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Peak Organic Fall Summit Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 14.72%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This autumn ale is a showcase of the mighty Summit hop. Our friend Jason grows amazing Summits that combine pine, spice and captivating citrus aromas. A good dose of toasted malts provides warm, rich flavors to contrast the hops on the front palate. Cold fermentation gives a surprisingly crisp finish. We hope you enjoy this unique fall brew.

64 IBU

(Beer added by: obireidkenobi on 09-10-2010)
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5/5  rDev +38.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

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4.6/5  rDev +27.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Seriously sparkling amber color with a very healthy clean-white head that is 2" high to start with slow dissipation, very healthy and clumpy with lots of sticky lace that looks like styrofoam!

This is one of the freshest hop aroma's i've had the honor of reviewing, Citrus hop cones, it smells as if the hops are floating in the beer!! citrusy and earthy fruity aroma, grapefruit and wild strawberries come to mind along with a rich and sweet malt balance and a nice tangy and hearty aroma that goes a long way!! rightous hoppiness!

The flavor is above all well-balanced with major crisp and hearty, earthy dry wheat, crispy malt that never becomes cloying of slick, it's all crispy and snappy taste and feel. The hops blend really well with this brew, The all Summit hops provide a complex and yummy dry-citrus flavor with heavy hearty and earthy notes and a gentle but zippy dry bitterness from the fresh hops.

I love the fact these hops are grown locally from one individual that obviously cares for his hops!! This brew aslo steps outside the norm as far as an "Autumn of fall" style brew which are usually on the malty side or pumpkin spice offerings, kudos to Peak for going in a different direction this fall! Keep this stuff coming y'all.

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased as part of a six-pack at Shaw's in North Hampton. Pours a crystal-clear amber-red body with virtually no head. Smells like orange and lemon juice and pulp, nut, coffee, and toffee. Tastes more balanced than the hop-forward aroma would imply. Pithy Citrusy hops share the flavor rather equally with some of the maltier elements including dark chocolate, espresso, and caramel. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Pretty good. Peak Organic's products have been getting better and better. A good showcase for the hops while still keeping the malt profile interesting and competitive with the hops.

Photo of davednyc
4.28/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not sure why, but I usually dont tend towards these Peak Organic brews, even though I'm always impressed.

Slightly better (more) carbonation than I'm seeing these days. Very crisp taste, with quite alot going on with as far as 'secondary' flavors. And yes, on very abstract terms, this is definitely fits an autumn brew.

A refreshing brew that will do very nicely if you feel like sitting back and relaxing with a few

Photo of u2carew
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz longneck.
A) Pours with a big frothy head that sticks around for awhile. Clear body, amber in color. Active carbonation.
S) Caramel malt. Grapefruit. Absolutely euphoric aroma!
T) Grapefuit with sugar on top... that is the initial impression. That's a good thing - if you like grapefruit. A well balanced malt sweetness and hop bite. Toasty notes. Caramel.
M) The lighter side of a medium bodied brew. Crisp and clean up front, then smooth to the finish.
D) A delicious brew. Peak Organic brews another exceptional beer.

Photo of EnronCFO
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of yesyouam
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Peak Organic Fall Summit Ale is a very clear amber ale with an off white head that fades to a bubbly splotch and leaves nice lacing on the glass. It smells delicious. It's all hops, spicy and fruity. It's kind of sweet in the nose, with notes of orange, taffy and... I don't really know! It's a solid and bold aroma. One whiff makes my mouth water. It's pretty light bodied and soft. It seems a touch watery, but the finish is dry. It tastes a lot like the aroma, but not sweet and a little more complex. It's resiny and toasty. There's an orange peel flavor that lasts into the finish, where it's joined by juniper to fade slowly after the swallow. This just goes right down. What a great session ale it would make.

Photo of GFD400
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of JimKal
4.18/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This is a great looking beer. Pours a nice dark amber with a good sized white head that dissipates slowly. In fact, the head remained throughout the beer.

S:It has a slightly spicy aroma to me but I'm not very good a picking up aromas - a function of age and allergies.

T: This one grew on me. At first I picked up an aftertaste that was a bit bitter but seems to go well for this seasonal. (edit - I just tried this again - it just seems to get better each time I try it.)

M: Oh, this was nice. It delivered a lot of mouthfeel for not a lot of ABV.

