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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bwa5879 (813) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2013
12oz bottle from mix and match pack, Kalamazoo Michigan's drake party center. Golden yellow pour with half inch of bright white head. Lots of bubbles rising from the glass bottom, dense lacing covered the glass as the beer went down. Strong sweet floral hop aroma that's very skunky, honey scent too. Very very light, fluffy mouthfeel, a little watery. Pretty light taste too. Sweet Grapefruit-y and floral hop flavor, bitter malt that has a grapey flavor mixed with some burton saltiness. Overall more bitter than sweet. Light easy drinking session IPA. The skunky, grapiness is very unique. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Tried to find what it smells.like, but couldnít catch much. Maybe light pine and honey? Pours an orange/yellow golden color with a white head. Taste is a very light pale ale with some very clean hop taste which is slightly Spicket, pine, and a little sweet. Was hoping for a tad more on the hop profile but would still drink this on a hot day.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrownALEx (346) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Smells of dry hops. Pours a clear light brown with a small head. Taste is bitter, very nice though. Palate is medium bodied. Overall a very balanced ipa. Great bitterness meets excellent maltyness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2761) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear golden orange color with a small fizzy head that quickly fades. Aromas are pine, lemons, light honey and a light musty herbal funk. Taste is very piney, citrusy and herbal. Very little malt taste but itís a session IPA. Light sweetness, light bitterness. The hops are fresh and very nice. Thin body, fairly dry finish. Overall, very solid session IPA. Fresh hops and goes down easy. A small step below Founders All Day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RamyG4 (323) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle from mikem409. Slightly hazy amber with a medium white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, with a nice caramel malt backbone, a little funk as well. Taste is medium biter, mild-medium sweet. A lot of flavor for what I imagine is a relatively low ABV beer. Hoppy finish. Light bodied, lots of carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5633) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy pine with just a hint of fruit. It pours a transparent gold with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. Thereís some thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet citrus and a touch of lemon. The finish has moderate pine and a light herbal quality. Itís light-medium bodied with somewhat soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Sample at Odd Side on 3/29/13. Clear yellow pour with a thick white head. Pungent and earthy nose with some sorta citrusy notes. Malty flavor wtih a big grassy presence and a citrus finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2572) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Sample at Odd Side. This beer was really pale and clear with quite a bit of white foam on the sample. Aromas were lovely Simcoe... Resin and pine... Flavor was very robust and clean for a small beer. Nice! Canít wait to see this in bottles.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (3397) - Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2013
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/3/2013. Pours moderately cloudy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, passionfruit, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, light honey, and floral earthiness. Fantastic aromas with nice complexity of hop notes with a solid malt balance; with very good strength. Taste of tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, pine, grapefruit, floral, grass, bread, light honey, and floral earthiness. Moderate floral pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus zest, citrus, pineapple, pine, floral, grass, light honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity of hop flavors with a solid malt balance; with plenty of flavor for 4.5% and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely fantastic session IPA! All around great flavor balance and robustness at 4.5%; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink. An incredibly delicious offering that may become a regular buy for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1732) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottled on 5/12/13 and drank on 5/21/13. Fresh! Pine and herbal aroma and taste. Very bitter finish! Label says it is a "session IPA" ---but no mention of ABV on either bottle or website.


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