Peak Organic Simcoe Spring Ale | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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3.69/5
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252 Ratings
Peak Organic Simcoe Spring AlePeak Organic Simcoe Spring Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States
peakbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
We love the piney, fruity flavors of Simcoe hops. This is a classic pale ale, single-hopped and dry-hopped with Simcoe. We cold condition this beer and give it a restrained malt profile, so the hops really pop, like flora in spring. Our friends Patrick, Jason and Brad grow these luscious hops and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

66 IBU

Added by Reagan1984 on 02-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,004
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
252
pDev:
13.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1.3/5  rDev -64.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer pours a hazy, orange-gold with a copious white head. The aroma is citrus and pine. The flavor is predominately grapefruit followed by a dry, very bitter aftertaste. It has a medium but waxy mouthfeel. Peak Organic Simcoe Spring is a bad beer with way too much aftertaste and carbination. Not recommended!

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1.75/5  rDev -52.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -39%

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2.25/5  rDev -39%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.68/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - rich amber/bronze.

S - light pale ale nose with biscuits and a bit of sharp hop.

T - tasted okay at first. Nice level of upfront malts, followed by a nice bready crackery note and then dry with a mellow but prominent woody simcoe finish. But what ruins the whole deal (and this seems to be common in other peak brews imo) is the metallic notes that creep in on the backend. Its got that aluminum foil taste creeping in which is disasterous imho.

M - good feel and texture - nice level of carb.

D - Low for me simply because its not extraordinary and then the metal taste - doesn't beg to be drank.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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2.87/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Meh, didn't think this was up to the hype.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle from Whole Foods. Best by August 2011.

Pale amber with a curiously rocky head that doesn't last long.

Smells very soapy... lavender, citrus, some diacetyl. Soap is the dominant character at first. With some vigorous swirling, the hops come out more, exhibiting a nice tropical fruit character, but I can't escape the scent of soap. Judging by other reviews, I get the impression that this brewery has some quality control issues.

Tastes a bit better than it smells, but still not stellar. Grapefruit and pine hop flavors, dried herbs, soap. Lightly buttery and slick, and a bit on the thin side, though perhaps I'm being overly harsh on a 5.4% beer. Still, breweries like Alpine and Ballast Point seem to be capable of brewing heavily hopped, low alcohol beers that don't feel watery. This isn't quite watery, but it is very thin. It's pretty dry from front to back, but the faint diacetyl prevents it from feeling truly crisp.

Overall, I like the concept of this beer more than the execution. With some tweaking it could be quite good.

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Peak Organic Simcoe Spring Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 252 ratings
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