Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by alleykatking:
3.3/5 rDev -19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from 16.9oz bottle. Thanks to betsona for bringing this one over.
A- Pours a semi-hazed golden orange color. Three finger white head shows amazing retention and takes awhile for it to die down. Thick layers of lace cover the entire glass. Damn this beer looks good!
S- A little sad that the aroma was somewhat muted I thought. Citrus hops do come out but they are not bursting like I thought that they would. Actually the floral hopping behind it seems to come out a little more. Light bready caramel malts give the aroma somewhat of a stable base. Light alcohol is clean smelling in the ending. A rather simple aroma profile but muted.
T- Upon first sip of this beer I get a good piney bite which is followed by more of a soap like flavor. Not my favorite thing to taste in a beer but oh well. Middle of the beer shows off a clean pale malt that cleans up the soapy flavor. Ending of the beer starts off with a lemon like flavor that balances well with a cracker like malt base. Some floral notes in the ending of the beer come out before taking second note to a crisp alcohol finish.
M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Light pine and citrus hops with a pale malt are left on the palate. Aftertaste is clean alcohol, lemongrass, cracker like flavor and hints of floral hops. Flavors were light but well balanced for the style. Soapy off flavor in the front of the beer hurts it a little but is quickly covered up to prevent damage to the rest of the beer. Medium alcohol drying on the palate.
O- This beer was a wonderful try at the style. While almost there it did have a little bit of flaw that seemed to come out in the front. ABV is right in line with others of this nature that I could drink a couple pints of but this one was one and while I enjoyed it would not go for another. Just a few tweeks for me and I would love this beer a lot!
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2011 01:07:26 | More by alleykatking
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3.89/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear straw with over two fluffy fingers of head that retained for a long period of time and left decent lacing behind. This baby is one live beer!
The nose is very hoppy for the style. The hop bitterness is evident in the flavor as well, but it does not taste as potent as the nose would indicate. The taste is lighter and dryer than most high-level APAs; this is more akin to the sub-style generally known as a “session” IPA than a classic APA. I’d definitely prefer to drink this in the baking heat of the summer than in the waning days of winter.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 04:56:36 | More by 57md
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
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