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James Squire Hop Thief 6 Simcoe & Columbus



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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Not for the faint hearted an American style Pale Ale with a firm malt backbone. Simcoe hops deliver a passionfruit and and slightly pine-needle like aroma whilst the addition of Columbus adds further complexity and an earthy, spicy character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TedE (23) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2014
Strong floral hops nose (surprise!) Ruby red in schooner glass at Pyrmont Bay pub. Taste is intense, mad with hops. Bitter aftertaste. Really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShaneJ (588) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle from Beer Cartel (May 2014). Dark amber/copper, minimal off-white head, subtle passionfruit, pine, a bit citrusy, some sweet caramel malt, thin, oily texture, low grassy bitterness. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
redknob (19) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2014
No legs or head but nice reddish amber colour and pleasant hoppy smell and taste. Bitter but tasty yet simple. No real lingering after taste. Sunny day beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Muggus69 (1273) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2014
345ml bottle Bb March 2015 Pale amber body, good clarity, small white head. Decent enough aroma; spicy, woody hops, touch of passion fruit & citrus, a touch of biscuity, light caramel malt underneath. Medium body & carbonation. Palate delivers a modest amount of woody, piney, citrusy American hops with a smidgeon of pale malt to balance. Restrained bitterness on a somewhat short finish. A reasonable APA, certainly far more impressive than the golden & pale ales. Would be nice to see this as a full time offering to the JS range

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonnyguns (1078) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2014
Had this in a stubbie last night at a mates BBQ. Wasnt too bad - better then their 150 lashes. Quite sweet though but no high expectations here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
maneliquor (3285) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2014
I remember this beer being pretty bloody solid in years gone by. Decided to grab one the other day and it was nowhere near as good as I remember. This one is really peachy and toffee forward. Butterscotchy even. Not great

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1319) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2014
Portland Hotel ontap(31-Oct-2014)Fruit celery aroma.Dark amber,good head&sheet lace.Fruit spice liquorice cinnamon flavour.Tangy spice herbal finish/after.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
orange_3084 (124) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2014 Clear amber to copper colour with pillowy white head. Aroma of tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. Decent caramel malt backing. Thin oily body. Taste is quite balanced but not enough bitterness in my opinion. The finish is clean, but not biting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
varanid99 (564) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2014
Copper pour with a thin pale brown head. Floral, citrus aroma with sweet malt underneath. Sweet taste at first then lemon, a little bitterness to finish with slight toffee note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (2554) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Bottle. Copper with a cm of pale beige head. Aroma of pine, kumquat, caramel, some grapefruit and pepper. Carbonation pleasantly moderate - ie low for a macro. Very sweet with loads of caramel. Fruit and pine really struggle to cut through and only pepper really adorns the bitterness at the end. OK, hops doing pretty well considering I caught this later than ideal. [edit] A few more grew on me a bit.

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