Simcoe - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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Reviews by MCain04:
4.3/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
22oz bottle, <1 wk fresh, from Beer Temple, poured into a Spiegelau tulip glass at 40 degrees.
Appearance is a deep golden orange clear body with large fluffy white head with great retention and lacing.
Smells of piney resinous hops, grapefruit and lemon juice, a little bit of sweet orange juice and sweet malts.
Body is heavy on the grapefruit and pine with some lemon rind as well, a lingering citrus bitterness but not an overly bitter beer, the beer is quite drinkable for 9.5% and while the beer is not overly hoppy the balance is good with the malt backbone.
Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation, maybe a tad under-carbonated, medium bodied, dry finish, not too sticky or cloying.
Overall a great DIPA and probably second only to Citra in the Ninja series. Get it if you can - definitely worth it!
Serving type: bottle
08-29-2013 00:23:36 | More by MCain04
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4.21/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A smooth pour easily achieves two fingers of yellow tan head. Head is mountainess and rocky as it slowly fades. Spots of lace are left behind. Body is nicely dark murky amber haze. Really a fuzzy mahogany hue.
Nose is sappy and full of woody hops. Spicy characters are very present throughout this very fragrant brew. A bit of rawness lingers on the nose as well.
I am immediately taken by how initially silky the hop profile is on this beer with first sip. Clean yet full on the palate is a very neat trick. Easy drinking but nicely aggressive hop feel throughout the flavor profile. Hops are raw and remind me of arugula a bit. Crisp and raw with subtle but consistent bitterness especially on the back half.
This is an overall solid and incredibly drinkable IPA. Mouthfeel is very enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2014 03:11:45 | More by SPLITGRIN
Simcoe from Pipeworks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 347 ratings.