blankboy (6226) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange, quite bubbly, and with an average size lasting frothy off-white head. Nice aroma of strawberries, piney hops, citrus fruit, sweet malt and some herbal notes -- quite lovely. Flavour of sweet malt, piney hops, some fruit, herbs and
a pleasant dry bitter finish -- refreshing and tasty. Average bodied. I love Simcoe hops and beers that use them and this one is no exception -- a nice surprise and a joy to drink, well done.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a few of these with matt. great flavor, fresh juicy piney simcoe. An ultra sessionable ale. I’m a simcoe nut so this beer really rocked.
radagast83 (4943) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a copper color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was grassy, with notes of floral and earthy hops. Flavor was pine, notes of herbs. A pretty good beer, though I’m a huge fan of Simcoe, so...
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from the Carrboro Bottle Shop. Deep orange pour, with a medium crisp carbonation. Nice fresh hoppy nose, Simcoe sweet with a bit of pine backing it up. Body suffers a bit though, as it gets a bit watery and faded towards the end. Bright hops certainly dominate in this very fresh beer, with malts faintly detectable. Trace of honey, trace of pine. Nice stuff.
TURDFERGUSON (3963) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange with a steady, nice looking white head that is retained throughout. Nose is akin to simcoe hop juice, with just a tad bit of the house diacetyl that becomes more noticeable as the beer warms. Pretty dry flavor, hops are there but not too over the top. Lightly bitter, waxy finish. Not terrible, especially considering where it is made.
Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light copper color with a full head with pretty heavy lacing. Flavor profile is clean as advertised; malt is subdued and showcases the Simcoe, normally an IPA or DIPA kind of hop. It does well with this style without overwhelming as could be the case.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Goodbar Beer Club. Gold, white head. Nose is strawberries in a pine forest, orange, lemon, citrus greatness. Flavor is tangerine/tropical fruit, slid orange bitterness. This is all about the hops & does a wonderful job showcasing them.
jw0406 (801) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. pours a burnt orange with a medium white head. Big floral aroma and some citrus. Good warm weather beer
unclemattie (4250) - Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz twist-off bottle. Gold color. Thick body. Skunk weed aroma. Loads of dry-hopped scent. Pale malts. Caramel malt. Bitter hops. Very floral.
cazort (549) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I don’t like the fact that Simcoe is a registered trademark, personally I am against trademarking varietals of plant. But that aside, I really do like these hops. Aroma intensely fruity, like apricot but lighter, almost estery but more lasting...fading into a faint piney quality, and a light, sweet graininess. Flavor is bitter up front with sweet finish, but leaving a lasting bitter taste as well. Pleasingly light for the sweetness. Most beers this sweet are bogged down with sourness and are overly heavy. This brew is simultaneously sweet, bitter, and light, and I love it. Very well-executed.