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Peak Organic IPA - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Peak Organic IPAPeak Organic IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

496 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 11
Gots: 47 | 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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Ratings: 496 | Reviews: 166 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

coobstar, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

flagstick, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

whiterapid, Jun 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

jucifer1818, Jun 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

tpauer, Jun 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

KevMo84, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of kflorence
4.53/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a light, clear, golden yellow in color when held up to the light, however comes off a bit more coppery otherwise. A generous amount of creamy white foam sits atop that leaves plenty of lacing as you drink. Carbonation levels are moderate and head retention is excellent. Doesn't get much better from an appearance perspective, although it does look to be a bit on the thinner side.

S: Floral and grassy with a sweet, cloying butter, toffee and vanilla undertone. Lots of cream corn, hints of lime. Barely hop-centric, as there is a strong light malt profile presence there to balance it out. Not a bad thing, off to a great start here.

T: Follows the nose quite well. Floral and grassy up front with a mellowing, light, toasty malt middle which meshes with a bitter grapefruit rind and lime finish that lingers long into the aftertaste. At 7.20% ABV, the alcohol is barely distinguishable until the final swallow.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation, this one feels creamy on the tongue and has an ample amount of chewiness. Some hop oiliness is present on the tongue, but it is far from a palate wrecker. Finishes crisp and clean but not dry. This is a perfect example of what an IPA should strive for if it aims to be both complex and drinkable.

O: Honestly, I was quite blown away by this one. I knew it would be good, based on ratings, but to me this is much better than the B average it has been given thus far. Yes, it will not please those seeking the trendy West Coast IPA hop bombs, and it won't blow you away with flavor or complexity, but seriously, judge this for what it is: a classic, balanced American IPA that is very tasty and quite sessionable, even at a higher ABV. Did I mention that it's from an organic, sustainable brewery? It doesn't get much better, folks. Stop being snobs and just savor the flavor. Can't wait to come back for more. Peak Organic is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries. Cheers!

kflorence, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Guden, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of JAFoley
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Slightly hazy light amber body with two fingers of bubbly head. Nice retention but no lacing to speak of.

S - Tons of tart citrus hops.

T - Citrus hops up front, lime and floral. Very subtle doughy malts and no real alcohol present.

M - Light body with moderate/high carbonation. Beer is slick and slightly resinous.

O - Not bad but nothing to write home about. The flavors are really one note; citrus hops and that's about it. Not a bad session beer.

JAFoley, May 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

AlexFields, May 27, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Illpass78 nailed it! This is not the finest IPA but certainly serves as a great Summer Brew. I bought a six pack at Trader Joes in Palo Alto since it had a good rating on BA. Way good for an Organic Beer, how many of those are around? Another good one to share with friends and see what they think.

ssteakley, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

oriolesfan4, May 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

danipp, May 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

RummyRedbeard, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Ian_B, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

CraftBeerRunner, May 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

ChrisinRI, May 08, 2014
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4.83/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I went to Redwood City looking for an IPA at a small brewery, ... I found it and was not impressed.
So, my wife and I went into town to get a bite to eat. What a surprise - "Aly's on Main" had a beer on tap from Mass. I asked the bartender about the beer and he stated that this restaurant was one of 3 on the west coast that carried it. Here it is: clean, crisp, and refreshing. It was unfiltered, so their was a bit of turbidity and they used whole hops. The mouth feel was fantastic and the bite at the end was exactly what I was hoping for. The food was better than expected and the beer was fantastic. I will drive the 80 mile round trip for this again.

JackDempsy, May 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

pdmoore714, May 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Mgm54, May 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Belittle, Apr 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

ACB, Apr 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

SkinniePost, Apr 17, 2014
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dental, Apr 16, 2014
Peak Organic IPA from Peak Organic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.