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Monogamy (Simcoe) | Bellwoods Brewery

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Monogamy (Simcoe)Monogamy (Simcoe)

Brewed by:
Bellwoods Brewery
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our single hop series has been a delicious and interesting experiment into the diverse world of hops. Following an identical recipe but only changing one variable each time (the hop) we've been able to study the exact aromatics and flavours imparted by specific varieties. Not unlike the series launched by Mikkeller, here at Bellwoods our Monagamy brews are all about settling down with one love. Yes, when ordering this beer in the brewpub the jokes are endless (ie. “I'm not so sure about monogamy” or “I tried monogamy once and never really liked it” or the oft hilarious “I guess I'll have it because my girlfriend/boyfriend is sitting beside me”) but stop being a wise-ass. Even the polygamous can't deny the allure of this beer.

SIMCOE: Known for producing dank and citrusy flavours, Simcoe brings an orange-like quality to this hoppy brew.

Added by jrenihan on 11-07-2012

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by WeedKing4:
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4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to a buddy for picking up some bottles of this. This is by far my favourite brewery in the province, maybe even Canada. This pours a hazy, golden yellow with good lacing. This pale ale reminds me of california, just a fantastic brew. Tastes of slight citrus, grapefruit and peach coming through with the simcoe hops. Every sip is delicious and the mouthfeel is incredible. This brewery amazes me every time. Just wish it was more available.

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Photo of JonnyBeers
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A wonderful work of brewing and a superior pale. Full bold fresh simcoe orange citrus taste and well malted. A bit of tangy lemon, and pepper. Small amount of head on golden. Exceptional drinkability, supported by understated carbonation. Worth seeking out for fans of the hop.

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Photo of mscudder
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on May 16, 2013. Consumed on May 23.
Poured in to tulip.

A - Hazy golden yellow; orange towards the centre. A thin layer of eggshell coloured head.

S - A huge peach aroma dominates. Pine, tangerine and a hint of melon. A very slight honey sweetness in the background.

T - Moderate bitterness for the style with some peach, pine and grapefruit flavours. There is a also a slight musky presence at times. A touch of honey sweetness in the background. The flavour is good but falls short of the nose.

M - Light body. Sticky and oily. Moderate carbonation.

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Photo of Mousel
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LarryAppleton
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrenihan
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Bellwoods during their "IPA Extravaganza"

Beer has a moderately-sized white head. Fades at a moderate pace but leaves great lacing. Cloudy golden-orange colour.

Smell is a bit muted. Herbal, piney scents. Some grapefruit.

Taste is like the nose. Strong herbal and pine flavours, somewhat dank. Some citrus as well, grapefruit predominantly. Bitter.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation level.

Overall, perhaps my least favourite of the series. Not bad, but the herbal flavour is too much for me. It grew on me somewhat as the glass went along but it paled in comparison to the Nelson Sauvin had immediately before.

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Photo of Jerboat
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Probably my favorite of the monogamy series. Such a complex hop.

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Photo of spycow
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monitorpop
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pale straw with quite a bit of suspended sediment. The creamy bright white head dissipates quickly but musters up plenty of lace patches. Soft fruity, citrusy notes and bread dough make up the nose. Orange, apricot, lemon, even banana notes show in the first sip. Animal Cracker maltiness provides a clean, unobtrusive balance. Some pineyness shows with warmth. The finish is lightly bitter and quite shortlived.

A very nice showcase of Simcoe hops, though more subtle than I expected. More hop intensity would be a plus, but this still very yummy stuff. Worth a try.

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Photo of kevinlater
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yancot
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cycle69
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dleiner
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of peensteen
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazed golden colour, one finger of white head, some lace. Smell has lots of fruity hops, big grapefruit and fuzzy peaches, a little more malt on the nose than some of the other monogamy series. Taste is moderately bitter, fruity and earthy hops, the fruit flavours are a bit muddy and come off as a general citrus with grapefruit standing out a bit, orange in the aftertaste, some malt mid palate and fairly dry. Medium carbonation, light body and a little watery at points. Not bad but certainly not the best in the series.

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Photo of 4ster
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaPan
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Monogamy (Simcoe) from Bellwoods Brewery
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 19 ratings
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