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Peak Organic Simcoe Spring Ale
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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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We love the piney, fruity flavors of Simcoe® hops. This is a classic pale ale, with a generous dry hopping of Simcoe®. Because of the restrained malt profile, the hops really pop, like flora in spring.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1622) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Had on tap at a local pub, poured into a pint. A: clear amber color, nice 1/4" head with great retention, gobs of lacing. S: slight pine and caramel T: sweet caramel, buiscuit, over taken by distinctive simcoe hop flavor. Outstanding. M&d: light to medium bodied , light carbonation. Good drinkability, not drying. Really quite a revelation!!!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4659) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Crisp copper coloured body with a light tan head about a centimetre tall and a few bubbles floating around. Aroma of piney and resiney hops with some malt coming through and a touch of caramel. Medium-bodied; Assertive nutty flavour at first with some caramel, a bit of the hops and a grassy note. Aftertaste shows mostly caramel and malt with a little earth flavour, some light grassy and herbal hops with a floral finish. Overall, a decent APA showing some okay qualities, but nothing great nor to be scouted for. A decent tasting beer that shows well. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia on 16-February-2012 for US$2.49 sampled at home in Washington on 23-February-2012.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3377) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Tap. Pours clear copper with thin, creamy off-white head; short retention and some lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus and earthy hops, light fruit, honey, and bread malt. Flavor is malt forward, medium hops, light esters; hoppy finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeremytoni (2950) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2012
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Grassy hoppy flavor with a lingering finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Bottle. Amber pour with a short white head. Aroma is piney and citrusy with floral hops and soft caramel. Big pine and floral hops in the flavor profile along with soft caramel, citrus fruit, toasted malt and faint grains. Body is medium with a dense, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more pine, floral hops, citrus notes, caramel, toasted bread and soft grains.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Pours a clear copper with a fair light tan head. Aroma is of simcoe hops. some pine and citrus. Great flavor, lots of simcoe flavor, pine, citrus and a little caramel.Love simcoe!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear amber color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of earthy, resiny and tropical hop notes with some toasted malts. The taste is caramel malts with an earthy hop finish. Medium bodied. A little one-note but decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (3665) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Spruce nose, delightfully strong. Clear amber, no head. Spruce and pine flavor. Piney, sessionable, and not overdone. Fresh and green, little backbone, but that’s ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Spring Simcoe
Date: January 29, 2011
Mode: Firkin
Source: Beerfest, ACAT 2011
Appearance: cloudy yellow, frothy white head
Aroma: sweet simcoe aroma, malty sweetness, lots of simcoe
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of hops, balancing bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ** /4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Location/Date:Catching up on Ratings, November 2011.

Appearance: Pours a copper color.
Aroma: Aroma is mostly of pine.
Taste: Lighter hop bitterness.
Palate:Short finish.

Summary: A decent APA.


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