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Peak Organic Summer Session Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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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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New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-03-2012 17:57:35 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

06-30-2012 20:28:19 | More by Leftfield00
Photo of argock


4.28/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2012 01:16:53 | More by argock
Photo of berliner07

New Hampshire

4.93/5  rDev +36.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2012 12:31:35 | More by berliner07
Photo of SunDevilBeer


3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed on a pleasant cool summer night.

Pours a bright yellow with a decent head. Smells a bit soapy & lemony.

Tastes light, lemony & a faint pepper. Nice balance, easy to drink. Upon more sips taste a faint bit of the big D (diacetyl) in the background...due to being brewed @ Shipyard? Lol.

Decent beer I would drink during the summer in small amounts.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 02:53:07 | More by SunDevilBeer
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

06-28-2012 21:38:21 | More by jeanphony
Photo of KyleVick4


2.48/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a clear copper with quickly dissipating head. No lacing.

S: Smells piney and spicey.

T: Tastes coppery with pine and spice up front. Not much to balance the spiceyness

M: Watery and dull fair amount of CO2 which is good for a summer beer

D: Glad I only got one of these, not a terrible beer but definently below my expectations

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 21:03:17 | More by KyleVick4
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New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

06-08-2012 23:11:53 | More by gshackles
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

06-04-2012 17:33:13 | More by Larrydoherty
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

06-02-2012 04:44:29 | More by HEADYdb
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

05-28-2012 01:21:55 | More by bluntedboywonder
Photo of rinhaak


4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 18:36:40 | More by rinhaak
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4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 22:49:39 | More by shand
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

05-22-2012 21:19:32 | More by chim
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

05-10-2012 19:28:46 | More by Lawnboy33
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

05-09-2012 21:39:41 | More by wilfonzo
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New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

05-09-2012 00:19:17 | More by YAndreK47
Photo of KGro

1/5  rDev -72.2%

04-30-2012 17:55:12 | More by KGro
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-28-2012 15:10:32 | More by closisinthehouse
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3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Into a nonic pint glass:

A: yellow colored body with a large white foamy head and had a clear body. The head dissipated to a finger's worth after a minute. It left some spotty yet sporadic lacing around the sides of my nonic. The carbonation was rising slowly and lightly.

S: clean sort of light malt, some citrus was involved and some slight pine

T: bittersweet through the citrus, the pine stayed in the background in the taste. The hops came out slightly in the taste.

M: light, very sessionable, sweet clean aftertaste and finish, balanced carbonation was felt

O: decent sessionable summer ale, for what its worth, I might have this again

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2012 00:22:36 | More by BeerKangaroo
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

04-25-2012 23:14:34 | More by PEIhop
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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

04-23-2012 17:32:09 | More by tjeppaint
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3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
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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District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 4/19/12
*From notes

-- Thanks to Mario for passing me a sample of this --

A: Clean sunshine golden. Filtered to the Nth degree, yet it's a real beaut. A decent pour yields a 1.5 finger bone white head. Solid lacing and a good collar follow.

S: Lemon. Freshly cut grass. Other then that it's pretty low key.

T: Mellow is a good way to put it. Lots of lemon scone all over, with a really creamy, buttery edge to it. Maybe a bit of diacetyl? Had I not known this was dry hopped with Amarillo hops, I wouln't have guessed. Their pretty much absent from the flavor profile. As the name states, it's merely a pleasant summer session ale.

M: Plenty of summer bubbles. Almost too much, in fact. The weight is on point, though it all comes together a bit thinner then I'd like.

O: It's certainly not Gumballhead, but it's a tasty little number in it's own right. Not as complex or hoppy as I'd have liked, yet it's something you could bring to a party and not offend anyone. I'd prefer more complexity, but in the end it's still quaffable and easily approachable.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 19:36:29 | More by Rhettroactive
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

04-09-2012 11:14:22 | More by claytong
Peak Organic Summer Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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