Peak Organic IPA - Peak Organic Brewing Company
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3.15/5 rDev -15.1%
A: hazy; an orangish copper; 1 finger creamy white head that receded quickly to a thin film; nice lacing;
S: a little lemon and pine, earthiness is predominant;
T: earthiness all the way; not fruit until the finish;
M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; creamy;
O: the nose and flavor didn't work for me; other reviewers had a much different experience, so I'll try it again at some point;
06-29-2014 16:51:48 | More by HamdenHector
4.53/5 rDev +22.1%
A: Pours a light, clear, golden yellow in color when held up to the light, however comes off a bit more coppery otherwise. A generous amount of creamy white foam sits atop that leaves plenty of lacing as you drink. Carbonation levels are moderate and head retention is excellent. Doesn't get much better from an appearance perspective, although it does look to be a bit on the thinner side.
S: Floral and grassy with a sweet, cloying butter, toffee and vanilla undertone. Lots of cream corn, hints of lime. Barely hop-centric, as there is a strong light malt profile presence there to balance it out. Not a bad thing, off to a great start here.
T: Follows the nose quite well. Floral and grassy up front with a mellowing, light, toasty malt middle which meshes with a bitter grapefruit rind and lime finish that lingers long into the aftertaste. At 7.20% ABV, the alcohol is barely distinguishable until the final swallow.
M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation, this one feels creamy on the tongue and has an ample amount of chewiness. Some hop oiliness is present on the tongue, but it is far from a palate wrecker. Finishes crisp and clean but not dry. This is a perfect example of what an IPA should strive for if it aims to be both complex and drinkable.
O: Honestly, I was quite blown away by this one. I knew it would be good, based on ratings, but to me this is much better than the B average it has been given thus far. Yes, it will not please those seeking the trendy West Coast IPA hop bombs, and it won't blow you away with flavor or complexity, but seriously, judge this for what it is: a classic, balanced American IPA that is very tasty and quite sessionable, even at a higher ABV. Did I mention that it's from an organic, sustainable brewery? It doesn't get much better, folks. Stop being snobs and just savor the flavor. Can't wait to come back for more. Peak Organic is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries. Cheers!
06-01-2014 23:43:01 | More by kflorence
3.23/5 rDev -12.9%
A - Slightly hazy light amber body with two fingers of bubbly head. Nice retention but no lacing to speak of.
S - Tons of tart citrus hops.
T - Citrus hops up front, lime and floral. Very subtle doughy malts and no real alcohol present.
M - Light body with moderate/high carbonation. Beer is slick and slightly resinous.
O - Not bad but nothing to write home about. The flavors are really one note; citrus hops and that's about it. Not a bad session beer.
05-30-2014 00:46:36 | More by JAFoley
3.81/5 rDev +2.7%
Illpass78 nailed it! This is not the finest IPA but certainly serves as a great Summer Brew. I bought a six pack at Trader Joes in Palo Alto since it had a good rating on BA. Way good for an Organic Beer, how many of those are around? Another good one to share with friends and see what they think.
05-24-2014 01:40:27 | More by ssteakley
Peak Organic IPA from Peak Organic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.