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Simcoe Hops (Single Hop Series) - Hermitage Brewing

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Simcoe Hops (Single Hop Series)
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: zeff80 on 04-14-2013)
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Reviews by sweemzander:
Photo of sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks for sharing Chris!

(A)- Pours an orange amber color. Some good white froth and lacing.

(S)- A good bite of pine with subtle lemon lime citrus. Plenty of caramel malt.

(T)- Pretty similar to the smell. Good pine with the citrus being more of an orange and grapefruit variety.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Good pine bit meets good citrus and a solid caramel malt base.

(O)- A solid single hopped beer with most of the right stuff. A little too heavy on the malt base for me, when I would just like the hop varietal to shine.

sweemzander, Sep 20, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of russpowell
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orange with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Insane head retention & nice lacing

S: Pink grapefruit with faint breadyness & caramel

T: Big time, faint breadyness & catty hop notes up front. More cattyness & pine as this warms, along with some caramel fighting through. Finishes piney with a touch of grapefruit, a whisper of pineapple & breadyness

MF: Medium bodied/slightly chew with low carbonation, fairly well balanced for the style

Drinkable albeit a tad slow for me, drinks more like a DIPA. Not sure how fresh this is, no dating on the bottle, I don't think this at optimum. Looking at prior MO reviews, I'm a least a month late to this party, but still tasty & most hop freaks will love this, I merely really liked this...

russpowell, Jun 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

1424IpA, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of tzieser
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

tzieser, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Dieck
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Dieck, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Hopheadjeffery, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -18.5%

smartassboiler, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of carbedtostyle
4.43/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an exceptional, well balanced, hop-forward IPA. A nearly flawless example of the style.

A - Clarity is near crystal. Off white 2 finger head, with retention lasting around 2 minutes. Leaves a lace on the glass. Well carbonated, with a never-ending thin head atop the beer.

S - Pine, and grapefruit, or sour citrus. There isn't a massive hop aroma, but I wish there was given the flavor. Can't tell if this is dry hopped. Hard to smell the beer after a few swigs.

T - The 7% alcohol goes unnoticed with the smooth malt, and intense hop flavors and bitterness. The malt bill is perfect in the background. Pine and bitter grapefruit with grilled pineapple flavors. There's also an enjoyable resinous taste and sensation from this hop, with a little garlic/onion edge. Subtle, sweet citrus in the background. Complex flavors. The only 'fault' of this beer is the intense, lingering hop flavors of the Simcoe.

M - Just enough sweetness to balance the hop bitterness. Medium bodied with lingering hop oils.

O - Top shelf IPA. I'd recommend this to any hop head and brewer as excellent examples of Simcoe hops and the IPA style.

carbedtostyle, May 13, 2013
Photo of jklecko2
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jklecko2, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left thin, sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of grapefruit and other tropical fruits.

T - Good burnt toast maltiness with a sharp bitterness. It had nice fruitiness with some tart grapefruit bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale.

O - I really enjoyed this one. The Single Hop Series are some of their best beers.

zeff80, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of KegsAndEggs
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

KegsAndEggs, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of rfbenavi80
4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Single Hop Series Simcoe picked up at Riverside Red X for around 6 dollars.
Bomber bottle poured into a Deschutes snifter.

A- This is the only one out of the 3 different beers from the Single Hop Series that didn't gush when opened. Pours a solid copper color with nice sticky cream colored head that laces wonderfully on the glass. Off to a good start.

S- Wow. This one must be fresh compared to the other ones. Hops seem to shine through on this one. Aromas of resinous pine dominate. Sweet tropical fruits seem to have a back seat to the pine. Overly ripe, almost sour pineapple comes to mind for the fruity aromas.

T- Pleasant amount of bitterness. Tropical fruit dominates on the taste. Sweet, yet bitter. More grapefruit than pine. More of a grapefruit/pineapple hybrid fruit if there was such of thing.

M- On the high side of medium bodied. Ideal amount of carbonation.

O- With out a doubt the best Single Hop Series beer I've had from this brewery. Couldn't find bottle dates on the bottles so maybe this is the freshest one. Who knows? Really enjoyed this one.

rfbenavi80, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Samaurer23
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Samaurer23, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of bigdaverosales
4.55/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Visited Hermitage's Tap Room on Saturday August 10th.

Tried their Hoptopia IPA, but loved the Simcoe; So much so I was to purchase a Growler until the tap ran out.

Very pleasant grapefuit aroma, not too hoppy, and smooth.

One of their best beers!

bigdaverosales, Aug 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

amalahow, Jun 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

CesarLopes, May 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Rihup, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

BRD14, Jul 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

KnowYourCraft, Oct 06, 2014
Simcoe Hops (Single Hop Series) from Hermitage Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.