Review – Weyerbacher Double Simcoe India Pale Ale
Weyerbacher Double Simcoe India Pale Ale
Review submitted by Evan “Ferman” Fritz
Appearance: Golden brown, caramel color with good head retention. Poured into a 16 ounce pint glass, the Double Simcoe Ale had a half inch of thick, pasty foam on top. This ale is not transparent and is actually a bit cloudy.
Aroma: Fruity aroma with lots and lots of hop fragrances. A close sniff reveals subtle hints of pine and citrus.
Taste: This beer is very hoppy and left a sweet yet bitter aftertaste. I could tell from my first sip that this is a hop-head type beer and not for the faint at heart. The 9.0% abv is also apparent, however the beer did not taste grainy in any way.
Mouthfeel: This beer is refreshing when it first touches your lips and proceeds to go down smooth. Unlike other double IPA’s, Weyerbacher does not force the drinker to endure a harsh experience.
Overall: Great beer but very high price tag. I think a four-pack was around $10 or $11 dollars. To me, a hop-head, it was well worth it. Compared to other double IPA’s, Weyerbacher has perfected their blend with the Simcoe hops. After drinking about half of my first beer, I could already feel the effects of the high alcohol content. My kind of beer!