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Simcoe Pale Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Simcoe Pale Ale
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189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 21
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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jamvt, Mar 15, 2014
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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

kingcrowing, Aug 11, 2011
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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...

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

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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

hooliganlife, Sep 21, 2011
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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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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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Simcoe Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.