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RATINGS: 1630   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FridgRaider (108) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Amber in color, with hoppy aroma. Nicenhoppy with nice blend of malts. One of the best IPAs I have had.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5943) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2006
A nice amber pour with a long long hops aroma. A nice balance of malt and hops with an excellent bitter ending. A hop flavor Im not very familiar with but one that I really like.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Yep, an excellent beer. Never had anything quite like it. Simcoe is unique. Big and bold in nose and mouth; vibrant, it wakes you up, then puts you sleep!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3500) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Deep gold with a thick, creamy off-white head. Loads of pine and orange citrus in the aroma. One dimensional hop flavor that seemed a bit dull to me.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Lots of oranges in th aroma. Nice golden amber pour with a thick, frothy head. Sweet and succulent maltiness, with th hops riding high - lots of tangerines and oranges, pine as well. Outstanding.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopnpop (73) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Poured a slightly hazy orange copper color with an appropriate small head. Nose is outstanding--dare I say perfect? Flavor is a tad sweet with resiny, chewy hops becoming apparent but never overpowering. Nice mouthfeel with a light warming sensation. A superb double IPA with a truly fabulous, memorable nose.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Bottle. Beautiful pour w/ great lacing. Pine, resin, grass hop flavor and aroma dominates (Simcoe hops I guess). Very drinkable. 9% well hidden. Overall, a good IIPA. but I would like a little more fruit/citrus hop flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Copper/gold with a hint of red. Nose is tons of caramel, mango, grapefruit, just a total tropical exposion. pineapple and bannana juice. Tropicanas wet dream continues in the flavor - honestly it has a lot of my favorite aspects of Dreadnaught. Mang, pineapple, bananna contunie w. warm alcohol and caramel. Nice pithy bitterness w. rich caramel. Wonderful rich mouthfeel. Its a hell of a shame that this is a limited release. I need to go buy a few more before they go away!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2006
12 oz. bottle via trade with Jasonmech77 - Pours an amber color with a nicehead which slowly settled to a film. Nice lacing. Light carbonation. Strong citrus hop aroma and flavor. Light malt sweetness in the background. Heavy mouthfeel. Bitterness seem to linger. This stuff will puts some lead in your pencil. Good stuff. Thanks Jason.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JUN 29, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2006 22 oz bomber. Pours to a murky, burnt orange color, with a thick, creamy, white head, and a lively carbonation. The nose on this beer is awesome, with lots of big aromas of grapefruit and lemon. The palate is firm, with good sweet and caramel malt flavor that support, really great citrus hop flavors. This beer finishes with more good sweet and caramel malt up front, then ends with a very zesty, very bitter citrus/grapefruit hop tang that lingers. Really well done Imperial IPA that makes the ultimate aperitif beer. This beer is dangerously drinkable at 9% abv, so dont make any plans if you decide to have a few 22 oz bombers of this one.


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