Simcoe SamuRYE - Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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89
very good

83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 6.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A spicy rye beer, amber in color and brewed exclusively with simcoe hops.

(Beer added by: Slatetank on 09-28-2012)
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Bomber > Bowtie Pint

A - Cloudy orange amber with two fingers of a creamy off white head, thick lacing.
S - Sweet caramel, a little toasted grain, pineapple, papaya, pine, grass.
T - Mild sweetness, balanced by the bitterness of hops, mango, pineapple, papaya, some light grassiness to it, dank, bready malt, a little spiciness in the end
M - A little chewy, but incredibly balanced.
O - Very good beer, good mix of flavors.

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Pours an amber red in color with a sturdy off-color head of frothy foam.

The rye gives it a warming spice aroma that doesn't overwhelm as so many rye beers do. The spice sticks around throughout, but tropical and citrusy hops cut through with a juicy and stickiness that appeals.

The hop profile is that of pine, passionfruit, and a faint hint of orange rinds. The rye is ever present, but provides each quaff with a familiar but rather subtle spiciness.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a sticky resinous beginning and a dry spiced end.

Overall, a very tasty rye red ale, a favorite to date!

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Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Label says 2014.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves behind large clots.

S- Tons of pineapple in the nose. Seriously smells like straight pineapple juice. Also some orange and grapefruit.

T- Flavor has more rye character going on with the citrusy hops playing well off the malt. Medium-high bitterness rounds things out nicely.

M- Sharp and a bit oily with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Awesome representation of a RIPA with the resinous hops playing off the spicy rye in a delightful way.

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Simcoe SamuRYE from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.