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Peak Organic Pale Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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193 Ratings

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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Pale Ale is a complex hybrid between a West-Coast Pale Ale and a British-Style Pale Ale. An abundance of Cascade Hops gives this beer a citrusy, floral nose. We use a high percentage of Caramel Malt to provide a stark contrast to the hoppy front palate, giving our pale ale a smooth, malty finish.

44 IBU

(Beer added by: jdhilt on 03-18-2006)
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Crumpetsnbeer, Dec 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

DGSchmitt, Nov 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

woscar, Oct 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

CaverDave, Oct 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

mjstacker, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of GFD400
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

GFD400, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of gritz147
3/5  rDev -13%

gritz147, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of DonFrap
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

DonFrap, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13%

sdaly3, Jul 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

ErieBeerMan, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.69/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Poured out a nice gold color, two finger head, medium lacing.
S - Some mild bready malt, and a little real light caramel, some nice mild pine scents, and a little citrus zest.
T - Crisp citrus and pine hop presence with a nice balance of malt that isnt too swee.t
M - Clean, and refreshing.
O - A good moderate pale ale, a decent basic representation of a pale ale.

Omnium, Jul 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

abernethyj, Jul 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Kmat10, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of alepsycho
3.24/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I decided to give Peak Organic a try and I was not disappointed. I snagged a 12 pack sampler for 14.99 and all four offerings were enjoyable. The pale ale poured in to a pint glass had a decent head and not overpowering aroma. This beer was tasty and affordable which in these rough economic times is exactly what I am looking for!

alepsycho, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 6/23/2013 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a tapered mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grassy hops, caramelized malts and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty malt character followed by a quick burst of caramel and citrus sweetness. The hops presence is strong but not over-powering and creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

TheManiacalOne, Jun 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

quakeroatmealstout, Jun 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

AnitaBrewski, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of JG-90
2.99/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into glass gives a moderate sized fizzy, eggshell colored head that becomes more creamy looking as it settles. Head has nice retention. Beer is golden straw in color. Leaves minimal lacing. Subdued aroma consists of mostly bread, with some floral hops, pale malts, and orange.

Caramel malts are more noticable in the taste. There is some citrus, a good amount of floral, but the overwhelmin flavor is a stale biscuity flavor. Medium/light body with heavy carbonation. Very crisp taste and finish with a touch of creaminess. Overall not a knock-your-socks-off pale ale, but very drinkable and tasty, with a crisp finish.

JG-90, May 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

ejimhof, May 15, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

prisdefer, May 12, 2013
Photo of JayQue
3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice Pale Ale. Low enough abv to enjoy in mass quantities. Enough flavor to be worth it. Pours a fairly clear amber color with a medium size frothy white head. Head retention is good. Patches of lacing on the glass.

Smell is minimal. I was expecting a blast of Simcoe floral hops. Not so. Very mild aroma, a little bitterness and a little sweet malts.

Taste is pretty good. Bready malt and some floral/piney hops. Nicely balanced, good flavor.

Mouthfeel is crisp and light. Clean, nicely balanced between bitternes and maltiness. Goes down real easy.

My idea of a good session beer.

JayQue, Apr 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13%

Kelp, Apr 29, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, part of a pricey mixed 12-pack recently made available in Alberta. Apparently this is brewed at Shipyard Brewing's facilities.

This beer pours a hazy, medium straw hue, with one skinny finger of bubbly, loosely foamy dirty white head, which leaves some low-riding rain-bloated cloudy lace around the glass as it all quickly sinks out of sight.

It smells of mildly grainy pastry-like pale malt, a bit of faint hard-water minerality, and leafy, citrusy hops. The taste is sweet bready malt, a hint of biscuity graininess, some weakly flinty notes, and earthy, rather softly bitter citrus hops. Uncomplicated, really.

The carbonation is pretty sedate, settling to just a dull hum, the body medium-light in weight, and smooth in a weak acclamation sort of way. It finishes off-dry, the increasingly bland malt still holding it out over the equally pithy hops.

Meh- while not actually off-putting at any particular level, everything here seems a little too calculated for maximum inoffensiveness, but still holding fast to the tenets of the style. Nothing worth seeking out, but I'm sure none of us would blanch at accepting one at whatever shindig you may be stuck at. That's how they getcha, I suppose.

biboergosum, Apr 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

wroywel, Apr 06, 2013
Peak Organic Pale Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.