Radek Kliber (6491) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Volo
Aroma citric, herbal with nettle. Malty backing. Late note of lime and alcohol.
Appearance medium white top with gold hazed base. Touch of amber.
Flavor and Palate : vegetal onion like front. Musky with hop backing. Beyond strange onion notes you will be greeted with heat of alcohol and citric hops. Could my sample be off?
matt7215 (2180) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared by Jon Kotyck. Thanks man! Hazed golden with a lasting white head. Huge saturated simcoe nose. Leans malts, huge hop flavour, decently bitter but itís more balanced then bitter. Really good!
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed golden DIPA with a thin off white head. In aroma, nice biscuit malt with catnip hops, resinous and smooth. In mouth, a nice citrusy catty hops with resinous character, alcohol warmth, doughy character, mentol, very nice.
thebhoy (61) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Milosí. A very nice beer thatís let down somewhat by its finish. There seems to be this really nice build in the hop profile towards something bitter and long, but it never quite gets there. The citrus flavours
mix well with a hint of roasted, stout like flavours. Overall itís quite a nice beer that is just missing that "something" to make it a really great beer.
rob6239 (622) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I love the sweet grapefruit and citrus aroma. Colour is cloudy and very light almost orange. Taste begins very sweet and smooth but ends a bit medicinal instead of the bitter I expected. Seems a lot like Naught Neighbour x2.
solidfunk (4027) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really lacks character. A little too modest would be my assessment. Pours clear orange without head or lacing. Smells lightly hoppy with some malt. Alcohol hidden very well, but this tastes more like a pale ale than an UPS, let alone double. Finishes a little sour. Very light palate for style. On cask at volos.
probstblueribbon (2924) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Part of a 750 ml bottle, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Hazy amber with a nice, light tan froth.
Aroma: Intense, juicy citrus mixed with odd cat pee, a big hit of pine/resin/dank, sweet, crunchy malts fighting for attention, quite sweet-smelling once you get past the hops, caramel/toffee, starting to think I donít love Simcoe...
Palate: Medium+ body, fairly relaxed effervescence.
Flav.: Quite juicy and fruity, still a fair bit of pine/resin/dank, more malt presence than the nose, big, sweet, crunchy caramel/toffee, a little savoury and dusty, still some cat pee, fairly intense citrus; sweet with good bitterness and a long, slightly boozy, dusty malt and pine/citrus finish.
Certainly immodest, not impeccable though. I had very high hopes and they werenít quite met. Oh well.