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Peak Organic IPA - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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543 Ratings
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Ratings: 543
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 13
Gots: 74 | 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:
Beer added by: WanderingFool on 04-17-2009

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
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Longstaff
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of BeerPhan86
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

Photo of fmccormi
4/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of oberon
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint a hazy burnt orange with a 1/2 finger white head atop,a few patches of broken lace left behind.A good shot of citric hops in the nose,really fresh and bold,a hefty caramel/biscuit malt base comes into play as well.Not as hop forward on the palate with in my opinion to big of a sweet caramel malt flavor that really to me overpowers the leafy and citric hops.The beer has some good things going on but just pack enough hop punch for me.

Photo of soju6
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours acopper color with a billowy head andnice lacing.

S: Aroma of citrusand pine along with fresh grain.

T: Taste of citrus and fresh grain. A nice bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Fairly medium body, smooth and refreshing. Well balanced. Alcohol is well hidden.

Much better beer than the name implies. Not an overpowering IPA. Easy drinker

Photo of billybob
4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

deep rich orange color one finger head and a fair amount of lace. fruity, pine, hops, fresh grapefruit all come through in the smell. taste starts off a little on the sweet side with a smooth malt fresh grapefruit then the hops kick in turning to grapefruit rind warming slightly with a dry lingering taste. smooth and creamy mouthfeel with a medium body. i like that its organic, i like that it hides the higher alcohol content well. ipa is not my best style of beer to drink but this one is real nice for a change of pace.

Photo of chinchill
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Orange amber with medium near white head. Leaves a small amount of lacing.

Has a mainly hop aroma -- fruity, and not just citrus -- with some caramel malt in the background. Has a sweet aroma but moderately bitter balance in the taste.

O - a well-crafted IPA. Flavorful but not challenging.

Photo of gabedivision
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a Snifter glass.

This beer pours how an IPA should, dark hop hazed orange with a sticky slimy head that stays with it the entire time. Big time piny notes, grapefruit citrus, juicy mango fruit, smells real good. Taste has huge citrus notes, with a smokey feel, nice piny hops with an earthy tone. Medium on the feel, creamy and smooth going down, very frothy from start to finish. Overall, this beer taste great when its fresh every time, well balanced IPA.

Peak Organic IPA from Peak Organic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 543 ratings.