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Sim City IPA - Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Brad007 on 04-11-2008

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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 7
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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.43/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at American Flatbread Burlington. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance - Deep orange. Hazy. Nice white head. A bit of lacing and surface wisping.

Smell - Whoa, simcoe. Grapefruit, garlic. You can smell the crystal malt, also. It has that raw sugar aroma to it.

Taste - Grapefruit and a strong caramel malt. Crystal malt sweetness, but it isn't cloying. Medium low bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium to medium heavy. Well carbonated.

Overall - The simcoe and crystal malt make a strong statement. If you like both of those things, you'll like this. I find them both to be very intense flavors.

Photo of scottg
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours an amber-honey color with a small white head, nice lacing, lightly carbonated. Strong cirtusy hoppy aromas leaving no doubt your drinking an IPA. Lemony, grassy flavors up front with a dry apricot finish, you can feel the hops all the way down your throat.

Photo of MarkGamber
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Zero Gravity in Burlington. Another very good beer in a long line of very good beers in Burlington. It had that typical hazy orange look but didn't smell or taste as fruity as I was expecting. It was there, especially grapefruit and apricot (?) but a little danker then, say, Double Play IPA. Went down real easy, very smooth, and I could easily have had another except it was early and I had a full day of drinking ahead of me. Another reason why I say Vermont is the beer capital of the world.

Photo of Brad007
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Flatbread is celebrating ipas for the month of April. This is an ipa brewed with Simcoe hops.

Color: Light copper/amber color with one finger head.

Aroma: Hoppy and floral. Malt character is mild.

Taste: Wow. Very nice simcoe character. Smooth and mildly floral. Bready.

Mothfeel: Decent hop bitterness. Just right. Smooth.

Drinkability: Very drinkable for an ipa.

Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured from the growler into a snifter glass.
Pours a nice medium golden color, a touch of haze with nice two inches of head.
Smells really nice, very hoppy with a decent malt sweetness.
Tastes really nice and showcases the Simcoe hops. Very deep and flavorful, nice bitterness on the back end.
Mouthfeel was really good as well. Almost crisp.
I really enjoyed this beer!

Photo of Gatch
4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Blackback in Waterbury!

A: Hazy, beautiful golden-orange with a fluffy off-white head that leaves behind good lace and decent retention.

S: Extremely floral with a bit of spice and earth.

T: Fruity, floral, Simcoe goodness. Earthy, viscous, delicious.

M: Incredibly smooth, slightly sweet, good carbonation.

O: Great showcase of Simcoe with a richer and fuller body than expected. A couple people next to me are drinking HF Simcoe and it's very different from this beer.

Photo of Bierman9
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

With lunch and biers at the Vermont Pub & Brewery now in our rearview mirror, Alewife and I trekked the long 100 or so feet across the street to American Flatbread. Meals were not yet being served, which afforded us the run of the place. We opted for seats at the end of the long, lovely wooden bar. While Alewife went with a bottle of Scotch Ale from across the pond, I opted for a pint of the fresh-brewed Sim City IPA, this being IPA month at this brewpub.

Sim poured a medium-copper hue, with a slight bit of cloudiness present. Head was white, thin and fine, with excellent lacing all up and down the glass. The Simcoes here give off a distinct, and hardly-shy, citrussy aroma. Bring it! This IPA is fairly easy on the tongue, though it is medium-bodied through and through.

A solid crackery-malt base lends a touch of sweetness to the proceedings. The Simcoes then come on strong and hard, laying a citrus carpet-bombing on the palate. Though it's a shit-load of citrus, it's never puckery or over the top in a negative way. The hops linger in a long and fresh manner down the throat. An unexpected guest near the end was a glimmer of honey-like sweetness along with all the hoppage. Quite welcome, for sure. Like Alewife, this bier's a keeper! ;-)

Prosit!

4.35
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | drink: 4.5

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Sim City IPA from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
90 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.