crondonik (32) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2009 Bottle. 1/4 inch thick head, some bubbles but mainly solid. color is golden and has a beautiful haze of hop matter floiting around. smell is of pungent stinging hops that produce resin, citrus, pine, urine, white pepper aromas. Does have a good malt presence to balance the hops. Taste is like taking a whole hop out of the boil and sucking on it. Sticky, piney, just hops, with a perfectley timed hint of the malt to remind you that the sip is over. I wish this was the only beer breweries could make, besides a good stout.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Lots of orange, cat, and garlic.
I want to stick my wiener in it.
I could go without the claws.
Taste is oily, hoppy-bitter, dull attenuated maltiness (very little left over gravity).
Finish is bitter, oily, crisp.
Yes. I like. Fucking cats.
andersand (529) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2009 Nice piney, tropical fruity IPA with light caramell and a bitterness borderlining to harsh. Still very drinkable and yummy for the hophead. The best of the Mikkeller single hop serie (so far.)
jake65 (2790) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: A hazy copper pour with a nice, thick beige head. Aroma is pungent with citrus and sweet fruity notes. Weird, at first it seemed floral? Tastes more malty than expected; a light citrus and floral hoppiness takes over in the tail. Soapy and lingering finish. Just run of the mill. Thanks Bert!
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - FEB 28, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of dank piney resinous hops and fruity esters. Pours a cloudy copper with tannish head. Flavor is a clean, crisp, back biting bitter with a grassy nose. Finishes clean with an asprin note.
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a deep hazy amber to copper color, some serious but inviting suspended sedimentation too, nice initial head, great lacing. The aroma was citrus and some caramel, nothing too excite me, especially at the price I probably paid for these 12ozís. In any event, the flavor was excellent, firm hard citrus hops, some tea and mint too. The citrus variety was very nice, the caramel was subdued but the malts overall quite present and full bodied. I quit enjoyed this one, would love to pick up a sixer and drink this more regularly, but Iím guessing this is pricey (not even gonna look it up).
SaintMatty (5614) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml Bottle (Pikkulintu,Helsinki) - Hazy amber in colout. Hoppy aroma with tea and grapefruit. Bitter and hoppy taste with pineapple, grapefruit and a hint of tea. Drinkable and tasty enough but I donít think itís worthy of the great reviews on here.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep hazy caramel orange with a massive rocky beige head that clings to the side of the glass and leaves sheets of lacing on the way down. Remains a big cap throughout. If not for all the little floaties, which I can do without, this would be a perfect pour.
Aroma is dominated by the pine resin from the Simcoe with plenty of caramel malts to balance things out.
The taste is great with lots of the piny resin hops up front along with hints of citrusy lemons. Itís balanced by a toasted caramel backbone and the hops come back with a nice bitterness that lingers through the finish.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of carbonation that adds to the hop tingling on the palate.
This is great IPA and one that could go back to frequently. I tend to love Simcoe-dominant beers so I was expecting a lot from this. It delivered.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orangey amber with a creamy beige head that lingers well and leaves thick sheets of lace. Aroma of evergreen forest - piney with earthy and light herbal notes - along with some caramel and toasty malts. Flavor is superb, rich caramel and fruity malt notes quickly give way to brash and resiny hops, again with earthy notes, grapefruit rind and just a bit of white pepper. Medium to full body, tingly carbonation. This Simcoe version of the single hopped Mikkeller IPAís is by far my favorite of those Iíve been fortunate enough to try - yummy!
badgerben (4529) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange color with a thick head. Aroma of fresh hops, oranges and tangerines. The taste changes to a much more piney hop. Very vinous. Light caramel malt.