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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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1,754 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,754
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 154
Gots: 190 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our original hoppy American ale. Dry, clean, well-balanced with generous dose of American hops.

(Beer added by: ToasterChef on 07-30-2009)
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

got this one in a recent trade with jlindros. thanks jared!

500ml bottle, MFG120910. sampled march 27/2011.

pours crystal clear orangey amber, just getting a touch of haze as i reach the end of the bottle. a big fluffy pure white head forms, dropping slowly and leaving a thick layer of lace as it falls.

aroma is nice. grapefruit and pine. bit of juicy orange and tangerine citrus. white bread and cracker. caramel and a bit of toffee. slightly powdery hops. hint of alcohol.

taste is good. bright juicy citrus. orange, tangerine, and grapefruit. bit of pine. white bread and cracker. hint of biscuit. light caramel. bit of alcohol. just below medium bitterness level.

mouthfeel is good. just under medium body. medium carbonation level.

drinkability is great. nice balance. love the juicy citrus hop character. good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 20:47:58 | More by grub
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: A lemony gold cloudy brew with a green tinge, huge 4 finger white sea foamy head.

S: Citrus hops, a light lemony quality, a Saaz like quality as well, new car scent.

T: Citrusy lemony quality, saaz comes in as well, grassy, dried hay, new car.

M: Medium light body with medium carbonation, crisp dry finish.

O: Excellent brew. , Well rounded on all accounts in scent, flavor and body. Bought in Columbia, SC at Whole Foods, drank in Pensacola, FL.

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3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 4/29/14

Appearance: Pours with two fingers of clean white head. The color is golden yellow with some light accents of orange. Sticky lacing left behind at each level. Active carbonation is about right.

Smell: Grassy hops on the front. Light caramel malt gives a great base for the hops to shine on. Medium bodied fruits with some accents of orange peel and lime.

Taste: Light caramel hits first. Some sweet bready malts greet the drinker on the hop, with hop accents of grass and medium bodied citrus toward the back end. Finish is slightly sweet with some dry piney hops.

Mouthfeel: Bright carbonation is felt. Crisp hops and sweet malts do well together.

Overall: Plenty of good things going on here, glad I got to try this brew from Maine. Right at their three month mark, not really showing many signs of being too old. Haven't had a bad beer from Maine to date.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - An impressive, frothy white head settles after a generous pour into a pint glass. The body is a murky yellow/light orange. Nice lacing as the level dropped.

S - A slight hint of airy hops, nothing overpowering. Subdued aroma of a backyard in summer, almost. Subtle, but pleasant.

T - Very smooth tasting ale. It's got a very simple layout with the malt and hops balancing nicely. Very solid.

M - Very clean finish. I wrote this before describing any of the taste, simply because it's got such a clean, sharp finish. Medium to light body to the beer.

O - Solid ale. I know this is the trademark beer from Maine Beer Co, and having reviewed some of their other beers, I expected a bit more. Very drinkable, very simple. And if that's what you're looking for, jump on Peeper. It's very fresh and crisp.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Murky, straw body. Nice off-white head and lacing throughout drinking.

S: Toffee. Some slightly pine/floral notes. Slight lemon citrus.

T: Grapefruit/lemon citrus notes. Lemon rind. Toffee and caramel backbone. Some slight metallic alcohol on back end. So drinkable.

M: Medium bodied, could drink a few of these.

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Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
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