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RATINGS: 235   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Pours copper with a tan head. Smells of grapefruit, some resiny undertones. Tastes citrussy and bitter with some caramel on the finish. The Simcoe hops could have been much more assertive than they were.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Sampled with joe while trying to clean up some bottles before the baltimore move. Same amber pour with ample head. The most mellowed of all the varieties. Missing that ’cat pee’ note that I normally associate with this hop. Bitter lingering finish with the pine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5632) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle sample at a Deconstructed tasting at Porter & Sons. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of of fruity hops and some malt. Sweetish fruity flavor with some malt and a pleasant hoppy bitterness with some pine. Medium-bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (1963) - Manama, BAHRAIN - NOV 3, 2011
Copper with an off-white head. Aroma is full of pine and grapefruit hops with a rusty malt background. Flavor is much the same with a decent helping of sweet malts. A solid IPA and fun way to get a handle on the Simcoe hop.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2011
Orange ale. Off-white head with nice lacing. Aroma dominated by grape fruit and pine. Faint notes of bubble gum? Bitter, almost peppery, flavour with underlying malty sweetness. Pine, Grape fruit, herbs. Long lasting, bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
12oz bottle courtesy of our friend Nathan. Thanks, dude! Pours a deep orange color; fine-bubbled light-tan head with nice lacing. Plenty of grapefruit and orange and pine in the aroma; much more assertive than the standard offering; still that candied core sweetness. Medium body; medium CO2; the sticky candied core sweetness persists from the regular version, but the Simcoe focus definitely helps make this pop: oranges alongside those candied oranges, pine, and citrus; still on the sweet side, but a much better beer than the first version. High five, Simcoe. Lasting finish of bitter pine and grapefruit, with a light toastiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2165) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle. Deep amber body with fizzy, off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, pine with hints of caramel, grain. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter with a long, bitter finish. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Chewy, raw, plant-like hop taste in this one with plenty of bitterness. Taste of grapefruit rind, citrus, orange with a resiny finish. Not much subtlety to this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llcooldave (1065) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Clear copper color with a soapy head. Sweet malty aroma; some herbs, pine and mint as well. Mild citrus bite on the tongue followed by a strong malt backbone. Overall, it’s easy drinking and almost sessionable.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Pour is a nice Orange with a slight copper tinge. Aroma is piney and really grapefruit bitter. Taste is kinda stringent with a lottttt of bittering hops coming through also pine and that lasting taste of grapefruit that just sticks in the back of your throat.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (992) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Bottle, as pictured. Pours a fairly clear orange. Pretty good taste, a little bit of pine in it (which I like). Not sure what else to say, easy to drink.


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