Harvester Of Simcoe | Equilibrium Brewery

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Brewed by:
Equilibrium Brewery
New York, United States

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Harvester of Simcoe has aromas of passion fruit, bright pine, berry and earth, followed by some bready notes. The taste is a creamy pine flavor supported by tropical notes and a firm but rounded bitterness.

Added by TomMorris on 09-03-2017

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Photo of papposilenus
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From a 16oz can, undated. Served in a tulip.

Pours a cloudy, dull orange-bronze colour with a finger of soft, soapy suds. Retention is very good, leaving a creamy cap and a solid curtain of bubbly lacing.

Sweet, flowery nose of straight-up fresh-squeezed orange juice.

Taste starts out following the nose but then bursts into an explosion of complexity with top-notes of pineapple, tart lime and berry jam accompanied by bottom notes of toast and earthy, woody pine bark. Nicely balanced with a dense and doughy base and both biting bitterness and ample juicy sweetness. Tingly, oily orange peel bitterness lingers well after the glass is drained.

Feel is smooth and doughy, soft, medium-plus bodied and brightly carbonated.

Overall, maybe I was just really in the mood but this was christly delicious! I wish I had a refrigerator full of this and I wouldn't leave the house until it was gone.

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Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jhfinn
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eluvah
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shadrack
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spinrsx
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can thanks to Kevin

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Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SFC21
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

its hard to believe that this is a single hop beer. its seemingly more simcoe than simcoe, showcasing this hop in a new way, which also seems hard to believe, as just about everyone and their cousin has made a simcoe beer at this point, but so rarely has the true essence and full potential of this awesome hop been on display to this extent. its cloudy and dense looking, really hazy but uniform, and holds a full inch of pure white head in my glass, orange hued and sturdy. the nose and taste of this take me for a ride, the simcoe for one seems super fresh, but also has some nuance i have not necessarily noticed in its profile before, light orange and mango even, i never thought this was so fruity as it appears to be here. i get the more familiar pine and oil complex too, faint juniper and woodsy character, and a lot of synergy with the starchy grain profile here, bready and pretty deep and flavorful for an east coast ipa type, where usually its more about body and creaminess from the grain than it is about flavor, at least in my experience. here the grain supports the hops really well, gives it a almost autumnal vibe, and then stays back in the finish, letting the simcoe pop. good bitterness here too, more than expected and well above the standard for the style. i like it finishing with some bite and snap from the hops. high alpha and fresh, layered all the way through, and somehow still balanced for what it is. awesome beer overall, not quite as dynamic as their fluctuation that i had in the same session, but one of the best expressions of simcoe that i have ever known. huge thanks to my brother for the hookup! stoked on these guys right now!

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Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamFuel
4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy orange with thick, fine head. Very pretty.

Smell is gorgeus, with mango, orange sorbet and vanilla all playing perfrctly off each other.

Taste is juicy and slightly sweet. Massive washes of mango, orange and vanilla coat the tongue. The flavors last and last, and the fairly mild bitterness just blends in perfectly.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and smooth. Well carbonated.

Overall, one of the best NE IPAs I've had, and it wasn't all that fresh. Will go to Middletown specifically for these guys in the winter.

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Photo of mytu420
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mishi_d
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really hazy ripe peach color with creamy off-white head. Aroma has tart milky and lime notes, melon and white grapes. Taste follows really fruity with some light tart notes, almost no bitterness, just sweet fruits. Medium body and carbonation, really soft mouthfeel. Really interesting hop profile with a nice fruity tartness.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - hazy yellow one finger head some sediment

S - dank,overiped mango, passion fruit, peach

T - cannabis, peach, mango, bitter orange

M - juicy

O - an enjoyable neipa. Dull at fridge temp. Nice when it warms up

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Photo of HopBelT
4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JmanEspresso
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 32oz Crowler a few hours after purchase. Poured into a Teku style glass, this beer pours a HAZY, almost perfect orange juice color. Think Sunny D, but with a hint of molasses added to darken the color a hint. Nice solid creamy head that leaves adequate lacing.

The Aroma on this beer is BIG. Its not overly complex, I get mostly Mango and Pineapple, and in a really big way. Let someone unfamiliar with the style smell this beer and the result is amazement at the fruity aroma.

Taste is just, well, JUICE. This is one of the juiciest NEIPA style beers Ive ever had. Its straight Mango, Pineapple, Passion Fruit. There is a little bit of pine dankness to the finish, but its subtle, and welcomed. The other main point, is the mouthfeel. Equilibrium does this part of the beer very well. This is a creamy beer. I go back to my original mention of Sunny D. This beer 100% has that Sunny D creamyness.

This is honestly a world class beer. In the world of the New England IPA, this is a beer that deserves the hype of Heady Topper or Julius, or any other major hyped NEIPA. This one is a MAJOR winner.

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Photo of T-34-85
4.73/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BltByKrmn
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fosters9
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leroybrown10
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NextBestThing
3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

OK this beer is not what I would normally have expected from what I had been told by others. I anticipated a Heady Topper knock-off but got an inferior version of any number of Tree House juice bombs.

This is a relatively dark and definitely hazy beer. I'm pouring this from a crowler into a pint glass and getting a burnt orange, hazy beer with 1/8 inch of impersistent head of foam. Looks quite a bit like a Heady, maybe darker, but minus the head. I can smell the standard collection of tropical fruit descriptors as soon as I pour the beer. Very good nose, in my opinion the most pleasant characteristic of this beer. I like it.

Taste essentially follows the nose, but what I am getting is overripe mango with the emphasis on over. It's not bad but it's indelicate. What I do like and what I have unfortunately found in the last 2 or 3 cannings of Heady and not in this beer is unpleasant bitterness on the back palate. The taste is consistent all the way down. The type of beer anyone can drink and find perfectly inoffensive. Again - think Tree House although I find this a click beneath equivalent-ish beers from Tree House in terms of the overall experience. Mouthfeel is medium and presents no problem. I find this beer neither negative nor exceptionally positive in this regard.

This is a good beer. I hate the 32 ounce format but if it's all I'm drinking I can live with it. NOT bitter. Recommend.

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Photo of Ready4aHeady
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Harvester Of Simcoe from Equilibrium Brewery
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