Simcoe Pale Ale - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Simcoe Pale Ale
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190 Ratings
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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 23
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of woosterbill
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Blackback Pub in Waterbury.

A: Hazy pale amber body, 1-finger white head. Good retention, nice lace. Solid.

S: Bright, fruity hoppiness. Huge grapefruit, tropical notes, and pine resin. Amazing.

T: Pure hops, nothing else. Huge fruitiness up front, strong bitterness on teh finish. Cleanly bitter, almost chalky finish. Great.

M: Soft, creamy, delicate. Wow.

O: Incredibly good pale ale. I enjoyed it far more than Edward.

Cheers!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Growler shared by yourefragile, thanks! Served in a Hill Farmstead stemmed tulip. Another winner from the winningest brewery on the planet.

Beer is yellow with a mild haze to it. Nice white head, some lacing, nice carbonation.

Aroma is super hoppy, very forward, not a hint of malt anywhere...anywhere.

Beer is light and fruity with a great finish. I love love love this beer. I'm glad I got to try it and would definitely have this again.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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2/5  rDev -53.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First time at the brewery! :D

Not a big fan of Simcoe hops so not expecting to love this. Beautiful pour as usual, decadent hoppy aroma. Super fresh, smells great!

Taste is a different story. Distinctively Simcoe tones to kick things off. Hoppy, bitter, not juicy or citrusy. I'm not a huge fan of most beers from this style either, and Simcoe hops don't help in this regard. I'm sure many will love it, but this isn't for me.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Share with rudzud and many other great friends.

Pours a big fluffy 1+ finger head that fades with lots of sticky lacing all over the glass, hazy grapefruit color.

Nose has tropical fruit, resinous hop oils, grapefruit, a decent amount of passion fruit, light citrus, rind, mango, fluffy malt, light papaya, and a bit musty.

Taste has fresh hops, tropical fruit, mango, papaya, resin, lots of passion fruit, some grapefruit, little rind, juicy, fluffy malts, little sweetness that turns to dryness, great hop flavors, light hop oil resinous and fairly bitter. Finish is dry and bitter resinous, passion fruit, grapefruit, tropical fruit etc.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall nice but not great, showcases simcoe pretty well but not an amazing beer overall compared to most Hill Farmstead IPAs.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Jason.

Cloudy amber body topped by a clinging head. Nose of cooked grain, strangely wort-like. The hop aroma really hones in on the spicy, piney aspect of simcoe, with a touch of floral and citrus character beneath. While it smells OK, it's lacking the depth of a beer like Row 2/Hill 56. The palate is heavy on resinous, bitter hop flavors and cooked, caramelized grain. Slightly spicy and floral, quite bitter in the finish. Pretty good stuff, but nothing special.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Simcoe Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.