jkwood04 (2286) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
rudolf (2276) - 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.
maxwelldeux (2220) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a moderate white head. Nose is definitely hoppy with some great pine notes to it. A little bitter, but light and an easy drink. Good example of the style.
craftbeerdesign (2123) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Ron (1985) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Pwn3d (1959) - 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.
drpimento (1936) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Different brew; instead of the resin/citrus slam there’s more of a cut grass flavoma that is comfortably pleasing. Radical change for the good. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is grass, hop, malt. Flavor is like nose with emphasis on grass. Body is easy, chewy, and drinkable. Finish is like flavor, on the short side, and just flat out good.
Damico (1914) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
sonnycheeba (1904) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear copper with thin, creamy off-white head; short retention and some lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus and earthy hops, light fruit, honey, and bread malt. Flavor is malt forward, medium hops, light esters; hoppy finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
glennmastrange (1884) - 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.