Simcoe Pale Ale | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Simcoe Pale AleSimcoe Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American Pale Ale bittered, flavored, and dry hopped exclusively with one of our favorite hop varieties: Simcoe!

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Ratings: 215 |  Reviews: 43
Reviews by Skrip:
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4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

tasting glass at Hill Farmstead.

A~ beautiful glowing neon yellow, big fluffy head and some lacing.

S~ citrus up front, tons of grapefruit. then of course the earthy dank bitterness of the big bad simcoe hops.

T~ just about follows the nose to a T. more dank grass here and the grapefruit is more of a zest or peel kind of thing.

M~ extremely smooth, refreshing, and of course perfect carbonation.

O~ pretty much a perfect 4.5 in my opinion. honestly one of my favorite single hop pales from HF, which i wasn't expecting since i'm not too into simcoe or maybe this broke my cherry haha. of course its worth a try, go grab a growler!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of kingcrowing
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml growler poured into a sampling glass.

Pours a nice amber color with a small white head, nose is fruity, pine and well, classic simcoe.

Taste is awesome its super fresh and fruity, mango and grapefruit all over the place. Mothfeel is smooth and creamy

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Guess2814
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think this is there best Pale Ale besides the Abner.. This beer is about 5.5% alcohol and the hops are intense.. It has a very light yellow look to it.. Smooth as heck this beer.. One of the best pale ale's i've had... Every beer I had from Hill Farmstead has been on point.. I put this among there best beers..CHEERS to this beer...

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can. Canned on 3/19/18. Opened on 3/22/18

A cloudy and thick looking white gold color. White sea foamy cover. Lacy, foam leftover in the wake. Exellent thick frothy coverage throughout the duration.

Major simcoe hoppy aromatics. Various tropical sweet fruitiness, strawberry, banana, mango, citrus...freshly crushed hop cones. Simcoe gives off a wonderful hop aroma.

This "Pale Ale" comes across much more like a classic New England Style ipa. The Simcoe hop complexity is pretty deep. A dry, earthy, semi bitter bite happens first, sweet fruits in the background, pine resin and pineapple upfront. Multiple levels of hop flavor seems to mutate with every sip. An excellent crispy , light earthy malt balance is pretty right on as well. I really love to focus on one hop strain, especially when it's utilized to the max.

The mouthfeel starts off very crispy and a bit dry, turning thick and practically full. Still, very easy , fresh and crushable.

More high grade goods from Hill Farmstead.

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Photo of Sammy
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

big thanks to baconsausage for this

pour is a dirty golden yellow and orange. fluffy white head with lacing running down the sides. great retention.

light pine with a balanced dose of citrus

a great combo of pine and citrus blending with a bread like malty backbone. the finish really brings out the pine as it lingers in the mouth.

nice moderate to mild carbonation. body is light and easy without feeling thin.

a delicious pale ale with a near perfect representation of simcoe

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of ChrisL24481
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, light, golden straw color with a half inch off-white, frothy, soft head. Some lacing lingers on the edge of the glass. Can really smell and taste the simcoe hops. Earthy, piney, slight citrus and apricot flavors can be detected throughout. A hint of the malts linger in the background. The mouthfeel is just spectacular. Smooth, not overly bitter. A perfect balance between light and medium body. A great example of the style by simply utilizing a single hop variety.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Simcoe Pale Ale from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 215 ratings