37hr Simcoe SMaSH | Hart & Thistle

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Brewed by:
Hart & Thistle
Nova Scotia, Canada

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Gravity - 16.7P/1.069
IBU's - 100+
Hop Rate - 3.5 lbs/bbl
ABV - 7.0 %
Malt - Canadian 2-row
Hop - Simcoe

Added by bobsy on 08-06-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by markaberrant:
Photo of markaberrant
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - real nice and fresh hop aroma, grapefuit, mango, tropical, took one whiff, and went, "mmmm!!!" Lots of sticky lace left behind in my pint glass.

S - slight haze, amber, creamy off white head, great retention,

T - lots more pine in the flavour, that's the simcoe flavour I'm thinking of, real nice and smooth, last through to the finish, which is dry and bitter, but in no way harsh, sweetness is very low, but it is malty

M - smooth, no hop astringency despite the abundant hopping levels, lip-smacking dry finish, low carbonation which gives it just enough creaminess, med body

D - just an excellent beer, delicious.

Hoppy, but not over the top. It takes skill to make a hoppy beer and keep things smooth and easy drinking, and Greg has done it with this one. Reminds me of Stone Ruination in a lot of ways (piney, low sweetness, awesome). There has been a lot of brewers across Canada attempting hoppier beers in the last year, but this and Red Racer IPA are tops by far.

Thanks to NASH for sending a bottle my way!

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Photo of Sammy
3.82/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle sent by Nash. Pours and tastes like a cask beer, little carbonation left. Mint citrus hop leaf, a good and strong bitterness. This actually was popular with a group of newbies. Drinkable and decent mouthfeel. The aroma is of organic hops and fields of vegetables.

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Photo of HNTapper
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this inaugural ale several times before it disapeared. Wonderful mouth feel,heady aroma, strong Simcoe hop characteristics yet well rounded malt presence....The color was an amber and crystal clear dispite it being unfiltered. Hope this one will get a do over, outstanding beer!

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Photo of Derek
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep copper (amazing that this is only canadian 2-row), light tan head, not much retention but it leaves a little leg.

S: Sweet nectarine & peach, tangerine, toffee, cotton-candy fruity esters.

T: Nectarine, peach, pine, tangerine, toffee, dark caramel, nut, candied fruit and an assertive bitterness (though it's not the least bit harsh). I'm amazed at the malt flavour from just the 2-row!

M: Carbonation is very light; moderately full body has a light residual sweetness with a hint of hop acidity.

D: It's like candied hops... I like it.

Thanks Nash!

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Photo of Buebie
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtasy of NASH.

Poured from the 16 ounce swing top and poured into a pub glass. 1'' off white head of froth forms, slow to recede.
The color is just as it was ontop, a transparent deep redish copper that glows brilliantly when held to light. Some chill haze here.
Th head has finally settled to leave sticky lace wwbs and a solid cap of retention.

Aroma is pungent with hops, citrus and malt sweetness. Just as explosive as ontap, definatly strong hops and malt with plenty of toasty bread, caramel and orange peel.

Taste is soooo good! Hops ride a rollercoaster of flavors alongside malt creating perfect balance. Sweet caramel upfront with a good creamy carbonation. Leaving a fuller mouthfeel.
Through the middle grapefruit lights up, pine and the weed flavors come through into the swallow.
Bitterness succeeds into the swallow obliterating the pallet. Malt and creal grains ride alongside creating to most amazing balance experience.

This beer amazed me ontap and does it again in the bottle.
An absolute joy to drink. It tastes much more complex then one would think possible off a smash. Love it!

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37hr Simcoe SMaSH from Hart & Thistle
4.32 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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