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Peak Organic IPA - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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524 Ratings
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Ratings: 524
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 11
Gots: 60 | 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: 524 | Reviews: 168 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of StuyBeerGuy
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured with a nice fizzy head that calmed downed in a bubbly one finger head and had a pleasant light golden color that accentuated its liveliness.

The head was complex and had a lot of unique notes to test any sniffers main tool. I picked up some normal smells such as banana, cloves and grapefruit. More interestingly cat urine on a scallion plant likely emanated from the different process required in producing an organic beer.

The taste and mouthfeel seemingly evaporated and affected predominately the middle and back of the mouth. The flavors corresponded to the more unique smells that I have already mentioned. I think it is a good beer that offers interesting pairing combinations since it posseses unique flavors.

In conclusion, the beer is a valiant and green effort that showcases how an IPA and beer in general can be made environmentally friendly.

StuyBeerGuy, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of MLFrank
5/5  rDev +35.5%

MLFrank, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of brentblack1
4/5  rDev +8.4%

brentblack1, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Benjaminwileketchum
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Benjaminwileketchum, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of jwps214
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

jwps214, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of chadski
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

chadski, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of digitalflood
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

digitalflood, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of DrJ
3.19/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Tasted three times, with subsequent review modifications.

Initially, this ale was very impressive, but with subsequent tastings from different six-pack samples, adverse attributes became apparent, which likely reflects handling/ storage conditions.

Orange bronzed color, fair head retention, aromas of grapefruit initially that regrettably evolved over time with samples from different six-packs as the beer warmed to male tomcat urine, flavors of citrus fruits with an oddly medicinal sweetness noticed with other six-pack samples that extends into the finish.

DrJ, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of Enriquehopnog
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Enriquehopnog, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of stressfree00
4.5/5  rDev +22%

stressfree00, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of woscar
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

woscar, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of gefinley
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

gefinley, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of DIM
3.1/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

a: Chill hazed dark golden; poured with a medium sized fizzy head.

s: Pine and onion-y citrus plus short bread and sugar cookies.

t: Odd sweetness, hard to describe. Kind of a sharp toffee and short bread? Amarillo shines through with some candy onion, not my favorite hop. Noticeable alcohol and lingering medicinal bitterness.

m: Sticky and kind of heavy.

o: Just not my kind of IPA.

DIM, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of CaverDave
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

CaverDave, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of markhobbs1
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

markhobbs1, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of mjstacker
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

mjstacker, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of vidisad
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

vidisad, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of MrDave
3/5  rDev -18.7%

MrDave, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Tinfang
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Sammy Smith pint glass. Clear light copper with no head and thus no retention.

Smell is not pronounced.

Mouthfeel is substantial and pleasant.

IPA reviews seem to be highly personal. I find Samuel Smith to be lacking and a number recent reviews of this ale said some fairly disparaging things. On the other hand Stone Brewing products are way over the top for my pallete and a number of their beers appear in the Top 250. Seems like there's a whole hop vine in every bottle. Peak's IPA suits me perfectly. The malt base is unobtrusive, and the hop presence is lingering and complex. Piney notes become floral and herbal as the ale warms. The hops are dominant but not scarily so.

A characteristic that makes me prefer this IPA to others is the persistence of the hops taste in the mouth. I get to enjoy that flavor between sips. Perhaps this is the result of organic hops.

I will definitely buy this ale again.

Tinfang, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Snellgg5
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Snellgg5, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated January 2014. Sampled on September 5, 2013.

The pour is amber-orange with a slight white head that simmers down to a ring. Slightly cloudy.

There is a balanced nose between earthy hops and biscuit malts. It also has a little buttery note as well as Shipyard's Ringwood yeast character.

The body falls into the medium range with a little astringency.

The taste is about as well balanced as the nose with a good mix of earthy hips and biscuit malts coming into play. The finish is low to moderate but does not linger long. It is the kind of IPA I prefer because it is not in my face.

puboflyons, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of argock
3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Best by Jan 2014 notched on side of label. Single purchased at World Market (Charottesville, VA).

A: Nearly clear straw-gold with 2-finger off-white frothy head with good retention and a good stripe of lace ringing the top of the glass.

S: Meaty, catty, mild pine, dank hoppiness with a reasonable light caramel malt aroma. No yeast aromas.

T: The meaty hops flavor that I am not a fan of and that is present in the aroma is dominant with some pine and light grapefruit accents. I am not sure what this meaty flavor comes from, but I wonder if it is a English malt/Simcoe combination. I would have sworn that they used Columbus in this beer because that is usually what I associate that aroma and flavor with, but I think I am wrong because Peak Organic at least doesn't admit to any Columbus hops in this recipe. There is no yeast component, and the bitterness is medium to maybe a little more. Certainly not an unpleasant beer but I am not a fan of that flavor style.

M: Mouthfeel is decent with average carbonation and light-medium body. A little slickness but pretty dry.

O: A pretty good beer but I had higher hopes for this one after loving their dry-hopped Summer Wheat Ale. If you are a lover of dank hoppiness, you will probably like this beer. It reminds me a lot of Sixpoint Bengali Tiger -- same meaty weird flavor that all of their ales have.

argock, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of Cooker_stp
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Cooker_stp, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Resuin
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Resuin, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of virinow
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

virinow, Aug 30, 2013
Peak Organic IPA from Peak Organic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.