Peak Organic IPA - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Peak Organic IPAPeak Organic IPA

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532 Ratings
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Ratings: 532
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 13
Gots: 66 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mostly clear copper color. A two-finger head settles into a nice pancake and leaves plenty of lacing. Appearance is nice. There isn’t much aroma to this one: it’s yeasty; cracker malt-forward and a faint grassy/piney note in the background. Slight grapefruit as it warms. The taste is subdued but clean and crisp with an earthy hop bitterness.

The beer looks good and feels good – it tastes and smells relatively bland, against a backdrop of solid NE IPAs.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - pours an orangish amber with a half of an inch of thick, soft, white head that has decent retention

S - faint bread, citrus, faint alcohol

T - faint bread, citrusy, orange, grapefruit, earthy, piny, mild bitter finish

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carboanted

This is a decent offering from Peak Organic. It has decent flavor and great drinkability. I wouldn't refuse this if offered again.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thin head on a clear crimson body. Little lacing. Aroma is very musty with wet sock hops dominating. Flavor is more fruity with candies orange, floral and moldy piney hop notes. Medium body and lighter side of medium carbonation. Overall a nicely drinkable IPA though the aroma is light.

Photo of jaasen64
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle at Stella's (not a great beer bar, but went with some coworkers)

A- Pours a translucent slightly golden brown. Minimal white head that leaves nice layered lacing around the glass while drinking. About average carbonation.

S- Hops, not as much of a sweet fruit smell, more of a traditional East Coast IPA smell.

T- A decent amount of earthy hops, not too fruity like typical West Coast IPAs, lightly sweet, a little bit of caramel, some malts.

M- Medium bodied, abv very well hidden, average carbonation, smooth, well balanced, goes down easy.

O- In terms of more East Coast IPAs this was a pretty decent offering from Peak Organic. This like all the beers I've tried from Peak is definitely above average for its style, but nothing that stands out. There was a nice balance between the hops and the light caramel sweetness. The abv was very well hidden, I had no idea what abv it was when I was trying it. From the taste it tasted like 5-6%, but I could definitely feel it slightly more. Overall a decent IPA offering. Definitely recommended if you don't have too much too chose from, but nothing to go out of your way to get.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%
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.

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3/5  rDev -18.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.03/5  rDev -17.9%
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.

Photo of DM1293
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Peak Organic IPA from Peak Organic Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 532 ratings.