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Peak Organic Summer Session Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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226 Ratings
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.32%
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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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-13-2013 03:16:18 | More by bluerabbit
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

09-03-2013 22:26:38 | More by Celtics76
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

06-26-2013 00:45:27 | More by petermethot
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bennetj17

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

03-31-2014 04:54:55 | More by bennetj17
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-03-2013 00:04:24 | More by In_Control_Mike
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GFD400

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-22-2013 02:15:02 | More by GFD400
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz.

A: Straw yellow with a small white head.

S: Floral hoppiness, light apricot bite, some bready malt.

T: Moderate hop bitterness, grassy, buttery yeast, a bit of citrus.

M: Light-bodied with crisp carbonation.

O: I do not like the yeast profile on this at all. Way too buttery.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 19:03:53 | More by Etan
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Minkybut

Virginia

3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was piss colored and poured a nice fluffy head. The beer was a little bit hoppy with a citrus hint to it. The beer had a tiny bitter finish but not too bad and had great lacing. I would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 21:39:58 | More by Minkybut
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bleh, screw cap... really?!

Pours a light fizzy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, just a bit of lacing, mostly clear slight hazy golden tan colored beer.

Nose has a cereal grain malt, light sweet syrupy like sweetener with a light lemony aroma, and bit of wheat really gives it a kids cereal like aroma, hint of wit like spices, light fruity aroma, just a hint of grassy hops, little weak straw and dankness.

Taste starts with more cereal grains, sweetness, little syrupy candy like flavor, with light fruity flavors and lemon, with the toasty wheat, again give it a cereal like quality, and a slight step up from Leinenkugel, but that's not saying much. Wheat brings light wit like spices very light, little wet dank hay and grassy hops. Finish gets a bit more bitter with light grassy hops, little dry but more sweet candy cereal flavors.

Mouth is lighter bodied, decent carb.

Overall meh, not much of a wheat beer at all, more like a macro so called wheat, more like candy cereal grains with a bit of fruit, more Leinenkugel like wheat beer than a real wheat. The hops are decent though which might be the saving grace of this beer. It's light and drinkable for a summer beer though, so definitely sessionable, but probably wouldn't get it again. And after all that, there really aren't any "off" flavors, just not the best overall flavors for the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 22:29:13 | More by jlindros
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.41/5  rDev -5%
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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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 2" white head. Clear bright straw yellow color body. Smells mildy of citrus. Taste has some citrus peel plus malt and a mild bitter hops finish. Certainly a step up from other summer ales, and quite refreshing, but not overly complex. Definitely above average though, and so far I've liked every single thing I tried from Peak Organic.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 08:51:21 | More by MoreThanWine
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single at EuroMarket. For such a light beer, the Ringwood (creamy, earthy fruit) character is too heavy. There is, however, a pleasant fruity citrus burst that remind me of Citra hops and Narragansett Summer Ale. The hops are complemented by a mild, sweet wheat bread. The body is appropriately light and drinkable for session/summer beer. Worth a try if you enjoy Ringwood beers.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 03:25:11 | More by tempest
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jb413

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a golden orange with a small one-finger white foamy head and clear body. Head had little retention before shrinking down to a ring. Refreshing look. Essentially no lacing.

S - Clean malt, slight citrus, spice.

T - Straightforward light bready malt backbone with some slight lemon and grass. Peppercorn-like spice throughout. Some faint hops on the way out. Decent flavor.

MF - Clean, light-bodied, lively carbonation, semi-dry finish. Highly drinkable of course.

O - A decent session ale. Bready, some citrus and peppercorn. For what it is, it's not bad.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2012 02:26:46 | More by jb413
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csmartin6

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-05-2013 00:07:36 | More by csmartin6
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

09-03-2013 23:30:36 | More by standardcherry
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skloeff

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-01-2014 23:33:47 | More by skloeff
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-09-2013 02:43:20 | More by jheezee
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MikalMick

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-06-2012 19:27:31 | More by MikalMick
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jmilo64

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-12-2013 02:44:14 | More by jmilo64
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-14-2014 19:31:53 | More by JMUbrewz
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Gfunk

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-06-2014 14:40:39 | More by Gfunk
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TheHoppiest

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-16-2012 23:24:45 | More by TheHoppiest
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Stidge77

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-28-2013 01:05:00 | More by Stidge77
Peak Organic Summer Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.