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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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1,990 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,990
Reviews: 495
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 156
Gots: 233 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +3.2%

jonsalsman, Tuesday at 12:32 AM
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3.52/5  rDev -14.4%

lillitnn92, Monday at 10:35 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Artmcd88, Monday at 12:55 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Clean, dry, drinkable, and yes, some pepper taste. However, the black pepper taste is minimal, perhaps perfectly balanced.

Maine's Pepper Ale is on the bottom-end of the hoppiness of the pale ales, very much indicative of the American Pale Ale style.

Definitely worth trying to get.

MarcGetty, Sunday at 09:47 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

jschonert, Sunday at 02:09 PM
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4.88/5  rDev +18.7%

Andrewhauck, Saturday at 06:45 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Devman171, Saturday at 12:21 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

The_Beer_Shark, Oct 17, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +1.2%

KMitch, Oct 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

LodiRigglesbee, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

GuidedByBill, Oct 16, 2014
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4.85/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed on tap at Hopleaf in Chicago.
Poured into a pint glass, it's a somewhat hazy gold with a single finger of foam and lots of lacing as I drink it.
Great aroma with plenty of floral and grass and a hint of citrus.
Man, this tastes amazing! All kinds of flavors going on. Sweet citrus, pineapple, grass, some cracker sweetness and a pleasant, mild, lingering bitter.
This is a VERY smooth beer. It almost felt creamy on my palate.
Overall, just excellent. Great beer.

SD-Alefan, Oct 15, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +8.3%

ShadyRigglesbee, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Pours a very pale, hazy yellow, an appearance I'd normally associate with witbier, with a generous topping of white foam. Nice gloppy lacing and great head retention.

Smells surprisingly bright and hoppy, with a lot of floral and grassy notes.

Good flavor, but a bit lighter on the palate than I was expecting. A little thin bodied and quite dry, but this one has a really pleasant, well balanced hoppy finish. Not very bitter at all, but just enough for the overall lightness of the malt. Grassy and lemony, with a bit of a peppery herbal tint. The malt is pretty unremarkable, very clean and unobtrusive, clearly intended to showcase hops without getting in the way. The more I drink it, the more peppery flavor I'm getting. It really shares a lot of characteristics of a witbier, in terms of mouthfeel and a strangely peppery tingle in the finish. It's a really well-made beer, and something I'd want to drink while relaxing on the beach in the middle of summer. Not the cheapest beer at $6 a bottle, but it is good. Artistry is usually expensive.

UnionMade, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

mattycasey, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

jjboesen, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Cook82, Oct 14, 2014
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Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,990 ratings.