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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4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twenteone
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HollyHops
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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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4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobinLee
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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