aroma, with the exception of resiny bitterness. Definite touch of piny rosemary, and a weird but pleasant touch of peaches and cream towards the finish. Palate is full and creamy, while holding some good piny bitterness, and just a bit of warming alcohol.
GMCC2181 (1515) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up at SL. Caged and corked. Nice pop off the top... Dark orange in color, really nice fluffy white head. Good aroma of simcoe hops and alcohol. Taste is lots of bitter simcoe hops with a slight alcohol taste. Carbonation level is normal. Over a nice DIPA but not much different then the regular double simcoe...
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Swolf3, thanks Wolf. Super hazy dark red color, very cool looking. Juicy, citrusy, mouth watering aroma, very pleasant. Flavor wasn’t quite up to the level of the aroma, but it was still very good. Nice hop presence with a caramally maltiness as well.
JAXSON (529) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with an enormous head that never stops rising. Big fresh, zesty woodsy hops on the nose. Nice and bright. Artfully balanced in the mouth. Subtle toasted caramel malts and a huge, juicy citrusy hop burst. Only negative quality is the somewhat astringent rubbing-alcohol whiff that’s caught somewhere in there. Good job!