One Hop This Time: Simcoe
Night Shift Brewing

One Hop This Time: SimcoeOne Hop This Time: Simcoe
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American IPA
Ranked #613
Ranked #5,803
4.07 | pDev: 9.09%
Night Shift Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
One Hop This Time: SimcoeOne Hop This Time: Simcoe
Notes: Single-hop IPA brewed with Simcoe.
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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 111
Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 1 pint can dated 11/09/16 (SIMCOE),into a Cigar City Spiegelau IPA glass.

White frothy 3 finger head,that retains well.A very nice cascade.Moderate carbonation.Golden/Straw in color,with a light orange hue.Light is hazy coming through the glass.Once settled it loses the orange hue and becomes a very light hazy straw color.

The nose gives off bright citrus aromas with orange,and some apricot.Also some pine from the hops.

The palate has nice bright orange notes in the front,some grapefruit in the middle,and a nice bitter piney,resinous back end.Very smooth finish,with hints of grapefruit on the back end as well.

Nice medium body,with an explosion of hops on the way down.It has a nice wet chalky finish.

This is a very good IPA...Look forward to having this one in rotation.

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Photo of ScaryEd
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy orange-straw color with a finger of white head. The head settles into a ring around the top of the beer, leaving some splotchy lacing as it dissipates.

The aroma brings notes of grapefruit, pine resin, and plenty of cracker malt. Back end is earthy with a slight hint of peppery spice.

The taste follows the nose. Lots of bitter pine, some grapefruit and orange rind, with a cracker malt backbone. Finishes with a sharp bitterness that bites the tongue.

The feel is medium-light bodied with good carbonation. Some lingering bitterness with a dry finish.

Overall, a good IPA that is a solid representation of the simcoe hop. It's bitter and resinous, but nicely balanced.

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Photo of emount91
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pours a somewhat hazy golden yellow, that same foamy head that I recognize on most of Night Shift's offerings. smell is surprisingly fruity: lots of grapefruit and LOTS of fresh pine on the back end, no malt on the nose. taste is very juicy and follows the nose exactly, then adds a touch of crackery malt. feel is nice, big fuzzy bubbles and a somewhat thin feel. makes this a beer you could easily crush a few tallboys of. I was very surprised by this beer, usually Simcoe doesn't impress me, but they made an east coast IPA out of a typically west coast hop. it's very good.

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Photo of larryi86
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thank you Doug537
16 oz can, dated 7/19/16, poured into a tulip

A- A slightly hazy golden straw color with a two finger white head.

S- Citrus and hints of tropical fruits, some oranges, piney, hints of pale malts.

T- Piney, hints of resin, citrus, touch of tropical fruits, hints of pale malts and sweet fruits.

M- Smooth, medium body, high carbonation.

O- A tasty Simcoe IPA, easy to drink.

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Photo of Pierre_Pressure
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Medium aggressive pour gives this a pretty persistent head. Body falls in a weird place between "standard" clear IPA and hazy "New England" IPA. May have leaned more towards the hazier side when fresher, but at just about three weeks old this is still a damn fresh beer. Aroma is largely citrusy with a touch of the "dank" note that is commonly found in mosaic. Bitter citrus notes come through in the taste

Overall, this beer, along with the others in this series, really allows the hop to shine. If you like Simcoe, you will like this beer, if not, you won't. This particular rendition is a very interesting midpoint between some of the more standard west coast IPAs and the hazier, juicy east coast IPAs. It has some of the aroma, some of the look and some of the flavors, but there is a definite bitterness that I haven't found in Trillium and Tree House beers. Great beer, and if I'm in the mood for an IPA I think this would always leave me satisfied.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love this series of single hop IPAs - the hops sit atop a malt chassis that allows them to shine. They're all well constructed beers that isolate the hop profile, so your enjoyment ultimately comes down to the hop itself. To me Simcoe is bitter, piney with a touch of acidic fruit - passion fruit or melon maybe but definitely not as strong as pineapple. Aroma and taste of spruce, passion fruit, melon and a deep bitterness that lasts. A great example of an OG American IPA.

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Photo of barsonthetrak
4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I like it a lot better than the earlier Topaz version. Heavy on the citrus but it doesn't overpower the hops. Aroma is potpourri, look is very hazy golden-yellow. Lingering aftertaste with some pine and what can only be called a lowkey version of how your tongue feels after sucking on a Warhead candy. This one is killer, cop a single or a four pack if you can find one!

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One Hop This Time: Simcoe from Night Shift Brewing
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