Simmer Down - A Summer Session Ale
Sebago Brewing Company

Simmer Down - A Summer Session AleSimmer Down - A Summer Session Ale
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Sebago Brewing Company
United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #880
Ranked #23,022
3.74 | pDev: 9.09%
Apr 15, 2023
Apr 30, 2014
Very Good
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Rated: 3.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Apr 15, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by Bitburger from Vermont

Jan 01, 2022
Rated: 3.89 by socon67 from New York

Jul 30, 2020
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz can. Poured out a very clear, golden yellow color with a small, fizzy, white head of foam. It left minimal lacing. It smelled of caramel, toffee and floral notes. Sweet caramel taste with a mild bitterness and lots of citrusy zing. Light bodied and easy-drinking.
Jul 05, 2020
Rated: 3.86 by SFHbeerME from Maine

Apr 16, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by rugbyallen11 from Massachusetts

Mar 13, 2020
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Reviewed by PDENN from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I bought a six pack to chill with at ski condo at Sunday River, hoping to not get boggy from a mid day beverage. Was expecting it to be "OK" and I was surprised to find a great tasting, and refreshing Ale that still retained a nice hop presence. If I chose, I can enjoy one Simmer at lunch and then another after the day close and still be good to move on in the evening.

Enjoyed from a can did not inspect color/head or any other aspect to this Ale other than drinking it. I scaled my grading curve and gave a high rating because it exceeded what my expectations are for a session Ale.
Dec 11, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by smb71481 from Vermont

Nov 18, 2019
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Wowie to all the zowie’s, my peeps. I didn’t expect much out of this one given its low score and the fact that it was canned in June; but this one speaks to me like Miranda Kerr in a push up bra. No, really, this one is light and bright like a LSD weekend in Joshua Tree. It’s hoppy, a bit malty, vibrant like a Ginger Rogers dance scene... I’m into it.

Nov 16, 2019
Rated: 3.74 by Arg914 from New York

Jul 21, 2019
Rated: 3.63 by O-Meg from New York

Jul 21, 2019
Rated: 3.74 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 03, 2018
Rated: 3.78 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Aug 26, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by KaaosMachine from Arizona

Jul 04, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by bdiiorio from Connecticut

May 05, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by John_Squires from New York

Aug 29, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by JandJMD from Maryland

Aug 28, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Can to becher pint glass.
The appearance was a stiff semi-murky dark copper color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a good pace. Some light stringy lace speckled here and there.
The aroma had some pineapple, orange marmalade, crisp light pine, and slides into the caramel malt at a decent blend.
The flavor was moderately sweet through the prior noted characters and aptly melded together to ride on into the aftertaste in a quick yet smooth malty way.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt somewhat smoothed out for the most part. ABV felt appropriate for the "session IPA" style. Light piney bitter harshness rubbing along my tongue.
Overall, as a session IPA I can see it, somewhat, those caramel malts in this give it a bit more body than I may want for a "session IPA" but well, I'd say it works for the most part.
Aug 23, 2017
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A- Can pours into my glass with a fairly hazy pale yellow body. The head is white with a frothy texture and a height of about one finger. Decent head retention and a small ring deposits just a few splotches of lacing.

S- Somewhat faint but what is there is a good mix of hops and pale malts. Citrus, pine and floral hops with just a hint of juicier fruits balanced by slightly sweet, pale base barley. Oranges come to mind.

T- Shifts quite a bit from what was in the aroma. The hops become more floral, earthy and spicy with just a bit of citrus, fruit and pine. A hint of sweetness and caramel from the grains with cereal, bready and wheaty notes.

MF- Very light bodied with a fairly silky and creamy consistency. The carbonation is on the high side and it ends with a slight floral bitterness.

A promising aroma leads to a somewhat standard flavor with floral, citrus and pine hops. The malts become a bit caramelized in the taste and this interrupts some of the hop freshness.
Aug 16, 2017
Rated: 3.43 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Aug 12, 2017
Rated: 3.58 by Mleblanc25 from Massachusetts

Jul 30, 2017
Rated: 3.62 by PapaCapUSN from Texas

Jul 24, 2017
Rated: 3.64 by wroywel from Massachusetts

Jul 19, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by colbywatts from Maine

Jun 30, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by Rejis from Massachusetts

Jun 14, 2017
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Rated by Brewmighty1 from Maine

3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Crisp and refreshing, solid APA. Balanced flavor with very good hop profile
May 25, 2017
Rated: 3.71 by brewnme from Maine

Apr 08, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by mmorris15 from Maine

Dec 20, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by skrabbenhoft from Wisconsin

Oct 12, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

Aug 25, 2016
Rated: 4.02 by williahd from Maine

Aug 03, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by mlefebvre7 from Massachusetts

Jul 25, 2016
Rated: 3.27 by scxcrunner from Massachusetts

Jul 24, 2016
Rated: 4.49 by Matthowland from New Hampshire

Jul 08, 2016
Rated: 3.86 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Jul 04, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by Gotcha33 from Massachusetts

Jun 29, 2016
Rated: 3.78 by Jeddly from Maine

Jun 26, 2016
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Rated by MattyTibbs from Maine

4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L - Pours a hazy orange

S - Clean, mild hops

T - Big citrus, very little bitterness

F - Smooth going down, clean finish

O - Crushable
Jun 23, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Jun 20, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by David19457 from New Jersey

May 19, 2016
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