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
bmerz (659) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RR growler from RR drank within a few hours after the Pliny release. Pours a light clear yellow with great lace and a lasting head. Note I hadn’t quite kicked a head cold at this point so wasn’t getting everything through the Sudafed nose. Aroma is cooling with light peach and soft grain. Flavor is very clean with moderate bitterness on light grapefruit, pine, wood, and fresh steep grain. Feel is very dynamic, light, long. Amongst the best pales I have ever had.
Dfonorow (1072) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ RR. Amber yellow with a small white head. Aroma and flavor are of floral hops - pine, citrus, hops, fruit, resin. Sticky and sweet finish.
aaronbr (122) - Palo Alto, California, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful effervescent copper pour on tap at the brewpub. Aroma is outstanding, hoppy and reminiscent of Pliny. Great balance and high drinkability, clearly cut from the same cloth as the great RR IPAs I love so much. Fantastic pale ale, among the best I’ve had.
HonkeyBra (3075) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the brewpub. Pours an amber orange color with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, lemon, leafy and grassy hop notes. Some notes of grapefruit and gumballs. Flavor is clean, bitter, very smooth and drinkable. Nice crisp carbonation, finishes clean and bitter. Very nice.
BMMillsy (1099) - Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of a sampler at the brewery. this one poured a clear light golden with a small white head. Not much aroma, which was unexpected. smell of light pine and a hint of citrus peel backed by some very lightly sweet malts. Simcoe grapefruit flavor dominates alongside some piney medium bitter on the tongue. Resinous yet dry finishing pine, medium plus carbonation, and super easy drinking. A really nice beer, but one that I was expecting more from. I will have to try and revisit this one.
bwyu (18) - - MAR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hoppy pale ale with complex aroma/flavors of pine, citrus, some tropical fruit (pineapple?). Amazingly only simcoe in this beer.
TheHOFF43 (1616) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at O’Briens. Pours a clear gold with fluffy white head. Citrus, graprefruit, pine and grass on the nose. Taste is more of the same with the grass coming through more giving it a staleness. Enjoyable.
gyllenbock (3960) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Brewpub in February 2014.
Clear golden with a small white head. Fresh and easy to drink with fruit, grapefruit and pineapple. Medium bitter with a hoppy finish. A tasty one.
poisoneddwarf (1603) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From sampler tray at the brewery. Clear old gold color. Nice grapefruit aroma and flavor. Super nice hoppy ale.
Dr_Fellini (238) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a very clear light golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is a faint citrusy fruit hop with almost a lager kick. Flavor is mild and smooth, with hints of fleshy fruit hops. Very light in body and quite drinkable. Nice session ale.