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Simcoe Hops

triggs73 Apr 1, 2010 03:01 PM

I need help on this one. Theme beer night is different styles of hops and I pulled Simcoe. Aside from Weyerbacher's double Simcoe, what other brewer's use Simcoe exclusively??

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    pininex RE: triggs73 Apr 1, 2010 05:33 PM

    Mikkeller does a single hop Simcoe beer that is available in bottles.

    1. ted RE: triggs73 Apr 2, 2010 06:25 AM

      Probably not exclusively, but Sweetwater's IPA has a strong Simcoe flavor/aroma. Great stuff.

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        Saddleoflamb RE: ted Jul 6, 2010 01:19 PM

        Nothing about sweetwater is great......it is swill

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          ted RE: Saddleoflamb Jul 7, 2010 01:18 PM

          That's a pretty bold assertion to make about their IPA. I don't treat ratings as gospel, but it runs an average of 97 on over 600 ratings on Ratebeer. Their 420 is definitely a "training wheels" micro that they sell all they can make of (I've watched bottling line running along at 240 bottles per minute).

          I think you're either confused or you don't like Simcoe. Because the IPA is a technically flawless solid beer.

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            brentk RE: ted Jul 7, 2010 03:43 PM

            I haven't been too impressed by much of what I have tasted from Sweetwater but I do think their IPA is very good.

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            Josh RE: Saddleoflamb Jul 8, 2010 11:52 AM

            I didn't like their other beers, but the 420 IPA is a tasty brew.

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              brentk RE: Josh Jul 8, 2010 01:20 PM

              The IPA and 420 are two different beers. 420 is not an IPA.

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                Josh RE: brentk Jul 10, 2010 08:53 AM

                Thanks for clarifying. The 420 is the one I liked, their APA.

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          triggs73 RE: triggs73 Apr 2, 2010 02:32 PM


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            jparson RE: triggs73 Jul 5, 2010 02:01 PM

            GUBNA is simcoe but it is god awful. This is a beer that you either love or hate, no in between. It is also extremely expensive. I would say the Weyerbacher is the way to go with the simcoe hop IPA.

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              kwjd RE: jparson Jul 7, 2010 07:23 AM

              GUBNA was god awful, but it uses 100% Summit hops. Similar to some hop varieties having a nice citrus aroma, this had a garlic/onion aroma. It felt like a really well made beer, but it just didn't work at all. Reviews on BA/RB seem to be all over the place for the beer, so I'd suggest trying it once and see if you like it.

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            Nucknewit RE: triggs73 Jul 5, 2010 10:42 AM

            Fremont Brewing in Seattle has a Dry Hopped IPA with Simcoe exclusively.

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