O: This is a great fall seasonal. While it has been a bit warm here in NC in August some heavy rain cooled things down making this a great beer for the deck. The beer became more enjoyable as I adjusted to the taste profile delivered by the hops. Different, but it worked well with this one. I plan to get more before it disappears for the year.

Photo of Brad007
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a mild amber color with a two-finger head into my glass, which quickly recedes.

Aroma is chock full of grassy hops with just a hint of citrus in the nose. Didn't expect so much from the hops in this style.

There's a light hint of citrus upfront followed by buttery sweet malt underneath. Seems more balanced in taste than in aroma.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering sweet, buttery mouth with citrus from the hops as well.

It's delicious and fits within the defined style. I would say that Peak Brewing got this right.

Photo of Omnium
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Nice rich amber color with two fingers of bubbly khaki head, nice lacing.
S - Grassy, earthy, toasted grain and nuts, light pine, caramel and biscuit, even a very faint trace of baking chocolate.
T - Very complex and inviting flavor, really nice grassy and earthy fresh hop flavor, nutty, toasted biscuit and bread malt, somewhat floral on the end.
M - Clean and smooth, very refreshing.
O - One of the more interesting beer's I've had lately, lots of nice complexity, definitely a good fall session beer, and I think it might be my favorite thing from Peak Organic.

Photo of DerekP
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The brew is a dark copper-brown. Silky lacing and a slim, but constant, head. Moderate carbonation level.

Smells of tropical jelly beans (hops). Very sweet and attractive. Butterscotch and faint maple in the tail end.

Tastes close to how it smells. Hop bitterness, hop flavor, and malt sweetness form an excellent balance. Warming. Finishes without a lingering aftertaste. Oriented toward the hops, but not overbearing. On the thinner side, but the hop content extends the body in a misleading, yet agreeable, way. Sort of stretches it like a silky syrup.

Very hoppy, but brown enough to balance out the overreaching nature of hop oriented brews. Notably drinkable, not to mention, organic!

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear body the color of lightly stained wood and topped with a sudsy, off-white head. A stray, errant fleck or two of lace on the way down.

Smell: Toasted, whole-grain bread given a thin layering of soft butter with notes of citrus, spice, and an underlying earthiness.

Taste: Let's have ourselves a Peak Fall during Fall's peak, shall we? An initial taste of grainy, toasted bread with a very, very light helping of brown sugar sweetness (very, very light, mind you). Fruity citruses, tangerine and white grapefruit come in with an earthy herbaceous backing, though, in later sips, the fruit tends to drop out leaving only the zesty earthiness behind. Moderate bitterness. Some buttery diacetyl awakens as it warms. Finishes smooth and dry, but also with a slight crispness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Goes down as easily as a falling leaf in early November. No, really. It was pretty good, even with the diacetyl.

Photo of StaveHooks
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear amber with brilliant ruby edges. Gorgeous spiderweb lacing.

S - Grassy hops on top of a bready caramel malt. The hops are fresh and clean. Gingerbread spice.

T - Follows the nose. Bready Butterscotch malt with spice hints throuought. Prickly grapefruit hops attack the tongue. Muted grapefruit flows through the caramel malt. The finish is dry and citrus and grapefruit.

Really well done. Very clean flavors. Hop forward for the style. Tea tannins come through strong. A solid drinker.

Photo of Swift989
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of JKama
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of erosier
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a nice amber brown with a medium sized and medium bodied off-white colored head that laces the glass a bit as it fades.
S: Smells of sweet roasted and caramelized malts, hints of citrus-y hops and some nice spices at the end of it.
T: Tastes of sweet roasted malts, nice caramel flavor, then a nice mix of citrus flavors yielding to more earthy hop flavors.
M: Crisp, fresh, refreshing, perfect amount of carbonation, medium bodied.
D: Very drinkable, this was a nice blend of flavors with a moderate abv. Nice take on the style.

Photo of Yallnumbskulls
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of gcamparone
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, RI

A - Crystal clear amber, big 3" head with medium-low retention. Nice lacing

S- Almost smells like an IPA. Hoppy, citrusy, nutty. Complex and inviting.

T- Sweet caramel malt upfront, nice hoppy, piney aftertaste. Well balanced and tasty

M- Medium feel, medium carbonation.

Overall, a unique and complex fall brew. Nice balance of caramel malt and hops. Must try

Photo of bluntedboywonder
4/5  rDev +11.1%

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Peak Organic Fall Summit Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.