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Simcoe Pale Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.22%
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

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Beer added by: kingcrowing on 08-11-2011

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Ratings: 191 | Reviews: 38
Reviews by WanderingFool:
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4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler fill of Simcoe Pale Ale during the Hill Farmstead Harvest Fest. Served 3 days later.

The beer pours a hazy light amber with a small creamy white head on top. The foam dissolves down to a thin sheet on the surface leaving behind a few spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is loaded with hops. Grass and pine dominate, but notes of lemon and grapefruit are also present. The aroma lasts quite a while and doesn't dissipate like other hoppy beers.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is watery on the palate with mild carbonation. The flavor is loaded with hops. It begins with lemon and grapefruit citrus. Some light tropical fruit appear in the middle and it finishes dry and moderately bitter with pine and grass notes. Hidden in the background is some bready malt that does a good job of holding this beer together. Once gone the lemon and pine flavor lingers on the palate.

This is beer loaded with hoppy flavor. Not a lot of bitterness or sweetness. A hop lovers delight.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of kingcrowing
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Guess2814
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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...

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of ChrisL24481
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Simcoe Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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