cucuma (89) - kontich, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2012
I like the concept of the 19 single hops. Had already 2 of them, warrior and bravo. This simcoe is typically to US ipa’s. hoppy aroma/flavor. Nice pale ale color. With it’s 95 ibu! this is a really bitter ale. gunnfryd (15175) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is pine, apricot, malt, citrus. Flavour is pine, apricot, peaches, malt, citrus. Taster no 14. Nice beer. LoFi (1748) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2012
Slightly hazy amber, off-white head.
Very nice hoppy, fruity aroma with tropical fruits and citrus. Taste has citrus, pine, tropical fruits, caramel. Medium bitterness. fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
2011-07-03, bottle from Kihøskh, Copenhagen, 8-4-8-5-17=42Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2012
bb 29.03.13, possibly 3 months old
Beautiful amber color, just hazy; medium sized compact head. The first impression with the aroma is for apricot and other yellow fruits; then it turns into hints of passion fruit and elderflowers. Very good toffee flavor, balanced, smooth, with minimal residual sweetness, and very well complemented by a fruity hopping; long final, quite powerful, with pleasant resins and bitter oranges. The strong toffee flavor steals some attention from the hop, but overall the blend is perfectly achieved.
2011-06-13, bottle at På Besök, Malmö, 8-4-8-5-17=42
Parallel with Amarillo, Bravo, Cascade
bb 15.03.13, possibly 3 months old
Hazy amber color (it seems a shade darker and less hazy than the Amarillo and Cascade); medium sized creamy head. The aroma is quite strong, with fruity hop (apricot) but mostly with a earthy character of manure; inviting. The toffee flavor is more developed than in the Amarillo, probably helped by the hop as well; very strong bitterness, with a lot of resins and bitter orange oils; the hopping is less "complex" than in the Amarillo, but the blend is better achieved. Very strong final. Excellent.
Bottle 33 cl. Light hazy orange beer with a medium off white head. Aroma of malt, citrus and grapefruit. The flavor is moderately sweet with notes of caramel. Good bitterness with a long bitter aftertaste with citrus notes
ClubGonzo (5685) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle from Khioskh, Copenhagen, shared with BBGTC. Dark hazy orange, big creamy off-white head. Nose is dry grass, herbs, peaches and hints of cat pee. Taste is peaches, bitter grass, hints of wet leaves and herbs. Nice enough, although I expected more from what I’ve always believed to be one of my favorite American hops. Guess you need more than one hop to really take off with an IPA. Palme (4817) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2012
0.33l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. Pors a hazy orang-ish body with a medium sized but fading bubbly and sidesticking off-white head. The aroma is quite hoppy and fruity, lots of pine cones, some peachy fruits and hints of cat pee. Average soft oily. Nice and really fruity flavors. Tons of peach and pineapple, quite grassy with caramel-hints. Good lasting hoppy finish that last for quite a while. Simcoe; you never let me down. 30.01.2012 beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Sampled on 12/3/2011. This IPA pours a medium orange color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is caramel, fruity, grapefruity and herbal. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity, sweet and caramel. The hops are grapefruity and piney. Medium to high bitterness. Decent carbonation. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2012
(330ml bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of mango, peach, orange, lemon, and grapefruit. Flavor of caramel, peach, and grapefruit with a lingering bitter finish. hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Pours medium amber with huge fluffy white head. Aroma is orange, tropical fruit, citrus, pine, and some woodiness. Taste is delicious simcoe hops with plenty of fruit, citrus, and pine. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. This is an excellent IPA.