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Peak Organic Simcoe Spring Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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212 Ratings
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Ratings: 212
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.32%
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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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

04-13-2012 20:37:01 | More by Rekrule
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sharpy26

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-11-2012 21:41:29 | More by sharpy26
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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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jeanphony

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

04-06-2012 17:08:56 | More by jeanphony
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bluntedboywonder

New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-05-2012 00:55:13 | More by bluntedboywonder
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass:

A: clear golden colored body with a lumpy white head that lasted a good four minutes. There was barely any carbonation seen rising. The lacing is foamy all around the glass.

S: pine and strong hops

T: bitter through the pine and the hops

M: light to medium, clean, sessionable, carbonation felt, pine aftertaste, no finish

O: this is a good brew, if I had this again, probably only on tap

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 00:09:59 | More by BeerKangaroo
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-02-2012 02:19:47 | More by DonFrap
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AJD1201

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-01-2012 02:52:39 | More by AJD1201
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oldvines

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-31-2012 16:33:29 | More by oldvines
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rapidsequence

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle from Ned's. I think it was $2 something.

Appearance: Damn fine looking beer. Clear gold colored. Puffy, finely bubbled head with good retention. Nice lacing too.

Smell: Pine and grapefruit, with a crackery malt backbone. Its a very hoppy smelling APA.

Taste: Really piney hops upfront, transitioning to a slight orangey and malty sweetness, then finishing quite bitter, with grapefruit pith.

Mouthfeel: Very clean, body on the thin side, almost tingly carbonation. Sticky hops afterfeel. This is a refresher.

Overall: Good, flavorful, and quite hoppy and bitter pale ale. Almost like one of these "session IPAs" that are coming out. Likely falls well above the allowable IBUs for a pale ale. I could drink a bunch.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 01:29:06 | More by rapidsequence
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-23-2012 19:59:03 | More by splendidsplinter
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LiquidSanity

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Ap: Dark amber color. Almost honey like. Tiny bit of head with a little bit of lacing.

Ar: Faint but distinct. I can distinguish the bitterness in the aroma. Mild citrus aroma.

Ta: Tart and bitter with a mild citrus aftertaste. Very earthy hop flavor and mild metallic bite. However, it is actually very delicious.

Mf: Carbonation settles appropriately. Very smooth and crisp. Fulfilling and refreshing.

Ov: It's very interesting but the aftertaste is what engaged me. It wasn't what I expected but fortunately, it was better than expected. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 04:18:09 | More by LiquidSanity
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asafarc2

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-21-2012 18:42:55 | More by asafarc2
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bluetrevian

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-20-2012 21:55:21 | More by bluetrevian
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wilfonzo

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

03-20-2012 00:15:59 | More by wilfonzo
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deonreds

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

03-18-2012 06:01:41 | More by deonreds
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 02:37:30 | More by drpimento
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loupap

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

03-16-2012 14:39:09 | More by loupap
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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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bentonquest

New York

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-13-2012 01:47:33 | More by bentonquest
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rpstevens

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-11-2012 18:24:17 | More by rpstevens
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jafari

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

03-11-2012 01:17:27 | More by jafari
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Simcoe Spring pours a clear light amber color with a moderate sized, frothy white head on top. As the foam dissolves it leaves behind a netted pattern of lace on the glass. From the bottom, a flurry of small bubbles rise to the surface.

The aroma is pleasant with notes of toast, pine, citrus and tropical fruit.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft and frothy. Mild to moderate effervescent carbonation. The flavor is crisp with toasted and biscuit malt balanced with bitter hop notes of pine and grass. Some fruity flavors are present throughout. It finishes dry with lingering fruity and grass flavors when gone.

A very tasty, well balanced, easy drinking beer. Would go great with a burger and fries or on its own when drinking with friends.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 23:25:58 | More by WanderingFool
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caroberts

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

02-22-2012 02:23:37 | More by caroberts
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Billolick

New York

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler filled at the super and new "One Stop Beer Stop" in Brooklyn...this one pours slightly murky almond amber, under a loose and lazy lite tan head, that leaves all sorts of sheeting and ringed lacing.

Mild nose of earthy/grassy hops and a hint of toast.

Hoppy/bready nicely balanced APA, with a distinct mineral note flexing some muscles. Dry in the finish with more crusty/earthy hops now in control.

A bit thin/watery mouthfeel wise.

Respectable if not amazing moderalty hopped up ale. Worthy and sessionable brew

Serving type: growler

02-18-2012 04:35:49 | More by Billolick
Peak Organic Simcoe Spring Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.