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James Squire Hop Thief 6 Simcoe & Columbus

Formerly brewed at Malt Shovel Brewery (Lion Co.)
Style: American Pale Ale
Sydney, Australia


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

Hop_Hedonist's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hop_Hedonist (392) - Perth, - MAR 27, 2014
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 Disappointing but not terrible - a dumbed down version of an APA - thin and watery but quaffable - boring but still better than lager any day. The commercial deScription is hugely inflated and exaggerated. Nice hoppy aroma doesn’t deliver the goods. Wouldn’t buy again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Shark_Pants (534) - AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2015
345ml bottle. Deep amber with small head. Light malty aroma with tangerine and light grapefruit. Light honey taste with toffee, biscuit, a little tangerine and lemon. A little bit of cardboard in the finish. Light bodied and low carbonation. For a beer touting its use of simcoe and columbus hops, this is a bit disappointing and bland. Certainly pales (pardon the pun) against the Hop Thief 7 I had on tap last night which was much more aromatic and juicier in taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stevoj (3307) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2015
Aroma and taste caramel malts, mostly sweet, slick and sturdy body, slightly chalky dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hank37 (193) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2015
Simcoe kicks you in your nose’s balls. grassy and sweet aroma. malty, dms-y, butterscotch toffee sweet on the tongue. overcarbonated. Only if it’s the best thing available - with the next best option being something like...cooper’s pale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jade (426) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2015
Darkish amber colour with little head to speak of. Strong flowery hops to the nose. Bitter and hoppy, quite dry. Leaves a cloying, bitter after taste. Its ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TedE (726) - 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 (802) - 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 (36) - 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 (1767) - 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 (1104) - 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 (3480) - 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

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