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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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We love the piney, fruity flavors of Simcoe® hops. This is a classic pale ale, with a generous dry hopping of Simcoe®. Because of the restrained malt profile, the hops really pop, like flora in spring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6629) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2011
draft at Coles, Buffalo, NY. medium amber orange. nice APA. balanced with sweet maltiness, decent hop flavor. good beer, a nice surprise

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3773) - Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Comes out of the tap a clear orange-amber with a thin white head - this may be an artifact of the pour. Surprisingly hoppy aroma has hints of malt and honey. Hoppy flavor has a slightly sweet malty tone plus woody and fruity hints. Smooth, strongly tingly texture leaves a persistent woody/hoppy fizz.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coldbrewky (1487) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Draft at the Dutch last night with the family for dinner. Fruity nose of malts and hops does say spring to this seemingly endless cold winter we have had. Hops and malts up front are medium bodied and wake the mouth from slumber. Body fades to a weak single flat tone of hops for finish. More malt in this area would smooth this critter into a real gem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle. Pours a copper toned body with a white head that quickly diminishes. Grass y and bittering body with a a light spruce and earth tones. Herbal with hints of pine and a dry finish. Soft carbonation light body easy drinking but only slightly above the middle of the road.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2011
12 oz. bottle, best by August 2011 and consumed fresh in March. Pours a very lightly hazy, dark orange-amber color with lively streams of effervescing micro-bubbles. A small but dense head of eggshell tinted foam is super creamy, lasting a good long while. Tall, fat lacing flares sprawl out, clinging hard to the glass, accompanied by a wide spray of small spots. The nose is classic Simcoe, very catty and dank, suggesting of some drying pineapple and fruity orange rind. Underlying malts are lightly toasty and dry, with a white bread tinge and a very faint hint of sourdough. Flavors follow suit, based in dry cereal grain and toasted white bread, balanced by catty, grassy bitterness and suggestions of dried tropical fruits and pine. The palate is easy going, shy of medium bodied, and peppered with soft carbonation, making it quite quaffable and even refreshing to a point. Good brew. As much as I dislike Simcoe hops in mass quantity, this one is light enough, showing just enough restraint to suit my tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11051) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2011
shared by yespr. clear yellow, smooth white head. flowery aroma, faint exotic fruits. flavor is flowery hoppy, dry, mild malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours an almost clear amber with an off-white head leaving some laces. Fresh citrusy hops in the nose. Medium body, sweet fruit, fresh citrusy and somewhat dusty hops. Lightly bitter finish. 220311

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2011
20110322 12oz bottle from State Line. Dark gold color with lasting white head. Aroma is a catty Simcoe bomb with only mild biscuity malts. Thin bodied and scrapingly bitter. Not a bad little sessionable pale ale, if you enjoy and are in the mood for a blast of Simcoe

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (22429) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops and pine needles. Fruity flavour of grass, hops and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2011
Bottled. A golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes hops, malt, and straw.The flavor is sweet with notes of lemon, straw, and hops, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

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