kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Simcoe IPA
Date: September 19, 2009
Appearance: clear copper, frothy off white head, sheets of lace
Aroma: sweet caramal and pine aroma
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, light citrus, touch of pine, lots of balancing bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Nitro at the Hawthorne location. Very smooth from the nitro tap with a bright sharp bitterness. Simcoe is a great hop, and the citrus and grapefruit flavors were nice, but on Nitro it made the finish to sharp for me. Very well built IPA that had a nice caramel malt base and poured bright gold and perfectly clear.
DYCSoccer17 (3302) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half pint tasted at the LL Beer Hall in Portland, OR. Earthy, slightly roasted aroma with some floral hints along with some slight metallic aromas. Pleasant enough. Transparent copper color with a small whitish head. Wow--pleanty of hops in theis. Quite hempy flavor from the start, turning more bitter with grapefruity bitterness to finish. There is a nice balance of sweet and roasty maltiness in the middle to complement the Simcoe hops. Nicely balanced, very well-made single hop IPA.