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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,905 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,905
Reviews: 489
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 153
Gots: 215 | FT: 12
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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Ratings: 1,905 | Reviews: 489 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of outdoor7or24
1/5  rDev -75.7%

outdoor7or24, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of janizzle
1/5  rDev -75.7%

janizzle, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of Mudawg
1.75/5  rDev -57.4%

Mudawg, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of americajesus
2/5  rDev -51.3%

americajesus, May 18, 2013
Photo of rdruckenmiller
2.23/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

poured into imperial pint glass

Appearance: Pours with small but persistent white head. Thin layer of tight bubbles persists without. Very clear. Color looks like watered-down coke, just a bit more gold... almost like dirty water. Not very appealing.

Aroma: Light citrus aroma from american hops. Some light malt sweetness. No diacetyl. Did not pick up a lot going on here.

Taste: Weak malt backbone- a touch of sweetness and a slight breadiness. Light citrusy hop flavor. Beer finishes moderately bitter. Balance is slightly towards bitter but overall flavor light and a bit watered down for my liking.

Mouthfeel: Thing body with moderate carbonation. Finishes dry. No astringency.

Overall: Based on the other reviews I wonder if I got a bad bottle. In all aspects I felt like it was a bit watered-down. I am a big fan of drinkable beers, but not at the sacrifice of flavor. Hoping the bottle of "Lunch" I picked up is more enjoyable.

rdruckenmiller, May 13, 2012
Photo of brez8791
2.25/5  rDev -45.3%

brez8791, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of enoisone
2.3/5  rDev -44%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Again,seeing the high rating on BA, i was expecting to taste a great APA.
Poured out into a proper glass.

A- Very light,straw color,what i expected in a APA.
S- Lots of citrus,a little pine and grassy aromas.
T- Not alot of anything considering the nose on this beer. Not expecting a hop-bomb,but thinking this was gonna be something special with a 95 rating. Dales PA and Full Nelson PA blow this out of the water. I admit, they are pretty hoppy for APA's, but this beer was a disappointment in the flavor catagory.
M- Nothing worth noting,void of any substantial body.
O- A real disappointment. I paid how much for this?

enoisone, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of VikeMan
2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

VikeMan, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Thecherryman
2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

Thecherryman, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

TheBigBoy, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of WhiteLight68
2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

WhiteLight68, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of Brutus627
2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

Brutus627, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of BrownAleMale
2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

BrownAleMale, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Rekrule
2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

Rekrule, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of JohnnyG
2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

JohnnyG, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of SunDevilBeer
2.63/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Yeah, I get the whole Maine Beer Company deal - tiny, eco-friendly, artisan, blah blah blah. But at over $6 per 500 ml, this better knock my socks off.

It didn't.

Pours and looks nice, but the head disappears quckly. Small island of foam is all that remains after a minute. Smells like flowers, hint of lemon.

Soapy, herbal taste. I didn't like the mouthfeel, i wanted to drink it and be over with the sip. Subtly bitter in a bad way. A bit of the same lemon in the after-taste.

This is a disappointing beer. I gave the 2nd half of this beer to my wife - she didn't care for it either.

SunDevilBeer, May 21, 2011
Photo of BruChef
2.7/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is the second go about for me with this beer. Thanks to Aceheart1 for both. I remember the color of the the first one looking like water from the Genesee river here in Rochester NY. It was a light amber gold that had a booger green hue to it. This one looked a little better but not by much. Just a bit "cleaner" looking.

Holy Carbonation on this bad boy! Amazing for the fact that it didn't gush out of the bottle, but man, the bubbles from this beer in my glass were super busy (although it could have just been the "Turbinator" from the SA perfect pint glass i poured it into). Semi creamy white head that diminishes quickly.

The first thing i thought of when smelling this beer was fresh raspberries accompanied by some fresh cut grass. Other than that, not a whole lot going on here. Little to no malt present, some piney/citrusy hop aroma but you really have to work for it.

So...it's not the turbinator, this beer is REALLY carbonated making the mouth-feel seem fizzy and somehow flat at the same time.There is a slight creaminess present, but the bubbles just keep cutting through. I imagine it's close to what Abe Simpson felt in his mouth when he tried buzz cola for the first time. The taste falls a little flat for me too. Some bittering hops that stand out only because this beer has very little malt backbone. It's a little bready or even more like a bland water cracker, and somewhat yeasty, but it's hard to pick up any crystal malt flavor or any other specialty malts for that matter.

Overall not a very satisfying beer for me. Not terribly offensive (better the second time around. The first time was almost un-drinkable) but for nine dollars, certainly not a bargain by any means. Regardless, i am still looking forward to lunch!

BruChef, May 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

coopdog, Jul 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

hikeeba, Nov 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

RobertColianni, May 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

rderedin, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of carps12
2.75/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy unfiltered light brown equals not that appetizing. Very light on the aroma. Spice, earth, some grapefruit, but very mild. This is less than a month old. Flavor is very muted. Slightly bitter and very watery taste with little hop bite. Not the best. Go with a fresh lunch instead. $7 is a lot for this beer, a plethora of alternatives.

carps12, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of Eriogonum
3/5  rDev -27%

Eriogonum, Feb 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27%

Kevincredible, Jun 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27%

Swift989, Jun 24, 2014
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Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,905 ratings.