The single most sought after American hop of the last decade, Simcoe has been used in every medal winning IPA at the GABF for the last 3 years, and that includes our own. The aromas are pretty telling; Huge pine, grapefruit, tropical mango, and a certain je ne sais guos that makes the hop instantly identifiable to all modern day hopheads. The flavor backs that up with a big rush of ripe fruits leading to a dry but not too intense bitterness. While this will certainly appeal to many IPA drinkers, it is a pale ale, so remember try this before an IPA.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery Feb 2012-pours lightly hazy orange with a nice white soapy head and good lacing from the start. bigtime floral nose-lots of citrus and bright fruit-tropical flavors follow suit with lots of bright citrus-wow, what alot of flavor packed into this little beer. again, cant say it enough tons of flavor here in a small package-thats my kind of brew. lovely session pale ale with tons of fresh hop character akin to the best pales brewed from Alpine (i know i compare with them alot). Again, Salute to you Erway!
ketchepillar (1026) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at La Cumbre. Mmm that smells great, it’s not actually dominated by the hops either. There is a solid malt backbone. Caramel. Fresh pine and resiny hoppiness. Flavor is a nice mix of malt and hoppiness. I’m getting some manago and a hint of banana in the finish.
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