mambossa (338) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Can. Pours bright straw gold with gently lasting head. Nose is crackery malt below a bed of ripe stonefruit, dark cherries, peaches, apricot, and a resinous piney quality to it. Flavor exhibits white peach, apricot, transitioning into some flowery apple, finishing with a nice dose of resin and pine. Dry for the style (a major plus), and great flavor progression. Impeccable malt bill on the mandala series; softly present, but not intrusive. Loved the Citra a bit better, but an informative brew that can give you more insight on the profile of Simcoe firsthand. Cheers! b3shine (9480) - Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Can to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks DrSilverworm). Looks good; a fairly transparent golden orange with foamy white head. Smells and tastes juicy and piney with a pleasantly bitter medium full-bodied mouthfeel. Malty, but tasty. MacBoost (1998) - Victor, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Can from Steve. Pours gold. Aroma is tropical and a bit catty, although I’m guessing the heavy use of dry hopping masked some of the cat-piss nature of the simcoe, as it works better aromatically than as a bittering hop. Taste is lightly tropical and semi dry. Low carb. Finished clean and gently bitter. Decent beer and no detection of alcohol. Would drink again. Tmoney99 (15403) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy complex citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.This is a standout beer. drsordr (2996) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Draft to pint at Firehouse pour clear avg gold with thin white head. Nose tropical fruit hop, light grass, resin. Taste nice bitter grapefruit bite up front, light grass, then some weedy and resin. Mid palate balancing sweetness. Moderate bitter through the finish. Hint of earthy and grain late. Nice juicy hop.
mikesaum (712) - Newark, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Orange pour with a creamy off white head, leaves good lace. Aroma is mandarin orange, light mango, pineapple, very fruity. Taste is the same with hints of orange, mango pineapple and a faint pine bitterness that lingers, creamy mouthfeel, very good. DialSquare (5231) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2015
On tap at Daily Growler, UA: gold pour, white ring. herbal toasty aroma. tastes of caramel, pine, grassy. moderate bitter all the way through long finish. 7.6 drfabulous (9220) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Draught at brewpub. Nicely hopped with big citrus and pine notes. Not heavy. Very good. Dogbrick (14510) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Sample at the brewpub. The beer pours a clear orange-amber color with a medium creamy off-white head that dissipates steadily. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium-bodied with a pithy grapefruit character and notes of resiny hops and malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering citrusy aftertaste. Another solid entry in the Mandala series. phaleslu (11165) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Draft at Jackie-O’s. Pours a clear orange with a small off-white head. Notes of sweat, florals, herbs, grass, and citrus fruits. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a resinous, dank mouthfeel. Good, but having it next to the Mandala Mimosa didn’t do it any favors.