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Peak Organic Summer Session Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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255 Ratings
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 16.2%
Wants: 6
Gots: 21 | 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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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!

JoeyBeerBelly, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of Marcos999
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Marcos999, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of TheHoppiest
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

TheHoppiest, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of tenacioustomato
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

tenacioustomato, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of mitchellaneous
4/5  rDev +11.7%

mitchellaneous, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of MikalMick
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

MikalMick, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - A touch hazy yet bright yellow bodied. Head is as expected with some good lacing.

S - Nothing mind blowing just a good wheat profile, lemon zest, and mild hops.

T - Wow that's good. I really like the balanced between the lemon and hops with a great wheat body.

M - Session ale indeed. Too bad I only had one.

Overall I may just get this again. Organic ales kick ass.

DrDemento456, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of Mikecap
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Mikecap, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of Leftfield00
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Leftfield00, Jun 30, 2012
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.

argock, Jun 30, 2012
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.

berliner07, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

SunDevilBeer, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of jeanphony
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

jeanphony, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of KyleVick4
2.48/5  rDev -30.7%
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

KyleVick4, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of gshackles
4/5  rDev +11.7%

gshackles, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of Larrydoherty
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Larrydoherty, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of HEADYdb
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

HEADYdb, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of bluntedboywonder
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

bluntedboywonder, May 28, 2012
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.

rinhaak, May 26, 2012
Photo of shand
4/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

shand, May 25, 2012
Photo of chim
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

chim, May 22, 2012
Photo of Lawnboy33
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Lawnboy33, May 10, 2012
Photo of wilfonzo
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

wilfonzo, May 09, 2012
Photo of YAndreK47
4/5  rDev +11.7%

YAndreK47, May 09, 2012
Peak Organic Summer Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.