AdamGott (387) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - DEC 9, 2012
light gold pour with little head - aroma of grapefruit and biscuit - really nice hop balance with lots of pine, grapefruit and just the right amount of bittering to go with the biscuity malt. epiphyte707 (67) - eureka, California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
12 oz pours light orange little head, smells orange peels, toffee and floral. Tastes voluptuous of sweetness, slight bitterness, boozy wonderful balance. More please. Theydon_Bois (21516) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle at home thanks to Frank (Ramnuts) 04/12/12.
Pours clear golden with a thin off white head that soon clears to bubbles around the edge of the glass.
Nose is pine, hops, a little grass, light caramel, sugars, grapefruit and other tropical notes.
Great flavours to this IPA - bitter grapefruit, orange, light mango, hops, pine, light sugars, touch of lemon, caramel malt in the background.
Medium bodied with soft carbontation leading to a bitter sweet finish.
A solid IPA and would revisit over and over (if I wasn’t soo obsessed with scrathcing new beers obviously!). aplus01 (74) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Clear golden in color. Moderate head. Aroma is loaded with fruit. Taste follows the nose with lots of mango and pinapple fruit flavor and a surprising amount of malt backbone. A very good ipa if you like the fruity component that simcoe brings to the table. GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Light amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma was fruity, some yeast also. Taste was fruity, sweet, nice malt flavor. Very tasty. Nice lacing.
Thewade (340) - USA - NOV 28, 2012
Nicw brew. Slightly sweet, but not overdone. Tastes different than most IPA’s and since Tennessee doesn’t get this yet (real soon), it was a treat. rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2012
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a nearly clear medium cold with a rock solid one finger white head. Really amazing head retention and strong lacing cleaning to the sides of the glass.
Aroma is packed full of tropical fruit. Tangerine and pineapple along with cut grass. A little bit of bready malt is buried underneath but the citrus hops totally dominate.
Flavor is a hop wallop from the get go. Very juicy and heavy on pineapple, mango, and orange. Some cut grass sneaks in but takes a back seat to the tropical fruit. Bitterness is moderate to high and is long lasting. There is some sweetness here but it is nicely balanced by the bitterness. Not much malt flavor, maybe some bread, with a nice soft wheat mouthfeel.
Overall, a really good beer and probably my favorite so far from Lagunitas. Awesome example of the style and dangerously drinkable with the 7.5% completely hidden. One to pick up whenever possible.
edgallow (4640) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2012
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma of sweet malts, citrus and floral. Taste is the malts, citrus and some spice. asheft (3125) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
Pineapple hops aroma right away, followed by some light caramel and then, as the beer warms, some pine, scotch tape, and spiciness. Almost clear gold under an eternal, white, lacy cover. Flavour is an excellent balance of sweet, light caramel malt and hops: spicy and herbal. Faint lychee and kiwi fruit and other tropical fruit accents. Medium body, medium carbonation, faintly bitter finish. mdntklrmth (34) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Hoppy wheat beers exploded where I live recently and this one has been going on since before then. Aroma of citrus, candy like hops. Tastes hoppy. I'm guessing Centennial hops but don't quote me on that. Tasty and glad I have more.