Just opened Weyerbacher's Double Simcoe IPA....
Pours a copperish beer, 2 finger thick creamy head...lacing that is weblike and is in abundance. Great carbonation...
Aroma: damn good! Actually smelling some fruit and citrus tones up front, but then the piney and woodsy tones really stand out at the end. Simcoes are definitely complexed and amazing. Strong aroma- but one that does not take you back.
Taste- Instantly the bitterness smacks the back of your tongue. Whats also great about simcoe is that they are a dual purpose hop. Great for bittering, and great for aroma! Nice malt backbone to stand up to the hops. Citrusy and very woodsy. Crisp and refreshing..I could easily drink a handful of these guys as they are tasty. Later in this beer i am picking up pineapple tones near the end of each sip. Damn simcoes are awesome. Glad the malt tones bring in some sweetness so these hops almost try to balance this beer. But this beer is highly hopped
Mouthfeel is medium-full but still sessionable. This is an excellent beer for the hop lovers (sorry mav)
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1. When a once extraordinarily hoppy beer now seems pedestrian. 2. The phenomenon a person has when craving more bitterness in a beer. 3. The long-term exposure to extremely hoppy beers; if excessive or prolonged, a habitual dependence on hops will occur. 4. When a "Double IPA" just is not enough.