sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
3 oz sample, The Pint Room, Dublin. Amber; frothy white head. Pineapple, grapefruit, pine. Very frothy. Great balance.
EithCubes (5555) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose heavy pine and grapefruit rind, buffed caramel; pour orange-amber with a sudsy cream head. Taste very sweet and very bitter, some resin, huge pine, huge caramel/toffee, nice underlying earth/wood, strong-but-not-burning alcohol. Full body, creamy rather than crisp, bold flavor with strong lemon and tangerine citrus, quite heavily perfumed floral finish and aftertaste (which I will most remember about this one). Clean with sticky lips. Not getting terribly much of the advertised Simcoe, but I enjoy the occasional a trip down memory lane with view to sugar-and-hops booze bombs of old. [2016.08.27: 3.3]
Ed5388 (3172) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz WL beer thanks to fatknitty! Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a finger of foamy white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, rotted citrus, grapefruit, and a bit of pine. Taste mimics the nose with lots of pine and zesty bitterness.
Iphonephan (6046) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Form a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with a thick off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of juicy mandarin orange and grapefruit with a bit of pine. Bitter finish.
zizzybalubba (1785) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from Jungle Jim’s International Market, Fairfield, OH. Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Passionfruit and grapefruit rind aroma. Bright and citrusy hop taste of tangerine, pineapple, and grapefruit with notes of pine and sweet malt. Mild bitter hop finish. A nicely done DIPA.
trapped (2143) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Jsquire. Pours clear rich yellow with small off-white foamy head, faint grassy hops aroma, medium carbonation, slightly sweet hoppy taste, long hoppy finish. Very nice IPA with smooth mouthfeel despite the high alcohol content.
Evolutionary (469) - Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at local roots. Nose is all hop with a bit of sweetness in there. Hop bite is muted by sugar up front. Little floral notes until the end. A bit too sugary for me but smooth as butter.
Ron (3551) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Erica and Chris. Pours a nice orange color with a small tan head. Aroma is a nice resiny piney citrus hit with a sweet caramel malt backbone. Taste is nice and hoppy with a lot of grapefruit and a little pine, sweet caramel. Big bitter ending, The alcohol was hidden well here.
Dal9000 (491) - Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden Amber with a thick off white head. Silky creamy mouth feel with a immediate slam of those piney orangey simcoe hops. The hop taste lingers for a long time.
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jh773 (247) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served in 12oz. tulip at the brewpub. Crystalline orange, thin head. Taste is strong orange/citrus, not much bitterness. Smooth body. Good use of Simcoe.
superspak (4578) - Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy bright orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, sticky, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering