RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber. Aroma: Lots of fruit (grapefruit, citrus, peach), floral, some resin, and a touch of alcohol. Very nice aroma. Appearance: Deep Orange in color and slightly hazy. Head was big, off-white, and lingered a long time. Nice lacing as well. Flavor: Nice malt sweetness at first, and then itís all hops. Huge grapefruit flavor, resin, fresh grass. Bitterness is good and lasts long after the finish. Touch of alcohol and some more grass in the aftertaste. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Soft carbonation. Nice alcohol warming on back of tongue. Overall: A good 2IPA. All Simcoe is a nice idea, but bitterness is a little harsh.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 Bottle ala Matt. Bright dark amber color with a moderate off-white head and some lacing. Aromas of green tomatoes and mild pine. A fresh hop aroma evident and perhaps too much for this malt lover. Ok, Hops, HOps, HOPs and more HOPS in the flavor. Grapefruit salad. for me. Some mild malt sweetness early, but still to quick to be gobbled up by the hops. Hopshead rejoice. I didnít seem to find the balance in this one that others found perhaps to many dubbels have shifted my malt balance and tasted. Iíll have to find another one of these.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium orange/copper color with smallish creamy off white head. Aroma is very resiny, piney hops, lots of caramel, faint metallic notes. Flavor is rather malty, full of piney, slightly herbal hops, with a dry, rather sweet finish, almost cloying. An alright dIPA, but a bit too malty and sweet for me. Although Simcoe seems to be the current hot hop, Iím not crazy about it in large quantities.
brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Amber pour with a mighty head. Small carbonation. Looks yummy. Spicy and earthy with a bit of pine is how I would describe the aroma. Not as powerful as I expected. Very well balance 2IPA. You get a nice bright malt profile with caramel and oranges. The hops are well balanced by this and are really riding along nicely with earthy and pine like characters. At the end, the hops dominate with strong earthiness and a touch of spice. Full bodied and a dry finish. Very good but I really like a bit more citrus hop in my 2IPA ( I know this is supposed to be a citrus bomb, but I just didnít get all that much).
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2006 Light copper/amber. Nice lasting head and clingy lace. Big hop nose of pine, juicy grapefruit, other citrus notes, resin, bit of peach and touch of alcohol. Medium-full bodied, creamiest and most rounded IPA I have had in recent memory giving it an easy 5 for mouthfeel. Perfect sweet chewy malts with notes of caramel, peachy, tropical (maybe mango) fruitiness and then the hops invade but the malts never leave, always on the palate. Lots of grapefruit bitterness with floral notes later then finishing with another monster bitter somewhat dry blast. Excellent balance and excellent IPA. Would love to give a life long bud drinker a big swig of this and watch their expression:) This is why we drink beer boys. Impressive.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2006
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle: Pours to a bright amber body, somewhat cloudy, with a large off-white head that really sticks nicely atop the beer, showing beautiful lacing on the glass. Weyerbacher has mostly been disappointing to me in the past, but this beer deserves a lot of credit. The aroma is a blast of fresh citrus & pine hops, grapefruit, along with some sweet tropical fruits - mango, pineapple to name a few. The aggressive hops and hopping come through marvelously in the taste - a punch of citrus, lemon, melon, grapefruit, pineapple hops - very flavorful as well as bitter. Thereís plenty of residual sweetness in the background, some syrup, sweet pale malts, and enough alcohol that you could guess itís 9%, but also very well hidden so it doesnít intefere with the flavors. Medium-full bodied, medium carbonated, just a wonderful showcase for the simcoe hop and double ipa style in general.
FridgRaider (108) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber in color, with hoppy aroma. Niceíníhoppy with nice blend of malts. One of the best IPAs I have had.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice amber pour with a long long hops aroma. A nice balance of malt and hops with an excellent bitter ending. A hop flavor Iím not very familiar with but one that I really like.
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yep, an excellent beer. Never had anything quite like it. Simcoe is unique. Big and bold in nose and mouth; vibrant, it wakes you up, then puts you sleep!
SpringsLicker (2933) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep gold with a thick, creamy off-white head.
Loads of pine and orange citrus in the aroma.
One dimensional hop flavor that seemed a bit dull to me.