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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Brewed with only Simcoe Hops, contributing a profound bitterness and dramatic grapefruit peel and pine resin notes.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4389) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Bottle from variety 12 pack. Clear amber, white head, same as the others. Sweet maltiness, candy like fruit, citrus, and lightly bitter hops. Pretty nice, much better then the Hallertau.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2011
12 oz. bottle from the variety pack - Pours a crystal clear copper color with a one and a half finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is pine and herbal herbal hops. Flavor is pine, citrus, and herbal hops, esters, and lightly sweetened malt. Medium body. Slight astringent aftertaste. This one is pungent like the Zeus version. A good IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1289) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Deep amber, almost brown, with a fluffy bright white head, nice retention and lace. Strong grapefruit and pine hops on the nose with a bit of pepper. Crisp bitterness dominates the flavor, with notes of honey and caramel for balance. Medium body, creamy stickiness on the palate, lively carbonation, and a super clean finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (4452) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Pours deep amber into a Sam glass. Off-white head with excellent retention pancakes as it recedes leaving spider lacing. Pine and cedar aromas. Dry and well balanced with sweet caramel and pine from front to back. Lasting grapefruit and honey finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2011
(12oz bottle from BevMo! Scottsdale). Pours clear copper with chunky off-white head that leaves some sticky lacing. The carbonation bubbles on this one are significantly lighter than all 4 of the other versions. Aroma has some nice citrus notes along with pungent and spicy notes. Taste is sweet caramel malts with bitterness and some spice. Lighter bodied with an oily texure. Bitter finish. This is nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (2866) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2011
My second in the series.This is a tad better than the Hallertau but still a tad ordinary. Aroma was the trademark simcoe. Cat unrine and lemon. Not in a bad way (if thatís possible) but thatís what it reminds me of. Pour was a nice medium gold with a thin off white ring for a head. Taste was all simcoe. The hops clearly dominate the flavor. Strong grapefruit rind and hints of pine. Very bitter aftertaste that is both wet and delicious. This isnít a great IPA but a very tasty one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Pours the same as the others. Aroma is of sweet malts, pine, citrus. Taste is the same sweet malt background as the other ones, but the Simcoe cuts through pretty well with some nice piney and citrus notes in there. I really wish they would have used some different malts in this series.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle from Binnyís LP. Pours a deep copper with offwhite head. Nose is distinctly Simcoe. Catty and citrusy. Resiny and a bit dank, wish it had a stronger aromatic. With more pop, this would be really solid. Bitterness is appropriate and the citrusy notes really do come through quite well. Very decent and better than most of the beers in the box...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Deep copper orange out of the bottle with a long lasting light khaki head. The nose is sweet earthy sweat and green wood. A hint of grapefruit and corn syrup. The taste has lots of grapefruit up front with a dry woody finish. The grapefruit bite lasts long after each drink. There is also a little bit of black pepper spice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerjeff (34) - Sagamore Hills, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Rich deep amber color with very tall head. Sweet hops and slight grapefruit aroma. Nice sweet grapefruit with pine hops flavor. Not overpowering taste very well balanced. Nice clean citrus aftertaste.


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