1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Peak Organic Fall Summit Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Peak Organic Fall Summit AlePeak Organic Fall Summit Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

127 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 127
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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)
View: Beers (25) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 127 | Reviews: 58 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of KTCamm
KTCamm

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass. Pours medium dark amber with fluffy persistent white foam. Firm malty hop nose. Notes of pine. Taste is an interesting hop/malt blend. Really laces. Bready and earthy - buttery at times. Feels a tad glommed together.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 13:46:19 | More by KTCamm
Photo of dubdrop
dubdrop

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-09-2012 00:26:55 | More by dubdrop
Photo of DrDemento456
DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Surprised I haven't had this one till today. Rather exceptional amber ale.

A - Pours a golden amber body. The head is fairly sticky with some good lacing.

S - The summit hops really shine on this one. Underlining bready and toasted malts.

T - First thing that comes to mind is how clean and balanced the hops are. They never really get too bitter but they don't blow your mind like a wet hop ale. Bready malts are light but provide for a semi-sweet finish. Surprisingly good.

M - Light to medium on par for the style. Could have sworn the ABV was a tad higher.

Overall peak really isn't the first name on my beer favorites (right now being founders damn their harvest ale is amazing) but it's a damn fine crafted beer that calls for seconds.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 01:53:12 | More by DrDemento456
Photo of Dirtinabottle
Dirtinabottle

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

10-29-2012 03:29:09 | More by Dirtinabottle
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a glass beer mug.

L - clear copper color with a beige head that stayed around and left a good sheet of lacing.

S - bready and earthy.

T - caramel sweetness with a light kick of earthy hop bitterness mixed in.

F - medium bodied with a smooth, drinkable feel.

O - a decent amber ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 21:02:50 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
Photo of Alexp
Alexp


1/5  rDev -72.1%

10-27-2012 17:52:17 | More by Alexp
Photo of Willytee3
Willytee3

New York

3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz into a red wine glass

Review right from the glass.

Pours a copper red with thin head that foams nicely around the glass with large bubbles and islands of film across the top.

Smells of toasted malts, carmel and toffee with nice citrusy and pine hop aroma, full on but not complex.

Tastes of pine hops with carmalized malt backbone, a bit of citrus comes through with a mid palate bitter and a hint of onion. A touch of dry soot on the finish with light dry citrus bitter lingering.
Light carbonation makes this drink almost like a cask conditioned ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 04:01:58 | More by Willytee3
Photo of UCLABrewN84
UCLABrewN84

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Best before 4/2013.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, onions, and lots of earthy and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a very earthy and dirt-like flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of herbal hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp but medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer based on taste alone with no real stand out flavors.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 02:34:35 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of travishardy929
travishardy929

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-17-2012 00:09:22 | More by travishardy929
Photo of gcamparone
gcamparone

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +11.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 20:42:28 | More by gcamparone
Photo of jeanphony
jeanphony

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

10-13-2012 00:17:24 | More by jeanphony
Photo of metter98
metter98

New York

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear copper in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense off white head that hardly died down and left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are bright aromas of citrusy hops in the nose along with some hints of pine resin. There are some hints of the underlying toasted malts.
T: Like the smell, the overall taste is dominated by the hops and has flavors of citrus and notes of pine resin, the latter of which seems to linger through the finish. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and rather crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this to be a very enjoyable, drinkable and well-balanced beer. The hop aromas and flavors really set this apart from other beers in the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 23:22:50 | More by metter98
Photo of BigTrubble
BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-07-2012 17:03:32 | More by BigTrubble
Photo of SFC21
SFC21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-05-2012 00:58:39 | More by SFC21
Photo of dbrauneis
dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear amber to garnet red in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall beige head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a medium sized slightly thicker patch and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted and caramelized malts with a nice citrus and spicy hop aroma.

T: The flavors of the citrus and spicy hops with light bitterness come out upfront followed the toasted and caramelized malts. There is a light amount of nuttiness and the finish is lightly sweet.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: This is an enjoyable beer that is easy to drink - a good beer for the autumn, as the weather cools.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 23:43:30 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of Amalak
Amalak

New York

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A. A rusty bronze color, semi-clear, there were tons of tiny bubbles, a nice foamy tan head, with good lacing.

S. Lovely fruity malt scent.

T. A very nice malt flavor, a rye-ish undertone, There's a hint of dark fruit very faint.

M. Smooth with an ever-so slight tingle.

O. It has a very nice oktoberfest feel to it. A bit lacking on flavor, but refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 01:09:45 | More by Amalak
Photo of BobDag30
BobDag30

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

09-26-2012 19:06:22 | More by BobDag30
Photo of HEADYdb
HEADYdb

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

09-17-2012 01:26:43 | More by HEADYdb
Photo of ScottStache
ScottStache

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

09-16-2012 18:23:09 | More by ScottStache
Photo of mrdziuban
mrdziuban

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

09-13-2012 04:53:25 | More by mrdziuban
Photo of BEERMILER12
BEERMILER12

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an amber color with a fingers worth of head and lots of little particles floating around

S: Definitely get the summit hops, which provide fruity citrus notes as well as a good dose of spiciness. Malts provide a light toastiness

T: Starts off with a good balance of hops and toasty malts, which continues through to the end. Hops are lightly fruity with a light spice/onion kick. Also get the distinct Peak yeast

M: Medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Soft and easy-going

O: A good beer to enjoy while the weather gets colder. Easy to drink and nicely flavorful. If you're looking for something different to throw into your fall lineup, pick this one up

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 21:33:46 | More by BEERMILER12
Photo of MightiestBeard
MightiestBeard

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

09-08-2012 00:14:24 | More by MightiestBeard
Photo of EnronCFO
EnronCFO

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

09-05-2012 01:32:16 | More by EnronCFO
Photo of mattparsons
mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-25-2012 04:10:13 | More by mattparsons
Photo of MidtowneMarket
MidtowneMarket

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.4%

08-23-2012 02:55:19 | More by MidtowneMarket
Peak Organic Fall Summit Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.