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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3937) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 16, 2011
12 ounce from 12 pack. I went for Simcoe first since it’s my favorite hop and my first reaction to this beer is "Did I just get played by Sam Adams again?" A very passable and drinkable beer with a decent malt taste, but not what I would call a big time single hop Simcoe IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2011
12 oz. bottle from TWCP Beerfest 2011. Pours an orange-gold color with a small eggshell white head. Aroma of piney hops, grass, citrus peel, caramel malts, and dry grains. Flavor follows suit for the most part, resinous and citrusy. Light-bodied, with a citrusy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I expected to like this the most of the 6, and it wound up being my third favorite to Ahtanum and Hallertau.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5485) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle - part of the Latitude 48 variety 12 pak. Dark copper pour, sticky off white head, good lacing. Very fresh spruce-like aroma with some cat urine accents. Flavor is tangy and minty, very tart, with some requisite grapefruit citrus notes, and some syrupy goodness. More pizzaz than the Hallertau that I had earlier. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Sampled on 5/14/2011. This IPA pours a medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head with nice lacing and decent retention. The aroma is caramel and sweet, grapefruity and piney. A medium bodied India Pale Ale. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and piney. Nice juicy hopiness. Nice carbonation. Medium bitterness. This one might be the best of the bunch overall, nicely balanced between the hops and malts. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gpekar (463) - Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Poured a clear orange amber with a tall creamy beige head. There were just a few carbonation bubbles rising up from the bottom of the glass. The aroma was grapefruit and pineapple with a hint of pine. There is a good strong grapefruit flavor with some bitterness that builds into a good hops bite on the palate. There is a nice malt sweetness to balance the hops in the middle and the hops comes back well in the finish and lasts a long time. I like the Simcoe hops flavor profile, so this one I really liked. IMHO this one should be made regularly by Sam Adams.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5998) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2011
5/13/11. 12oz bottle courtesy fata2683 with all 6 from the Deconstructed pack. Clear amber pour with a small off-white head. Big cat pee on the aroma with grapefruit and citrus. Bitter flavor again with biting citrus and cat pee. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2635) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2011
From the sampler pack. Pours a deep copper with a thick white head. Smooth malt taste with an aggressive pine hop bitterness really dominating. Aroma is pine resin and grapefruit acidity. This is a great hop, but I like it paired with a more citrus based hop as a compliment.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5813) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Pours a tan brandy, light medium foam, great lacing .. . light sap aromas .. . light sweetness, ..this is such a nice hop! .. . a tasty brew that should take the place of the regular latitude .. . trashcan takes out greasy tijuana ..

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Bttled, amber orange in color with a tight white foam head, aroma is pineapple and green onions again, flavor is medium bitter with some good caramel, bitter finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Bottle: Pours a nice orange color with a big white head. The nose has the usual toast and light malty background, the hops are piny and up front with a sharp grapefruit and lime note. Fresh mouthfeel with a sharp bitterness and an odd disconnected (deconstructed?) finish. This one probably has the most popular hop, but I found that it was a bit much without any other hops to soften the blow.


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