Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by zeledonia:
4.3/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Recently had a delicious beer from Maine Beer Co., so when I saw this at a local store on a holiday trip to NJ, I snapped it up. Bottle 12 October 2012, if I'm reading the bottle correctly.
Pours a lovely pale golden color. Clear on the first pour, a bit of haze in the second when the yeast on the bottom just wouldn't quite stay put. Curtains of bubbles flowing up from the bottom of the glass. Two fingers of dense white head, good retention and excellent lacing. Nearly perfect, IMO.
Smell is delightfully crisp and hoppy. The hops are tough to identify, but really nice. They drift from herbal into piney and then to citrus, then cycle back through that circuit in some different way. Quite nice, soft but formidable.
Taste is not on the same level, but it is pretty good. Thin, with that dry flavor that many dry-hopped pale ales have. Drifts bitter in a gentle way. Solid.
Medium-bodied, with a slickness that I really like. Sizzly carbonation and a crisp, dry, polished finish. Couldn't be a whole lot beer.
This is a heck of a pale ale. It comes across as a strongly dry-hopped APA, in the vein of those by Three Floyds. I really like the variety in the hops, with a bunch of different aromas coming through in nearly-equal parts. A fantastic beer, IMO.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2012 02:28:52 | More by zeledonia
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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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