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Peak Organic Simcoe Spring Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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84
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222 Ratings
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Ratings: 222
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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Photo of ChrisGusSaksa
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma: Simcoe pine and some pine hops on the nose. Nice woods-like aroma.
Appearance: Clear gold It was kinda dark at the bar.
Taste:Simcoe pine at the front with a wheat and hop bitterness towards the end.
Mouthfeel: light to medium body
Overall: A great tasting beer. As a summer beer i can see this being enjoyed on a nice summer day BBQ some burgers with friends.

ChrisGusSaksa, May 28, 2012
Photo of amp138
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

amp138, May 19, 2012
Photo of FuturePilot
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

FuturePilot, May 07, 2012
Photo of Addrock
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Addrock, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of Nordicsk8er
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Nordicsk8er, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

A - Pours an almost clear amber color with a quickly dying off-white head. Leaves a sticky lacing.

S - Smells like citrus, buttered biscuit, honey, and a trace amount of pine hops.

T - Starts with a sweetness of fruit and bready malt. There are lemon peel, grass, and mild hops on the finish.

M - Good carbonation and a light-medium body.

O - I picked this one up as a part of a mixed six because the name intrigued me. I'm a big fan of beers that use a lot of simcoe hops and was hoping this would be citrusy hoppy goodness. It wasn't bad, but the flavor lacked complexity and pungency. I probably won't get this one again. At least it was cheap.

NoLeafClover44, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of wesley14
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

wesley14, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of OtherShoe2
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice copper brew with an off white head. Good lacing.

Toasted bread and malt, some hoppy hints in the nose.

Nice hop forward APA. Hops are there, but so is this dark bread crust note. Nice maltiness combined with bitter and hop notes. The touch of sweetness is pushed out by bitter. Nice finish and balance in all areas.

Medium body, good carbonation.

I actually liked his one. Really nicely done.

OtherShoe2, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of ThePortlander
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Franklin Park in Crown Heights.

It pours an amber hued gold with a decent off-white head, quite good looking (or maybe it's just this on-and-off grey day in Crown Heights). The nose is nice, clearly a fair amount of Simcoe went into this thing! Taste confirms this, although there a great bread/biscuit backing, though the hops really shine here. This is a very tasty APA, and a wonderful spring beer. My first Peak and I'm kind of into it.

ThePortlander, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of MaltyMama
4/5  rDev +8.1%

MaltyMama, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of Rekrule
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Rekrule, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of sharpy26
4/5  rDev +8.1%

sharpy26, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of rderedin
2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

rderedin, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of jeanphony
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

jeanphony, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of bluntedboywonder
4/5  rDev +8.1%

bluntedboywonder, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
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

BeerKangaroo, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of DonFrap
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

DonFrap, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of AJD1201
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

AJD1201, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of oldvines
4/5  rDev +8.1%

oldvines, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of rapidsequence
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.

rapidsequence, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of splendidsplinter
4/5  rDev +8.1%

splendidsplinter, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of LiquidSanity
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!

LiquidSanity, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of asafarc2
4/5  rDev +8.1%

asafarc2, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of bluetrevian
4/5  rDev +8.1%

bluetrevian, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of wilfonzo
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

wilfonzo, Mar 20, 2012
Peak Organic Simcoe Spring Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.