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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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In 750ml corked íní caged bottles this will be and unfiltered, fully bottle conditioned version of the super popular Double Simcoe. Expect Cask taste in a bottle, with more pronounced hoppy flavor and aroma due to being unfiltered. Also, carbonation will be a bit higher as is usual in our cork n cage series in keeping with tradition. It all comes together to form a uniquely great experience for hopheads.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2009
PPRBSG. Pours a hazy orange body with an off white head. Lots of citrus, passion fruit and tangerines. Loads of fruity esters with out all the sweetness. Awesome brew they nailed this one.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (5934) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2009
e. 750, corked and baled. Thanks, BVC! Whoa! Pours murky dark amber. Huge grapefruit nose. Persistent creamy tan head. Tons of lace. Big creamy body. Tons of grapefruit and sharp, almost ammonia-like mid-palate that gets almost caustic (in a pleasurable way) due to the high hop oils, acids, and other intense concentrations of ingredients running around. Really a powerhouse beer, and so delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2009
750 ml bottle pours dark amber with thick off white head that lasts while you drink it. Aroma is leafy chewy hops, citrus, and some alcohol. Medium mouthfeel wtih a lot of tiny bubbles for carbonation that dance on my tongue. Flavor is sharp grapefruit, orange, alcohol, and finishes dry with more sharp hop goodness. Very smooth and much better than the regular version in my opinion. This was a treat.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adrian910ss (2277) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2009
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep caramel with a thick and creamy beige head. Aroma of simcoe hops, grapefruit, oranges, and caramel. Taste if simcoe hops, grapefruit, caramel, orange, bread and yeast. Not as carbonated as the regular and much smoother.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2009
750ml from State Line, Elkton, MD. Amazing aroma on this baby, adding a grainy, yeasty sharpness to the already fulsome aroma of the regular Double Simcoe, which is one of my faves. Lovely amber pour, with a mild cloudiness and some sticky retention from the thick head. A substantive malt context comes through even more clearly here, somehow, and the beer is balanced and delicious. Slightly altered hop character is more grassy and bitter, but itís only marginally less awesome than the regular DS. Very yummy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2009
750ml Bottle: Aroma of pungent simcoe hops, hop oil, hop juice, pine, spruce, slight grapefruit, and a bit of bready, biscuity malts. Poured deep orange/light brown in color with a massive, 3/4 of the glass, foamy, fluffy, creamy, beige head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of particles throughout. Flavor is medium bitter and lightly sweet. Tastes of hops, pine, resin, caramel, light malts, slight grass, and a touch of yeast. Medium to full body. Viscous, creamy, smooth texture is slightly dry and extremely drinkable. Soft to average carbonation. Smooth, creamy, hoppy, pine, light caramel, and spruce finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Corked 750ml. Had high expectations for this one and have to say that it was a let down. Appearance is great, dark copper and slightly hazy like most unfiltered beers with a thick foamy and lacing head. Aromatics are just all wrong for me. Soapy, stale and grassy hop notes overwhelm the tropical fruit character typically associated with Simcoe. Flavor is more bitter than the standard Simcoe and somewhat harsh. Doesnít have the same layers of malt to lend a touch of sweetness and balance to the beer. Tastes as though some Belgian yeasts were used at some point. Oddly similar to the Houblon from La Chouffe in that it tastes a bit more like a Belgian IPA than a standard American Imperial IPA. Finish is soapy with a lingering aftertaste. Completely different flavor profile than the regular double Simcoe which I love. If you like hops mixed with a yeasty Belgian golden style this may be for you.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3180) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2009
25.4 oz bottle. Foamed up quite a bit when poured down the center. Slow settling yellowish head atop hazy orange brown. And yes, there is some spent yeast in the bottom of the bottle. Nose is fresh orange, pink grapefruit, spruce and caramel. Creamy and coating like a hop latte with a splash of club soda. Becomes dry and resiny. Taste is bready grapefruit, orange, caramel, lemon zest and quinine. Mouth numbing goodness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Pours an attractive, unfilitered murky bronze with a thick, dense bubbly manilla head. To my surprise, it has more of a subdued aroma - the pine and whiffs of Simcoe tropical fruit notes are there but also some layered earthiness. Resembles an aged Double Simcoe; barleywine-esque. Flavor starts with a strong toasty/caramel malty backbone followed by notes of old woodiness, pine, grapefruit, a twinge of tropical fruits and this time, an estery yeast note with a touch of raisin - I wonder if a Belgian yeast strain was used somewhere in the process. Ample bitterness but also plenty of sweetness in there too. The body is very full and lush with lively carbonation. Even though the hop character isnít as bright in aroma and flavor as with the regular Double Simcoe, itís enjoyable. Maybe itís my taste buds but it was a totally different drinking experience for me.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2009
750ml corked and caged bottle. Poured a deeper and clloudy/murky amber color with a huge (and I mena huge - 5 finger) sized off white head. As I got towards the middle, the pours became more manageable. Aromas of citrus, pine, floral hops, and a little earthy. Tastes of lots of citrus, wihe some of the same floral hoppiness, pine, and also has a caramel balance. Lighter alcohol in the finish but overall I found it to be well hidden. Lacing left on the glass.


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