notalush (5716) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I believe that thanks go to yobdoog for bringing this to Peterís NY gathering - first of all, I have to say that this beer is delicious - however, I seem to remember the original draft version of this beer being unfiltered, and equally tasty - I like to tick as much as the next guy from time to time, but does this really justify a new rating? - I suppose that isnít a question for me to ask - but you canít argue with the tastiness - loads of citrus, peach and tangerine - earthy simcoe bitterness, like cramming whole hop cones in your mouth - new beer or not, this bottle is damn good.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at PilsnerPeterís Spring Gathering. Pours a hazy brown with a medium beige head. Pineapple, and citrus on the nose. Medium bodied, malty and with a light citrus tone. Touch hot, but with a nice big quinine and grapefruit finish. Rather good.
BillKismet (3823) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy tangerine-amber with a fluffy beige head. Passion fruity aroma quickly deteriorates into an intensely catty/cat box reaking. While I enjoy simcoe in moderate quantities or as part of a hop medley, it seems like the higher quantities have a tendency to exude this cat box rancidness. Flavor is again cat boxy with pinches of grapefruit and residual sugar on the finish.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750, corked and baled. Thanks, BVC! Pours cloudy orange amber with a lacy off-white head. Aroma of citrus and toffee, and a little catty. Medium body and light carbonation. This beer has a big malty backbone, maybe too big? Sweet taste of caramel and pine.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
PPRBSG. Pours a hazy orange body with an off white head. Lots of citrus, passion fruit and tangerines. Loads of fruity esters with out all the sweetness. Awesome brew they nailed this one.
after4ever (7541) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
e. 750, corked and baled. Thanks, BVC! Whoa! Pours murky dark amber. Huge grapefruit nose. Persistent creamy tan head. Tons of lace. Big creamy body. Tons of grapefruit and sharp, almost ammonia-like mid-palate that gets almost caustic (in a pleasurable way) due to the high hop oils, acids, and other intense concentrations of ingredients running around. Really a powerhouse beer, and so delicious.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle pours dark amber with thick off white head that lasts while you drink it. Aroma is leafy chewy hops, citrus, and some alcohol. Medium mouthfeel wtih a lot of tiny bubbles for carbonation that dance on my tongue. Flavor is sharp grapefruit, orange, alcohol, and finishes dry with more sharp hop goodness. Very smooth and much better than the regular version in my opinion. This was a treat.
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep caramel with a thick and creamy beige head. Aroma of simcoe hops, grapefruit, oranges, and caramel. Taste if simcoe hops, grapefruit, caramel, orange, bread and yeast. Not as carbonated as the regular and much smoother.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml from State Line, Elkton, MD. Amazing aroma on this baby, adding a grainy, yeasty sharpness to the already fulsome aroma of the regular Double Simcoe, which is one of my faves. Lovely amber pour, with a mild cloudiness and some sticky retention from the thick head. A substantive malt context comes through even more clearly here, somehow, and the beer is balanced and delicious. Slightly altered hop character is more grassy and bitter, but itís only marginally less awesome than the regular DS. Very yummy.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of pungent simcoe hops, hop oil, hop juice, pine, spruce, slight grapefruit, and a bit of bready, biscuity malts. Poured deep orange/light brown in color with a massive, 3/4 of the glass, foamy, fluffy, creamy, beige head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of particles throughout. Flavor is medium bitter and lightly sweet. Tastes of hops, pine, resin, caramel, light malts, slight grass, and a touch of yeast. Medium to full body. Viscous, creamy, smooth texture is slightly dry and extremely drinkable. Soft to average carbonation. Smooth, creamy, hoppy, pine, light caramel, and spruce finish.