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Peak Organic Pale Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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186 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 14.83%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | 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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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

08-18-2013 17:34:25 | More by DonFrap
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

08-04-2013 01:37:29 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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sdaly3

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -12.8%

07-22-2013 16:40:25 | More by sdaly3
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ErieBeerMan

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

07-22-2013 00:46:19 | More by ErieBeerMan
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 02:52:03 | More by Omnium
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abernethyj

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +9%

07-10-2013 19:59:33 | More by abernethyj
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-05-2013 03:32:00 | More by Kmat10
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alepsycho

New York

3.24/5  rDev -5.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 17:34:44 | More by alepsycho
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2013 16:42:11 | More by TheManiacalOne
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quakeroatmealstout

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

06-24-2013 16:07:54 | More by quakeroatmealstout
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

06-11-2013 22:32:34 | More by AnitaBrewski
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JG-90

New Jersey

2.99/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 18:36:37 | More by JG-90
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

05-15-2013 10:27:15 | More by ejimhof
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prisdefer

New York

2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

05-12-2013 20:46:29 | More by prisdefer
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JayQue

Virginia

3.51/5  rDev +2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 00:44:12 | More by JayQue
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -12.8%

04-29-2013 05:53:56 | More by Kelp
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 05:43:07 | More by biboergosum
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wroywel

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

04-06-2013 21:33:14 | More by wroywel
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claytong

Vermont

3/5  rDev -12.8%

03-25-2013 13:55:26 | More by claytong
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best Enjoyed Before July 2013

A: Pours a golden yellow color with a fingers worth of head that retains for a good couple of minutes before dying down to a cap

S: Quite malty, with a hint of spicy bready malts and earthy hops. Not too much aside from the breadiness

T: Follows the nose. Again, taken over by bready malts with a hint of spiciness. Earthy hops do almost nothing to balance the malts, and fall to the background quickly. Finishes with more breadiness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: An overly malty pale ale, with almost no hop presence. Easy enough to drink, but nothing to really take away. Try it if you like organic beers, but don't go searching for hops

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 00:00:33 | More by BEERMILER12
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sachie23

New York

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

03-19-2013 00:00:11 | More by sachie23
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

2.93/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. The color is medium golden. There is a nice thin head that has just a bit of nice lacing.

The aroma has some crouton with some graham cracker. There is a bit of crisp hop in the aroma, but not much so I can't describe it beyond that.

The taste has a strong emphasis on bready malt. Lots of toast flavor here. There is a slightly crisp finish, with a subtle hop bitterness. There is a murky yeasty aftertaste that lingers a bit long.

This is medium bodied with nice sharp carbonation. This beer isn't bad but there are many many many other beers I'd rather have before getting to this one. This seems to be aimed at the Shipyard crowd.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 03:54:41 | More by andrewinski1
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

02-21-2013 01:07:43 | More by Damian74Shensky
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

02-09-2013 02:55:18 | More by cliff1066
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matjack85

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-27-2013 04:51:04 | More by matjack85
Peak Organic Pale Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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