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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7710) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Cask at ACAT. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of grassy hops with a bit of pine, a touch of onion and a grain back. Flavor starts with light grain and becomes grassy with a bit of pine and resin in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Damico (2799) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Previous notes...pours light honey amber with a crisp white head. The aroma is that of a floral spring presence. The flavor brings light hoppiness on a crispy refreshing body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4511) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 5, 2013
12oz bottle in a sampler glass. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and piney hops plus some caramel and pale malts. Flavor the same with a good amount of hope for the style. Average texture. A nice hoppy pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12136) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle from Whole Foods in Folsom, CA. Pours amber with a 3 finger creamy beige head. There’s a nice roast malt backbone with a lot of resin and some citrus. It has a certain lushness in the mouth. It finishes very bitter. What’s not to like?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2228) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2012
12 oz bottle. pours an orange color with a 2 finger white head. pine / citrus / honey Simcoe hop aromas - I generally prefer other hop varieties - but the Simcoe is shining well here. med body - somewhat sweet with caramel malts, but the Simcoe hops dominate throughout with a nice piney and citrus bitterness. finishes nice and dry - very well attenuation. extremely drinkable. nice bitter lemon / orange finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2730) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Pours a dark amber color with a bubbly off white head that gets a little sticky. Smells of pine and lightly herbal but mostly pine. There’s a bit of caramel in the background. The maltiness is a bit more pronounced in the flavor. There’s a solid rich bready caramel malt backbone to play against the pine and resin and herbal flavor coming from the hops. The taste is light crisp and refreshing. Medium body with a hefty dose of carbonation and a bubbly sweet mouthfeel. This is a nice flavorful beer, albeit a little on the simple side. If I had to knock it I would say that there is a hair too much carbonation for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3409) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Pours a clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma has lots of pine and just a hint of grapefruity citrus. Flavor is mostly pine and spicy hop notes...touches of tea and light malt backing. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a dry spicy/tea bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6709) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. Fruity citric hop aroma with light sweet malty notes. The flavor is hoppy, flowery, and light fruity, with just a hint of pine. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RyanK (245) - Rhode Island, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Pale ale loaded with Simcoe hops. Pours an orange like amber with a large foamy white head. Smells of sweet and piney hops, grapefruit. Light and refreshing, fruit flavor hits at first the the piney hops give it a nice dry and bitter finish on the tongue. Lots of carbonation other than that watery and not much more to it. Nice sessionable ale for warm weather.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
robgibbens (419) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Fairly opaque amber color. Thick foamy white head leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is strong grapefruit, as if freshly cut. The taste is balanced and I don’t find anything really coming through, seems a bit watery, refreshing. Finish is clean and crisp..

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