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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: 524
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.09%
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 Viciousknishs
3.95/5  rDev +7%
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
Photo of tirlzx
3/5  rDev -18.7%

tirlzx, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into tulip. Bottle states best before June 2012. Pours a copper golden with small head. Nice lacing on the glass.
Smells of fresh earthy hops and some malts.
Taste is of botter fresh hops. Some caramel/toasty malts are present.
Its slightly bitter in the mouth. Very mild for such a high ABV.
For years I have passed this brew up..and all Peak for that matter. I was under the assumption this was a gimmicky brew..but its actually not bad. Its not the best IPA I ever had, but its deff tastey. Id now like to try other brews by Peak.

DrinkSlurm, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of zenwatts
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

zenwatts, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of phantomwyse
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Copper colored ale coupled with half finger off white head seems striving for stereotype like it’s nobodies business.

S: Light pine aromas waft over subtle orange and grapefruit citrus. Malts are reminiscent of Graham crackers and buttered toast.

T: Subtle and balanced is the name of the game for this IPA. Mild hop flavors are layered over buttery and nutty malts, light almonds, sweet crackers, toast.

M: Light to medium bodied with a silky middle ending moderately dry.

O: Sometimes you need to travel fast. There’s a passing lane for that. Other times you need to be conservative. There’s a slow lane for that. Other times you just need to get there. And that’s why there’s a travel lane. This is a middle of the road IPA, but it gets the job done.

phantomwyse, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

ShemRahBoo, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of muletrane
4/5  rDev +8.4%

muletrane, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Longstaff
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one caught me off guard by the description of some modern american hops when it had a solid caramel, butterscotch, almost bordering on buttery maltiness. But the interplay of the fruity/floral american hops and the malt character is pleasantly disjointed and its depth of hop and malt flavor is intriguing. Grassy hop flavor and bitterness extend through to the finish which helps preventing this one from being cloying despite its sweetness.

As a modern IPA, this one kind of fails, but as an unique and interesting beer on its own accord, it succeeds greatly. I think of it like an english ESB made with american hops.

Longstaff, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of Perilousleigh
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Perilousleigh, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of Lantern
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Lantern, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of verdict603
4/5  rDev +8.4%

verdict603, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of cfloyd
4/5  rDev +8.4%

cfloyd, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of jophish17
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of BeerPhan86
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have never had a Peak Organic brew until now. No little story on the label for this one, just pictures of fresh hops. Works for me!

A - Pours a fairly hazy ruby-orange with a one finger off white head. Not much carbonation evident.

S - Some tropical fruit and citrus hops but not much else. Fairly tame aroma. A little grassy in the second waft. Strange buttery aspect to the aroma as well.

T - Citrus hops mainly with some sweet malt. There is an astringent bitterness in the finish that's a little offputting, and the alcohol is definitely noticeable. Slightly bready malt body with a grassy finish. Malt and hops do not seem to balance or benefit each other, too disjointed.

M - A little chewy. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Leaves a sticky, syrupy feel on the lips.

O - A fairly mediocre IPA that is not very well balanced. I don't know if I'll be trying anything else from Peak Organic.

BeerPhan86, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of fmccormi
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight pour from 12oz bottle w/ twist-off cap to white wine glass. Why not, right? Freshness dating notched into the left side of the paper label, reading best by April 2012

Appearance (4.0): Nice hazy, orange-amber body with an off-white head, one finger fading to a slight film on the surface of the beer. Looks like honey, very pretty. Rather solid coating of lace on the sides—very nice.

Smell (4.0): Passion fruit! Seriously. Drank a lot of passion fruit juice when I lived in Brazil (maracujá) and I know that smell. Mango and pineapple a little, maybe, but no pine / grass / floral / spice really at all, just passion fruit. The dry hopping is All-American, that’s for sure. I prefer lots of pine and resin, some grapefruit, but this is lovely.

Taste (4.0): Starts out with a pronounced grassy / herbal bitterness, moving to a somewhat astringent grapefruit pith bitterness. This is all supported by a slightly bready malt body with a moderate dose of caramel—far from sticky or cloying, though, actually a bit understated. No alcohol detected, and it has a rather long, grassy finish. Yeast has a slightly chalky presence, which I enjoy though I know a lot of other people don’t; nice flavor profile overall.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Smooth, foaming carbonation keeps it alive. Slightly active, but not too boisterous. Very dry finish, medium body. Solid.

Overall (4.0): This is a very solid American IPA, really a pleasant surprise—a lot of people wouldn’t expect it from the price point or from a regional brewery with a very low-key reputation. Glad I tried this, it could be a go-to sixer, especially on a budget.

fmccormi, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of alamode
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

alamode, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of IPAman89
4/5  rDev +8.4%

IPAman89, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of rv9aguy
5/5  rDev +35.5%

rv9aguy, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +8.4%

ROGUE16, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of stevecooks
5/5  rDev +35.5%

stevecooks, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +8.4%

nmann08, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of touchmeimsac
4/5  rDev +8.4%

touchmeimsac, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev +8.4%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of BeerRox
4/5  rDev +8.4%

BeerRox, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of kmuthler
4/5  rDev +8.4%

kmuthler, Nov 14, 2011
Peak Organic IPA from Peak Organic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.