Field To Ferment: Simcoe | Fremont Brewing Company

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Field To Ferment: SimcoeField To Ferment: Simcoe
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Field To Ferment: SimcoeField To Ferment: Simcoe

Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewing is the craft of blending science with artistry then introducing the mystical. Field to Ferment exemplifies this adventure. We will brew this fresh hop ale throughout the entire hop harvest in Yakima using each of four hop varieties as they are harvested. At least that’s the plan. Nature may have a different plan. Such is the harvest. Each can has a date and brew number stamped on the bottom; check for the exact hops used in your beer. In order of harvest, we will brew with fresh Centennial, Simcoe,™ Citra,™ and finally Mosaic™ hops. Field to Ferment represents a colossal collaboration between the brewery and our hop farmers. No one has attempted to brew fresh hop beers throughout the entire season. We will make countless trips between the fields in Yakima and the brewery in Fremont, loaded with tens of thousands of pounds of fresh, juicy hops. Nothing is fresher, nothing is better for a brewer. So, please do enjoy this beer absolutely fresh, and enjoy the adventure this beer represents…Because Fresh Hop Beer Matters! “Fresh hops are the best hops.” – VWP

IBU: 50

Added by EdwardAbbey on 08-26-2016

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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by draheim:
Photo of draheim
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can (canned 9/12/2016, two days ago) into a tulip. Pours a hazy copper color w/ a nice white fluffy head, patchy lace.

Aroma is a big burst of juicy tropical goodness, orange and grapefruit mostly and some cool pine notes.

Taste follows nose. Dank and sticky with a strongly bitter finish. Pine sap, grapefruit rind.

Mouthfeel is slick and a bit oily, finishes sharply bitter.

Overall this one packs a punch. Quite different from Centennial, the first in the series. Outstanding stuff.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy, medium golden amber with a half finger white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma is quite dank, with citrus and lighter pine hops, light tropical fruit and orange citrus, pale malt. Flavor is citrus and fruity hops, with light stone fruit and hints of tropical fruit. Finishes with citrus, lightly dank hops, orange and a little biscuit malt that was not noticeable in the start. Really nice creamy, medium body which is more robust for some reason than the Centennial from last week. This smells really great and the hop profile is more citrus forward than the aroma, although both have nice fruit components. I think I like this one more than the centennial, although it is not quite as hoppy, possibly because of the nice body, which is quite winning. I like the nearly neutral, but supportive malt in this series, it really puts the fresh herbal flavors on display nicely. The best so far, but with fresh hopped ales, I find the very best one is usually the one I'm currently drinking. It's a great time of year.

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Photo of BCborn
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdaschaf
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy peach color with off-white head. Aroma is bursting with dank, resinous, grassy hop notes. Some sweet oranges and tangerines as well. Taste starts juicy, fruity, with nice citrus flavors and clean malt. Finishes much more bitter with lots of grapefruit pith and pine resin. Medium body with soft carbonation and really nice mouthfeel. This a really well made, true west coast style hop bomb.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drone
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kbuzz
3.37/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours an entirely clear light orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This one smells like dirty and bitter pine, orange rind, grapefruit pith, and biscuity malt.

This series has been a delight so far. This has such a nice clean pineyness to it, with light supporting malt, grassy hops, tea, floral hops, and grapefruit rind. This is such a classic wet hop build here- earthy and bitter all the way through.

This is light bodied, crisp and very clean, with a good level of carbonation and a very high level of drinkability.

Fremont definitely seems to make some of the absolutel best fresh hop beers in the country.

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Photo of VashonGuy
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stratusjeans
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MNAle
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma of pine, mango, some citrus. Golden amber, clear save for the "particles" drifting around. Tall and bubbly white head recedes quickly to a few bubbles in the middle and a ring. Disjointed lacing. Initial taste is citrus, with some malt presence in the background, transitioning to a piney bitter finish. As expected for a fresh hop ale, hops dominate the aroma and taste. The aftertaste is a lingering piney bitterness. Enjoyable, nicely done.

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Photo of ghasting
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdown
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stardusthotel83
4.92/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of zestd
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CMC73
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazing, but not at all surprising, the difference substituting (only?) one ingredient for another can do; and that moment of discovery is one of the real pleasures of Fremont's new Field to Ferment series.

Whereas the Centennial was delicately floral with bright but soft citrus notes, this is deeply dank, piney, and bitter--but not, mind you, in any way that is heavy-handed or overdone. The aromas and tastes here are balanced, just utterly fresh and well-pronounced. Exactly as they should be with an ale of this kind.

Simcoe is a great and wonderfully distinctive hop. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better testimonial to its many virtues and true potential than starting here.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dar482
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bursts with grapefruit. A green dank pine, lingering leafy. Bit of juiciness, some biscuity sweetness, sugar, dries out with a green leafy quality. Medium green grassy bitterness.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch #40, can from New Seasons.

A moderately hazy orange with a dense, off-white head with good retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is great. Bright but mildly spicy Simcoe hops with a blend of citrus, grapefruit and some delicate fresh hop earthiness/spiciness to go with a mild doughy and honey malt character. Not as spicy as the Centennial version, this beer opens moderately bitter on the palate with plenty of flavor - citrus, a little pine and a moderate amount of grapefruit. While hazy, the suspended hop particulates do tastefully soften the bitterness and allow the spicy fresh hop character to come through. A long, mildly honey-like, moderately fruity fresh hop finish is present. Pretty solid, i like this a little more than the Centennail version.

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