Weyerbacher Double Simcoe India Pale Ale

Weyerbacher Double Simcoe India Pale Ale
Spent a lot of time cleaning house this evening. It’s actually my bedtime, but F it…I need a beer. Let’s give this Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA a try!

The first thing I noticed was the head. Sneaky little bastard looked non-foamy, but then started foaming up on me. Almost lost some over the side, but it stopped just in time, like I planned it that way. The head sticks around for a long time. Fluffy and creamy. Looks like a beer milkshake.

The smell is of citrusy hops. Grapefruit again. Surprise, surprise. Let’s take a sip.

*thud*

That is the sound of the hops-bat hitting me in the face. I don’t know shite about the Simcoe hops that this is made from, but I’ll tell you this…Simcoe hops aren’t screwing around. Bitterness from start to finish. Hopheads: you may rejoice.

The incredible hop flavor completely masks any alcohol flavor you might get from the 9% ABV.

I’m still amazed at how flavorful and powerful the hops are. I have to Google to figure out how many IBUs this puppy is…HOLY HELL…153! I do believe that this sets a record for the highest IBU I’ve had.

Now, I’m not a huge hophead myself, and I wouldn’t drink more than a couple of these in any one sitting. I give this one high marks for creativity and pretty much blowing the doors off the IBU scale.

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

3 thoughts on “Weyerbacher Double Simcoe India Pale Ale”

  1. I have always felt that even though this is a super bitter beer, which I love, I also think that it is super smooth and easy to drink, which makes it dangerous

  2. At first, I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy it. As my mouth got accustomed to being assaulted by hops, I found it easier and more enjoyable to drink. I still stick to my statement that I wouldn't drink more than a couple.

    I definitely appreciate how much effort Weyerbacher puts into making creative beers!

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