Evil Twin Imperial Simcoe Slacker

I bought this beer strictly because of the name. One of my cats is named Simcoe and he is gigantic. He also loves sleeping on windowsills in the sun. Now that Evil Twin gets distribution here, I don’t have to wait until I go to New York to get it.


ABV: 7.5%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We have all good intentions to disturb, disorder and enlighten you with unforgettable beer after beer. Because we are so much in love with good taste, all the beers from Evil Twin are prepared in 10 of the best breweries around the world. Exclusively hand picked to please you with delicate, funky, extreme and by all means rare flavors. Maybe not the easiest way, but certainly the most fun!!!”

Random: My new office is either 100 degrees or almost freezing.

This beer poured with a finger of pure white head that dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was hazy and bright yellow with a lot of carbonation visible. The nose was, not surprisingly, all Simcoe hops. It had a lots of dank pine and some citrus pith. There was absolutely no malt. The taste almost numbed my tongue. It’s like putting my tongue on a battery, but in a good way. I picked up a lot of pine sap, pine needles and old grapefruit pith. The alcohol was palpable on it and dried the beer out, but it wasn’t abrasive. It had a thick body with high carbonation. It ended with a lot of pine sap. A can of this was $2.50, which broke down to $.16 per ounce. I enjoyed this beer, if you’re not a fan of Simcoe, this is not a beer for you.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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