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Odd Side Ales Simcoe Sensation



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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Simcoe Sensation is a seductive brew with succulent simcoe hops and a splash of sublime spunk. When you pop the top, an aroma of pine, resin and grapefruit with permeate the air.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chucklemation (926) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Pours a hazy golden copper with a white long-lasting head. Aroma is pine, citrus, and resin. Flavor is pine and citrus. Pretty bitter. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
koleminer20 (1383) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2015
On draft at Captain Joe’s in Whitmore Lake on September 26 with Tara Dye. The pour is a bright golden yellow color with a frothy white head and some decent lacing. It’s foggy. The aroma is different. There is a strange dankness to it that I wasn’t expecting. For the most part, it smells like someone just threw wet whole cones in there, and waited to see what happened. There is a little pine resin, but for the most part it just smells like damp hops. Not great. The flavor is similar, if not a touch worse. There is a wet pine thing happening, and the wet leaf comes back in greater force. Light resin, and just a dominating dankness. The mouth feel is light and watery, hardly carbonated with a lingeringly messy finish. Like I just pulled some hops out of a barrel of water and sucked on them. Not a fan at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2390) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Hazy golden color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, hay, floral hops, & some citrus; Flavor of malt, yeast, pine hops, and citrus; Finish is fairly bitter; Pretty decent session IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a hazy gold with small white head that lasts. The aroma is grass and skunk. Medium mouth, grass, spruce, wheat, light bitter finish, good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerman6686 (5619) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Poured a hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma was of grassy and fruity Hood, light grain character. Flavor similar, mild hops, lingering grainy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle: Bright golden-yellow body with moderate haziness; white, foamy, big-bubbled cap settles quickly to a lazy film. Aroma is, well, heavy Simcoe. Pine needles, brash florals, woodsy & earthy spice, bitter grapefruit rind, a hint of apricot, & mild perfume. Smells bitter. Tastes bitter, too. Surprisingly robust & flavorful for a 4.5% ABV brew, actually. Heavy pine needs, resin, white pepper, spicy & earthy in a staunch bitterness that leads into a strong evergreen & perfumey back-end. Wet, oily, & moderately thin mouth feel. Malt is fully eclipsed by the hop abrasion. Slightly palate fatiguing, which is funny considering the lower ABV, but all-in-all, a nice hop bomb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7463) - Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2015
12 oz. bottle from family from notes. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have dank, resiny hops, some grapefruit citrus, grass, toasted malts, caramel, not too bad for a lighter, session ipa, mild to moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8853) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, hazy orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of pineapple, mango, grass, pine, hints of biscuit, bread, hints of grass, slight earth. Taste is a mix of grass, bread, earth, some nice mango, pineapple, hints of grain, finishing bitter, dry. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3824) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Sampled on tap at brewery. Terrific hop nose, fruity and floral. Light sweetness. Pale amber golden clear with white head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts fairly dry with carbonic bite. Big hop taste and bitterness. Pale malt sweetness with big bitter finish. Lingering bitter after.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (6211) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
pours hazy light golden with a creamy white head showing some retention and lacing. spicy citrus, hint of tropical, bitter herbs - fresh dill and mint, lean lightly spicy maltiness, fruitiness - oranges and grapefruit, lot of grass and pepper. moderately low carbonation, light body, assertive and dry grassy-spicy-peppery-citrusy finish. quite nice session.

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