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Great Lakes Brewing Johnny Simcoe

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Brewed by Great Lakes Brewing (Ontario)
Style: American Pale Ale
Etobicoke, Canada

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Johnny Simcoe APA" started as a one off Project X cask.
Lieutenant General John Graves Simcoe is legendary for his trailblazing into Upper Canada. As a result of this he’s had both a town and a lake named after him. That’s nothin’, now he’s got a beer!
Part of the Tank Ten series!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (673) - CANADA - APR 7, 2015
Pours hazy straw with two fingers of pillowy white head, good retention and excellent lacing. (4/5) Nose is juicy citrus, catty, pine resin, very little malt. (7/10) Taste is mild sweet giving way to moderately strong bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, building bitter finish. (4/5) No bottle date, but I got it via trade the day it was sourced from GLB (a few days ago). Typical catty Simcoe notes, but not overwhelming. Maybe a little too sharp and bitter to be a simple thirst quencher, but pretty pleasant. Another good treatment of the Simcoe hop, and actually very similar to the Bellwoods Cat Lady I had yesterday. (15/20)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (264) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
Fresh can from the brewery. Clear medium yellow with white head. Nose is all hops, pine, grapefruit rind. Same for the taste with a medium bitterness. Quenching and tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlennHendry (73) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
Bright and zesty aroma of lemon and grapefruit and morning sunshine and tastes of another load of citrusy hops. Very juicy and very hoppy. A fantastic summer patio beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
matt7215 (2263) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
473 ml can from the brewery via kopitar. A stunningly drinkable, refreshing, hoppy ale. Possibly the best GLB hoppy beer I’ve had.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2195) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
On tap at Bar Hop (Toronto). Pale yellow with a white head. Fresh light grass, some stale caramel, tropical and citrus. Moderate carbonation and mild body, enjoyable and easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2014
On tap at barVolo Toronto Citrus aroma. Nice creamy heady hazy straw colour. Nice hoppy taste but not too overboard. Very nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
salvaticas (511) - - FEB 28, 2014
On tap at BarVolo in Toronto. Pours a beautiful sparkling gold. Citrus on the nose. Subtle but nice hoppy flavor with a bite. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (704) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
(Draught at Bryden’s, Toronto) Pours a very pale slightly hazy straw yellow with a decent-sized head of white bubbles. Aroma almost all hops, catty, grapefruit and fresh dank, quite pungent and a good expression of the hop. Flavour follows the nose, dank grapefruit hops dominating a light pale malt backbone with very little sweetness, citrusy bitterness taking from the middle of the palate on through the finish. Dry and crisp. Over-carbonated in draught form, body fairly light but style-appropriate. Summer quencher. The tall cans I had were not as enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (710) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
Lazy spring afternoon pour on deck with cigar & horror magazine on the go. Crispy goodness with a stark palate. Not as tasty as some of their other tank ten offerings but good pour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jur (447) - NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2013
Draught @ Bar Hop, Toronto. Pours hazy yellow, with fast fading bright white head. Smells fresh with citrus hints. Crisp taste, with almost nothing but hops. Nice starter. Light.


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