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Peak Organic IPA - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Peak Organic IPAPeak Organic IPA

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Ratings: 495
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 11
Gots: 47 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This unique India Pale Ale features our favorite hops—Simcoe, Amarillo and Nugget. A generous Amarillo and Simcoe dry hop provide for an assertive, hop-forward nose and front palate. We don’t use traditional bittering hops in our IPA, providing nothing but stimulating citrus and floral characteristics.

Inspired by a recipe from our good friend and fellow homebrewer Tim from the North Shore Homebrewers Club.

76 IBU

(Beer added by: WanderingFool on 04-17-2009)
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Ratings: 495 | Reviews: 166 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Hopheadhiker, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

petermethot, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

MightiestBeard, Aug 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jbarletto, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of JTomczak
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

JTomczak, Aug 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

pod, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of JohnW58
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

JohnW58, Aug 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

mweso2000, Aug 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

largadeer, Aug 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Bagoosh, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of TheMarkE
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Nice amber/orange color with heavy lacing and plenty of carbonation.

Smell: Citrus, pine, floral.

Taste: Citrus pine, floral, bread.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly creamy, with a significant bitter aftertaste.

The Verdict: Not bad. Hoppy and very bitter with just enough malts to provide a friendly wave in the general direction of balanced. Better quality than I was expecting, if they could cut back on the bitter while retaining the hoppiness they would have a top quality beer.

TheMarkE, Aug 05, 2013
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

PROEDGEBIKER, Aug 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Cardmarauder, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.04/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I haven't smelled many IPAs with the famous cat pee aroma, but this is one of them. It's not catnip to me. The appearance is fine, with a clear, orangey golden color in the Duvel tulip. Modest head and plenty of carbonation.

Man, is this ever a funny flavor. Some malt and a slight stickiness. Kind of an anemic maltiness-- the sugar without any warmth. Hops are herbaceous, weedy, dank, dirty. Nothing spicy or flowery. In fact, it's not like most hops I've encountered. And that smell just does not go away.

Rather thin and bitter and not very drinkable. I blame the ditch weed hops. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Trader Joe's.

mactrail, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of andyfrancis
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tall pilsner glass, almost totally clear golden body, frothy beige eggshell bubbles formed a 2" head that's settled down into a nice clumpy 1/4" cap.

Strong smell of grassy, piney, fresh hops. Very bright, effervescent aroma. Some sweet malt just before it hits your lips.

Bummer...underwhelming and a hint of wet paper flavor, so I'll probably give this one another shot to be fair. Hops and malt are both present, but somehow don't mesh very well. It feels like every bit of the 7% abv.

Watery yet heavy, with almost no detectable carbonation. Leaves a spicy, waxy coating.

andyfrancis, Jul 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Tahoe, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of Boxus
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Browsing the reviews for this beer, I see a wide range of reactions. It seems a love-it-or-hate-it brew. I'm more on the love-it side - though I wouldn't rank it among my top IPA's, I enjoyed it greatly and will buy again.

I poured it out into a curved pint glass, took a whiff, and I was delighted by the smell. Pure sweet citrus aroma. This beer is light in color, a muted tan, with a small head and some nice lacing. I drank it while snacking on bread and salami.

I enjoyed the flavor right from the start. Attack is very much on the sweet side, with a heavy rush of citrus hops and not much else. The decay of the flavor is mixed, with a flat malty note giving the beer an quality that could almost be unpleasantly medicinal if it was stronger. Luckily that flavor is mostly kept in harmony with the sweeter tones, so it leaves me with a satisfying finish overall.

The hop profile reminds me somewhat of Green Flash's West Coast IPA, which is one of my favorites. This beer is not as good, but overall I think it's a damn fine IPA with a very appealing citrus rush, and I plan to pick up more soon!

Boxus, Jul 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

fox227, Jul 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Nickey, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

sdaly3, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

logicerror, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Beermazter310, Jul 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

420Rick, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of Omnium
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Poured a nice gold color, two finger white foamy head, good lacing.
S - Fresh cut grass, floral hops, some nice light citrus, lemon especially.
T - Clean and bright flavors, nice light grassy to it with a touch of lemon, a mild fresh bread malt taste. Very drinkable.
M - Crisp and refreshing, excellent balance.
O - This is a stellar single IPA, and you do not taste or feel the 7.2% at all, good choice for a year round IPA.

Omnium, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of notchucknorris
3.04/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a clear golden color with a good amount of visible carbonation. A sort of flimsy one finger white head forms, but settles pretty quickly.

S: At first, it smells pretty good. Candied citrus, grapefruit, and tangerine. But as it warms a touch, it gets a bit rough. Musty, dander-y and just not that good.

T: The balance in this is way off. A slight citrus hit upfront, but then a strange sour flavor creeps in with some heavy malt and resin. Finish is peppery and resiny without any good flavors to speak of. This is a miss.

notchucknorris, Jul 12, 2013
Peak Organic IPA from Peak Organic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.