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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,701 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,701
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 152
Gots: 175 | 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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Ratings: 1,701 | Reviews: 473 | Display Reviews Only:
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outdoor7or24

Georgia

1/5  rDev -75.7%

08-01-2012 01:11:11 | More by outdoor7or24
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janizzle

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -75.7%

08-06-2012 04:06:40 | More by janizzle
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Mudawg

New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -57.5%

06-26-2012 03:19:30 | More by Mudawg
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americajesus

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -51.5%

05-18-2013 03:39:59 | More by americajesus
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rdruckenmiller

Massachusetts

2.23/5  rDev -45.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 19:07:15 | More by rdruckenmiller
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -45.4%

12-15-2012 06:32:44 | More by brez8791
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enoisone

Virginia

2.3/5  rDev -44.2%
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?

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 16:03:08 | More by enoisone
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

03-04-2012 15:27:30 | More by VikeMan
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Thecherryman

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

06-12-2013 05:10:23 | More by Thecherryman
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

11-11-2012 15:54:12 | More by TheBigBoy
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WhiteLight68

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

07-14-2013 20:29:29 | More by WhiteLight68
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Brutus627

Maine

2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

06-24-2014 01:39:33 | More by Brutus627
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

11-03-2013 00:27:46 | More by BrownAleMale
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

01-20-2013 18:41:30 | More by Rekrule
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

2.63/5  rDev -36.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 20:48:33 | More by SunDevilBeer
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BruChef

New York

2.7/5  rDev -34.5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 14:14:12 | More by BruChef
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hikeeba

Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

11-17-2013 23:04:17 | More by hikeeba
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

05-14-2013 15:52:16 | More by RobertColianni
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rderedin

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

07-30-2012 00:58:53 | More by rderedin
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carps12

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -33.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 01:36:46 | More by carps12
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Eriogonum

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -27.2%

02-21-2012 18:14:29 | More by Eriogonum
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -27.2%

06-08-2013 01:01:14 | More by Kevincredible
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Swift989

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -27.2%

06-24-2014 04:25:30 | More by Swift989
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Hophead717

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.2%

12-11-2012 00:31:22 | More by Hophead717
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cornpone

New York

3/5  rDev -27.2%

10-15-2012 00:06:07 | More by cornpone
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Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,701 ratings.