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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: 468
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 10
Gots: 33 | 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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Photo of mdurkee11


4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Probably my favor rite session IPA on the market today. Pours a smooth amber color from the tap with a nice head. Each sip greets you with plesant aromas of citrus with a nice hint of alcohol. Smooth to drink and a satisfying aftertaste. Peak does not make a bad beer and their IPA is simply one of the best on the market.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2012 01:41:49 | More by mdurkee11
Photo of BeerKangaroo


3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Into a nonic:

A: orange colored body with a small one finger white head dissipated within a minute. It left some light foamy lacing and no rings. There was a fair amount of rising carbonation.

S: pine and the hops with some minor floral tones.

T: bitter through the previously mentioned flavors

M: medium body and the carbonation was felt in my mouth. It left a somewhat dry finish.

O: decent for the style, but nothing to scream about.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 22:35:26 | More by BeerKangaroo
Photo of bluntedboywonder

New York

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-20-2012 00:43:11 | More by bluntedboywonder
Photo of birchstick


4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-15-2012 21:21:21 | More by birchstick
Photo of WastingFreetime


3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

A. Lightly hazed amber color with a single finger of foamy cream colored head with average retention and lacing qualities.

S,T. Pretty standard pine resin aroma and flavor over a minimal malt base with only minor floral highlights.

M. Medium body and carbonation, smooth with a semi-dry finish.

The very definition of not doing quite differently to stand out from the crowd.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 17:56:27 | More by WastingFreetime
Photo of DM1293


3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hops up front, not the sweeter notes, definite pine somewhere down in the middle. Bitterness is mild initially, and lingers in the finish. A bit of malt in the background, but I think there should be a little more to pull the hops a little more into check.

Not really the best IPA I've had that, but not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 02:57:43 | More by DM1293
Photo of bigash

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.1%

04-10-2012 13:13:11 | More by bigash
Photo of zrab11


3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-09-2012 21:51:05 | More by zrab11
Photo of jpcool9


3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

04-07-2012 23:45:24 | More by jpcool9
Photo of StealieClimber

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-03-2012 21:43:02 | More by StealieClimber
Photo of amnesia85


4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

04-01-2012 23:52:37 | More by amnesia85
Photo of BelJen


3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-01-2012 19:01:18 | More by BelJen
Photo of Arborescence


3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-31-2012 22:43:34 | More by Arborescence
Photo of Sailracer

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

03-24-2012 13:38:53 | More by Sailracer
Photo of bluetrevian


3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-20-2012 22:26:50 | More by bluetrevian
Photo of DaveBlack


3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A dark golden beer with a slight orange tint to it. My pour yielded a 1/2 finger's worth of slightly off-white head with moderate retention and quite a bit of clingy lacing.

S: Very floral and citrusy nose. Notes of grapefruit and elderflower (at least elderflower liqueur) are prevalent.

T: A malty backbone stands up well to the heavy dose of bitter hops. The taste is very floral, with notes of rose and grapefruit. The finish is oily and bitter, with the hops taste lingering. The only evidence of the alcohol is in the slight warming sensation.

M: Medium body and quite a bit of carbonation. The mouthfeel is oily.

O: A good beer. I think the flavor is a bit muddled, the hops and malts compete quite a bit to leave the palette a little confused. Still, a good favor and a pleasant beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 23:29:30 | More by DaveBlack
Photo of ToasterChef


4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cellar temp bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Translucent copper orange body with little rising carbonation but a good sized head of light brown bubbles. Good lacing.

S: Big grapefruit hops make up the aroma. There is some earthiness and mustiness mixed in as well.

T: Lots of hops in the flavor profile. Begins grassy, gets piney and ends up oily and bitter. Tastes like there is a fairly high IBU count to this beer, but perhaps it's just because the malts are minor compared to the hops. Either way, I like it.

M: My lips are left slightly sticky, and there is a decent mouthcoat that has bitter flavors.

O: I like this beer a lot; it's probably my favorite beer Peak makes. Too bad it isn't available year-round. I'll have to seek it out again next time spring rolls around.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 18:08:07 | More by ToasterChef
Photo of oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-15-2012 13:39:11 | More by oldp0rt
Photo of gilbert

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

03-11-2012 19:33:46 | More by gilbert
Photo of jafari


4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

03-11-2012 01:17:08 | More by jafari
Photo of kellticgirl


3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tried this after sampling and liking some other Peak Organic brews. Noticed right away that it didn't have much of an aroma, but poured with a nice honey amber color.

The hop level is just right, not too overblown. It isn't as floral or grapefruit-like as a lot of high-alcohol beers. Interestingly, I felt that the flavor seems to disappear from your mouth quickly after each sip. Good thing? Bad thing? Probably depends on whether you like hoppy beers or not. I like them and like the taste to linger.

I would buy it again for sure, but it's not going to make my top 5 IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 02:52:24 | More by kellticgirl
Photo of PicoPapa


3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with a Best Before Date notched at July 2012. Pours a brownish dark amber color with very little head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is citrusy along with some floral hops. A bit sweet. Taste is bitter citrus and floral hops. This one smelled more of citrus hops but the taste is more of the floral hops. Sweet malts near the end. Floral aftertaste. Medium bodied. This was a pleasant surprise. Good amount of hop flavor and a pretty high abv. Overall, this is a solid IPA and worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 15:58:25 | More by PicoPapa
Photo of FanofHefe


3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle with a freshness dating of best by July 2012. Pours a slightly hazy orange body with yellow hue. About a one-finger off-white head that leaves a little lacing.

Very citrus hop aroma featuring mostly orange and tangerine. A bit of pine resin and caramel malt finishes it off.

The flavor is a bit different from the aroma and seems less complex. The hop flavors tend more toward the pine resin side with very little citrus. The malt is understated overall.

Medium texture in the mouthfeel. A decent IPA overall but not too exciting.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 02:15:35 | More by FanofHefe
Photo of Moxley

New York

4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid IPA that packs a healthy 7.1 ABV without a boozy punch. Earthy and hoppy but not overly hopped. Good head retention and lacing. A definite try for IPA lovers. Good representation of the style.

Worth picking up a six pack for sure, and with a 7.1 ABV, a six pack is all you'll need.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 23:48:20 | More by Moxley
Photo of ale207


3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-06-2012 01:06:46 | More by ale207
Peak Organic IPA from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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