TheBeerGod (5633) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a short white head. Aroma is piney and citrusy with floral hops and soft caramel. Big pine and floral hops in the flavor profile along with soft caramel, citrus fruit, toasted malt and faint grains. Body is medium with a dense, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more pine, floral hops, citrus notes, caramel, toasted bread and soft grains.
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear copper with a fair light tan head. Aroma is of simcoe hops. some pine and citrus. Great flavor, lots of simcoe flavor, pine, citrus and a little caramel.Love simcoe!
Drake (10841) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of earthy, resiny and tropical hop notes with some toasted malts. The taste is caramel malts with an earthy hop finish. Medium bodied. A little one-note but decent.
obguthr (4769) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spruce nose, delightfully strong. Clear amber, no head. Spruce and pine flavor. Piney, sessionable, and not overdone. Fresh and green, little backbone, but that’s ok.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Spring Simcoe
Date: January 29, 2011
Source: Beerfest, ACAT 2011
Appearance: cloudy yellow, frothy white head
Aroma: sweet simcoe aroma, malty sweetness, lots of simcoe
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of hops, balancing bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
jcos (1710) - Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location/Date:Catching up on Ratings, November 2011.
Appearance: Pours a copper color.
Aroma: Aroma is mostly of pine.
Taste: Lighter hop bitterness.
Summary: A decent APA.
HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Premier Gourmet. Slightly hazy fairly deep amber with a huge lasting creamy/fizzy whitish head. Smells like ... Simcoe; catty, pungent, some alcohol, a bit mild. Taste - follows, milder even, a touch roasty, leafy, dry .... average body, mild carbonation, fairly quick dry, slightly earthy finish. Nothing special, but very, very sessionable.
jjuf1853 (1287) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at World of Beer. Pours a clear copper amber color with a foamy white head. Excellent lacing along the glass. Strong piney citrus hop aroma and flavor. Nice amount of lingering bitterness in the finish.
drowland (7095) - Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8/6/11. 12oz bottle. Faintly hazy orange pour with a small off-white head that fades but laces a ton. Fruity, slightly sour hop aroma with cattiness and seltzer. Decent, but light, flavor with grassiness, a touch of lemon peel, and graininess. Meh.
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours copper in color with semi loose white head. The aroma offers up spicy hops, tangelo like citrus hops and a touch of grapefruit. The taste is similar with spicy hops, floral hops and a moderate hop bitterness that intermingles with lesser amounts of citrus hops. Toward midway and into the finish the flavor hoppiness and mild malt sweetness fade and leave a lingering bitter hoppiness. The body is on the thin sessionable side which certainly works well for this session beer.