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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep, clear amber with off-white head. Aroma has very nice floral and pine notes blended in very nice with subtle caramel. Flavor is very much the same with bright citrus and earthy tones with a pleasant, clean bitter in the finish. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation. Overall, a very solid, tasty brew!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3615) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Pours golden / amber with a beige head. The aroma has lots of tropical fruits and funk from the Simcoe and is balanced by smooth toasty malt. Medium crisp body with fairly sharp carbonation. The taste begins with toasty cracker-like malt, an overall dryness and hoppy traits that are piny, earthy and light tropical fruit. The hops on the taste are not like they are on the aroma or other simcoe heavy beers. The finish has lots of phenolic spice and some funky hop resin. Decent IPA, but I expected more with a simcoe single hop beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5359) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2011
The beer pours a copper color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the apricot and orange, as well as some bread. Simcoes are a great hop and the aroma of this beer really showcases them. The flavor is heavy on the citrus notes, with a lot of apricots as well as some pine. The bready malt keeps the bitterness fairly low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4418) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle: The aroma is moderately citrusy with grapefruit, lighter pine, some fruity sweetness, and a touch of caramel. It pours a transparent amber with a one finger off white head which fades to a thin film and leaves some decent webbing for lacing. The flavor starts with lightly sweet with caramel and sweet citrus. The finish is moderate grapefruit and light pine. Light-medium bodied with soft carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
NielsenRatings (8278) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle @ home. Copper appearance with a cream colored head. Grapefruit, and a very resiny, piney hoppy nose. Quite sticky, grapefruity, very piney, very earthy hoppy flavor with an earthy, resiny, piney aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Bottle from Capone’s sampler pack. Pours deep copper with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is pine resiny hops,m grapefruit, tangerine, mild funky cheddar cheese. Tastes caramel malty, medium palate heft and complexity, with the Simcoe hops taking center stage just as you knew they would, stubby. Decent. Not close to the level of Weyerbacher Simcoe, but it’s Simcoe hops. You could eat those off the vine and they’d still rule.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (3570) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Pine in the aroma with a hint of wet hops as well. The flavor is dry and hoppy/bitter, again with a hint of wet hops. I’m guessing that either they put some wet hops into the beer or Simcoe hops have a wet hop flavor to them naturally. Either way, this is very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2306) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Good Brew, a bit weaker than the Zeus. Bronze pour with a straw, citrus orange peel aroma. A bold grapefruit taste with a bitter hop finish. Medium body. It was good, but I liked the Zeus better.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2018) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 2, 2011
12 oz bottle from a deconstructed sampler 12 pack. Pours a translucent copper color with a small off white head has fair retention and some minor lacing. The Aroma is bold with weeds, grass, pine resins and some grapefruit. The flavor mirrors the aroma, lots of green weeds, pine and grapefruit in a sweet caramel malt backdrop. The palate is full and malty with lively carbonation. The finish is medium in duration and extremely dry. Overall: I really liked this, I thought it was much tastier than the full-on latitude 48. Proving perhaps that simpler can be better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demitriustown (1033) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2011
12 oz bottle: Aroma has got a really big grapefruit note and smells like fresh hop pellets. Appearance is a amber hie with a very slightly off white head that linger for a while. Taste has got the hop juice of simcoe that I’m looking for. Maybe some malts but most all hops in this one. Palate has a mouthfeel of mediumn carnbonation with a slightly lingering hop characteristic in the aftertaste. Overall, Nice. Probably best of the series. Cheers!


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