Peak Organic IPA - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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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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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of DaveBlack
3.58/5  rDev -3%
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.

Photo of ToasterChef
4/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of kellticgirl
3.58/5  rDev -3%
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.

Photo of PicoPapa
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Photo of FanofHefe
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Photo of Moxley
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of Dave1999
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy orange with a thin foamy white head.

The smell was of citrus hops, mostly grapefruit.

The taste was pretty hoppy and bitter.

Smooth light mouthfeel with a slight carbonation.

Overall a pretty average ipa, decent enough but with much better out there I'll skip it.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Homebrew35
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours one fingers worth of a fairly creamy white head. Very sticky and appealing lacing. The head is fairly easy to regenerate.

Smells of floral and resinous hops. Very sweet carmel and toffee coming through as it warms. Maybe some biscuit and oak mixed in too.

Tastes fairly sugary and sweet at first, some Carmel and toffee mid palate, then some mineral and pine on the finish. Fairly complex which hinders its drinkability. The mineral note with a medium firm hop bitterness and pine taste hold this one back from being better. There's a distinct graininess that is more and more present as this warms, which is quite off putting.

Mouthfeel is medium full, quite sticky sweet and resinous. Medium carbonation.

Overall this is good but not great. Farly low drink-ability due to the aftertaste. Maybe its a freshness issue but this is the way it is. Good bitterness, subtle hop character, firm Carmel and toffee sweetness.

$2 a single.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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