Flossmoor Station Shimkos Simcoes IPA
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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (15177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2009
Floosmoor pre DLD ... copper ... bright hop nose ... tart in your face hop and lots of it ... lots of pine ... its was just tooo much hop for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11666) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2009
(DC Local Gathering, 22oz bottle, thanks ygtbsm94) Small beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, catty, some grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, pineapple, pine, some cattiness. Medium body, some stickiness, light resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2009

Name: Shimko’s Simcoes
Date: April 24, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: hazy copper, frothy beige head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, crystal malt enhances the simcoe hops
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet caramel and crystal malt flavor, lots of balancing hops, nice fruityness, light bitterness adds balance without distraction
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9484) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
DLD!! Amber pour. Christmas tree and citrus hops in the aroma. I wonder which kind of hops? LMAO. Lots of caramel malt and some syrupy notes. Flavor has the nice grapefruit tones with some herbal and earthy notes and a big malt bill. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94 on 7/3/09: Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a well-lacing wispy off-white head. Aroma of resiny grapefruity hops with some light caramel malt, light fruits and a touch of oxidation. Starts with good fullness and sweet caramel malt with a pretty good resiny grapefruity hoppiness before a drier bittersweet finish. A pretty good IPA, but could be a little fresher and more assertive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6267) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2009
22, capped and waxed. Thanks, BVC!! Pours a crystal clear bright orangeish medium amber. Dense creamy tan head. Absolutely gorgeous big peach and apricot nose. Creamy medium body. Caramel and biscuit on the mid-palate, underneath tons of delectable peach and apricot. This is a great big DIPA, though the simcoe doesn’t taste like the usual heavy acidic grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2009
In short: A juicy fruity IPA. Good beer even if a little sweet.
How: Bottle 22oz, white wax-top. Sent to me by ygtbsm94. Thanks a lot Brad.
The look: Almost clear dark golden topped by a large off-white head
In long: Nice nose of orange and pine tree cones hops. A well malted IPA, moderately toasted malts, juicy light caramel. The beer is rather fruity with citrus fruits, orange peels, apricots, and more. Sweetness gets bothersome before the end of the bottle, not dry enough for me. Carbonation is a bit too soft for the style and the body is a bit too oily. This is a good beer but this might be my least favourite hoppy Floosmoor so far. You know life is treating you too well when you are disappointed by drinking a very good beer. But you would never guess that life has been treating me well by looking at me. If anything, if you see me you’ll ask me how much I sell my pencils for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5950) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2009
Pint poured draft at the mug club tapping (Flossmoor, IL). Excited for Bryan’s first true solo IPA! Don’t know who added this as a DIPA.. but that sounds reasonable. Pours a very nice reddish copper, decent haze, rich color, with moderate tannish head that laces well. Gotta love that FS presentation! Aromas display a rich grapefruit rind and zest, pushing florals and citrus juice with obvious mango presence. Decent bitterness, but also fairly fruity. Light carmel malt underneath, but this really presses grapefruit. Sturdy medium body, moderate bitterness with some decent pine, grapefruity, and mellow mango into the body. Bitterness sticks to the palate, light carmel malt, pushing mango and grapefruit finish and lingering aftertaste. I am a sucker for the tropical fruit IPA hops. Not harsh, more malt comes through after the initial few. Lighter bitterness fare, or well tucked in, but I love the fruit and flavor. Cheers and welcome Bryan!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Bottle from BeerBunker. Thanks man! Nose is of citrus with lighter fruit notes, pepper, and floral notes as well. Some underlying caramel malts as well create a little sweetness in the nose. The pour is a copper with a nice head and good lace. The flavor is hoppy and fruity initially. Some citrus and pepper. Caramel comes in and then bitter resins finish it out. Smooth with a hint of heat in the finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2009
This was added into the database by this one as a DIPA because that’s what our new brewer at the Station, Bryan Shimkos, said that’s what it was. And at an 8.7% ABV with some serious IBUing, that is what it is. It pours a slightly hazed copper/amber body with a prodigious ecru head that pasted the sides of the glass with gobs of lace. The nose is full of yellow grapefruit and grapefruit zest with occasional flashes of pine. Somewhere beneath it all is a light toffee sweetness. There’s a beginning of balance to the flavor, sweet & juicy caramel/toffee malt... but then the hops tastes take over. While it didn’t peel my lips off, it provided a serious amount of citrus hop flavors and a solid amount of hoppy bitterness to keep this hophead happy. Mr. Shimkos passed his first mug club tapping with flying colors!

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