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 (681) - 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 Baronís. 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 (2698) - 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 Iíd 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 isnít 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 í12
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 didnít seem like the simcoe hops shinned here; and theyíre one of my favorite hop varieties. Light fruits and present malts, low bitterness and yeast esters. A little bit drying towards the finish.
bb (7510) - 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.
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ City Beer: Citrus and pine -- apparently, itís Simcoe. Elsewhere, ... Airy off-white head with a nearly opaque (and very lively) straw-gold body. Somewhat spritzy yet with a juicy mouthfeel. Leaves itself on the dry and bitter end. Nice beer to introduce during these heatwaves. Simple and good. Itís a very nice tribute beer. However, I donít go crazy for the hop when itís by itself so I find nothing great about it. To style, to highlight this hop, ... Itís amazing. But, Iím an ass. I go for personal taste here.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2012 Pale golden pour. The nose is a little bit spicy with a bit of orange and some toast. Lean malt and a bit of pine. Moderately tropical but dusty pine and some light spice. Fresh and very tasty.
Clear amber gold pour with a little bit of a soft white head. The nose is a little bit fruity and some soft spiciness. Pine and a little bit of soft fruitiness. Light peachy character. A touch of soft fruitiness. Solid APA.
ekoerper (596) - Iowa, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: fresh floral hops, grapefruit, some light toasty malts and a faint background sweetness. Pours clear golden with a white head, good retention and a nice uniform coating of lace. Flavor: nice mellow bitterness, fruity hops, pine and grapefruit, bready/toasty malts, clean and dry finish. Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Excellent APA.