HonkeyBra (3240) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle from the Sam Adamís Latitude 48 Deconstructed mix pack. Deep red pour with a medium offwhite pour. Big aroma, featuring a hop profile showcasing grapefruit, tangerine, and pine. There are also some apparent resin and light tropical fruit. Flavor is has a strong bitterness along with a mild fruitiness. The pine and resin are very apparent. This is a quite delicious and bitter IPA.
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear copper body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of grass, earth, pine, and grapefruit. Flavor of grass, earth, pine, and caramel malt with a moderately dry, bitter finish.
keepersj12 (2627) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good. Nice aroma of pine and citrus. The flavor is nicely bitter with a bit of pepper. Very dry finish. Quite pleasing.
BMan1113VR (7813) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with a best before date of September 2011. Pours with a clear orange to copper hued body. Lots of little bubbles rising to the large, off-white hued, fluffy head. Decent retention and good lace. Herbaceous, herbal and citrus hop aroma. Light pine, sticky, resin. Ruby red grapefruit peel. Light, malt profile that is reminiscent of bread and sticky toffee. Lightly candyish. Light fruitiness. Possibly some esters. Medium to assertive bitterness, but not harsh (like Chinook or another high cohumulone hop). Intense fruityness, grapefruit, light tight tropical fruit up front and through the mid palate. Lingering finish is bitter with notes of pine. Malt flavors are slightly sweet, bready, and are in the background. Hop and bitter balance. Decently dry. Lively carbonation lends to a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied (bolstered by the high carbonation). Decently dry finish. No astringency. Light tinge left on the sides of the tongue that I associate with high carbonate water (but Iím not sure that is the case here). My favorite of the group. I do love simcoe hops quite a bit.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle pours light amber with a medium tan head. Aroma is pine and sour citrus peel, some thin floral notes as well. Flavor is bready malts, biscuit, toast, crackers, lots of pine hop character in the finish. Lingers with a little bit of bitter citrus but dries the mouth out nice. I think this is second to the Zeus in my opinion.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from the "Deconstructed" mix pack. Pours a nice golden orange with a frothy off white head. Nose is full of pine and resin just like the description says. Light malt sweetness.
Ratman197 (9444) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, pine, grapefruit and light cat piss. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, pine, grapefruit and light orange zest with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering grapefruit finish.
dmac (3887) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from EZ. To see apearance and palate read Zeus review. Aroma of subdued pine, tea and some ruby red grapefruit. Flavor of citrus and earth. Despite the abrupt flavor rating this one tasted the best of the bunch.
blipp (5826) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Fruity citric grapefruity hoppy aroma with lighter piney and floral notes. The flavor has sweet fruity citric hops, light pine, floral notes, and bready malts. Good stuff.
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is only my second single-hop bottle of the series, so Iím still comparing. I can see the simcoe could be where any sweetness would come from. The sweetness prevails over the bitterness. The malts add almost a shortbread cookie type flavor. A little bitterness in the finish. Citrus hops in the nose, not really much cat urine as I would expect from simcoe. Very good, but a little sweet.