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Farmers Simcoe IPA - Rock Art Brewery

Farmers Simcoe IPAFarmers Simcoe IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

20 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 20
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.21%


Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SpasmWaiter on 08-11-2013)
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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 4 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Rheaume17:
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Rheaume17

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-20-2013 21:28:54 | More by Rheaume17
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KingdomBobcat

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

03-19-2014 23:13:16 | More by KingdomBobcat
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LoudRed

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-26-2014 01:13:16 | More by LoudRed
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makeshifty

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-02-2014 17:58:54 | More by makeshifty
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boboyle

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-18-2013 01:53:36 | More by boboyle
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bccrosley

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

10-22-2013 10:53:38 | More by bccrosley
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BTVflatlander

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

10-19-2013 22:38:25 | More by BTVflatlander
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Thads324

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-07-2013 01:13:54 | More by Thads324
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FrostBlast

Quebec (Canada)

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

22 oz (650mL) bottle

I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-sensitive.

APPEARANCE : Almost clear copper/golden orange with a thin head, not quite non-existent, but certainly nothing big. Lacing is present but doesn't seem like it'll stick around very long. Head fades away rather quickly, exposing the beer.

SMELL : First nose is pine and citrus with a warm background of malt. Second nose opens up a floral spectre of aromas that almost completely take over the hop profile and the malt. Third nose follows through with what the second nose was, with a touch more pine.

TASTE : I was expecting something a lot more intense. It really isn't bad, it's just definitely not what I though it would be. The nose was far more intense than the taste is. The pine and citrus fruits are almost gone, leaving all the room for the flowery aromas to shine in unison with the malt, which in itself is quite nice.

OVERALL : Glad I had this one. It was a surprise from not getting what I expected from the nose, but it was a nice experience. I wouldn't go out of my way to get a bottle of this, but if I should come across some by chance, I'd definitely buy a few more. A calm, laid back sort of IPA that's definitely nice when you don't want anything too intense, complex or brainy.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 23:00:39 | More by FrostBlast
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marshmeli

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-23-2013 21:01:57 | More by marshmeli
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Maseitz

Delaware

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-14-2013 21:38:02 | More by Maseitz
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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz picked up at the brewery about 2 weeks ago.

Pours with a large, thick foamy off-white head over a fairly cloudy, amber-to-golden body that picks up a ton of floaties upon the last pour. Decent lacing.

Aromas are cool - not overpowering, but plenty of woodsy, and even some light citrusy hop freshness. Very good for a standard, 6% IPA. Nice floral quality, too.

Flavors are pretty sharp up front, and then dull-out a little in the finish. Lots of herbal qualities... could've used more citrus bite, but it's full of flavor, nonetheless. Mouthfeel is good and crisp... Great level of carbonation, without being distracting. Clean.

This one is pretty easy drinking, full of flavor, and very enjoyable. Pretty sure I could session this. Nice work, Rock Art, nice work.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 23:54:04 | More by BeerImmediately
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

09-08-2013 22:50:58 | More by bigred89
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aapp

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-27-2013 21:56:13 | More by aapp
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csustar001

New York

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

08-25-2013 13:23:43 | More by csustar001
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brokentee

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-25-2013 01:16:04 | More by brokentee
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.3%

08-21-2013 21:46:04 | More by bostonryan
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-15-2013 14:56:22 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at Reservoir, Waterbury, VT

A coppery colored liquid, effervescent, capped with a foamy white head that coated the glass with lacing before settling to a ringlet. Aroma was nice, biscuity malts in the background, candied citrus and herbal hops, with a good display of the featured variety (one of my favs). The taste didn't quite live up to the aroma, but it was still good: tangerine, lemon pith, light herbal notes, grainy malt bill that seemed just a bit thinned out and unbalanced despite the pleasant hop profile. Light-medium body, dry, bitter aftertaste, a good brew overall.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2013 17:01:37 | More by Rifugium
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

If you get the chance AND have the choice, DEFINITELY go for this on tap.

A - Very light golden color. Lots of bubbles present. Great lacing with each sip.

S - So great. Strong fruity smells from the Simcoe hops definitely noticeable, but it has a slightly unidentifiable finish that is somewhat piney, earthy and just pure awesome.

T - Boom. Behold the glory that is the Simcoe hop.

M - Very light, I long for a slightly thicker body. But hey, its great for summer time.

O - Overall...just get it if you can.

Update - 9/26/13 Just cracked a 2 1/2 month old bomber and the supreme hop bomb from when it was fresh is gone. Still a very tasty and sessionable IPA but all be damned if that fantastic hopsmash wasn't diminished. Still better than many options on the shelf.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2013 03:20:45 | More by SpasmWaiter
Farmers Simcoe IPA from Rock Art Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.