CraftBeerLvr41 (82) - Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A: Dark orange color, hazy with little sediment. Two fingers of creamy fluffy off-white / light tan colored head.
S: Amazing aroma on this. Pine hops, grapefruit, candy like fruit, mango, some dank. Hint of plastic.
T: A lot of piney grapefruit, floral. Some dankness.
M: Dry and crisp (love that) with some resinous hop bitterness and just a hint of alcohol warmth on the finish.
O: Love Pipeworks, Simcoe and Citra are my favorite Ninja’s so far. Love going to Binny’s weekly seeing what goods they come out with.
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Loads of lemon and orange citrus with a decent caramel malt backbone. Another pipeworks homerun.
dinkle50 (999) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange pour with a single finger head. Citrus aroma. Some caramel. Very smooth mouth. Long bite. Good citrus component throughout. Really tasty with a super hidden 9.5% ABV. Nicely done gents!
emacgee (4053) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich and somewhat hazy golden amber with sandy tan head. Awesome nose, lots of spicy and peppery/zesty hop notes with some intense fruity tones and citrus rind. Some resin comes through with warmth and a touch of bready malt. Very spicy/zesty hop character in the flavor and on the finish with the alcohol accentuating that. Fruity notes with citrus and pine resin being dominant. Medium body with a bit of weight to it and spicy bitterness.
mar (4881) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour with a white head. Fresh hops, tropical fruits, dank, and smooth. Easy palate, fruity, citrus, nice finish.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle served in a Pipeworks snifter. Batch #124
A: Pours a dark amber color with a yellowish head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin cap and thick collar. Sticky sheets for lace are left down the glass.
S: All simcoe, all the time. Piney and earthy with a little grapefruit backing. Some mild scallion as well. Sweet caramel malt balances it out.
T: Same as the nose. Sweet grapefruit with some earthy hops. Mild scallion on the very backend with some sweet bready malts.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. Earthy hops on the finish.
O: Full blown simcoe. Hits on all the levels and flavors you’d want from a beer like this. Tasty for sure.
Serving type: bottle
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of some piney hops as well as a nice light citrus, taste it quite the same, smooth finish.
PhillyCraft (3322) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super fresh bottle, hazy gold pour. I’m guessing this one is so much better than older releases juDging by rates. Notes of dank simcoe, tropical fruit, light malt, and pine. Excellent ipa from Pipeworks.
HonkeyBra (3423) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Batch 194. Pours a nice orange color with a mild red tinge. Thick white head. Dank aroma of pine, mild citrus, grass and floral notes. Some caramel malt and booze peaking through. Flavor is caramel malt, piney hop bitterness, and slick saltiness. After the aroma, the flavor leaves much to be desired. Medium bodied, some booze. Interesting although I don’t think the Simcoe Showcase does much for the simcoe hop.
charule (1157) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Midwest Brewers Fest. Poured clear amber with light head. Resinous aroma. Strong resin taste. Meh