Drake (7123) - 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 (3319) - Lynchburg, 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 (10887) - 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 (1363) - 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 (5918) - 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 (1194) - 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 (5719) - Valdosta, 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 (6223) - 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.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber pour with a fluffy white head and some lace. Aroma is pine and caramel, flavor follows suite. Meh
glennmastrange (2045) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light to moderate aromas of roasted for the malt, pine and grapefruit peel for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with hints of wood and pepper. Head is average size, frothy turning creamy, white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is sparkling clear amber. Flavor starts lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is on the lighter side of medium, watery with a lively carbonation. Damn, this smells good. Like an East Coast IPA. Unfortunately the flavor doesn’t quite keep up.