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Peak Organic IPA - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Peak Organic IPAPeak Organic IPA

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523 Ratings
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Ratings: 523
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.05%
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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Photo of kellticgirl
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

kellticgirl, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of PicoPapa
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

PicoPapa, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of FanofHefe
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

FanofHefe, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of Moxley
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

Moxley, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of ale207
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

ale207, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of bearmcnair
4/5  rDev +8.1%

bearmcnair, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of jrnewt
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

jrnewt, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of redfox405
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

redfox405, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of sneth019
3/5  rDev -18.9%

sneth019, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of Massbmx
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Massbmx, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of Dave1999
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Dave1999, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of alexsergio
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

alexsergio, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of josefnewsong
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

josefnewsong, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of Homebrew35
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

Homebrew35, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -18.9%

ygtbsm94, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of rusty3335
3/5  rDev -18.9%

rusty3335, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of mattyrubes
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

mattyrubes, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of phdirksen
5/5  rDev +35.1%

phdirksen, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of Rhen19
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Rhen19, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of kradberg
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

kradberg, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Piotrek
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Piotrek, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of JizackFH
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC on 1/23/12.

Review taken from notes.

This beer pours a golden copper color with nice clarity. There is just a very thin white head resting on top since I'm at a bar. Can't accurately judge read retention, but there is a some nice lace left behind on the glass with each sip. The nose is of caramel malts and a nice hop presence. There also some aromas of tropical fruit, citrus, and a little bit of toffee. The taste follows the nose. It starts off with some caramel malts and toffee. Then there is a nice citrusy hop bite to it. Also, I am getting some tropical fruit flavors. The finish leaves some lingering hop bitterness, caramel, and fruit behind on the palate. This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down easy, and it has a nice feel to it. There is some initial sweetness, and that gets cut by a nice citrusy hop bitterness. The hop bitterness lingers on the tongue in the finish. This has good drinkability. Overall, I think it is a nice beer, and a good representation of the style. I could easily knock a few of these back no problem. It is refreshing and has a good hop presence. I recommend checking this one out. I would buy it again.

JizackFH, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of JmBrkr
4/5  rDev +8.1%

JmBrkr, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of leprakhan
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

leprakhan, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Viciousknishs
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours an orangey amber color with a finger of off white head. Good retention with some lacing.

S- very solid hop aromas with classic pine and yellow grapefruit citrus characteristics. Floral spicy hop notes on the middle. Dry biscuity malt aromas bring good balance on the finish.

T- spicy floral hop flavor blends with pine and yellow grapefruit peel. Balanced biscuity malt on the finish with a moderate hop bitterness on the finish.

MF- dry crackers mouthfeel with a light body and medium carbonation.

D- balanced hop forward IPA. Good drinkability.

Viciousknishs, Jan 22, 2012
Peak Organic IPA from Peak Organic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 523 ratings.