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Simcoe Pale Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Simcoe Pale Ale
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 22
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kingcrowing on 08-11-2011)
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Reviews by Gushue3:
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4.23/5  rDev -0.7%

Poured into Jacks Abby pint

A Hazy straw yellow in color with a generous bubbly white head. doesn't look like much carbonation in the beer and sticky lacing is left after the head goes down to a fat ring of foam.

S My nose is a little stuffy so take that for what it is. citrusy hops and a little malt.

T Lemony citrus with some grapefruit and a piney bite. Some malt body showing up too. Finish is bitter and lingers a bit.

M Very little carbonation, almost flat, doesnt happen often with the swing top growlers. Medium feel on the tongue and finishes slightly sticky.

O tasty pale ale. I'm glad I could pick this up this past weekend.

Gushue3, Sep 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

GreenMountainBoy, Mar 30, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev +6.3%

750ml growler poured into a sampling glass.

Pours a nice amber color with a small white head, nose is fruity, pine and well, classic simcoe.

Taste is awesome its super fresh and fruity, mango and grapefruit all over the place. Mothfeel is smooth and creamy

kingcrowing, Aug 11, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.66/5  rDev +9.4%

I think this is there best Pale Ale besides the Abner.. This beer is about 5.5% alcohol and the hops are intense.. It has a very light yellow look to it.. Smooth as heck this beer.. One of the best pale ale's i've had... Every beer I had from Hill Farmstead has been on point.. I put this among there best beers..CHEERS to this beer...

Guess2814, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

JasonSiedman, Oct 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

RyanOooh, Mar 18, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +2.1%

big thanks to baconsausage for this

pour is a dirty golden yellow and orange. fluffy white head with lacing running down the sides. great retention.

light pine with a balanced dose of citrus

a great combo of pine and citrus blending with a bread like malty backbone. the finish really brings out the pine as it lingers in the mouth.

nice moderate to mild carbonation. body is light and easy without feeling thin.

a delicious pale ale with a near perfect representation of simcoe

hooliganlife, Sep 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

bsm789, Apr 13, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +1.6%

Pours a hazy, light, golden straw color with a half inch off-white, frothy, soft head. Some lacing lingers on the edge of the glass. Can really smell and taste the simcoe hops. Earthy, piney, slight citrus and apricot flavors can be detected throughout. A hint of the malts linger in the background. The mouthfeel is just spectacular. Smooth, not overly bitter. A perfect balance between light and medium body. A great example of the style by simply utilizing a single hop variety.

ChrisL24481, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Peter1977, Mar 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Psychmusic, Sep 23, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -3.8%

Growler to HF stemmed tulip.

A - Completely cloudy deep yellow colour. A small layer of bright white head formed with decent retention.

S - Fresh citrus and lighter tropical fruit aromas up front. Grapefruit, tangerine, peach and mango. Some honey/caramel sweetness from the malts in the background.

T - A good bitterness up front with fresh grapefruit and tangerine flavours coming to the forefront. Some pine and lemon flavours are also present.

M - Medium body; creamy. Light carbonation. Typical dry HF mouthfeel.

TheSevenDuffs, Oct 10, 2012
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Simcoe Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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