Simcoe Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by Cavery:
3.85/5 rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
A: Foggy Honey orange, a beach sunset in a glass. Just enough clarity to see the beer horizon. About a finger head with modest lacing.
S: Zesty! Bold citrus favoring grapefruit. Orange makes an appearance with tangelo juiciness. There's a party in the orchard, and Mikkeller is buying the drinks.
T: Deliciously smooth and spicy. A light hop bitterness that is suggestive of steamed dark veggies. Dark Veggies that are zested with a copious amount of citrus. Drink to your health!
M: The mouth dissipates pretty rapidly. I will give it the benefit of the doubt and say "low carbonation". It's there, I just have to give it some thought. It definitely could have used the help of the mouth to make this a really consistent experience. Oh well, the orchard party must go on! Despite the zephyr of a mouth-feel.
D: Overall this beer is at is says "simcoe single-hop". Not dynamic, but it's not trying to be. There is a deliciousness here, but it is not an evangelist. No one will be converted, but the simcoe choir will sing its praises.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2011 05:04:56 | More by Cavery
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3.84/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the bottle into an English pub glass. A dark honey-red amber hue with large beige bubbles forming the typical Mikkeller shapely and long-lasting head, and an aroma of fruity grape candy, jam, spruce needles, and buttery toffee. Was expecting more citrus. Malt-forward like most of the other Mikkeller single hop IPAs, with some Munich malt adding almost a chocolate character along with the toffee. However, as expected, the generous dose of Simcoe adds a ton of aromatic black and long pepper spice notes that permeate the beer from start to finish, along with some pine cleaner, unripe guava, gooseberry, and pineapple. Simcoe is often accompanied by other hops with more classic citrus character and its interesting to taste a more spicy, green tropical, and berry character on its own, with a pretty aggressive menthol/pine note just barely checked by the sweet malts here. Ah ... There's some grapefruit. Moderately thick body with a decent dose of oily resins, somewhat prickly on the tongue. Finishes nicely bitter with some lingering floral and unripe tropical notes. I continue to enjoy these Mikkeller single hop brews, with this one coming quite close to a good malt-hops balance.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2014 02:44:57 | More by CalgaryFMC
Simcoe Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
90 out of 100 based on 393 ratings.