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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


Dal9000's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (285) - Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Pours golden brown with a thick tan head. Mild hoppy taste of mild grapefruit (?) that is mild and lingering. Very smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2848) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 3, 2015
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, grapefruit and pine. Taste is resin and malts.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (816) - - DEC 29, 2014
amber color; piney hop aroma; bitter, piney hop flavor; lots of bitter, resiny pine on a medium bodied biscuity malt base; dry, bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (4118) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2014
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is hefty pine and a lot of grapefruit. Definitely more bitter and punchy than the Mosaic. Hoppy bitterness and pine lingers for quite a bit. Works well with the substantial malt backbone. Pretty good. So it simcoes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (9021) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle. Lightly catty grapefruit peel and caramel malt aroma. Golden yellow with nice head and lacing. Bitter lightly funky grapefruit peel and light biscuit malt flavor. Good - doesnít have much of the cattiness I usually get from Simcoe.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (4840) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle: Clear copper with a short, off-white head. Caramel, grapefruit scent, pine. Slightly bready malt, strong grapefruit-peel bittering. Very crisp feel, almost tingly...good solid hopping.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (982) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
bottle. Poured clear, deep amber with a beige head. Citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, creamy cabonation, sticky dryness. Caramel malt flavour, spicy herbal hops with grapefruit, a bit resinous.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2014
With its light caramel body, this, of course, looks much like the other IPAs from this series, except that the head is more bubbly and sudsy rather than creamy. The aroma is yellow grapefruit, a pinch of zest, and a hint of pine. A soft cereal sweetness oozes out after a while. The malt is more prominent in the flavor - at first - but the hops, although not intense, soon dominate the taste. The bitterness is solid, but not overbearing (Damn!) and lasts long into the dry finish. I really like Simcoe hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10785) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy, pine and resin hops with tropical fruity notes, light cracker malt and pear esters. Flavor is moderate hops and medium bitterness, light malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2116) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2014
I must be a huge fan of simcoe hops! Iíve sampled and tasted a few other simcoe-single-hop IPAs and Iíve liked every single one of them. This one from Sam Adams is no different. The beer poured a bright and clean gold color with a decent sized off-white head. The head left some nice lacing around the glass, as well. The body was soft, smooth and delicious, with lots of fruity and hop resin notes. I tasted a bit of grapefruit and pine and well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmerig (1351) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Mm simcoe my favorite. Aroma is orange citrus and pine. Taste is slightly sweet offset by a citrus bitterness first followed by a pine resinous finish. Finished dry as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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