xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a golden yellow with about an inch of very light fluffy head, a bit chunky. total tropical citrus domination. juicy and sweet. light tropical citrus hop flavor with a very light and thin malt flavor towards the end. very fresh and ripe. light and easy, mild carbonation. very easy to drink, very flavorful and never overpowering. light malt lets the simcoe shine. Reviewed on: 07-11-2012
b3shine (6913) - Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to snifter (thanks alexsdad06). Looks good; orange and transparent with thin lacing. Smells good too; bitter hops. Tastes good, but a little thin. Still, damn good beer!
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am not usually a Simcoe fan but this is such a well balanced beer. Pours a light yellow with lots of tiny bubbles and a big aroma this really works. They know how to do hops.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from the bottle thanks to Robert and Best Damn. Pour is a golden clear color with a nice white head. Aromas of lemon and citrus. Smooth and medium light body. Flavors follow suit with earthy hop goodness with orange, lemon and tangerine notes. Bitterness is present but not over powering and super balanced with the malt. Of course a typical RR dry finish. Great way to sample the Simcoe characteristics.
Dodgrblu (684) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
17.25 ounce bottle from brewery. Thick disappearing head, floral aroma, some bitterness at finish but not much.
Bone211 (7) - - JUL 8, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great full IPA flavor with a lighter body. Great for hot summer day. Rich transparent gold color.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served from a 500 mL bottle from Baron’s. The appearance is a clear pale white gold with a beautiful foam white head. Wonderful floral and light pine hop aromas. Flavors of grapefruit zest, with a clean fresh hop smoothness rides on some bready malts and a light kiss of woody notes. The mouth is pretty drying and the bittering dryness grows for a long finish. Another superb beer from Russian River.
iowaherkeye (2700) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thought I’d rated this. Guess not. 500mL bottled 06/26/12, $4.99 at Olive Tree Market in OB. Clear golden with a one finger white head, pretty decent retention. Grapefruit pith and mild pine hop nose, light perfumey citrus following with a pale cracker malt backbone. Flavor follows, but man, the hops are so bright. Not a ton of pine, but plenty of grapefruit citrus. The best part is the bitterness--there really isn’t much. Dry finish with bitterness peaking around a 3ish. Moderate carbonation with a light to medium body. Just as good as the couple pints I had at Toronado SD during CBC ’12
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to hannont... Poured golden/amber-ish with a fluffy, white head. Nose was almost absent here. Tasted rather tame. It really didn’t seem like the simcoe hops shinned here; and they’re one of my favorite hop varieties. Light fruits and present malts, low bitterness and yeast esters. A little bit drying towards the finish.
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a nice cream head. Grapefruit and summer fruit aroma with malt. Grapefruit and light summer fruit flavor. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine linger with light summer fruit.