Simcoe - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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Reviews by timc100:
4.69/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
A: Hazy dark orange - gold tinged. Nice off yellow foamy head - not very thick lacing and retention, looks like a 9.5 beer.
S: Reminds me of heady... which is a great thing of course. Not the most pungently aromatic of the series, but very very nice. Sweet pink grapefruit and sugared grapefruit rind, incredibly fresh pine. Along with the sweet grapefruit comes notes of various tropical fruits - pretty sweet. Though piney, not very resinous.
T: Very good - and again, brings heady to mind! Incredible balance, as have all of their single hop ninja series beers have been. Incredibly fresh pine and ripe pink grapefruit washes over the palate with traces of various light-colored tropical fruits. Pretty dry but the flavor lingers well. Its getting better and better as it warms - more distinct pine and grapefruit.
P: Medium/full mouth feel. Does not coat the mouth with sticky, chewy hops very much.
O: What can I say, I am a sucker for all of these beers. The best part is that I know that future batches are going to be even better. A great DIPA as it is - awesome to see these hop varieties under the spotlight.
Batch 192 day old when consumed - improved, fantastic, amazing
Serving type: bottle
04-26-2013 21:32:00 | More by timc100
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4.26/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a clear, dark golden/amber. Small head with some nice looking bubbles floating on the top after it fades. The smell is very nice. Mostly a grassy pine, but with subtle hints of citrus, as well. Smells so fresh. The taste follows the nose, with a slight bitterness at the end. Malt comes through nicely, too, with a bready sort of after taste along with the bitterness. Lemon is the dominating citrus flavor, and it becomes more forward as it warms. Medium mouthfeel and creamy. This is a pretty bitter ipa, more on the side of lemon bitter as opposed to grapefruit rind. Another solid offering from pipeworks, although it may not be my favorite "ninja."
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2014 18:08:41 | More by Mikeypnh
Simcoe from Pipeworks Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.