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Simcoe Single Hop IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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Simcoe Single Hop IPASimcoe Single Hop IPA
BA SCORE
4/5
Exceptional
486 Ratings
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:
#4,072
Reviews:
283
Ratings:
486
pDev:
10.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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28
Gots:
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a tasting glass at Bangers & Lace. Tettnanger, Palisade, Cascade, Galena, Super Galena, and Simcoe were all tasted side by side.

Appearance The appearance of the single hop series does not really vary from beer to beer. Each one is a golden caramel color with a fluffy whit ehead that displays good retention and leaves a web of lace down the glass.

Smell: Sticky sweet pine resin is noticeable right up front. Some pine sap, honey, and bready sweetness are noticeable in the back. A bit of grapefruit citrus as well.

Taste: The sweetness comes through first, with a growing bitterness gradually replacing it. As the pine flavor comes into focus, some light mint, spice, and citrus are present in the back. The finish is moderately bitter.

Mouthfeel: The body and carbonation are medium, with slightly less of a smooth feel due to the prickly pine sensation in each sip.

Overall: I will give the score a little extra bum here sisnce Simcoe hops seem to stand fairly well on their own, as compared to the other single hop varieties I have had thus far.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber-orange with a rocky two-finger head. Faint smell of bread and yeast cake -- not picking up on the hops so much. It's within range but seems to be missing something upfront.

What is upfront is a lot of sediment; I see "floaties" dancing in my glass. The hops are juicy and citrusy -- and coupled with the straightforward malt flavor -- this lends a general roundness that I appreciate. Finish is dry and decent, overall body is medium. Singular in focus, it is singular in how I interpret is: a decent, straightforward IPA featuring a single hop. With that said...

The market saturated with IPAs and the competition is stiff. I don't mind shelling out $$ for good beer -- but I paid $6 for one 12 oz bottle of this. That's on me more so than the brewer, though. So with more affordable IPAs that taste better, I'll likely pass on this in the future. At the very least it was interesting to experience a Simcoe-focused ale.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance- a cloudy amber color with a foamy head that leves sip evidence lacing,

smell- just a little amounts of hops with some malt.

taste- bready tasting malt with bittering hops but not much of flavor hops.

mouthfeel- light to medium feel with good carbonation and a neutral ending.

overall- a good beer but not as hoppy tasting that i was expecting. i will try again, maybe me or the beer was having an off night.

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