agl108 (1005) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle at Flat Rock Saloon. Long anticipated tasting....pours copper with a thick off-white head. Very big nose full of citrus. Left extraordinary lacing in the glass. Booming floral, citrus flavor that is extremely bitter at first, then becomes increasingly smooth as the pints go down. Just a touch of the 9% alcohol is evident.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2007 A IIPA that does not have any plastic traits, wow. A natural hop profile in aroma and taste. Hazy ruby/orange color with a small head. Medium thick mouthfeel, strong hop taste, not a dry finish. Very good.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours a copper body with a long-lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit and pineapple. Flavor of breadiness and hops; nice balance.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-amber, frothy tan head. Fresh hop aroma. The flavor is all hops, they coated my entire mouth and lingered on my palate. Iíve become a big fan of simcoe lately.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Slob. Thanks, Bert! Pours a somewhat thin amber; really wanted more thickness in the body. Nice creamy head that slowly cascades into the beer, leaving a wavy lace network. Flavor is VERY tart and sour in the onset, then it slowly fades back along the palate. Nice pine/grapefruit notes linger. Mouthfeel is solid and allows the flavors to melt along the tongue. This is a great IIPA; another stellar effort from one of the best brewers around. DANG, I want them to ship to Texas!
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Donít get me wrong, ití a great IPA. But...
the strong alcy overtone is the first thing that hits you. Itís a grade A IPA, but the ABV kicks your arse!
Arayaga2 (2057) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2007 Cidery opaque appearance with a big tan head. Nice hoppy citrusy aroma (as expected). Flavor is less citrusy and more tea-like with a lingering bitterness. $5/22oz (nyc) Great in a bottle, but nearly perfect on draft.
oh6gdx (24437) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Strange hazy colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is flowery hoppy and caramellish. Smooth. Flavour is caramel, "IPA", fruitish and very positively hopped. Smooth and easy to drink. Refreshing. Also some nutty hints after it gets warmer. Hides the 9% very well.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 2006 - DC Grand Tasting Lineup
Amber, nice head and light lacing. Nose of sticky oily hops, sweet and floral. The flavor is sweet, rich body and a nice creamy mouthfeel. The finish is tasty, a nice balanced and grapefruit rich mouthfeel. Nice.
TBone (15601) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber color, small white head. Sugary, bready, mead-like sweet nose, which is full of Simcoe aromas. Soft, sweetish mouthfeel, loads of hops. Bready, bitter aftertaste. Tasty, but not very complex for my liking.