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Simcoe SamuRYE | Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A spicy rye beer, amber in color and brewed exclusively with simcoe hops.

Added by Slatetank on 09-28-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
116
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
24.57%
 
 
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5
Gots:
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For Trade:
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Pours an amber red in color with a sturdy off-color head of frothy foam.

The rye gives it a warming spice aroma that doesn't overwhelm as so many rye beers do. The spice sticks around throughout, but tropical and citrusy hops cut through with a juicy and stickiness that appeals.

The hop profile is that of pine, passionfruit, and a faint hint of orange rinds. The rye is ever present, but provides each quaff with a familiar but rather subtle spiciness.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a sticky resinous beginning and a dry spiced end.

Overall, a very tasty rye red ale, a favorite to date!

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Firkin - Simcoe wet hopped...

A - Two fingers worth of airy fluffy big bubbled khaki colored carbonation... The color was a deep yet vibrant and glowing garnet red... Fairly still with only a couple of stray carbonation bubbles... Some rings of lacing cling to the glass...

S - A modest yet effective punch of simcoe hops to start... A slightly spicy rye component emerges next... Grassy... Lots of bready malts...

T - The simcoe hops shine at the forefront and throughout - they're even and consistent... A deep malt base lies beneath the surface... The spicy rye component is rather muted but still slightly noticeable...

M -On the lighter side of medium bodied... Silky smooth... Slightly lush... Very light carbonation...

D - This one was gone before I knew it... Fantastic offering... Perhaps my favorite from Pizza Boy to date... I would (will) drink this one with regularity... If this was bottled, I would always have this one present... Wonderful hop flavor and balance from my favorite hop varietal in a striking 6% ABV package... A job very well done...

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A- Pours a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves behind large clots.

S- Tons of pineapple in the nose. Seriously smells like straight pineapple juice. Also some orange and grapefruit.

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Simcoe SamuRYE from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.
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