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 (4185) - 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 (7194) - 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 (1035) - 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 (8807) - 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 (592) - 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.
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at Monk's for RR/SN diner. This pours a gorgeous, glowing golden orange with a fluffy, tightly bubbled off-white head. Aroma of dank Simcoe hops, freshly tilled soil, freshly cut onions and chives, subtle citrus, and some more sweet, sweet onion funk. Holy shit, the aroma is DANK. Medium to light bodied with a very oily, resinous, slick, beautiful palate. Flavor is ripe tangerine, clementine, mandarin orange and honeydew, with some amazing oniony, savory bite. Finish is clean and oiled out. Holy hell. This is, hands down, the best pale ale I've ever tried, rivaled only by FFF Zombie Dust. Sublime pale ale. Thanks for the taste, Vinnie. Please send more of this to Philly.
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PhillyCraft (3694) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Monks for Russian Riv/Sierra Nevada dinner, pours a slightly hazy gold color with medium white head and very nice lacing patterns. Aromas are overwhelming simcoe and creamy melon hop notes, light onion cheese, cantalope, grass. Taste is pineapple, grapefruit, dank resinous pine, lemon fuel. Perfectly done, and only a little bit bitter. Smoother then Hill Farm Edward. Amazing. Would love to have growlers of this to sess on. Silky palate. Unreal
deekyn (1320) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - pours clear apple juice color with no head. S - strong grapefruit citrus and piney hops. Notes of tropical fruit as well. M - nice medium body with average carb. Nice malty backbone after a string but pleasing hoppy nose. T - grapefruit and pine up front. Strong caramel malt backbone. Lingering grassy bitterness. O - very good ipa. Strong but not too bitter. 7/7+
jcwattsrugger (11335) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2012 CBC on tap-pours yellow with a tight white head. Aroma is lemon zest/herbal, some light malt. Taste is lemon/herbal hops, some light malt.