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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day 17 Drink: Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA

Weyerbacher Brewing Co. was founded in 1995 by Dan and Sue Weirback in Easton, Pa., using the family's original German name. The brewery makes a cross section of English and Belgian beer styles, many in larger format bottles. Beer names like "Blithering Idiot Barleywine" kind of jump off the cooler shelf.

Weyerbacher Double Simcoe IPA is 9.0 percent alcohol by volume. It is a single-hop brew that uses the Simcoe hop, a hybrid developed in 2000. It pours a bright amber color with an off white head. The nose has a slight citrus note. The flavor is aromatic and carries plenty of hop bitterness, with grapefruit around the edges. Hop heads will love this one.

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