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

125 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 125
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15%
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: 125 | Reviews: 58 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of rolltide8425
rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

07-23-2012 23:24:10 | More by rolltide8425
Photo of tjeppaint
tjeppaint

Maine

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-24-2012 20:18:27 | More by tjeppaint
Photo of JmBrkr
JmBrkr

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +25%

01-23-2012 03:42:26 | More by JmBrkr
Photo of yesyouam
yesyouam

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 19:18:29 | More by yesyouam
Photo of erlenmeyer
erlenmeyer

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-11-2012 04:35:17 | More by erlenmeyer
Photo of Brewsed
Brewsed

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-03-2012 22:23:19 | More by Brewsed
Photo of verdict603
verdict603

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-27-2011 03:15:41 | More by verdict603
Photo of cfloyd
cfloyd

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-25-2011 19:35:44 | More by cfloyd
Photo of Yabev15
Yabev15

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-08-2011 15:59:22 | More by Yabev15
Photo of Yallnumbskulls
Yallnumbskulls

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-07-2011 21:07:43 | More by Yallnumbskulls
Photo of bluntedboywonder
bluntedboywonder

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-29-2011 21:18:24 | More by bluntedboywonder
Photo of hutch1377
hutch1377

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +38.9%

11-23-2011 21:32:09 | More by hutch1377
Photo of puboflyons
puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of April 2012. Sampled on November 17, 2011. I like how it looks with its handsome medium amber color, thin head, and moderate carbonation. Aroma-wise it is abundant with floral hops. It is so flowery, it reminds me of a garden center. And because of its hop explosion it is difficult to find much else in the aroma. That's not to say it's a bad aroma but it does not seem to fit the style. The body falls into the light-medium range. Like the aroma the taste is extremely hopped up. Am I drinking liquified Chrysanthemum? Or liquified Marigold? That's how flowery it is. A bit too much for my tastes, especially if one wants to define this as an amber or red ale. Oh, it's good 'n hoppy but it doesn't live up to the style in my opinion. I prefer my autumns to be nutty and spicy.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 23:48:53 | More by puboflyons
Photo of jeffthepony
jeffthepony

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16.7%

11-16-2011 21:27:14 | More by jeffthepony
Photo of scootny
scootny

New York

3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lightly hazed terra cotta amber with a light beige head and nice retention. Not a lot of lace but enough to look good. Smell is toasted grains and faint butterscotch. Some bread and a nice crisp citrusy hops. Taste is bready malt and toasted grains with a good caramel malt sweetness. Finish is dry and well hopped. Some grapefruit skin and a bit of hop oiliness leaves a longish touch with a bit of toasted while grain bread. Feel is lightly effervescent and delightful with a medium weight and thickness that gives it a hint more body than the usual amber. A very good beer overall that blossoms well in the glass as it warms and is highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 03:16:21 | More by scootny
Photo of BeerKangaroo
BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3/5  rDev -16.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 00:07:08 | More by BeerKangaroo
Photo of jlindros
jlindros

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Flatbread Pizza in Portland, ME.

Very little head, semi clear toasty brown reddish Mahogany color.

Nose darker brown malts, toasty, light musty toasty earthy malts and hint of earthy hops. Light overall.

Taste has some earthy fresh hops, like hops right off the vine, brown malts, earthy rustic toasty malt flavors, light tannins, earthy spicy hops fairly bitter with a bit resinous and slightly astringent on the finish, drier and little sticky.

Mouth is med bodied, dec carb.

Overall nice but not great, good toasty brown malts, earthy hops, it seems to get a bit too bitter but still a nice bite, fairly balanced and tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2011 21:30:47 | More by jlindros
Photo of oberon
oberon

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint a clear rich amber with a 1/2 finger off white head atop.Sarp citric hops intertwined with sweet caramel/biscuit malt,the hops reaaly jump wich was a nice surprise.A little thin in the mouth with again the sharp citric hop flavors hitting at the onset,nutty lightly sweet malt holds up well to the hops.Surprised at the hop presence in a good way,I think a unique fall selection.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 12:39:48 | More by oberon
Photo of WesWes
WesWes

New York

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

The beer pours a beautiful amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry, pale and crystal malt scent. It has a refreshing hop aroma. It's floral and it balances the aroma quite well. The taste is decent. It has a simplistic pale and crystal malt flavor. It's crisp and bitter with just a hint of caramel sweetness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a very drinkable beer. It's simplistic, yet really well balanced and quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 23:37:07 | More by WesWes
Photo of stonermouse
stonermouse

Massachusetts

2.78/5  rDev -22.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 16:23:28 | More by stonermouse
Photo of cjgator3
cjgator3

Florida

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

A- Pours a dark copper color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is malty with some caramel and some hops. The hops come across citrusy with a touch of mint.

T- The taste is taste like the aroma is sweet malt up front with a nice amount of bitterness in the finish from the hops. This beer is very well balanced.

M- The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, I enjoyed this beer. It is perfect for the fall season where the temperatures start to drop a little.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 02:02:49 | More by cjgator3
Photo of SolipsismalCat
SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Cricket Hill Fall Festivus Ale.

A: Clear deep amber with lots of tiny bubbles and a two-finger, off-white, creamy head that diminished to an eighth-inch after a few minutes and then stayed. Okay lacing.

S: Caramel malt and fruit. Citrus hops.

T: Light sweetness and moderate hop bitterness. Caramel malt and floral hop flavor. Some spice. Finish is nicely balanced.

M: Light to medium bodied with lively carbonation. Smooth and dry.

O: This beer looked descent. The nose was a bit mild, but the taste and mouthfeel were pleasant. Solid amber ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 02:20:16 | More by SolipsismalCat
Photo of riversider76
riversider76

New York

3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 00:38:34 | More by riversider76
Photo of beancounter
beancounter

New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Medium amber with a rich head that mostly dissipates. Lacing on the glass as I drink it. Lots of active small bubble carbonation.

S-Spicy and fruity aromas.

T-Sweet toasted maltiness with light caramel . Some minor grassy flavors in the background

M-Medium body. A fresh clean feeling on the tongue.

O- This beer is very drinkable. The various flavors work well together.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2011 18:39:29 | More by beancounter
Photo of jdhilt
jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger cream head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Crystal clear, deep amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit hop nose and flavor is light grapefruit hops, dry finish. $1.80 for a 12oz bottle from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me. Best by Mar 2012.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 22:14:01 | More by jdhilt
Peak Organic Fall Summit Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.