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Peak Organic Simcoe Spring Ale
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RATINGS: 120   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (546) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Drink it in a chilled shaker cold out of the bottle. Great hops, hops, hops!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2098) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Different brew; instead of the resin/citrus slam there’s more of a cut grass flavoma that is comfortably pleasing. Radical change for the good. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is grass, hop, malt. Flavor is like nose with emphasis on grass. Body is easy, chewy, and drinkable. Finish is like flavor, on the short side, and just flat out good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cazort (497) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2011
I don’t like the fact that Simcoe is a registered trademark, personally I am against trademarking varietals of plant. But that aside, I really do like these hops. Aroma intensely fruity, like apricot but lighter, almost estery but more lasting...fading into a faint piney quality, and a light, sweet graininess. Flavor is bitter up front with sweet finish, but leaving a lasting bitter taste as well. Pleasingly light for the sweetness. Most beers this sweet are bogged down with sourness and are overly heavy. This brew is simultaneously sweet, bitter, and light, and I love it. Very well-executed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1474) - Near Buffalo, New York, 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!!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5486) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2012
Bottle. This erupted a bit. The head is simply volcanic, bubbling with big white foam. The beer is effortlessly carbonated, and boiling over with sweet, citric aromas. It drinks with a tart, orange-laden fruitiness, intermingled with a musty twist. Quite refreshing, yet biting enough for the serious hopheads. (#4578, 4/29/2012)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RyanK (152) - Rhode Island, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Pale ale loaded with Simcoe hops. Pours an orange like amber with a large foamy white head. Smells of sweet and piney hops, grapefruit. Light and refreshing, fruit flavor hits at first the the piney hops give it a nice dry and bitter finish on the tongue. Lots of carbonation other than that watery and not much more to it. Nice sessionable ale for warm weather.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2012
12 oz bottle. pours an orange color with a 2 finger white head. pine / citrus / honey Simcoe hop aromas - I generally prefer other hop varieties - but the Simcoe is shining well here. med body - somewhat sweet with caramel malts, but the Simcoe hops dominate throughout with a nice piney and citrus bitterness. finishes nice and dry - very well attenuation. extremely drinkable. nice bitter lemon / orange finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013 Draught at Stags Head NYC. Pours slightly hazy orage/gold/apricot in color with a big white head. The aroma was an intense citrus hop smell, really nice. There is an overload of grapefruit in the aroma as well as the taste, which I love. Incredibley balanced with a piney citrus finish. really comples and smooth finishing. A great pale ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhatB420 (601) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2013
12oz into a pint. Right away the hops come off strong: nice and piney, resiny, full bodies slap your nose hop apeal. I love that in a beer. Aroma is reminisant of an ipa but a tad duller with the malt charateristics. Taste is bitter, hoppy, fulfilling for a pale ale, as the sweet nectar like qualities of this bring a round about satisfaction of a prestine enjoyment. Organis is what it says, organic is what its. I like it no matter what the label says. Orange bronze and tanned brown are the colors of this, looks nice in a glass. I think Ive found the perfect "spring" beer although I can see myself enjoying this one all the time if its available. the sessionable status also leaves me happy and ready for another. Solid brew here.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coldbrewky (1411) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Draft at the Dutch last night with the family for dinner. Fruity nose of malts and hops does say spring to this seemingly endless cold winter we have had. Hops and malts up front are medium bodied and wake the mouth from slumber. Body fades to a weak single flat tone of hops for finish. More malt in this area would smooth this critter into a real gem.


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