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Peak Organic Simcoe Spring Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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220 Ratings
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
We love the piney, fruity flavors of Simcoe hops. This is a classic pale ale, single-hopped and dry-hopped with Simcoe. We cold condition this beer and give it a restrained malt profile, so the hops really pop, like flora in spring. Our friends Patrick, Jason and Brad grow these luscious hops and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

66 IBU

(Beer added by: Reagan1984 on 02-12-2011)
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -66.2%

This beer pours a hazy, orange-gold with a copious white head. The aroma is citrus and pine. The flavor is predominately grapefruit followed by a dry, very bitter aftertaste. It has a medium but waxy mouthfeel. Peak Organic Simcoe Spring is a bad beer with way too much aftertaste and carbination. Not recommended!

05-24-2011 23:54:39 | More by B967ierhunter177
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atrocity

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

04-29-2014 19:28:53 | More by atrocity
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

06-27-2013 23:26:30 | More by SuomiHobbit
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rderedin

Maine

2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

04-08-2012 02:21:34 | More by rderedin
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harsley

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

04-07-2014 14:45:04 | More by harsley
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DaveONan

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

02-17-2012 21:07:20 | More by DaveONan
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RichScherle

Florida

2.6/5  rDev -29.7%

A - rich amber/bronze.

S - light pale ale nose with biscuits and a bit of sharp hop.

T - tasted okay at first. Nice level of upfront malts, followed by a nice bready crackery note and then dry with a mellow but prominent woody simcoe finish. But what ruins the whole deal (and this seems to be common in other peak brews imo) is the metallic notes that creep in on the backend. Its got that aluminum foil taste creeping in which is disasterous imho.

M - good feel and texture - nice level of carb.

D - Low for me simply because its not extraordinary and then the metal taste - doesn't beg to be drank.

03-12-2011 19:24:22 | More by RichScherle
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chefduff2

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

02-10-2013 03:48:08 | More by chefduff2
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Hillbilly

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

03-15-2014 21:33:32 | More by Hillbilly
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tjeppaint

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

03-15-2012 23:26:31 | More by tjeppaint
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

04-13-2012 20:37:01 | More by Rekrule
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

03-03-2013 04:21:24 | More by s1ckboy
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Cooker_stp

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

09-03-2013 00:07:27 | More by Cooker_stp
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Horbar

Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

02-24-2014 00:08:23 | More by Horbar
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Kjanisch7

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.9%

07-15-2013 18:29:34 | More by Kjanisch7
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

12 oz bottle from Whole Foods. Best by August 2011.

Pale amber with a curiously rocky head that doesn't last long.

Smells very soapy... lavender, citrus, some diacetyl. Soap is the dominant character at first. With some vigorous swirling, the hops come out more, exhibiting a nice tropical fruit character, but I can't escape the scent of soap. Judging by other reviews, I get the impression that this brewery has some quality control issues.

Tastes a bit better than it smells, but still not stellar. Grapefruit and pine hop flavors, dried herbs, soap. Lightly buttery and slick, and a bit on the thin side, though perhaps I'm being overly harsh on a 5.4% beer. Still, breweries like Alpine and Ballast Point seem to be capable of brewing heavily hopped, low alcohol beers that don't feel watery. This isn't quite watery, but it is very thin. It's pretty dry from front to back, but the faint diacetyl prevents it from feeling truly crisp.

Overall, I like the concept of this beer more than the execution. With some tweaking it could be quite good.

04-30-2011 05:39:16 | More by largadeer
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Addrock


3/5  rDev -18.9%

04-27-2012 19:21:58 | More by Addrock
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PreacherBrewer

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.9%

02-27-2013 02:41:06 | More by PreacherBrewer
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littleplus

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.9%

07-27-2014 16:51:02 | More by littleplus
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.9%

06-24-2013 19:33:10 | More by BostonPhilly
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teromous

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.9%

A: The beer is a darker shade of amber with hints of orange. The head is small and white, leaving mild lacing. It's not hazy.

S: It has a very interesting hop smell. There is a mild citrus but it has an overwhelming funk of what smells like savory spices on meat. Odd...I know...but it smells that way.

T: There is a lot of grain flavor in this and it tastes very good. There isn't much hop bitterness at all, and the hop flavor is extremely subdued. The beer tastes good so I'll give it that, but I wouldn't call it an APA.

M: The body of the beer is pretty light and it is light on bitterness as well. It is pretty weak.

O: Overall I wasn't a fan of the beer. It tastes good, but it's not really an APA. I wouldn't buy it again.

02-05-2012 01:53:29 | More by teromous
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IrishKevin

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-19-2013 20:57:36 | More by IrishKevin
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jbeervt

Vermont

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-20-2013 16:17:51 | More by jbeervt
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humuloner22

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.9%

I mean this is the perfectly average beer really. It has a good malt balance but not overly hoppy, but isn't drinking beer subjective? Someone may love the malt, while others may be put off by the hops. I myself enjoy the balance, would I order again, maybe? I like hoppier beers but this one is better than a lot but not as good as a lot of them either. It is what it its, but hey its organic so that should give it some points anyway.

04-18-2014 01:04:52 | More by humuloner22
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xpdrinker

Florida

3/5  rDev -18.9%

11-25-2011 15:04:54 | More by xpdrinker
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Peak Organic Simcoe Spring Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.