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
alsofhampden.com

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
Ratings:
121
Reviews:
12
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
7.84%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Oakenator
4.81/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of MacPhergus
4.74/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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Photo of LakerLeith
4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Poured from a bomber into a DFH glass. Thank you @gengle for this one

A: A deep amber with a fluffy two finger head. Plenty of lacing as It drinks.
S: Pine, Citrus, a little apple
T: First thing one tastes is the pine with some tropical fruit. There is a second of flavor that tastes like candied grapefruit and a hint of apple. Very little rye backbone (but that is not a complaint)
M: Mouthfeel is great, carbonation is just right and the flavors are distinguishable.
O: Excellent beer. I could drink this regularly and be very very happy.

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4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.32/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Immortale25
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Label says 2014.

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.

T- Flavor has more rye character going on with the citrusy hops playing well off the malt. Medium-high bitterness rounds things out nicely.

M- Sharp and a bit oily with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Awesome representation of a RIPA with the resinous hops playing off the spicy rye in a delightful way.

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Photo of philbe311
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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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Simcoe SamuRYE from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
4.08 out of 5 based on 121 ratings.
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