Farmers Simcoe IPA - Rock Art Brewery
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4.38/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Cloudy apricot pour with 1 finger of soapy white head that retains fairly well before reducing to a permanent cap. Lacing is splotchy in the Lawson's tulip.
There is a dank piney aroma emanating from this brew that is also herbal with some grapefruit pith, just a touch of bread in the background, but this one is all about the Simcoe hop. Upon warming, the aroma becomes more fruity and less piney.
Taste is decidedly piney and citrus, fairly bitter in a good way. I'm having a hard time accepting the 40 IBUs printed on the label, seems like it should be much higher as there is a good amount of pop and it wakes the palate right up, tend to feel it towards the back. This is one of those single hop ales that really stages the hop nicely and allows one to focus in on the flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium, somewhat chewy, dry finish that is relatively crisp. Carbonation spot on.
This is an outstanding IPA that is under the radar currently: the price of $4.49 for a bomber is righteous for the quality of the product and the level of enjoyment I got out of it. If Simcoe hops aren't your thing, you may want to try this one anyhow. Very nice surprise at less than $5 for a bomber, hail Rock Art!
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2014 05:43:23 | More by Hendry
3.75/5 rDev -5.3%
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
Farmers Simcoe IPA from Rock Art Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.