Statman (3) - Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2006 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this very fine brew at Stoudtís June 06 Fest yesterday (10 June) and thought it definitely was "Best of Show". Marvelous brew had even the foam aromatic and mighty tasty!
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2007 Nice copper color with a foamy white head and good lacing. Medium bodied with piney and citrus aroma. An interesting hoppiness with just enough malty sweetness to give it a real even balance. None of the flavors were really overpowering as in their Hops Infusion and the alcohol (9%) wasnít even noticeable (that could be dangerous!!). I really enjoyed this beer and will look for more beers with the Simcoe hops.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2006 Poured a hazed orange-amber color with a small off-white head. Orange and piney hop aroma. Malty underneath. The flavor starts with hops and bitterness pretty quickly. The bitterness lasts for a long time. Big hops on the flavor with a good amount of malt to back it up. Medium to full bodied. Pretty tasty.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is quite a hefty Double IPA. I really do like this Simcoe hop, and will look for it in the future. Great-looking frothy head over a copper body. Strong hoppy and citrus aroma. Some tea-like spices give the flavor some interesting character. Nicely balanced bitterness with just the right amount of sweetness. Overall, rich and delicious.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a thick and long lasting white head. Spectacular lacing. Smells like zest, orange, pine needles, carmel and graitfruit. Sour bread taste along with orange, caramel graitfruit and pine. The palate was overdone on the gratifruit in my opinion. Overall this was well done but not a top knotch Double IPA in my opinion.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sweet bejesus, this is one Fine, classy beer. Itís got a bready, luscious, rype, crisp malty fresh, virtually exploding with hops, the good stuff, nothing to throw it off here. Itís a seductive red-amber beer with a tight eggshell head. Impeccably balanced, slightly sweet in the finish, a "dinner" malt complemented by sourdough bitter grapefruit hop. Right carbonation and full flavored all the way through. I am buying a case of this first time I see it, for sure.
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at Hop Devil Grill, NYC. Beautiful ruby pour with a very creamy white head. Aroma of pine and light grapefruit. Very full and creamy and velvety in the mouth; pure bliss. There is a very rich hoppiness in the taste that is enjoyable though not as assertive or in your face as some of the big guys.
bgburdman9 (859) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber. Aroma of citrus and pine. This is my first exclusively one hop beer and it was awesome. The aroma was marvelous and caught my attn right away. Flavor was slightly bitter but still felt balanced with sweetness in the mouth. This seems to be the hottest beer right now and im glad i tried it.
Kinz (3410) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Holy smokes. Medium clear orange amber, nice, lasting head with good lacing. Aroma was a resiny hop blast, full of pine, grapefruit, and pineapple. Flavor was an amazing balance of gummy caramel and biscuit malt that melded into an absolutely amazing hop complexity that matched the nose, with some juicy fruit gum thrown in for good measure. Perfect palate. This was stunningly good, almost as if brewed to order for my personal tastes. The first IIPA Iíve ever run across that really gave Ruination a serious run for its money. Awesome stuff. Hard to believe this came from just one hop. If I ever get back into homebrewing again, Iím definitely going to be trying to get my hands on some Simcoe!
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
clear amber color, tall foamy tan head, very frothy at the top. aroma is all simcoe! (at least now I know what a simcoe smells like). actually, itís armpit, damp pinecones. flavor is very strong and spicy hop, high bitterness. frothy clingons of lacing. there is a little malty sweetness to keep this from being one-sided, but the sweetness in plain, canít pinpoint. mouthfeel is smooth and alcohol is super well hidden.