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Peak Organic Summer Session Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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257 Ratings
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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 16.2%
Wants: 6
Gots: 22 | 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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5/5  rDev +39.7%

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5/5  rDev +39.7%

Photo of H0PHead108
5/5  rDev +39.7%

This years Summer Sessions is my favorite summer beer for 2014.

Photo of berliner07
4.93/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Probably my favorite summer beer. The aroma is loaded with bright citrus. Hop character up front, then a rush of nice wheat flavor, contrasting the hops really well. Finishes dry and clean. Nice carbonation. I could have many of these on a warm summer day, and appreciate the taste of each one. A gem.

Photo of openmind
4.9/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have tried a million summer beers. and i truly believe that this is the best.

Pours a luminescent golden yellow. Liquid sunshine! with a fluffy white cloud of head.

The Nose is of bright citrus, bready.

The taste is a wonderful combination of light summer wheat, citrus and herbs. And those wonderful Amarrillo hops combine with the nice carbonation to give you a tongue-tastic-ly refreshing summer ale experience.

It is not complex - What summer beer is?

However its brilliance is that it is very refreshing, while giving a real beer hop smack.

IPA fans should flock to this beer for a great thirst quencher. Needs to be nice and cold.

It's 10:45, should i have one?

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.45/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - chill hazed golden color with a white head that thinned out but still left waves of lacing.

S - tropical and citrus fruits with some earthiness in the background.

T - full of tropical fruit and citrus, it's sweet, it's tart and it's all held together with a solid malt backbone.

F - crisp, light and refreshing.

O - one the better examples of the style done organically, cool!

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.38/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There's an excellent restaurant in Wells, ME called Joshua's with a nice bottled beer list. On a hot summer evening our server recommended this beer. Glad he did.
In a pilsner glass the beer was a gold color with a medium white head. Fair amount of lace.
Fresh, outdoors aroma. Citrus.
Lemon taste first, then wheat, and a hops kick at the end. The flavors combined well together.
A crisp, refreshing beer.
Will have this again.

Photo of erosier
4.38/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a nice golden yellow color with a short but medium bodied off-white colored head that laces the glass nicely on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet roasted malts, sweet wheat malts, hints of lemony aromas, and a quick earthy and citrus-y hop finish at the end.
T: Tastes of a sweet roasted and wheat malt base underneath a citrus-y (mostly lemony) flavor that gives way to slightly grassy/earthy and citrus-y hops. The citrus and hop flavors were more prevalent that I would have expected given the nose.
M: Very crisp, fresh, refreshing, light bodied, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable beer, nice moderate abv with refreshing flavors, a really good summer sessionable ale like the name says.

Photo of u2carew
4.33/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz longneck.
A) Pours with a finger thick head. Clear body. Mellow upward carbonation. Bronze in color. Lacing is thin and sticky.
S) Caramel. Subtle floral notes. Pear and apple.
T) Caramel malt. Nutty. Pleasant hop bite in the finish.
M) Smooth. Light body but on the heavier side.
D) A delicious summer beer. I would definitely have another.

Photo of Alkali
4.33/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass.

A - Nice light amber color. Not much head when I poured, maybe 1/2" or so. Pretty clear for what I was expecting from a "wheat" beer. Looks to have a decent amount of carbonation.

S - I can smell citrus and hops right off the bat. The hops seem to have citrusy and floral notes to them.

T - I'm very pleased with the amount of hops in this. Just enough to be not over-bearing for a summer ale. It has a nice citrus finish, almost like lemon.

M - Light body IMO, but the hops tend to linger a bit (which hops do). Very smooth going down. Much less carbonation than I gathered from the appearance.

D - I definitely plan on drinking this beer again this summer in place of my slightly heavier go-to beer, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. I've already recommended this beer to a few friends, and it's definitely a bonus in my book that it's organic.

Photo of rinhaak
4.3/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

It's currently 85° outside, and I'm cleaning house. My house doesn't have AC, and I'm working up a sweat. It's time to crack open Peak Organic's Summer Session Ale.

This is everything a summer ale should be: light, crisp, and full of flavor. Pouring a very light golden yellow, it's very bright and springy in the mouth. Full of hop flavor, it balances nicely with a malted wheat undertone. There's a nice bitter citrus (primarily lemon) flavor as well that helps to really keep it refreshing.

5 as the overall? Yes. When it's hot out, when I'm working up a sweat, I want a flavorful beer that refreshes me, rejuvenates me, keeps me going, but still tingles my taste buds. This is exactly what Peak Organic's Summer Session Ale, and I encourage you to reach for one this summer.

Photo of smcolw
4.28/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Good starting head that leaves some spotty lace. Drops to a single layer of bubbles. Dark straw/light gold color with a very light haze.

Strong crystal malt sweet nose with an attractive fresh hop plug aroma.

Far more dry than the nose would suggest. There's a bitter swallow and finish from the hop. It's strong but not overwhelming or extreme. The body is rich for the style. Instead of a session beer, this would fit nicely into a pale ale series. I do not detect any wheat.

Overall, a great surprise.

Photo of argock
4.28/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Slightly hazy bright yellow with 1/2-finger of stark white big-bubbled foamy head with good retention and globs of lace.

S: Fresh, bright citrusy hops with lemon, pineapple, and orange with some pine thrown in for good measure. The maltiness is not insignificant with wheaty twang in there.

T: The flavor is superb with a solid wheat and pale maltiness but overthrown by huge tropical fruitness of mango and pineapple with big juicy citrus lemon, orange and grapefruit notes. Plenty floral in the hops department as well. A really delicious well-balanced hoppiness which hits a lot of different angles on its way down.

M: Light but a little more than intended and needed so due to overzealous carbonation.

O: This drinks like a lightened version of Little Sumpin' Sumpin' -- big hops flavor with the wheaty tanginess. Tone down the carbonation by 20%, and Peak would have a real winner. As spring/summer beers go, this is a can't miss. I was really impressed with this brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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Peak Organic Summer Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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