Great Lakes Johnny Simcoe - Great Lakes Brewery

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86
very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 5.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Sammy on 03-13-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of MasterSki
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at Bryden's and then picked up a can at the brewery. Served in a taster pint glass.

A - White foam settles to a partial cap, thick collar, and a few specks of lace. Hazed golden body.

S - Loads of Simcoe hops! Zesty, with notes of lemon and tropical fruits, and a hint of cattiness in there. Malt bill is pretty understated.

T - The taste is quite similar, with a hefty dose of melon, and grapefruit rind over top of a sugar cookie malt bill. The taste is surprisingly bitter for an APA; a few too many early-boil hops for my tastes I guess.

M - Pleasant medium body, lower carbonation, and a dry, crisp, finish.

D - A nice hoppy Canadian ale. The pint I had on-tap at Bryden's was closer to an A-, but the can was unfortunately not quite up to the same level. Still, I'd drink this again if I ran across it in Toronto.

Photo of hopsolutely
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Although not enjoying this can as much as I have previous encounters on draught, still a brilliant APA that I hope to see more widely distributed.

Can pours a hazy golden colour that is fairly visually uninspiring, except for the white head that lasts an impressively long time. Mild aroma is hop-forward, Simcoe specifically, as expected - with a green, graininess. The taste profile has great hop depth, starting neutral with a bitterness that develops over the malt-backboned body to the finish. Resiny pine, citrus and "Simcoe". All I could (personally) ever hope for.

Thank-you, Great Lakes!

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Johnny Simcoe
ABV = 5.2%
IBU = 45

Bottle purchased from the brewery a day after they put it in their store. Served in their 25th Anniversary glass.

Appearance - Yellow along the outside, orange inside. Sunset looking. No real head to speak of.

Smell - The best part of this beer, passionfruit bomb. Smells like it would be a great juice.

Taste - There isn't as much taste as there is smell unfortunately, little bit watery but its still quite good. Refreshing.

Mouthfeel - Not a ton of bitterness which adds to the refreshing taste with little to no carbonation.

Overall - Another good beer from Great Lakes, an interesting change because I'm used to their big IBU beers, where this one is much more refreshing and easy drinking. Great session beer.

Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On cask at Bar Volo. Slight hop aroma, golden body with some cask-like bubbly head. It grows on me, a decent bitterness,from Simcoe I think. Some vegetable notes, yes celery sounds right. Decent cask, although nothing exceptional.Average mouthfeel, though a little oily.

Great Lakes Johnny Simcoe from Great Lakes Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.