ClarkVV (4215) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Three Penny, 7/24/15
Lightly-to-moderately hazy golden-brass body is topped by a medium-sized white head showing strong retention.
Simcoe has to be one of the most amazing dry hops....no garlic, onion, cat pee issues with it and when itís used in a dry/late-hop capacity, you donít get the heavy pine/resin that is associated with boiling it for too long. Instead, juicy red grapefruit, tangy pine, sweet mango and light wintergreen surge forth. Thereís a lot more leafy, lush, rather spicy floral notes here, which are well-appreciated and highly enjoyable. The pale malts, well-attenuated, provide soft, unobtrusive balance in the background. Clean yeast character, flawless and with no resin problems or alcohol.
The flavor has the creamy texture of the Excursions #4 I just had, but with a tighter carbonation that helps lend crispness to the beer. Light wintergreen, spruce, lime and red grapefruit flit about the palate, while a very gentle maltiness balances just like in the nose. Bitterness builds some towards the finish, but never to the point of fatigue. Extremely drinkable, flavorful and lacking any harsh pine or heavy bitterness. Nothing flashy, and some may not be wowed by itís relative tameness, but the execution and elegance here are right up there with the best IPAs Iíve ever had. A real god damned treat!
Mr_Abner (175) - Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh growler. Pours a hazy pale orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma is floral, citrus, orange. A wonderful fruity and juicy taste. An initial light apparent sweetness up front; a medium bitterness takes over midpalate. Long, moderately bitter finish. Medium bodied and soft. Wonderful.
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[ Bottle ][ 8oz ][ @Tasting ][ $ - ?] [ Tulip ][ 04.07.15 ]
murky hay, puffy white head. Simcoe stink hop, light straw with decent tangerine and soft, sugary dough, balanced if straightforward, heavy on paper. Soft profile, light citrus with mango and orange sweetness, dry and nuanced with faint wood. Finish is huge cracker presence, sticky, frothy and full with zesty carb. Really balanced if simplistic but flat body.
bigda83 (487) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at three penny. Pours a hazy pale yellow with a small sudsy white head. Aromas burst out with citrus and pine. Little dank. Flavor of grapefruit, lemon, pine. Light body with a sticky texture. Average carbonation and subtly dry to finish. Super crushable. Awesome.
AirForceHops (4508) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Three Penny Taproom. Bright yellow color. Awesome aroma of pine, bright citrus and grain. Flavor is mostly the same with the simcoe giving that West Coast feel. The hops are jumping in this brew; starts with a huge citrus punch with the grain body giving some balance. The pine shines through in the finish with being abrasive. Damn, this is crushable beyond a reasonable doubt. If I could.buy enough of this it would be a all summer long drinker.
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of dickinsonbeer. Shared with Jredmond. Hazy pale yellow with head. Dank nose. Light prickly palate with slight citrus notes. Solid
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Hill Farmstead Brewery, Greensboro, VT
Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, lime, pine, grape and grass. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long citrus, grass and piney finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
BMMillsy (1756) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Really beautiful single IPA with lots of citrus and grass going on. Incredibly drinkable with strong dry hop bite to finish. Yep. Yep yep.
djd07 (6056) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler thanks to Russell. Poues a hazy gold with small white head. The aroma is tropical fruit, pine, floral. Medium mouth, pine, floral, juicy, light bitterness, very nice.
jredmond (6290) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft with Paul at black back pub. Pours an ultra hazy orange creme with thick two finger white head. Mouthfeel is medium and bright with notes of dry bitter pine hop, fresh tropical fruits, dry hop profile, wheat, oats, fresh grass and funky simcoe.