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Peak Organic Summer Session Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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240 Ratings
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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.32%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | 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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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-19-2014 03:23:43 | More by DerekMorgan
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.4%

08-28-2014 13:56:28 | More by NJBeer265
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shand

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.4%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

It pours a slightly hazy golden color with two fingers of head. Very high visible carbonation. The aroma has clean malts, wheat, hops and citrus. The taste is good, it's got a nice citrus and wheat presence at first, dying down to some clean malts, toasted grain, a touch of hops, and still continuing citrus presence. The mouthfeel is light and heavily carbonated, and the drinkability is very good. This is just a really good American Wheat. It's very flavorful for it's small profile. Delicious.

05-25-2012 22:49:39 | More by shand
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-29-2013 20:00:13 | More by DRBiser
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -51.3%

04-21-2013 04:32:14 | More by Rekrule
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

4.15/5  rDev +15.6%

Bring on the crispy, refreshing brews of summer!!

Hazy-yeller golden colors, 1" head...pretty average, good sticky coverage, good flow of bubbles and plenty of life.

honey, sweet bread maltiness at first, clover honey, white pepper and golden wheat, herbal greens, slight musty, but pretty clean. A bunch of earthy, hearty aroma's.

This one is wicked lively, crispy and very clean feeling. The flavor's are dry wheat, buttery toasted malt, basil, thyme, rye and wheat, sweet corn...good balance. Plenty of dry, crispy earthy flavor's with a bold yeast and hop combo.

This one is easy drinking with some nice complexity and bonus points for being organic. Easily one of the best overall summer session brews I've had.

06-09-2010 16:03:34 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%

A: Pours a clear yellow color with a fingers worth of head that semi-quickly fades down to nothing

S: House yeast, fruitiness, and a good bit of malt start things off. Goes into a light hoppiness that provides some citrus and spice character

T: Starts off with some fruitiness, spice, and wheat. Goes into some maltiness and the hops, which are citrusy and spicy. Finishes very lightly spicy and malty

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A slightly above-average summer pale wheat. Has quite a bit going on despite a nice simplicity. Easy to drink, organic, and not too expensive. Worthy of a try

06-26-2013 01:00:34 | More by BEERMILER12
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.4%

05-11-2014 23:15:23 | More by bostonryan
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yesyouam

New York

4.18/5  rDev +16.4%

Peak Organic Summer Session Ale is a very clear, golden ale with a thick, fluffy, white head that has great retention and lacing. It has a very earthy smell with a fresh hop aroma that's bright and citrusy. It smells great. It's medium light bodied, smooth and soft. The finish is quick and dry, leaving the mouth a little slick. It has a nice, tight, dry, bitter flavor with lots of lemon peel and a hint of grass and herbs. The bitterness lingers for a while after the taste. This beer is a very pleasant surprise. It has a lot more flavor than I was expecting and it's very refreshing. I'm a fan.

09-25-2012 15:12:10 | More by yesyouam
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-30-2013 02:56:54 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

09-02-2013 05:40:49 | More by Hopstout
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-03-2012 17:57:35 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-13-2013 16:08:25 | More by JTomczak
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

05-10-2012 19:28:46 | More by Lawnboy33
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claytong

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

04-09-2012 11:14:22 | More by claytong
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Golden yellow with great clarity. Effervescent carbonation, two-inch bubbly white head. Good retention.

S: Spritzy lemon. Grassy, floral, and citric hop profile. Biscuity malt and bready wheat. Light, vague fruity esters.

T: Blast of lemon and citric tastes up front. Oily hops are mildly bitter. Pale malt tastes surface after the initial wave of hop tastes, with a twang of bready wheat not far behind. Mild buttery tastes are reminiscent of an English style pale ale. Hop tastes turn herbal and grassy towards the end. Finishes dry with bready and buscuity tastes and grassy hops.

M: Light in body, but full and very creamy in the mouth. Lively carbonation adds refreshing crispness.

O: One of the better summer seasonals I've had this year.

Notes: The mild buttery taste I picked up was a tad distracting, but this is nit-picking. It isn't enough to detract from the overall drinking experience. This beer is very easy to drink and very refreshing. Tasty too. You can't really ask for much more from a summer seasonal.

08-14-2011 18:05:23 | More by ryan1788a5
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

05-05-2013 02:13:51 | More by rderedin
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.26/5  rDev -9.2%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +4.2%

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a light yellow/straw color, thin fizzy 1 finger head, no lacing.
S - Im very pleased with the aroma, nice lemon zest, pine and some other earthy hops, some wheat, a little clove, some flowery scents too.
T - Good pale ale hop bite up front, a little citrus taste, dried flowers, then fades to a mild wheat flavor.
M - This is what I like least, the aftertaste is a bit soapy and off putting, but otherwise its refreshing.
O - Decent Pale Wheat, good mild hop presence, and not too much on the wheat, balanced. IF PO could get that soapy aftertaste out, this would be something I'd return to.

07-10-2013 22:18:21 | More by Omnium
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erosier

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +22%

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.

07-20-2010 10:48:28 | More by erosier
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-04-2012 14:28:51 | More by Mikecap
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Thedrizzle

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-12-2013 00:45:41 | More by Thedrizzle
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oldvines

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-04-2012 00:30:57 | More by oldvines
Peak Organic Summer Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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