Simcoe Single Hop IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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Simcoe Single Hop IPASimcoe Single Hop IPA
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Simcoe Single Hop IPASimcoe Single Hop IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

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.

Added by Goldorak on 03-05-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,573
Reviews:
283
Ratings:
486
pDev:
10.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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28
Gots:
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Photo of Vader444
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metacog42
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 330ml can with a best before date of 7th November 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: It was a dark copper amber colour with a two finger off white head that had good retention and left nice lacing.

Aroma: Pineapple and candied orange sweetness with hints of caramel, berries, pine and grapefruit.

Taste: Sweet malt, light caramel, pine, grass and herbal with hints of bitter citrus and mixed berries.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This was pretty good, but the malts seemed to take charge when it was supposed to showcase a single hop, which was a bit disappointing. However I did feel that this was the best of the four Single Hop Series that I tried.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
3.38/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This the best ale I've had from the single hop series so far.
L - Straw to amber with an enormous white head
S - Pineapple, peppercorn, grass

T - Big on the pineapple, guava, earthy bitterness, herbal presence. Pine, citrus. Quite complex for one hop. Nice malt balance

M - medium carbonation, juicy mouthfeel

O - A quite enjoyable IPA

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HeadiestDudeonLot
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dadplusbeer
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L- Cloudy apricot color. Good head and pretty good lacing.

S- Fruity, bready, malty

T- Great bitterness, long pepper finish, good overall IPA flavor. Very classic.

F- Great mouthfeel, full, rich, right on the money as far as this category.

O- A great IPA, could use more complexity but I guess that's why you add more than one hop!

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Photo of Toynk
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pens1967
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NYR-Zuuuuc
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foiegras
4.36/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smcolw
3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper kettle amber color. Light haze. Excellent starting head that settles to a fine layer of bubbles. It leaves some spots and streaks on the glass.

Fresh, floral hop nose. Light pale malt base. Relatively nondescript.

Starts with a touch of earthiness and toasted barley malt. Dry, no sweetness. The simcoe hop comes through in the swallow in a mild way. The aftertaste is long lasting and black pepper-like in its bitterness. Above average body with good carbonation. All in all, this is a good but hardly an unusual IPA.

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Photo of Newport_beerguy
3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hyptochrons
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

appearance is a clear orange golden with a nice white head.

malts, pine, grass, light citrus zest on the nose. overall pretty muted.

taste is earthy hops and a substaintial malt sweetness, kind of gets in the way of some of the hints I got on the nose.

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Photo of jpdillAL
4.52/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.25/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of OKCNittany
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of gruss004
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nuebs
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CotterEU
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tykechandler
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

nicely balanced between the malt and the prototypical simcoe flavor profile, but a bit too much diacetyl on the finish for my liking. come on, boys...

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Photo of GMorgan
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Simcoe Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 486 ratings