Maltser85 (112) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful deep orange amber color, almost mahogany with a one finger off white eggshell head. Nose is huge Simcoe, obviously. Slight pineapple up front with big pine, citrusy grapefruit and orange, big sweet malt notes on the nose. Deep dank resinous smell. Taste falls a little flat. Some slight carbonation up front with a bit of bitterness, starts with the pine, gets sweet with the citrus and malts. Finish slight bitter. Nice flavor, just missing that resinous bitterness that I was looking for. Bit thin too. Leaves a nice stickiness on the lips though.
Mep3222 (149) - - NOV 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Piney resinous hop aroma dominates. Some malt aroma as well. Taste is very piney and resinous. Bitter finish. Has enough malt to balance the bitterness. Full flavored and pretty well balanced, but too resinous and piney for me, but a very solid DIPA if those are the flavors you are after.
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Patrickctenchi (2494) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dirty brown with a short tan head.
Grapefruit-peel, resin aroma.
Taste is caramel, peppery resin, tangerine.
Nicely bitter, malty.
Good piney notes.
Cory (174) - , California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma is a delicious exhibit of why simcoe is so loved. With brie cheese up front and as it crosses your palate you get a a dry citrus feeling with a mandarins finish. Its light across the palate with a long finish. I think this beer has a lot to offer and is seriously underrated.
SlackerMads (855) - DENMARK - NOV 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, no bottledate. Unclear red amber with a small off white ok lacing head. Citrus, caramel, light fusel alcohol, cardboard, light toffee, heavy malty. Something seems wrong, oxidation, old? Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and bitter with a light dry and lingering bitter finish.
kevinator (558) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I liked this. Nice resin and piney hop aroma. Good ginger ale color with a small white head and bubbles running up the glass. Crisp and dry palate of average weight. Carbonation held up as the bottle had some age. Hops bitterness hits you up front and lasts. It had a sharpness that affected a complete blend with the large amount of malts, which added a mild sweet element. Good first impression.
Dan269605 (136) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very cloudy amber with huge off white head, looks bottled conditioned, with a thick layer of sediment on the bottle of the bottle. Aroma is weak, however it could be due to lack of freshness, it it within three weeks of drink by date. Taste is mostly resinous with layer of pine and slight citrus, moderately bitter. It gets a little boozier as it warms but not overwhelming. Decent, but not great.
metalhead0043 (77) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear, dark amber with a white head. Nice looking IPA. Aroma is almost purely a crisp citrus hop a couple other flavors like vanilla are in here as well. Taste is mostly citrus hop flavor up from with malts coming through on the end. A slight bitterness is there as well. Body is a little above average, with a little slick mouthfeel to it. Average carbonation. This is a quite nice double IPA. It doesnít bombard you with hop flavor. Rather, itís quite smooth and easy to drink, especially for a 9% beer.
TimsRatings (268) - - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 12oz bottle.
Poured a hazy amber with a finger or two of off-white head. Fresh citrus aroma. Nice citrusy taste. Any IPA fans will really appreciate this beer.
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drsordr (537) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour golden copper. Nose nice aromatic pine, resin and cat. Taste pine up front followed by some sweet malt. Then bitterness takes over through the finish. nice transition of flavors and good flavoring hop.