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Peak Organic Summer Session Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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221 Ratings
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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
A traditional summer wheat beer marries a West Coast pale ale. Locally grown wheat provides a complex mouthfeel and Amarillo dry hopping gives a citrusy aroma.

61 IBU

(Beer added by: ericj551 on 06-08-2010)
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce twist-off bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Best Enjoyed Before: N 13.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, yellow-hued body with small-sized, white head.

Smell: Moderately lemony, but, there's also a little hint of tangerine. Grainy, modestly wheat-scented malts. And a single pat of sweet cream butter.

Taste: Soft wheat character, faintly grainy, lightly sweet, with, as always, the buttery diacetyl tones from the Ringwood. Bright, light citrusy lemon taste pops in as does the bitterness, but, what would be a more cutting hop quality, is, I feel, blunted by the buttery hint throughout. Drying, smooth, buttery-lemon finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Skosh of a medium level of carbonation.

Overall: While I found the twelve ounces agreeable, but I wonder where it finds a home at. It's not overly wheaty and the hops are somewhat muted by the diacetyl character (at least in this batch), so, I do wonder "who is this for?" I could see this being replaced sometime down the road.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 01:08:21 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Zraly

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-08-2014 18:17:23 | More by Zraly
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illpass78

Maine

3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow/orange with a thin white head and heavy carbonation.

Aroma: Smells of wheat, lemon, citrus, and some minimal hops.

Taste: Taste follows the nose, with lemon leading the way.

Mouthfeel: It's a little thin, but then, it is a summer beer.

Overall: Breweries just love to crank out these wheat beers in the summer. It's a nice entry, though it doesn't separate itself from the pack much, other than the organic tag. I had it with pizza and salad. I would have it with pizza and salad again, probably.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 01:20:08 | More by illpass78
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jwps214

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-07-2014 20:37:17 | More by jwps214
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jdelbalzo99

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-07-2014 16:47:36 | More by jdelbalzo99
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a: Cloudy pale straw color; poured with a small fizzy head.

s: Nice hop nose, some grapefruit rind and resin. Sweet wheat and sugar cookie malts for balance.

t: Short lived wheaty grains before a fairly flavorful hop finish. A bit of pithy citrus and aspirin bitterness.

m: Fizzy and wet.

o: One of the better hoppy wheats I've tried.

Serving type: can

07-07-2014 00:39:27 | More by DIM
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-05-2014 20:27:29 | More by dcbeers
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VonZipper

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-05-2014 02:19:27 | More by VonZipper
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athomasPSU

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-01-2014 20:50:00 | More by athomasPSU
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taospowder

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

06-30-2014 21:47:50 | More by taospowder
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Ronin

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-30-2014 18:26:52 | More by Ronin
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tpauer

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-28-2014 01:46:43 | More by tpauer
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Sheldog

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-27-2014 23:21:06 | More by Sheldog
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PPSchwa

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +25%

06-27-2014 17:56:18 | More by PPSchwa
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

06-25-2014 02:01:36 | More by JAHMUR
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MA08

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-18-2014 13:12:36 | More by MA08
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rosschive

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-16-2014 00:14:20 | More by rosschive
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a mug at Estelle's.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that for the most part is still there. It is a hazy pale yellow yellow with vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Floral, lemon, bready wheat, and pale malts.

Taste: Nice lemony tart hop characteristics, citrus, pale sweetness, and chewy wheat malts. Some bitterness in 5 he rear too.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, refreshing, light bodied, tingly bitterness, and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty solid summer brew. I'll revisit this one again in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 01:10:33 | More by Flounder57
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KevMo84

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

06-07-2014 08:08:33 | More by KevMo84
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BigOldOaf

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-31-2014 13:15:22 | More by BigOldOaf
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kflorence

California

4.01/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first from this brewery. Kudos for the can!

A: This is a beautiful beer! Pours golden yellow with hints of copper, not unlike wheat. A surprising amount of frothy white head atop that lasts and lasts. A good amount of lacing on the glass which tends to slide rather than stick. Very active and lively carbonation, perhaps too much.

S: Sweet floral notes with a surprising amount of hops on the aroma and a grainy, earthy backbone. A tad bit of rubber bubblegum. Alcohol is almost undetectable.

T: Follows the smell pretty well. Sweet and cloying up front with floral notes and a bit of spiciness. Thins out towards the middle, quickly becoming bitter with a ton of citrus. Grapefruit rinds dominate the aftertaste. Honestly, quite tasty.

M: light bodied, carbonation is lively but not as overpowering as it seems to be on first look. A bit thin, not much bite, but dangerously drinkable.

O: Took a chance on this one and I couldn't be happier. This is a very solid fridge beer and I look forward to getting it again, this may even top Trout Slayer Ale as my favorite wheat beer. Would pair very nicely with white fish. A nice first impression from Peak Organic, I will have to seek out more of their offerings. Cheers!

Serving type: can

05-28-2014 04:13:24 | More by kflorence
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ChrisinRI

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-24-2014 21:29:39 | More by ChrisinRI
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-22-2014 00:34:18 | More by kvgomps
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

05-21-2014 12:34:50 | More by mklisz
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.7%

05-11-2014 23:15:23 | More by bostonryan
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Peak Organic Summer Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.