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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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FuturePilot


3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-07-2012 02:57:20 | More by FuturePilot
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Addrock


3/5  rDev -18.9%

04-27-2012 19:21:58 | More by Addrock
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Nordicsk8er

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-26-2012 01:03:33 | More by Nordicsk8er
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NoLeafClover44

Delaware

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

04-24-2012 03:36:50 | More by NoLeafClover44
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wesley14

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

04-23-2012 22:12:39 | More by wesley14
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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.

04-22-2012 04:43:20 | More by OtherShoe2
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ThePortlander

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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.

04-20-2012 16:34:30 | More by ThePortlander
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MaltyMama


4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-16-2012 21:41:53 | More by MaltyMama
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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%

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

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%

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.

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%

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!

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%

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.

03-17-2012 02:37:30 | More by drpimento
Peak Organic Simcoe Spring Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.