nathan30533 (1022) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Drink it in a chilled shaker cold out of the bottle. Great hops, hops, hops! drpimento (3764) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Different brew; instead of the resin/citrus slam there’s more of a cut grass flavoma that is comfortably pleasing. Radical change for the good. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is grass, hop, malt. Flavor is like nose with emphasis on grass. Body is easy, chewy, and drinkable. Finish is like flavor, on the short side, and just flat out good. cazort (568) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2011
I don’t like the fact that Simcoe is a registered trademark, personally I am against trademarking varietals of plant. But that aside, I really do like these hops. Aroma intensely fruity, like apricot but lighter, almost estery but more lasting...fading into a faint piney quality, and a light, sweet graininess. Flavor is bitter up front with sweet finish, but leaving a lasting bitter taste as well. Pleasingly light for the sweetness. Most beers this sweet are bogged down with sourness and are overly heavy. This brew is simultaneously sweet, bitter, and light, and I love it. Very well-executed. UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Had on tap at a local pub, poured into a pint.
A: clear amber color, nice 1/4" head with great retention, gobs of lacing.
S: slight pine and caramel
T: sweet caramel, buiscuit, over taken by distinctive simcoe hop flavor. Outstanding.
M&d: light to medium bodied , light carbonation. Good drinkability, not drying.
Really quite a revelation!!!
Braudog (6841) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2012
Bottle. This erupted a bit. The head is simply volcanic, bubbling with big white foam. The beer is effortlessly carbonated, and boiling over with sweet, citric aromas. It drinks with a tart, orange-laden fruitiness, intermingled with a musty twist. Quite refreshing, yet biting enough for the serious hopheads. (#4578, 4/29/2012)
RyanK (276) - Rhode Island, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Pale ale loaded with Simcoe hops. Pours an orange like amber with a large foamy white head. Smells of sweet and piney hops, grapefruit. Light and refreshing, fruit flavor hits at first the the piney hops give it a nice dry and bitter finish on the tongue. Lots of carbonation other than that watery and not much more to it. Nice sessionable ale for warm weather. craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2012
12 oz bottle. pours an orange color with a 2 finger white head. pine / citrus / honey Simcoe hop aromas - I generally prefer other hop varieties - but the Simcoe is shining well here. med body - somewhat sweet with caramel malts, but the Simcoe hops dominate throughout with a nice piney and citrus bitterness. finishes nice and dry - very well attenuation. extremely drinkable. nice bitter lemon / orange finish. podey (638) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013 Draught at Stags Head NYC. Pours slightly hazy orage/gold/apricot in color with a big white head. The aroma was an intense citrus hop smell, really nice. There is an overload of grapefruit in the aroma as well as the taste, which I love. Incredibley balanced with a piney citrus finish. really comples and smooth finishing. A great pale ale.