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Peak Organic Fall Summit Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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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1/5  rDev -72.1%

Alexp, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of silentjay
2.23/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

a muddy brown/amber with a small off-white head that quickly recedes to almost nothing, yet leaves a bit of lacing on the glass.

buttery aroma with some green onion, cooked veggies, herbal hops, and some caramel and uncooked bread dough.

herbs follow into the flavor with plenty of buttery diacetyl and some caramelized sugar sweetness. thats pretty much it. not great, way too much diacetyl.

about where it should be in terms of body and carbonation level with some syrupy resin left behind after the swallow and a terrible aftertaste.

ughh. not good. not terrible, but just not good. I'll probably get rid of the rest of this one. herbal and vegetal hops with a lot of butter just doesn't work for me.

silentjay, Nov 12, 2010
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

ygtbsm94, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of rderedin
2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

rderedin, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Rpritham
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Rpritham, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of TwinCreator
2.7/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a middle-amber with very little head.

S: Immediate earthy, wet autumn leaf smell. Best part of the beer in my opinion. I couldn't get enough

T: Mild immediate sweet taste followed by bitterness followed by the most awful aftertaste of old leaves, dirt. I imagine this is what gives the great smell but this taste comes around and bites you at the end. Very off-putting to me

M: Medium body with a large amount of carbonation

Overall I couldn't get past a 2.50 on this. I actually poured out the rest of the glass after my first few mouthfuls. I just couldn't get past the bitter earthy tobacco dead leaf taste at the end. I drink tons of beers and rarely ever pour them out. If you're into earthy beers - this is the one.

Serving type: bottle

TwinCreator, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of davet100
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

davet100, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of stonermouse
2.78/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From the bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

Pours a very clean amber. Little lacing and head.

Aroma is tough to tease out. Slightly spicy malt, but nothing much else of note.

Taste here is the definition of average. The malts continue to be slightly spicy, with a little metallic bite on the finish. Slightly dry, but no notable hop flavors. Very clean and crisp.

The metallic finish sticks to the tongue. It's not entirely unpleasant, it just is.

Overall, a decent brew to have and share casually.

stonermouse, Oct 01, 2011
Photo of Mongrel
2.79/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a true amber color with a finger of white head that sees some nice retention. .Also some good sticky lace retention. Good carbonation too.

The smell is the best thing about this beer. It brings a good whiff of fresh hops and smells much hoppier than most fall harvest type beers.

Tastes mostly like tobacco and dead leaves. Seriously, the tobacco lingers and is kind of off-putting. Later, as the beer settles, there's a mildly sweet caramel malt presence, all veiled in very thin, herbal, fresh hop profile. Still hoppier than most fall beers, but not nearly as much as the nose would lead you to believe. The whole beer just seems watered down.

Mongrel, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of utopiajane
2.94/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a dark copper color the color of deep wood. Had a light off white head of thick foam that fell slowly. Clear and had streaming effervescence.

Nose was very much like an IPA. Had some pine, grapefruit way in back and a succulent hop cone scent. Bread and a sweet malt. The taste was dark toasted malt with dark caramel. it had a pungent leafy vegetal quality that I really did not like. It was bitter but not extremely bitter. It had an oniony quality that took over the beer. Malt took on smoky meat like quality and was overly toasted and dark tasting. It then developed the taste of sour or rancid walnuts. It left a terrible sour aftertaste. Bitter, onion and a bunch of flavors that just didn't go well together. Dark caramel doesn't go with onion.

This was a beer that could not make up it's mind. To go towards the dark qualities or the light . It had potential but each characteristic failed in some way. The mouthfeel was strangely oily and slick. It had a metallic taste underneath all that that was just noticeable. it was not a harvest or fall beer, it was not and IPA it was not a dark beer. It was some kind of conglomeration of elements from each of these and failed to be any one of them.

utopiajane, Sep 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

littleplus, Jul 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

KevMo84, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of CuriousMonk
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From fall brew tasting notes (2010): Clear, deep amber appearance with a small, beige head and modest lacing. Muted aromas highlighted by citrusy hops followed by some toasted malts. Well carbonated, medium bodied mouthfeel. Decent balance between the hop flavors in the forefront and the lingering maltiness. Long lasting, crisp, dry finish. Will not reach for it again however.

CuriousMonk, Feb 10, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

MidtowneMarket, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass:

A: amber yet creamy looking body with a thin tan head that faded immediately, light trickling lacing

S: piney hops and citrus up front, bready malts in the background

T: mostly balanced through previously mentioned flavors, more bitter as the beer warms

M: medium, fairly sessionable, bitter aftertaste and watery finish

O: average American Amber Ale, nothing spectacular, only come back to this if I have to

BeerKangaroo, Nov 06, 2011
Photo of OriolesFan1008
3/5  rDev -16.4%

OriolesFan1008, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of Mphis
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Mphis, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of jwps214
3/5  rDev -16.4%

jwps214, Nov 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

jeffthepony, Nov 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

WheelsPSU, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of bugsizzy
3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchases 6-pack of bottles at local liquor store.

A: Nice amber tone with thick lacing
S: Distinctive grassiness, but not one that appealed to my taste
T: The taste definitely followed the smell; slightly tart, grassy/grapefruit.

A clean tasting beer, reminded me a little of drinking green tea, which I enjoy, but not something I would look for in a beer.

bugsizzy, Oct 18, 2010
Photo of dedrinker
3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Attractive clear dark amber color.

Aromas of caramel, nuts and a dusty hoppy note.

Tastes like light caramel malty notes and some hop bitterness. The flavor is not quite as good as the aroma lead me to believe. This is almost like a slightly more hoppy Shiner Bock.

Medium body with some diacetyl and hop bitterness in the finish.

Does not make the cut for my Autumn seasonal lineup.

dedrinker, Oct 22, 2010
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3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a nice amber orange with a thin tan head.Great retention, and pleanty of laceing.Aroma is of piney hops,citrus, and some bready malts. This beer is medium bodied with lois of carbonation. Taste was a bit flat. Hops up front, but a rather watery finish.Nothing special in my humble opinion.

riversider76, Sep 24, 2011
Photo of Wutface
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A. Ligh copper color with a decent ivory head and appealing lacing.

S. A slighty fruity malt, with a hint of citrus. Enticing.

T. Disappointing, slight of metallic. A hint of cat piss.

M. Light, dances on the tongue.

O. I was told and expected a solid amber. Everything up to the point of tasting lead me to believe it would be a good, if not wonderful beer. It looked right (a bit light) it smelled great. The mouthfeel was wonderful until I was suddenly put aback by the godawful taste. It was if it had been poured on pennies and barbed wire and left to sit.

It was stored properly at the site I purchased it, so if it had been improperly stored, it was the distributor. (I work at the location where I bought it.)

I will most definitely try it again, as it's kind of like an almost "off" brie I once bought. Everything lead me to believe it was a good wheel, except this slight hint of cat piss. I ate about half of it before deciding it wasn't for me and returned it. (A shame this was my first review on BA, as I use it as a reference as the bros are nearly always spot on.)

Wutface, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of BrunoH
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

BrunoH, Dec 25, 2013
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Peak Organic Fall Summit Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.