CPDalton (67) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2012
On tap. Dark orange pour, sticky head. Bright floral hoppy tones in the nose, smells fresh. Taste is a thick hoppy bite, followed by a malt and biscuity flavor. Low carbonation, easy drinking, nothing special but a good local beer. b3shine (8875) - Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Bottle to snifter. Looks decent; deep with low carbonation. Smells and tastes good; balanced. Mouthfeel is decent too. A solid brew. dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2012
I enjoyed this IPA, well balanced and refreshing. More in the English style, it has darker malt and isn’t a "hop bomb" at all but it still has a good bit of bitterness and pine in the palate. Finish is dry and refershing and quick. Overall well balanced, doesn’t particularly stand out, but it’s good beer. Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
Originally reviewed: 4/30/09. This beer came out a hazy orange-gold with about a half-inch white head on top. Beautiful sip rings and lacing globs all over the glass. Well done. Smells of floral hops and wonderful sweet citrus. Very inviting.
Mouthfeel is a tad wet on this. This was just a little too slick on the tongue; disappointing. Flavor was of grapefruity bitterness that bit way back in my jaw muscles. Finished slighty sweet with a bit a twang on the end. It was a little tamer than I expected though. It was good, but not great. Drinkability is high with this one. I could see getting more than one pint of this in a sitting. Decent. byrumj (16) - South Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
The Simcoe shines here. A very well balanced IPA with some malts and citrus to balance out the finishing hops punch. Nice orange color and it smells on target for a citrus laced IPA. Well done.
ben4321 (6510) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2012
UPDATED: APR 11, 2012 Location: Draft at the Charlotte Airport, 4/5/12
blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Aroma: The aroma has a nice hoppiness, citrus, grass, grapefruit, pine, and a little caramel
Appearance: The pour is a clear orange color, with a small white head and spotty lace
Flavor: The taste is lightly sweet and mid-plus bitter, the components match-up with nose
Palate: The body is medium, with a soft carbonation, a sticky feel, and a decently dry finish
This seemed to me to be a very solid IPA. Maybe I just needed a half decent beer, and I’m overrating its quality, but I enjoyed this one.
On tap, orange color with no foam , more malt, some hops and little bit of citrus, has a soft cream finish Sammy (12210) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
Light golden coloured with a nice soapy head. Lots of lace. High IBU, creamy mouthfeel, dry finish. Many citrus hops: Simcoe and the 3 c-hops. OK drinkable.Average IPA. blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle [650ml] shared with HogTownHarry, JoeMcPhee, jerc & mabel -- c/o jerc. Feb. 11. Pours a clear, bubbly orange-copper with an average size frothy off-white head. Nice aroma of hops, pine, resin, and citrus. Flavour’s nice and hoppy, fruity and herbal and with a decent bitter finish. Medium bodied. Great stuff. SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 15, 2012
22oz bottle. clear orange with a mall white head. aroma of citrus, pine, and caramel. pine flavors with a fitting dryness from a lemony zing in the finish. medium bodied. fruity and floral notes in the finish. one of the best ipa’s i’ve had in awhile.