Peak Organic IPA - Peak Organic Brewing Company
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2/5 rDev -46.1%
Super fresh best before June 2011, pours a slightly hazed copper golden hue with a bright white head billowing above the edge of my imperial pint, fine speckled lacing left behind. Aroma soapy citrus somewhat medicinal like smelling a bag of hop pellets. Flavor is more bitter than anything else, some light sweetness initially with a rush of hop pellets coating your teeth. This beer just blasts hop bitterness without much hop flavor maybe a hint of citrus cleaning products and raw herbaceous bitterness. No balance equates to sucking on a hop pellet which equates to a poorly executed IPA. Mouthfeel light to medium bodied sturdy carbonation, hop resins simply stick to the palate makes you want to brush your teeth and rinse you mouth out. Drinkability is nearly a drain pour a good bit of alcohol at 7.1 % abv is at least well hidden, but the one sided hops displayed mean these people just don't understand the style. If you gotta go organic, I guess you can drink this stuff but I won't be revisiting.
02-25-2011 17:48:07 | More by WVbeergeek
2.45/5 rDev -34%
APPEARANCE: Its a good looking beer with a very warm, hazy, medium amber hue. There's a decent head even though it's pretty heavily carbonated and has a high ABV.
SMELL: Very light, almost odorless. Though there is a slight, clean whiff of earthy hops.
TASTE: It's a very average IPA without a lot of character. You'll pick up some piney notes on the finish, but it's not as hoppy as you'd expect from an IPA. I've read several reviews that mentioned caramel as a dominant taste. I didn't really get that. For me, I found it really lacking for any distinctive taste at all.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied with high(ish) carbonation.
DRINKABILITY: It's easy to drink because it doesn't really taste like anything. There's very little bite, considering the high ABV for an IPA.
SERVING TYPE: Cask
VERDICT: I really wanted to like this beer. I enjoy Peak's nut brown ale quite a bit. And while I'm not really all that earthy-crunchy, I can get behind organic beers ... if they're good. Until they rework the recipe, I don't really need to drink this again.
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03-02-2011 22:11:19 | More by DirtybeerguyRI
2.63/5 rDev -29.1%
Growler fill, poured into Imperial pint glass.
A: Golden amber, huge pillowy head, looks pretty good.
S: hmmm, its all biscuity malts and sweet caramel like scent. For an IPA, it is way too malt forward smelling. I am not impressed.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, slightly better, but I can't say I am enjoying this very much. There is a slight hoppy floral kick at the end, but it is so muted by this buttery sweetness which I find really not too tasty.
M: Very creamy, medium thick mouthfeel.
O: Overall, I hate to give bad reviews but this beer just isn't cutting it for me. I like Peak's King Crimson offering very much, but this just doesn't have enough hop bite and is too creamy and buttery, not characteristics I enjoy in an IPA. I can't even say this tastes much like an IPA in style. It almost tastes more like some bad British bitter or something. Sorry, but I don't like this beer. Also, the high APV isn't doing the flavor, or lack of it, any favors. I don't quite understand the goal of this beer.
05-13-2011 21:58:13 | More by Avantyawn
2.78/5 rDev -25.1%
Pours hazy orange with a generous head of foam that lasted well . Shrank slowly to some impressive craggy lace. Nose is tantalizing with absolutely fresh sweet citrus hops that smell like they are in bloom in the glass. A little dank, a little forest floor too. A respectable malt presence in the nose with light grain, honey and biscuit. Drank well at first and followed the nose with a little pine, some earthy yeast quality and some hops bitter. The malt disappeared somewhat but it did offer a little butter and toast and a little sweetness. Then as it warmed the character changed into something downright vegetal, leafy like lettuce & even a little corn. Malt is too far in back at this point. Tasted muddy, not really clear or crisp. Finished bitter and tried to be dry. Would not buy again.
06-12-2013 08:48:56 | More by utopiajane
2.95/5 rDev -20.5%
Pours a two finger off-white head that fades slowly to a ring leaving a good lace. Hazy red/amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Light piney hop nose. Flavor is mostly piney hops but some caramel shows up. Bitter finish. $1.80 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.
09-14-2010 22:29:55 | More by jdhilt
2.95/5 rDev -20.5%
Appearance: Poured a clear golden amber. Two finger white pillowy head. Good retention. Excellent lacing all the way down the glass.
Smell: Strong pungent hops. Grapefruit and pine. A buttery diacetyl hint as well. Moderate sweetness.
Taste: Hops have a slight bite, but they are drowned out by the buttery diacetyl and stronger than usual malts.
Mouthfeel: Thin to medium bodied. Smooth.
Drinkability: One of the best looking IPA’s I’ve ever seen, but the taste is a let down. The hop level is too low and the malts too high, with a buttery diacetyl tate disrupting everything. Goes down quickly, though.
Buy Again? No.
12-21-2009 05:14:08 | More by jonziefle
Peak Organic IPA from Peak Organic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.