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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:
#29,668
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
252
pDev:
13.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of woodychandler
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I have a number of Peak Organic beers, both bottle & CAN, awaiting drinking & review & I have decided to run through as many of them as possible today.

From the bottle: "Pure ingredients, delicious beer".

I Pop!ped the cap only to be disappointed in the revelation that it was a screw-top. Boo! A bottle in and of itself is bad enough, but these screw-tops are the ones that they should do away with first. I gave it a very gentle pour followed by a vigorous swirl which raised a finger of dense, French Vanilla-colored head with good retention. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a slight cattiness along with a pine mintiness, underlain by a caramel maltiness. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was definitely of pine hops, but more restrained than they might be in an AIPA. The malt had more of a biscuit quality than the sweetness that the nose had led me to expect. Finish had a very flowery, honey-like taste, reminiscent of honeysuckle in a meadow, along with the biscuity malt flavor that I noted earlier. It landed somewhere between semi-sweet & semi-dry, putting me in mind of biscuits drizzled with honey.

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

Photo of PJCarnell
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into pint glass in June 2015.

Appearance: Golden with light tan head. Head is thick and sticks to the glass.

Smell: Strong aroma of hops, pine, and citrus, like grapefruits, with a little peppery spices as well. Overall the citrus aroma dominate the others.

Taste: Interesting taste. There is a strong citrus flavor but with some pepper and hops flavors as well. There is some sweetness too.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

This is an interesting ale. It has a nice mix of grapefruit, hops, and other flavors, which makes it interesting. I like the overall balance, and that the hops do not dominate the flavor.

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Photo of Snow
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of marcfromphilly
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Doomcifer
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of A-Sox
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of garyloveman
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whatname
3.27/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Loveyourbeer
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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Photo of Fatehunter
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger of head on a clear straw body.
The aroma is bright flowers, pine and honey. Nice.
The taste has dry bitterness throughout, a touch of sweetness in the middle.
The texture is crisp.
Great aroma and a good flavor.

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Photo of CampusCrew
4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

love this beer. really good

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Photo of 57md
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy light copper color. Nice hoppy nose. Pretty flat in the flavor department but the hoppy finish is decent.

This is akin to a session IPA.

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Photo of mjhall1989
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap at Toronado San Francisco.

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3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcbeers
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justindemino
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

simcoe can be an extremely intense varietal, so its nice to see it used in a rather reserved fashion here, while still showcasing its unique properties of pine and resins. i like that its a pale base, not an ipa, so the abv is a little lower, the balance is a little more in line, and the hops dont over dominate the beer. its got a nice light copper color to it, and has that crystal malt base going on, but its not sweet at all. the aromatic of the hops is true to fresh simcoe, and i like that a lot, although i think its an odd choice for a spring beer, given the pine forward nature of it, seems more wintery to me, but its something different from the norm, and i appreciate that greatly. cool that its organic, i admire these guys for that, its not easy. this beer on the whole is a pretty solid pint, but it cant really hold my attention much beyond that. a little samey with other simcoe beers, but its well enough made, and deliciously fresh on tap.

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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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