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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,693 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 1,693
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 149
Gots: 174 | 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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Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-30-2013 04:13:51 | More by lokieman
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into tulip 6/7/14

A slight haze in a golden yellow body, large and loose 3 fingers of foam has decent retention and leaves some spiderweb lace deep down the glass

S lots of citrus, tangerine, sweet orange, and grapefruit, floral hops are strong, faint pineapple, spruce, just a little dry cereal in the background but for the most part its a complete hop runaway

T spicy hops I didn't pick up on the nose, some lemon rind and a little caramel, a little surprised as it doesn't mimic the nose all that well but still tastes great

M lighter side of medium, bubbles soften it up, a mild bitter bite, a little grit on the gums, spicy rind lingers

O its a great pale ale that's hopped right up, my bottles already gone at this point, super drinkable sinks like a ship

Yet another winner from Maine, its been a while since I've tried this many beers from a brewery and all of them have been great, I hope we get some new ones to try in the near future

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 18:08:43 | More by wordemupg
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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-06-2014 03:05:57 | More by SenatorSpaceman
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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07-05-2014 16:22:19 | More by Big_V
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California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-05-2014 00:55:15 | More by bouncepass
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -9%

07-03-2014 22:26:17 | More by WheelsPSU
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Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a 16.9 oz brown bottle with a date of 05/27/14 marked on the side of the label. Poured into a Free State Brewing can-shaped glass.

Appearance - Pours a rich golden hue with amber highlights that is mostly translucent, with just a bit of haze from the bottle conditioning. Atop the body sits a rocky three finger off-white head that retains for a few minutes before dissipating somewhat, but never fully going away, settling as a nice finger of frothy foam and leaving swaths of sticky white lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell - A very pungent burst of grapefruit and citrus alongside a pleasant light grainy foundation that reminds me of water crackers. Grapefruit pith, lemon zest and even some faint grassiness all contribute to make this one a pretty hop-forward take on an APA from an aroma standpoint.

Taste - Picks up right where the aroma left off, with grapefruit rind, citrus, limoncello and herbal notes like dandelion greens and fresh cut grass. Here there is even a bit of floral aspect to the taste, almost like orange blossom. The grains again make an appearance, but the malt characteristic is light and unassuming, a virtual cracker for the citrusy hoppy toppings (hoppings?).

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and moderate carbonation, with a bright and crisp feel and a dry finish on the palate.

Overall, just a stellar APA. I know it's not as reputed as some other hop-forward takes on the style, or even other beers in the same style category from this very brewery, but it is certainly just as worthy of being highly regarded, both for its style and as a standalone beer. I would gladly drink this again and again, especially during the ho t summer months.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 03:22:38 | More by LambicPentameter
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Illinois

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Kinger86

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -9%

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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear, pale straw with three fingers of foamy white head.

Smell - Citrus hops, bready malts, lemon/citrus peel.

Taste - Vibrant citrus hops balanced with bready malts. Hint of lemon/citrus rind flavour. Light to moderate level of bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall - A spot-on American pale ale with a nice well-rounded balance of hops and malts.

Serving type: bottle

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Gdirt

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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

A lovely beer with nice crisp floral and citrus notes and a snappy finish while retaining a general lightness. Pours a hazy dark straw color with a snow white head that leaves some nice lacing. Snappy floral and herbal aromas with a touch of grain and a touch of orange citrus. Very integrated with balanced flavors that play off each other nicely. The citrus comes through, but herbal and floral throughout with a fairly long somewhat bitter finish. Very drinkable and sustains your interest. Excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 18:26:49 | More by Georgiabeer
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Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,693 ratings.