Simcoe SamuRYE
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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From:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Rye Beer
Ranked #23
ABV:
6%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,046
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 7.29%
Ratings:
121
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 25, 2020
Added:
Sep 28, 2012
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  11
SCORE
89
Very Good
Simcoe SamuRYESimcoe SamuRYE
Notes: A spicy rye beer, amber in color and brewed exclusively with simcoe hops.
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4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

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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4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

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
 
4.03 by let8it8grow from Pennsylvania on Dec 23, 2016
 
3 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Dec 04, 2016
 
4 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania on Nov 08, 2016
 
4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Nov 07, 2016
 
4.25 by cjohns73 from Delaware on Nov 06, 2016
 
4.25 by reizorc from Pennsylvania on Apr 13, 2016
 
3.77 by twenteone from Pennsylvania on Apr 03, 2016
 
3.62 by nmann08 from Virginia on Mar 19, 2016
 
4.18 by Mwinek on Mar 19, 2016
 
4.15 by Budlum from Maryland on Mar 13, 2016
 
4.25 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania on Mar 06, 2016
 
4 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania on Feb 15, 2016
 
3.5 by Bdel34 from Pennsylvania on Jul 04, 2015
 
3.5 by HollyHops from Pennsylvania on Jun 20, 2015
 
4.36 by ShemRahBoo from New Jersey on Jun 05, 2015
 
4.06 by GDawgs34 from Georgia on Apr 19, 2015
 
4.25 by Coorsy from Massachusetts on Apr 18, 2015
 
3.93 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts on Apr 04, 2015
 
3.79 by A-Sox from Rhode Island on Mar 22, 2015
 
3.75 by muskiesman from New Jersey on Mar 20, 2015
 
4.56 by LakerLeith from California on Mar 18, 2015
 
4 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Mar 16, 2015
 
3.85 by RobinLee from Wisconsin on Mar 16, 2015
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4.81/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Oakenator from Pennsylvania

Great nose and flavor - just enough body to round out a well hopped brew. Would definitely do this one again. And lowish ABV to boot - winner.

Mar 07, 2015
 
3.81 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania on Mar 03, 2015
 
3.25 by ryguy31 from Pennsylvania on Feb 16, 2015
 
4.05 by williamjbauer from Colorado on Jan 22, 2015
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3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by gestyr from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a brandy snifter.

A: Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a nice thick white head that has lots of staying power.
S: caramel, rye, toasted grains, fruity
T: The taste follows the smell. Nice hops presence Good hoppy aftertaste. You can taste the rye.
M: Medium bodied and satisfying.
O: Overall it is a good and tasty beer. I will buy it again.

Jan 21, 2015
 
3.93 by tvghost from Pennsylvania on Jan 15, 2015
 
4.19 by Mikexw from New York on Jan 13, 2015
 
4.06 by JRoPA from Pennsylvania on Jan 09, 2015
 
3.57 by BARFLYB from Pennsylvania on Jan 04, 2015
 
4.04 by jamesaharvey from Pennsylvania on Jan 03, 2015
 
3.5 by LoveStout from New York on Jan 01, 2015
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4.74/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by MacPhergus from Pennsylvania

Nice balance, no harshness, better with warming and aeration.

Jan 01, 2015
 
3.6 by acurtis from New Jersey on Jan 01, 2015
 
3.84 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Jan 01, 2015
 
3.91 by tarheels4life23 from North Carolina on Dec 30, 2014
Simcoe SamuRYE from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 121 ratings