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Peak Organic Simcoe Spring Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
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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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.9%

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

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-22-2013 05:08:41 | More by JTomczak
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silverking

Florida

3.16/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A- It pours a hazy gold/orange with two fingers of fluffy off-white head. Head retention is incredible, and the lacing is acceptable.

S- Citrusy, grainy, vegetative, with a surprising amount of yeast.

T- Lemon and tangerine up front, followed by a healthy dose of grains. very light bitterness in the finish.

M- Fresh, clean, light bodied. moderate corabonation. very refreshing.

O- It's light, easy drinking, and organic, but It doesn't quite scream pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 15:10:21 | More by silverking
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-12-2013 20:38:11 | More by JMUbrewz
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JG-90

New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into glass gives a moderate sized head that is beige in color. The head looks fizzy at first, but gets more creamy looking as rocky as it settles down. Beer is golden/copper in color. Leaves moderate lacing with good retention. Aroma is mostly floral hops and caramel malt, also having citrusy hops and biscuits.

This one has a great taste for a pale ale. Very hop forward (less malty than the smell would suggest), starts with piney hops, then grapefruit, orange, and a touch of lemon. Just the right amount of light caramel malts. Has a floral, bready, and a touch piney finish. Has medium body with high carbonation and a bit of creaminess. Crisp and clean finish. This is one of the more flavorful APAs that I have had.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 20:16:42 | More by JG-90
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jbeervt

Vermont

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-20-2013 16:17:51 | More by jbeervt
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bcuz7

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

05-19-2013 22:09:36 | More by bcuz7
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IrishKevin

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-19-2013 20:57:36 | More by IrishKevin
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Brian15

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-19-2013 19:35:21 | More by Brian15
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nh2032

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-10-2013 23:44:15 | More by nh2032
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atr2605

New York

3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a golden, slightly orange color with a white head with decent retention
S-pine, resin, fruity
T-pine hop flavor dominates with citrus in the finish. not much malt presence
M-light-medium bodied
O-A really nice and refreshing brew. Nice session beer for the warmer weather.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 00:43:37 | More by atr2605
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-06-2013 16:38:14 | More by ChrisL24481
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prisdefer

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-05-2013 23:34:01 | More by prisdefer
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tkelley

Massachusetts

3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Peak Organic glass.

A - Great look on this. Clear and bright copper body. Good head and retention.

N - Not as hoppy as I would expect. Very muted. Toasty notes.

T - Same muted character as the nose. Toasty. Lightly hoppy with a little citrus and pine. Almost like a British IPA but with American hops.

M - really good feel. Effervescent and crisp.

O - a solid drinker. I might not buy too many of these but I would be more than happy to drink a few on the boat or on the backyard.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 23:27:40 | More by tkelley
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, yellow-copper coloring with a frothy, bright white head. Aromas of light, fruity sweetness with a resiny, bitter hops backbone. Flavors are roasty, with a toasted grain backbone, subtle caramel sweetness, and peppery dry hops. Well balanced and mid-bodied, with a good lacing left behind. Bitter, resniy hops aftertaste with a slightly dry, light finish. Tasty brew.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2013 20:14:59 | More by GarthDanielson
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ale207

Maine

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-09-2013 21:41:17 | More by ale207
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Thedrizzle

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-07-2013 20:06:02 | More by Thedrizzle
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Hoptimus-Prime

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-07-2013 02:45:45 | More by Hoptimus-Prime
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GeckoPunk

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-06-2013 17:59:22 | More by GeckoPunk
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devinmah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-06-2013 15:31:32 | More by devinmah
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HopChef44

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

04-05-2013 03:44:03 | More by HopChef44
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-01-2013 21:13:22 | More by bluerabbit
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rhartogsq

Virginia

3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

To me, this is what a sessionable IPA should be like. A nice solid hop aroma and flavor. Nothing fancy going on, but a nice beer to drink. This is the first beer from Peak Organic I have really enjoyed.
Not much lacing in the glass. Light body and mouth feel, but the flavor is full.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 01:02:33 | More by rhartogsq
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear goldish amber color, half finger of white head.

Smell is pine, citrus in the way of orange and manderin oranges, no malt to be found in the nose.

taste mirrors the nose almost identicaly, pine, manderin oranges, bittering grapefruit in the end.... The malt is there but you really have to go searching for it.

Mouthfeel is medium light, with crisp carbonation, what you would expect from a APA.

Really good spring ale here... I love pales and this is a good use of Simcoe hops that is for sure, really shows the piney/orange flavor of the hops, do not hesistate to grab a couple.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 01:35:22 | More by nickapalooza86
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Ug, minus points for screw top!!! At least it has the date though, best by Aug, 2013.

Pours a nice looking fizzy frothy almost 1 finger head that sticks around for a while, eventually leaving some lacing as it slowly fades, mostly clear tangerine reddish-orange colored beer.

Nose is mixed, it has some great hop aromas although much much lighter than they should be, hint of tropical fruit but barely there, more I get that similar peak organic malt and yeast base profile that seems to come in many of their beers, a biscuity cracker and little caramel malt, light floral slightly fruity yeast addition, the tropical fruit is so light I really have to look for it and take huge sniffs.

Taste starts again with the Peak Organic base, biscuity cracker caramel malts with some sweetness and mild floral fruity yeast additions. Hops at least come out a bit more this time, a nice spicy bitterness followed by a fruity floral hop character, grassy and more noble like than I expected, very little simcoe character, almost as if they forgot to add 75% of the simcoe or they used a two year old batch. It does bring the slightest tropical fruit character but again I really have to look for it. Finish is drier, with plenty of bitterness at least, spicy and grassy kinda bitterness though, wiht a bit of a sticky resin sticking to the mouth from the malts (not hop resins), and a bit more biscuity caramel malt flavor.

Mouth is med to a bit lighter bodied, lots of fluffy carbonation maybe too much actually.

Overall fairly lackluster, just a light APA that gets some decent hop flavors, but noble hops very very little Simcoe which is very disappointing, and the malt profile comes through a bit too much with the cracker and caramel to really present what would be a nice Simcoe beer anyways.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 20:54:03 | More by jlindros
Peak Organic Simcoe Spring Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.