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Simcoe Single Hop IPA - Mikkeller ApS

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Simcoe Single Hop IPASimcoe Single Hop IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

392 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 392
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 27
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi-Hijfte, Belgium.

Ingredients: Water, malts (pilsner, cara-crystal and munich), hops (simcoe) and yeast.

(Beer added by: Goldorak on 03-05-2006)
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Howler89

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I wish I could review more beers. Studying the law has put me in a position where I can drink beer or write about it, but not both. I need to shout out StonedTrippin for an amazing sunday real quick. He made the best rack of ribs I ever tasted and even let me carry some things and juice some apples for the apple juice hot tubs we created for stage 3 of 4 of the all day smoke sesh that went down. It was elite dog. Your the man. I encourage anyone and everyone to check his reviews for valuable education on any of 1680 beers currently reviewed at his page.

Now on to more pressing matters. Mikkeller has created some of the finest beer to ever grace my palate, and thus, I was disappointed to realize that this beer had been sitting on the shelf at littles for months and I hadn't tried it. It pours into a tulip glass a foggy apple juice color with a stiff white head. The smell of this beer seems to give away the entire experience. The hops are very fresh. Far from a hop bomb, reminding me more a tropical island getaway, coconuts, pears, and oranges. The taste is very much the same. Fruity with mild to medium bitter right up front. Doesn't linger for long but unique none the less. The Simcoe Hop must have more subtle intentions when it comes to my heart, but I always have gone for the mystery girl anyways so it is what it is. The brew is nice and weighty in the mouth. A respectable beer, and another success among many for MIkkeller.

Solid B unless you are looking for something more classic, then a B-.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 05:04:18 | More by Howler89
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Kenai4

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6%

04-22-2013 12:09:37 | More by Kenai4
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mishtif

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

03-19-2013 13:40:12 | More by mishtif
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BuddyE

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

03-19-2013 03:53:23 | More by BuddyE
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JohnQVD

New York

3.3/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours with a thick, foamy head and active carbonation. The head never quite dissipates, but does thin out to about a third of an inch. It has kind of a murky, light rust color, much like the citra but a little clearer. Clean smelling, and mildly creamy. Taste is flowery and bitter with a lightest bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is very light, and very lightly carbonated. The malt is not as pronounced as the citra, which is surprising because I think this bottle is pretty old. This is pretty decent, but would probably be better if it was fresh.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 17:44:26 | More by JohnQVD
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saeh

France

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

03-16-2013 18:20:12 | More by saeh
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sendbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-04-2013 16:56:21 | More by sendbeer
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deac83

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-02-2013 04:29:33 | More by deac83
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6%

02-26-2013 22:02:50 | More by IanSpindler
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JavierGC

Spain

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-16-2013 17:46:38 | More by JavierGC
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tswater

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-08-2013 23:19:02 | More by tswater
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KillaB

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

01-29-2013 05:55:11 | More by KillaB
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-26-2013 20:00:59 | More by Evil_Pidde
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bluetrevian

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6%

01-25-2013 01:24:31 | More by bluetrevian
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-12-2013 20:12:13 | More by spycow
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev -0.2%

01-12-2013 12:19:07 | More by virinow
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TheQuietMan22

Iowa

4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving type: 330 ml (11.2-ounce) bottle. Numbers are printed on the cap but I doubt they are anything close to a freshness date.

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. The color is cloudy amber with copper tones. There is a lot of sedimentation floating around; there are some pretty sizable chunks, too. Two fingers of dense, fluffy, eggshell-colored head dissipated slowly, leaving a billowy head and trails of foam along the glass.

Smell: Smells like an actual west coast IPA. Orange and lemon citrus, as well as the usual pine. There are also scents of sweet caramel, honey, pale malts, and toffee.

Taste: The single-hopping gives it a very distinct character. The citrus and pine are there but not overpowering. I get the sense it is missing something. The hops provide a decent bitterness but it is no hop bomb. Much like the aroma, there are also flavors of sweet caramel, toffee, and honey.

Drinkability: This edition of the single-hop series is much more like a finished IPA. It is missing the oomph, though. It would be one hell of an IPA if it had it.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 04:51:56 | More by TheQuietMan22
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jk3

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

01-01-2013 19:15:24 | More by jk3
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SDG1070

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

12-31-2012 01:28:40 | More by SDG1070
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Sunn

Iowa

4/5  rDev -0.2%

12-23-2012 16:07:11 | More by Sunn
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

10-29-2012 01:49:20 | More by t0rin0
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MadScientist

New York

4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: An orange hued light amber with excellent clarity. The persistant, creamy and rocky off-white head leaves a little bit of lacing on the glass.

S: A moderate hops aroma of grapefruit, pine and citrus hops aroma with a clean malt sweetness. There is some grassiness from dry hoping. There is a mild fruit ester, mostly orange and a little bit of alcohol.

T: A moderately strong hops flavor tasting of grapefruit, citrus and pine. There is just enough malt to support a strong hops bitterness that only gets a little rough on the tail end of a long bitter aftertaste. The balance is firmly bitter with a dry finish. There is a touch of esters.

M: Medium bodied with moderately-strong carbonation. A very faint astringency that seems to be derived from the high hops bill. There is a some creaminess and no warmth.

O: An outstanding IPA with a spectacular flavor. I don't really want to pair this one with food, I just want to enjoy the out of this world hops flavor. I want a bigger punch of hops in the nose though more aroma hops would make me very happy but would happy buy this again and again. I just which it was a little more affordable at $5.99 for 12 ounces and with no bottling date this will be a rare treat.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 00:16:58 | More by MadScientist
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scottiethebody

California

4.25/5  rDev +6%

10-09-2012 05:44:57 | More by scottiethebody
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allhaildracula

Utah

4.25/5  rDev +6%

08-27-2012 03:52:59 | More by allhaildracula
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

08-27-2012 02:26:41 | More by beerpadawan
Simcoe Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
90 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.