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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Simcoe Sensation is a seductive brew with succulent simcoe hops and a splash of sublime spunk. When you pop the top, an aroma of pine, resin and grapefruit with permeate the air.

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3.2
Christpuncher (3135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Aroma is piney. Flavor is very bitter, piney and hoppy. Pours cloudy orange with a thin cream head. Overly bitter for a session IPA. Had out of a can at home

3.4
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle: Bright golden-yellow body with moderate haziness; white, foamy, big-bubbled cap settles quickly to a lazy film. Aroma is, well, heavy Simcoe. Pine needles, brash florals, woodsy & earthy spice, bitter grapefruit rind, a hint of apricot, & mild perfume. Smells bitter. Tastes bitter, too. Surprisingly robust & flavorful for a 4.5% ABV brew, actually. Heavy pine needs, resin, white pepper, spicy & earthy in a staunch bitterness that leads into a strong evergreen & perfumey back-end. Wet, oily, & moderately thin mouth feel. Malt is fully eclipsed by the hop abrasion. Slightly palate fatiguing, which is funny considering the lower ABV, but all-in-all, a nice hop bomb.

3.4
Niko100 (2944) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Hazy golden color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, hay, floral hops, & some citrus; Flavor of malt, yeast, pine hops, and citrus; Finish is fairly bitter; Pretty decent session IPA.

3.9
MrBunn (2839) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Sample at Odd Side. This beer was really pale and clear with quite a bit of white foam on the sample. Aromas were lovely Simcoe... Resin and pine... Flavor was very robust and clean for a small beer. Nice! Can’t wait to see this in bottles.

3.4
jcr (2719) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Light golden body with frothy white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, pine. Hint of biscuit and caramel. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Thin to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Hop taste of grapefruit and citrus with some grass. Aroma was bold enough, but the thinner body (not surprising in a session ipa) was a bit of a weak backbone for the hop flavors.

3.2
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Pours a hazy golden yellow from a bottle I picked up in Ann Arbor. Aroma is grapefruit and honey. Some earthy grassy notes as well. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

3.5
WillRunForBeer (2675) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle from trade wirh umich03jm, thanks Jason! Pours brownish gold with a clingy pure white head. Aroma is grass and mango. Pale malt backbone with a fair amount of grassy hop bitterness.

3.7
milewide (2261) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottled on 5/12/13 and drank on 5/21/13. Fresh! Pine and herbal aroma and taste. Very bitter finish! Label says it is a "session IPA" ---but no mention of ABV on either bottle or website.

3.6
mikem409 (2027) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Tap. Pours crisp golden with nice head. Fresh citrus grass aroma. Nice and light with crisp hop finish.

3.5
chucklemation (1722) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Pours a hazy golden copper with a white long-lasting head. Aroma is pine, citrus, and resin. Flavor is pine and citrus. Pretty bitter. Good.


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