Peak Organic Simcoe Spring Ale | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
252
Reviews:
93
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
13.4%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
21
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Photo of Profchaos20
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of MadScientist
3.49/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A deep amber and decent clarity but there is some haze
giving it a nice glow. The white head is quick to dissipate leaving a thin cap.

A moderately strong hop aroma with that piney, Simcoe hops aroma. I catching a faint off aroma that is in between musty and vegetal. A light herbaceous, grass aroma and a very faint malt aroma.

It has a big, smooth bitternes with piney hops flavors and a decent amount of malt for support. It's a nondescript malt character with only enough sweetness to support the hops bitterness while letting the beer end in a dry finish with the bite.

It has a medium-high body and is highly carbonated without any astringency. There is a little slickness on the palate but no diacetyl.

I generally like Simcoe hops but had to ding the aroma on the off notes. I'll give this beer another try next year when it's a bit fresher.

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Photo of albertjr21
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of avaldivia
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber color with a bubbly off white head that gets a little sticky. Smells of pine and lightly herbal but mostly pine. There's a bit of caramel in the background. The maltiness is a bit more pronounced in the flavor. There's a solid rich bready caramel malt backbone to play against the pine and resin and herbal flavor coming from the hops. The taste is light crisp and refreshing. Medium body with a hefty dose of carbonation and a bubbly sweet mouthfeel. This is a nice flavorful beer, albeit a little on the simple side. If I had to knock it I would say that there is a hair too much carbonation for my liking.

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Photo of ChrisGusSaksa
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma: Simcoe pine and some pine hops on the nose. Nice woods-like aroma.
Appearance: Clear gold It was kinda dark at the bar.
Taste:Simcoe pine at the front with a wheat and hop bitterness towards the end.
Mouthfeel: light to medium body
Overall: A great tasting beer. As a summer beer i can see this being enjoyed on a nice summer day BBQ some burgers with friends.

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Photo of amp138
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of FuturePilot
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Addrock
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Nordicsk8er
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

A - Pours an almost clear amber color with a quickly dying off-white head. Leaves a sticky lacing.

S - Smells like citrus, buttered biscuit, honey, and a trace amount of pine hops.

T - Starts with a sweetness of fruit and bready malt. There are lemon peel, grass, and mild hops on the finish.

M - Good carbonation and a light-medium body.

O - I picked this one up as a part of a mixed six because the name intrigued me. I'm a big fan of beers that use a lot of simcoe hops and was hoping this would be citrusy hoppy goodness. It wasn't bad, but the flavor lacked complexity and pungency. I probably won't get this one again. At least it was cheap.

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Photo of wesley14
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of OtherShoe2
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice copper brew with an off white head. Good lacing.

Toasted bread and malt, some hoppy hints in the nose.

Nice hop forward APA. Hops are there, but so is this dark bread crust note. Nice maltiness combined with bitter and hop notes. The touch of sweetness is pushed out by bitter. Nice finish and balance in all areas.

Medium body, good carbonation.

I actually liked his one. Really nicely done.

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Photo of ThePortlander
4.23/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Franklin Park in Crown Heights.

It pours an amber hued gold with a decent off-white head, quite good looking (or maybe it's just this on-and-off grey day in Crown Heights). The nose is nice, clearly a fair amount of Simcoe went into this thing! Taste confirms this, although there a great bread/biscuit backing, though the hops really shine here. This is a very tasty APA, and a wonderful spring beer. My first Peak and I'm kind of into it.

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Photo of MaltyMama
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Rekrule
2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of sharpy26
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of rderedin
2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

Photo of jeanphony
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of bluntedboywonder
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass:

A: clear golden colored body with a lumpy white head that lasted a good four minutes. There was barely any carbonation seen rising. The lacing is foamy all around the glass.

S: pine and strong hops

T: bitter through the pine and the hops

M: light to medium, clean, sessionable, carbonation felt, pine aftertaste, no finish

O: this is a good brew, if I had this again, probably only on tap

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Photo of DonFrap
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of oldvines
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of rapidsequence
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle from Ned's. I think it was $2 something.

Appearance: Damn fine looking beer. Clear gold colored. Puffy, finely bubbled head with good retention. Nice lacing too.

Smell: Pine and grapefruit, with a crackery malt backbone. Its a very hoppy smelling APA.

Taste: Really piney hops upfront, transitioning to a slight orangey and malty sweetness, then finishing quite bitter, with grapefruit pith.

Mouthfeel: Very clean, body on the thin side, almost tingly carbonation. Sticky hops afterfeel. This is a refresher.

Overall: Good, flavorful, and quite hoppy and bitter pale ale. Almost like one of these "session IPAs" that are coming out. Likely falls well above the allowable IBUs for a pale ale. I could drink a bunch.

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Peak Organic Simcoe Spring Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 252 ratings.
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