Simmer Down - A Summer Session Ale | Sebago Brewing Company

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Simmer Down - A Summer Session AleSimmer Down - A Summer Session Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sebago Brewing Company
United States
sebagobrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Summer

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Added by SebagoJesse on 04-30-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,087
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
125
pDev:
9.41%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
34
Trade:
0
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3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev +3%
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
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3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Photo of cbutova
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
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Photo of Brewmighty1
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Crisp and refreshing, solid APA. Balanced flavor with very good hop profile

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3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
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3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
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3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
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Simmer Down - A Summer Session Ale from Sebago Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 125 ratings