Hill Farmstead Simcoe Single Hop Pale Ale

RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Single Hope Pale Ale brewed exclusively with Simcoe! 5.4% abv

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (5705) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
Une astringence en finale et un sursaut dammoniac lempche dtre dans la mme catgorie que les autres. Je prfre le Simcoe comme complment est le seul constat que je peux faire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
Draft. Light golden yellow pour with white head. Light herbal flavors with grassy and citrus undertones. Aroma is light citrus and herbal hop tones.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkska101 (1971) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
750 ml growler thx Heather and Frank A: tropical pineapple, grapefruit, piny app: hazy pale white head. T/p: thin body with long bitter finish. O: Simple and beautiful. Amazing aroma . I could drink it again and again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2014
Pour is like all their hop growlers, hazed pale yellow and a tight white head. Nose is quite strong, soft citrus notes up front turning into an earthy and very herbal tea with notes of grassy hops. Taste is more earthy up front, herbal tea notes and hints of grass. Finish is citrus with a touch of mango and moderate bitterness. Light body, well carbonated, and semi dry. Very soft feel, very nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 3, 2014
hazy yellow pour with a thick creamy white head. smell and taste of pine, citrus notes, bitter grapefruit pith. Juicy flavor notes, really nice hop

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1245) - New York, USA - APR 2, 2014
Pour from growler, 04/02/2014. Pours light hazy orange, creamy white head dies to foamy swirl on the surface, thick soapy lacing left behind. Aroma is honeyed tangerine pulp and grapefruit, fluffy layer of pine hops, biscuit. Taste is lemon, grapefruit, juicy, with stronger pine hop bitterness coming through, lingering in the finish with toasted malts. Medium light body, bright and juicy hop notes with dry finish. Tasty, well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (12743) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2014
Pours from a swingtop bottle a hazy blonde color with a medium white head that burns away steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, grapefruit and toasted malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a lingering citrusy hops aftertaste. Solid APA all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5440) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2014
750ml growler in a tulip. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of citrusy and resinous and lightly fruity hops, pale malts, and light doughiness. Flavor the same with an incredible hoppiness. Average texture. Another awesome HF beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jool (198) - - MAR 27, 2014
Taster @ Hill Farmstead. Expression du Simcoe (pin, agrumes) dans sa plus simple expression, avec la bouche raffraichissante et la puret Hill Farmstead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (6539) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Draught at Prohibition Pig on 3/15/14
Strong white head tops the slightly hazy orange-golden body.
Much softer and easier than the Zero Gravity Sim City Extra IPA I just had, thankfully. Honey, tangerines, lemon and just a touch of pine on the end. Medium to medium-high strength of aroma. Almost marmalade-like in its sweet and orange-like presentation. No alcohol or flaws. Perhaps a touch of blandness from the sediment in suspension?
Light bitterness plays about a fluffy, very airy textured beer. Touches of wateriness, light honeysuckle sweetness and some vibrant tangerine-apricot-like hop flavors are all pleasant. Extremely dry, well-attenuated beer seems like it could actually use a touch more hop juiciness or malt sweetness. Just something to enliven it and balance all of this dry malt and dry, nearly astringent hop bitterness on the finish. Great carbonation levels and appropriate body, though, with no flaws or alcohol noted. Very marmalade-y....

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