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Simcoe Showers - Noble Ale Works

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 7.54%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Noble Ale Works visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Simcoe is the fourth release in our double IPA series that showcases our favorite hop varieties, one by one, with each consecutive release. This hop was a game changer when it was released 14 years ago because of its bright layers of overripe pineapple, guava, and sage. Look forward to many upcoming releases within this series of single hopped double IPA's.

(Beer added by: T_Hass on 03-23-2014)
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's Easter, so Raul is chilling with the Easter bunny and sippin' on some Simcoe - and Raul is ok with that. The tropical fruit element is present like Sofia Vegara's melons when she is lactating - yeah, things be wild. Pretty smooth with a lil bite of booze at the end.

It's slightly above ok like... I'll let you fill in the blank on this one, my children.

RaulMondesi, Apr 20, 2014
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one of the beer guys at my local whole foods bars informed me last week that simcoe showers had arrived the day before, and i had no choice but to lay down my coin for this Noble Ale Works offering. Pale golden color with a thin white head, lighter carbonation, and some minor lacing across the glass. nose is redolent with pineapple, baked pear, and something herbal in the background. medium to full bodied, this solid ipa packs a punch at 8.8%, but the fresh hops balance the malts to avoid the cloying sweetness some inferior or expired doubles deliver. finish is dry. keep 'em coming.

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A: Pours a clear golden color with a solid 1" white head which fades slowly and yields spotty lace.

N: Dank, weedy, grassy, and herbal notes.

T: Plenty of citrus fruit along with a catty note.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Dry and bitter finish. A slight bit thin.

O: Was expecting more and done side-by-side with Duet, this couldn't hold a candle.

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Simcoe Showers from Noble Ale Works
91 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.