Simcoe Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS
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Reviews by cptierney:
3.78/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured from cute little 11.2 Oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A rather hefty pour yields rather hefty results. A massive billowing head takes up nearly half the glass with fluffy white foam. Receding quickly to two fingers on top of a cloudy amber liquid. The lacing is evident as I drink the beer down but I will be sure to avoid all of the sediment chunks that I have stupidly poured into my glass.
The hops are immediately present on the first whiff of the brew. There is a touch of citrus with some grapefruit-esque hints but the most prevalent scent is a piney freshness. I get a touch of sweet malts but it is really overwhelmed by the hop odors.
Mouthfeel here is kinda confusing. After the massive head that I got pouring, I assumed there would be significant carb bite. To the contrary, I was presented with a light syrup.
I love the idea of a single hop series because I like to get an idea of what each variety tastes like. While the malt characteristic on the brew is a noticeable backdrop of caramel sweetness, it is the Simcoe that's on display. While there was some idea of citrus when I smelled this beer, the taste is all pine. Pushing the beer to the sides of my tongue gives a hint of just how bitter this beer can be as the pine quicly enter pine-sol territory.
The light body of this beer makes for a trusty drinking companion but the hop oils are sticky and may become annoying in a session and at $4.99 a bottle I think one will do.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2009 04:07:40 | More by cptierney
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