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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer leads off with a stiff round-house punch of citrusy hops, follows up with a quick kick of bready malts and warming alcohol, and finishes with a powerful and lingering bite of complex layered hops. This popular brew was inspired by ABC founder, head brewer and spiritual leader Matt Greff whose cartoon enhanced image graces the label.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2238) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle from Sidney OH Marathon station pour hazy copper with moderate ecru head and lots of suspended floaters. Nose lightly dank, some vegetal, sweet malt. Taste moderate bitter bite up front, then apple, fruit hop, dank, and moderate sweet malt. Light bitter finish. Being an Ohio State fan, I am duty bound to not rate this too high.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brentv (637) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2016
On tap at Ashley’s in Westland, MI. Hazy copper pour with white head and lots of sticky lacing. Sweet fruity aroma. Brown sugar candy and a nice hoppy bitterness. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (726) - Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2016
Pours orangish red with off white head and light lacing. Aroma of caramel candy apple with extreme bitter citrus & grass. Taste is the same with malty backbone that has a bite. Need alittle better balance, but stil drinkable/enjoyable. Go Bucks!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (3843) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 27, 2015
bottle @ Chief Market / Lima OH --- Hazy amber brown color, beige head cover, lace curtain. Strong caramel malt that adds carbonation on the swallow, followed by a jolt of solid citrus hops. In all of this the malt never gets lost, growing into a long finish. Big, but a very satisfying brew.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (4203) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2015
12oz bottle from Andersons on Talmadge: copper-brown pour with thin off-white and a ring of bubbles. aroma of booze, burnt sugar, citrus. tastes are sweet sticky caramel malt, burnt vibe, herbal, honey, bread. strangely watery and heavy palate. not as awful as it sounds, but a sweet rough sipper at best.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Pour on tap at Crunchy’s, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, oxidized sugars, some orange, hints of earth, spice, grass, slight pine. Taste was a mix of orange, pine, grass into caramel, finishing slightly sweet, slightly boozy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (693) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours a murky brown. Small creamy tan head. Sweet aroma. Flavor is of bread, toast, and nuts. Definitely taste the alcohol. Bigger palate. Hops are there, but really have mellowed. Wonder if this bottle is pretty old. If so its held out ok, but to me the flavor is much more like a strong ale then a DIPA

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2711) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a medium head and aromas of citrusy soap. Flavor is a booze bomb with lots of sugars and a stinging hops presence. Lots of resin and floral hops play nice with the heavy ABV and make this seem like one of those IIPA/Barley Wine hybrids.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smroush (198) - Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2015
Aromas of sweet citrusy hops. Quite sweet. A bit of dough. Medium, off-white head and a copper/amber color. Pretty sweet palate, medium to heavy bitterness. Medium body, creamy and a bit oily texture; average carbonation; a long sweet, bitter and carbonated finish. Overall a pretty good beer.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mvp (227) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2015
Simcoe aroma. Kind of reminds me of the Victory IPA. Burnt orange color with a small white head. Not too crazy about the taste. Very bitter. Off balance. Might be a good beer to get drunk quick.


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