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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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gshackles

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-08-2012 23:11:53 | More by gshackles
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

06-04-2012 17:33:13 | More by Larrydoherty
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HEADYdb

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +19.8%

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.

05-26-2012 18:36:40 | More by rinhaak
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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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chim

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

05-22-2012 21:19:32 | More by chim
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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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wilfonzo

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

05-09-2012 21:39:41 | More by wilfonzo
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YAndreK47

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

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


1/5  rDev -72.1%

04-30-2012 17:55:12 | More by KGro
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closisinthehouse

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-28-2012 15:10:32 | More by closisinthehouse
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.95/5  rDev +10%

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

04-26-2012 00:22:36 | More by BeerKangaroo
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

04-25-2012 23:14:34 | More by PEIhop
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tjeppaint

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

04-23-2012 17:32:09 | More by tjeppaint
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jb413

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -3.9%

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.

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

District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

04-22-2012 19:36:29 | More by Rhettroactive
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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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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%

Sampled from a bottle at the April 7, 2012 Keene, NH Beerfest. The pour is pale yellow with a fizzy, short-lived head. The aroma has a moderate malt character but there is also a citrus, or more likely a pineapple character. The wheat is playing second fiddle. The body is light, which is typical for the style. The taste also brings out the same sort of light malt, citrus flavor with an extra tart finish winding things down. I could see having a few of these on a hot, summer day.

04-08-2012 01:47:26 | More by puboflyons
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busterthecat

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-07-2012 22:15:21 | More by busterthecat
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

03-24-2012 18:22:05 | More by sweisel80
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-26-2012 16:16:03 | More by bluesplit63
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JmBrkr

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

01-23-2012 03:44:17 | More by JmBrkr
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erlenmeyer

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-11-2012 04:36:20 | More by erlenmeyer
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-01-2012 18:16:14 | More by waiting4lunch
Peak Organic Summer Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.