Peak Organic Simcoe Spring Ale | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Peak Organic Simcoe Spring AlePeak Organic Simcoe Spring Ale
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Peak Organic Simcoe Spring AlePeak Organic Simcoe Spring Ale

Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States

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

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of LiquidSanity
4.38/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Ap: Dark amber color. Almost honey like. Tiny bit of head with a little bit of lacing.

Ar: Faint but distinct. I can distinguish the bitterness in the aroma. Mild citrus aroma.

Ta: Tart and bitter with a mild citrus aftertaste. Very earthy hop flavor and mild metallic bite. However, it is actually very delicious.

Mf: Carbonation settles appropriately. Very smooth and crisp. Fulfilling and refreshing.

Ov: It's very interesting but the aftertaste is what engaged me. It wasn't what I expected but fortunately, it was better than expected. Cheers!

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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

Different brew; instead of the resin/citrus slam there's more of a cut grass flavoma that is comfortably pleasing. Radical change for the good. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is grass, hop, malt. Flavor is like nose with emphasis on grass. Body is easy, chewy, and drinkable. Finish is like flavor, on the short side, and just flat out good.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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

Simcoe Spring pours a clear light amber color with a moderate sized, frothy white head on top. As the foam dissolves it leaves behind a netted pattern of lace on the glass. From the bottom, a flurry of small bubbles rise to the surface.

The aroma is pleasant with notes of toast, pine, citrus and tropical fruit.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is soft and frothy. Mild to moderate effervescent carbonation. The flavor is crisp with toasted and biscuit malt balanced with bitter hop notes of pine and grass. Some fruity flavors are present throughout. It finishes dry with lingering fruity and grass flavors when gone.

A very tasty, well balanced, easy drinking beer. Would go great with a burger and fries or on its own when drinking with friends.

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler filled at the super and new "One Stop Beer Stop" in Brooklyn...this one pours slightly murky almond amber, under a loose and lazy lite tan head, that leaves all sorts of sheeting and ringed lacing.

Mild nose of earthy/grassy hops and a hint of toast.

Hoppy/bready nicely balanced APA, with a distinct mineral note flexing some muscles. Dry in the finish with more crusty/earthy hops now in control.

A bit thin/watery mouthfeel wise.

Respectable if not amazing moderalty hopped up ale. Worthy and sessionable brew

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Photo of phantomwyse
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours out a fantastic caramel copper body with a billowy and dense 2 finger head. Active carbonation. Sticky, sticky lacing.

S: Pine aroma all around. Pine needles. Pine sap. Pine tar. Pine, pine, pine. Moderately fruity, caramel apple, Graham cracker pie crust.

T: Moderate bitterness that borders on tart , pine, mild lemon zest citrus, patented Peak Organic malt profile is hovering in the background – nutty, with a touch of almonds.

M: Medium bodied, crispy, finishing dry.

O: Simcoe hops can have a cult like following. While, I appreciate them, I do not pray at their altar. Many Simcoe brews take on IPA’s and DIPA’s with the hops assaulting you, it’s like Mike Tyson in his prime brewed and bottled. By taking a more even handed approach and crafting and APA with Simcoe, this winds up being a restrained pale ale with a hop emphasis. While I wish it packed a bit more of a punch, it’s still a crisp and refreshing spring beer. Let that snow melt. Wait, New England hasn’t gotten any.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of teromous
3.03/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is a darker shade of amber with hints of orange. The head is small and white, leaving mild lacing. It's not hazy.

S: It has a very interesting hop smell. There is a mild citrus but it has an overwhelming funk of what smells like savory spices on meat. Odd...I know...but it smells that way.

T: There is a lot of grain flavor in this and it tastes very good. There isn't much hop bitterness at all, and the hop flavor is extremely subdued. The beer tastes good so I'll give it that, but I wouldn't call it an APA.

M: The body of the beer is pretty light and it is light on bitterness as well. It is pretty weak.

O: Overall I wasn't a fan of the beer. It tastes good, but it's not really an APA. I wouldn't buy it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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