bigguns22 (528) - Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light to med amber with a 1/2 inch cream head.The aroma is lighter then you would think but very nice.The smell of hops and sugars mainly fill your noise.I love the taste simcoe hops.Hops,pine and a bitter sweetness fill your mouth a great hop head beer.
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light yellow. Aroma is malty and sweet with a huge hop presence. Smells like a juicy, wet hop. BIg malt body in this beer...backs it up with a solid amount of bitterness and a lasting amount of hop flavor. Really resiny, lots of Simcoe flavor in this one. Flavor sticks with you and coats your mouth. Solid beer, could drink a lot of this very easily.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to EzAnt. Pours out a moderately clear copper color with a small white head. Aroma is of citrus, pine, cat piss and some light sweet malts. Taste is resiny citrus and pine hops, some nice lingering bitterness and a touch of some sweet malt notes and light alcohol with some biting hops on the finish.
AHTOH (101) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: 2011 (Batch 2). Drank 7/13/11.
AROMA: Floral, grass, citrus, tropical fruit.
Malt backbone has pleasant snickerdoodle cookie character.
TASTE: Grassy, piney, resinous, faint citrus.
MOUTH FEEL: Sharp bite. Lengthy bitterness duration.
OVERALL: Mouthful of grassy, boozy brew. Could use more malt balance on palate.
The Simcoe hop really shines on the palate, especially its grassy bittering character.
Pleasant to try this Simcoe single hop, though currently prefer more citrusy aroma-type hops.
Wonder if Flying Dog kept malt backbone to a minimum to further showcase the hop varietal. If so, would have been better to brew a single hop IPA rather than IIPA. Much prefer Mikkeller single hop IPAs, with its low abv, for experiencing single hop varietals.
dbarnold (1106) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really enjoyed this one...tastes like a great IPA and doesn’t have the body of a DIPA, I like single IPAs better. Great bitter nose and flavor, really a great depth of hops, and a clean quick finish. I have absolutely no clue how this is 10% but I have about an ounce left and I’m pretty sure it is....kickass.
dinkle50 (835) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super bitter flavor, but overall very nice. I really liked this one and if it weren’t so strong, I could drink several of them in an afternoon.
robgibbens (370) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a golden amber color. Head is short but strong with a lot of lacing. The aroma is strong with hoppy grapefruit notes. Simcoe has a strong bitterness taste and lingers in the front of the mouth making it water. The alcohol is well hidden in this fantastic IPA.
jcos (1356) - Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle on 6/28/2011, given to me by Dave, so Thanks Dave!
Appearance: Pours a orange haze that is opague.
Aroma:Floral hop, some citrus
Palate:Body is slightly thinner than expected for style, somewhat slick texture, long finish
Summary: A DIPA made with a single hop, I really enjoyed this beer. Might be my favorite Flying Dog brew, but note that I’m not the biggest Raging Bitch fan in the world....(for the record, I just checked, and I gave this the highest rating of all Flying Dog beers)
BeerandBlues2 (8459) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at 4th NoVA Summer Brewfest. Pours clear gold with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (straw, caramel, toast), heavy hops (citrus, floral, pine), and an average esters (apple/pear) with notes of apricot. Flavor is hoppy with malt support. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a dry finish.
lamas (1280) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Batch #2 from 2011. Pours a hazy copper with TONS of little floaties and a smallish beige head on top. A pleasantly pungent aroma of resiny pine, grapefruits, citrus rinds, and touches of rich caramel and vanilla off in the background. Full-bodied and chewy on the way down. An ample malty backbone with plenty of rich caramel and some vanilla upfront taste-wise. Grapefruits and citrus rinds finish things off. Spicy throughout with a good deal of rye. Warming alcohol is quite noticeable.