jsmerig (1461) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mm simcoe my favorite. Aroma is orange citrus and pine. Taste is slightly sweet offset by a citrus bitterness first followed by a pine resinous finish. Finished dry as well.
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Beerathon (1682) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is the best of the deconstructed bunch. A nice piney hop presence that leaves a lingering bitterness and spice. Caramel malts profile nicely against the Simcoe.
slowrunner77 (9415) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"probably my 2nd favorite in the mixer, though i enjoyed them all. grapefruit dominated nose and flavor, but far from overbearing. the malts balance things well. great sessionable ipa.
LBIguard (43) - - SEP 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: nice nose of pine and grapefruit.
Taste: grapefruit up front with malt on the middle. Long finish
Overall: I like the bitterness and hop forward profile. Souls use a little more carbonation to highlight the simcoe hops
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jkwalking05 (4551) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Amber in color with an average off-white head. Aroma is of pine, floral, citrus, and light dank notes. Taste is of pine, malt, resin, citrus, and bitter florals.
travita (4783) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is clear, amber in color, and a beige colored. The smell is floral, woods, pine, fruit, sap, citrus. The taste is nicley bitter, orange peel, floral, and pine.
puboflyons (2957) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Attractive copper pour with a tremendous white head just like the others in this Deconstructed set. The aroma has a pleasant pine and floral sensation, which I thought would be much bigger but instead it turned out to be just right. The body is medium to full. The richness of the hops is more forward in the taste and they overtake the malt character but don’t diminish it entirely. Very good.
williamherbert (1474) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big puffy head; hazy amber/orange color. Lots of tiny, meandering bubbles. Lovely.
Hop aroma is resinous wood, like a finished table.
The flavor is pungent, spicy wood. More oak than pine. Has an almost rye-like malt, which is less a balance than it is a redundancy.
The feel is thick and rather chunky. This is incredibly woody, and has an oily, resin-y complexion. Not crazily complex, but pretty good.
Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home in CT - picked up at Stateline. Pours clear, deep orange-gold with a frothy, off-white head. Pretty basic aroma with lightly toasted malts, slight biscuits, pine, ripe citrus. Medium sweet flavor with some berry sweetness, light honey, some grain husk, bready and lightly toasted malts, a bit of grass, orange rind. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Pretty well balanced on the finish with lightly sugary. Bready malts, more ripening citrus fruits, bitter pine and grass. Somewhat basic, and not the best expression of Simcoe hops. But it’s drinkable beer,
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Another great looking IPA. Moderate bitterness, smooth, but with very moderate flavors of pink grapefruit and pine resin. Did I mention smooth? Has a fairly assertive bitterness level, but its not salivating. This is one of those that certainly would pair well with a sweeter hopped IPA. However, as is, it would be considered a solid PNW style IPA. Clean and bitter, and even a bit chewy.