Simcoe SamuRYE
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
Rye Beer
3.98 | pDev: 7.29%
Oct 25, 2020
Sep 28, 2012
A spicy rye beer, amber in color and brewed exclusively with simcoe hops.
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Observations from a pint can poured into a clear Imperial pint glass start with the color. It's a cloudy, yet bright yellow-orange, much like pineapple orange juice. The head is plentiful and fairly lasting. Not much glass lacing to brag about. The aroma is also pleasant, hoppy, grassy and earthy. The taste is much like the smell predicted it would be. The brew drinks those characteristics in a very even and balanced fashion. The noticeable hop bite is brought with no sacrifice to the mouth feel. Simcoe Samurye gets an endorsement here.
Oct 25, 2020
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pizza Boy Brewing "Simcoe Samurye"
on tap @ Southwark, Phila., PA on 12/22/16

Look: Deep amber/copper body beneath a creamy head of khaki. The head drops readily (dirty bar glass?) leaving behind only minimal lacing.

Smell: Fruity with apricot and orange over a delicate caramel and toasty malt base. Piney and spicy/earthy as well.

Taste: As indicated by the aroma but with a fuller maltiness that includes spicy and woody rye. The components all balance magnificently, as does the sweetness of the malt against a firm bitterness, leaving it sweetish upfront but then dry in the finish.

Feel: Medium bodied with a moderate, fine-bubbled median carbonation that leaves it crisp and then lightly creamy.

Overall: I've had other very good beers from this brewery but none that have made me want to seek them out - this one changes that. It would have been easy to go overboard with this but they've kept it in check and created a really drinkable, interesting and engaging ale.
Dec 24, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by let8it8grow from Pennsylvania

Dec 23, 2016
Rated: 3 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Dec 04, 2016
Rated: 4 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania

Nov 08, 2016
Rated: 4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Nov 07, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by cjohns73 from Delaware

Nov 06, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by reizorc from Pennsylvania

Apr 13, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by twenteone from Pennsylvania

Apr 03, 2016
Rated: 3.62 by nmann08 from Virginia

Mar 19, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by Mwinek

Mar 19, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by Budlum from Maryland

Mar 13, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania

Mar 06, 2016
Rated: 4 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania

Feb 15, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Bdel34 from Pennsylvania

Jul 04, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by HollyHops from Pennsylvania

Jun 20, 2015
Rated: 4.36 by ShemRahBoo from New Jersey

Jun 05, 2015
Rated: 4.06 by GDawgs34 from Georgia

Apr 19, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by Coorsy from Massachusetts

Apr 18, 2015
Rated: 3.93 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts

Apr 04, 2015
Simcoe SamuRYE from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 121 ratings