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Peak Organic Pale Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

195 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 195
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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Photo of biboergosum
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
Photo of wroywel
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

wroywel, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of claytong
3/5  rDev -13%

claytong, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.41/5  rDev -1.2%
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

BEERMILER12, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of sachie23
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

sachie23, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of andrewinski1
2.93/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

andrewinski1, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Damian74Shensky, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of cliff1066
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

cliff1066, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of matjack85
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

matjack85, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of emceecue
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

emceecue, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

outoffocus, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of WhitmansNiece
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

WhitmansNiece, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of BeerCosmonaut
3/5  rDev -13%

BeerCosmonaut, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of CloudStrife
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Best Enjoyed Before April 2013.

A: Pours a cloudy light yellow gold with a 1 finger dense white head. Lots of visible carbonation. A quick swirl invigorates a lot of head. Leaves some good lacing.

S: Not an overwhelming aroma. Has a sweet malt backing as well as some citrusy hops. Somewhat of a bready/toastiness to it.

T: Starts off with a nice bittering hop, taste good and cascade hoppy. After swallowing a sweeter malt side appears and lingers in the finish. A nice balance here.

M: Average body with ample carbonation. Has a crisp finish to it. Real easy drinking.

Overall a nice clean beer with pure ingredients. Good for those looking to expand their craft beer palette.

CloudStrife, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of dog-ear
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

dog-ear, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of theotherone7
4.75/5  rDev +37.7%

theotherone7, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of DrFunkenstein
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

DrFunkenstein, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Mack, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of Envelopes
3/5  rDev -13%

Envelopes, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

abcdefghijkyle, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of jcsarette
4/5  rDev +15.9%

jcsarette, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of JulianT
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

JulianT, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottle says best by November 2012. The beer frothed up out of the bottle the moment I opened it, so hopefully it's not infected or anything.

Appearance: rich orange hue with a moderate haze and a good effervescence. Head poured a thick finger of pillowy ivory foam which is leaving a nice lace on the glass as it slowly dissipates.

Smell: sweet malt aroma with a twinge of biscuit and a moderate helping of citrusy and earthy hops. Not bad.

Taste: sweet and biscuity malt along with more of those citrusy hops. The flavor is really right in line with the aroma. Not bad at all, but not precisely to my personal taste.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good level of carbonation and a very nice creaminess. I like it.

Overall: a decent enough and well-crafted beer. I would personally not go out of my way to have this again, but then again I would not turn one down.

flagmantho, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of jurbanik
3/5  rDev -13%

jurbanik, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of DouglasChasse
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

DouglasChasse, Sep 05, 2012
Peak Organic Pale Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.