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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2674) - 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! Can’t wait to see this in bottles.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (2659) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Aroma is piney. Flavor is very bitter, piney and hoppy. Pours cloudy orange with a thin cream head. Overly bitter for a session IPA. Had out of a can at home

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2595) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Light golden body with frothy white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, pine. Hint of biscuit and caramel. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Thin to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Hop taste of grapefruit and citrus with some grass. Aroma was bold enough, but the thinner body (not surprising in a session ipa) was a bit of a weak backbone for the hop flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (2114) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle from trade wirh umich03jm, thanks Jason! Pours brownish gold with a clingy pure white head. Aroma is grass and mango. Pale malt backbone with a fair amount of grassy hop bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
koleminer20 (2110) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1990) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1966) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Tap. Pours crisp golden with nice head. Fresh citrus grass aroma. Nice and light with crisp hop finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle. Gold with some particulate and a medium beige head. Strong simcoe and piney aromas. Hops and a little malt. A surprising amount of flavor for a session although the finish is pretty watery.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flatmatt (1415) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Pours a fully hazy pale amber golden with a large white head. Strong pine hop aroma, resinous, with grassy and citrus backings. Similar flavors, more grassy than citrusy, with just a hint of malt. A simple but good pale ale.


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