Simcoe Pale Ale
Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
American Pale Ale
4.26 | pDev: 7.75%
May 25, 2021
Aug 11, 2011
An American Pale Ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with one of our favorite hop varieties: Simcoe!
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Rated: 4.52 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 25, 2021
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Reviewed by Siriusfisherman from New Hampshire

4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
L: Hazy yellow with a small white head and good lacing on an aggressive pour.

S: Pine needles, grapefruit, and pineapple hop notes jump out front with a soft stonefruit character adding additional support. The malt is fairly aromatic providing a clean bready backdrop for the hops and yeast esters.

T: Mild bitterness upfront, moves into juicy grapefruit and pineapple flavors with a slightly resinous pine edge. The malt is stays in the background supporting the big hop flavors.

M: Crisp, dry with a nice moderate body.

Overall: A phenomenal showcase of Simcoe hops. So drinkable and flavorful. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a light, hoppy ale with a lot of character.
Sep 12, 2020
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy straw color with 2 fingers of effervescent white head. The head leaves a string of cobweb lacing before settling into a thin sheet.

The aroma brings a fuckton of grapefruit, as well as some orange rind and lemon zest. There's plenty of biscuit malt with a touch of pine.

The flavor follows the nose, bringing notes of grapefruit, lemon, orange, and cracker malt. Herbaceous and floral throughout.

The feel is light bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp and highly drinkable.

Overall, this is a very good pale ale that nicely showcases the Simcoe hop. It's incredibly straightforward, especially for HF, but it's still a well made beer and definitely worth trying.
Sep 09, 2020
Rated: 5 by Jillobean from New York

Jun 18, 2020
Rated: 4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania

May 14, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

Jan 12, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Dec 28, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by eddiefl from New York

Dec 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 oz. can. Bright yellow orange and hazy with a big white head. Smells of grapefruit hops and doughy malt. Tastes of zesty citrus like grapefruit and lime. A touch of woodsy pine. Malt profile is a little sharper than the nose implied. Finishes with aggressive grapefruit bitterness. Medium light. The aggressive bitterness is the only thing that slows it down. Delicious.
Dec 22, 2019
Rated: 4.44 by Hendry from Vermont

Dec 22, 2019
Rated: 4.27 by smb71481 from Vermont

Dec 16, 2019
Rated: 4.37 by MJSFS from Florida

Oct 24, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by tazzman from Florida

Oct 12, 2019
Rated: 4.22 by rolltide from Pennsylvania

Sep 22, 2019
Rated: 4.4 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Sep 20, 2019
Rated: 4.27 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Sep 19, 2019
Rated: 4.54 by Vicirus from Massachusetts

Sep 09, 2019
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Rated by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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Jul 13, 2019
Rated: 4.49 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Apr 16, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

Apr 11, 2019
Simcoe Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 247 ratings