Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very fruity oriented hop aroma with dried fruit and a bit of citrus. Hoppy taste with caramel and fruit along with noticable alcohol.
Bartzilla (532) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yum. Yum. Yum. For those that think simcoe is a delicious, fruity, beautiful hop (wait, that’s me!) then this will be right up your alley. Fragrant, smooth and slightly hot. This hit the mouth running with the smooth simcoe flavors then give you a little kick in the pants as a parting note. Delicious. I want and need more of this right now.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - AUG 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a great beer. Pennsylvania has some awesome breweries....Weyerbacher being one of them.......This is a glorious tribute to the simcoe hop. I friggen love the Simcoe, and this beer puts the hop front and center and provides the inexperienced beer drinker with a formal introduction to this particular hop. This is a very very good beer.
pinkzambia (1427) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Cloudy coper color with an off-white stiff head. It has a marvelous hop aroma of dried out junipers, butter, citrus, and dry pine needles. The flavor is a virtual assault on the tastebuds as it bounces back and forth, almost simultaneously, between sweet and bitter, sweet and bitter. It has almost a candy syrup sense that fills up your nasal passageways. It leaves a great prolonged bitterness in your mouth. I like it a lot because of its uniqueness and creativity for the style. Thanks Indiana_Red for the serious hook up!
BuckeyeBoy (2607) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz Bottle Cloudy amber Topped off with a GREAT thick off white head. the aroma is GREAT I can’t even say WOW. A sweet and bitter. Thanks Indiana_Red
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark redish amber with a fluffy white head that sticks around. Aroma is of peach, pineapple, grapefruit, some pine needles, and sweet vanilla cakey maltiness, sort of like pineapple upside down cake. Flavor is peach and pineapple with some pine coming in the finish backed fully by gingerbread, some honey, and a touch of malt syrup. Excellent balance in the front. Bitterness slowly rises in the finish and aftertaste to become very full but not unpleasent. Full body witha smooth palate.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Poured a cloudy deep orange. Thick head mostly diminishing, leaving spots and bands of lacing. Deep citrus hop aroma, with traces of pineapple or mango, wood, burnt sugar, roast malt and some mild cheesy yeast. Great hop blast on the first sip, zesty citrus and pine, balanced very well against sweet toasty malt. Alcohol fairly well hidden, just a bit of smokiness noticeable. Medium slightly oily palate, with fine carbonation. Nice lingering piney/orange-rind hop bitterness on the finish. Pretty impressive 2IPA.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks to OhioDad for the bomber, shared with friends at a recent tasting. poured a great looking caramel color with a decent head. peach and grapefruit aroma but could have used a little more malt balance IMO, still a tasty treat.
mkgrenwel (564) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 21, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick and sticky and malty. Nice spicy hops all over. Apricot, pine, grapefruit and floral hop flavors. Full bitterness, but well balanced by the heavy malt. Nice dense mouthfeel. A real nice beer, but lacking the complexity I expect with a high gravity beer like this. Perhaps that’s what comes with a single hop beer. Very sucessful experiment.
Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2010 (Bottle at OT, Stockholm) Pours hazy orange/brown. Almost no head. The smell is pine, citrus and malt. A light smokey touch. Fresh nose. Some fruitiness and rasin. The taste is fruity with a heavy bitterness. Rasin. You feel the taste of all the exotic fruits and citrus in the begining. After a while they are sweapt away by the bitternss. Medium bodied.