Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company
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3.63/5 rDev -11.7%
Mild, easy drinking hoppy beer. A nice citrus taste. Amarillo, Cascade, and Centennial . Foamy head, lacey.Could not finish the entire bottle with John, but I kept the rest for cooking. Middling mouthfeel, decent drinkability. More aroma would help the experience.
05-24-2012 00:31:04 | More by Sammy
3.81/5 rDev -7.3%
Thanks to Chris for sharing this one at Ritual Brewing Company in Redlands, CA.
Pours a murky gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and floral aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice bright citrus aroma and flavor.
06-14-2013 04:39:20 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.78/5 rDev -8%
Bottle thanks to imagineiii. Served in a Bruery tulip.
Pours a nice peach color with a good white head and some nice lacing as it goes down the glass. The nose brings slight tropical hop notes plus a bit of light citrus characteristics. There is a touch of malt lingering in the background. The flavor was along with same lines as the nose but with a nice bitterness coming through. Good amount of tropical notes as well. Some light mango. Body is light with good carbonation and a nice bitterness in the finish. Really quite drinkable.
03-19-2011 17:06:16 | More by Thorpe429
4.1/5 rDev -0.2%
A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and poured with a finger high white head that has good retention properties and never completely faded away, leaving lacing down the edges of the glass. A slight amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of citrus and floral hops in the nose.
T: The beer has a light amount of bitterness from the hops, which also contribute citrus flavors to the taste.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink and has some refreshing properties. It’s definitely a good choice during the summer months.
08-14-2011 14:02:10 | More by metter98
4.08/5 rDev -0.7%
Appearance: Pours a clear, almost golden color with a massive head sitting atop the liquid; curtains of lace
Smell: Floral, with hints of lemon and grainy malt
Taste: Citrusy, up front, with a strong lemon character; hints of kumquat and apricot emerge as well; underneath the pale malt provides a crackery platform for the hops, although there is a bit of graininess, that arrives at mid-palate and lingers, after the swallow
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Very enjoyable and packed with flavor
06-04-2011 02:35:25 | More by brentk56
4.28/5 rDev +4.1%
Bottle: Poured a clear bright golden color ale with a nice pure white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of floral and citrus hops is quite amazing with light sweet cereal notes also detectable. Taste is a superb mix between some floral hops notes mix in with some notes of light cereal. Mix of citrus and floral hoppy notes is just about perfect. Body is about average with good carbonation. I really liked this beer and I guess the East coast breweries are not catching up on West coast brewery about adding hops into beer being more then just about bitterness.
05-23-2012 18:02:33 | More by Phyl21ca
4.38/5 rDev +6.6%
This one shocked the hell out of me I have to admit. I was nowhere near expecting it to be as good as it was. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, I enjoyed this one while playing in the yard with the kids on 04/17/2010.
The pour was huge, bright golden amber and incredibly hazy and cloudy with tons of carbonation just ripping toward the surface. Immense white foam just leaps over the top of the glass, reaching a height of near three inches before finally settling down into a firm two fingers of head and rich lacing that lasted the entire session. Aroma is sharp citrus, lemon, orange, nice notes of grasses along with a great little hint of light bready malts providing some nice balance. Crisp, clean, near perfect flavor as the sharp and lightly tart notes of citrus work perfectly and are so well balanced I was amazed. Such a light, and easy drinking ale, I cannot believe how quickly this one snuck up on me. I could see myself drinking this for days all summer long, it was just that good.
Overall as solid as the day is long. I was really amazed with this one. Could not really say a bad thing about it and would look forward to trying it again anytime! Going to make me seek out a few more of their for sure.
04-20-2010 23:11:43 | More by mikesgroove
4.2/5 rDev +2.2%
A: The beer pours a hazy orange color with a couple fingers of white head.
S: Starts out with a solid aroma of citrus hops, particularly orange with a more mild grapefruit note. There is a bit of malt character to it as well. Plenty of pale malt giving a bit of bread aroma and a light sweetness.
T: The sweet malt notes are more pronounced on the palate than expected. That said, still fairly hoppy. A touch of grass to go with all the citrus fruit and citrus peel. There is a mild pine note which provides some bitterness.
M: On the lighter side of medium in body with a medium carbonation.
O: Really a solid pale ale. So far I've been impressed with the Maine Beer Co. offerings I've tried.
10-07-2011 19:35:30 | More by womencantsail
3.6/5 rDev -12.4%
This beer poured out as a golden color until the sediment came out of the bottle. Then the beer changed to more of a grayish color. The head was white and leaves a thin film over top of the beer. The smell of the beer had some malty aromas and some hops. The taste of the beer gives off the flavors of lemon upfront and finishes with a malt base. The mouthfeel of the beer is smooth and a decent carbonation. Overall this beer wasn't as impressive as I expected it to be. It was good but not great in my opinion.
07-31-2012 01:37:51 | More by Knapp85
3.93/5 rDev -4.4%
Poured into an impy nonic a light lemony golden color with a frothy one finger white head that stuck like glue to the glass as it settled ever so slowly into a frothy mass.subdued citri hops in the nose,they are there but just a bit subdued,a light toasted grain note as well.Bright and lemony hop flavors with some herbal/grassy notes underneath,pretty dry with more of a toasted malt base.A easy drinking dryer APA with good hops,maybe didn't live up to the hype for me but still solid.
11-29-2012 23:14:21 | More by oberon
4.43/5 rDev +7.8%
Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.
Thanks to baconsausage for this bottle!
Been hearing some good things about this brew, hope it lives up to the "hype". It pours a clear brass topped by over a finger of white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit, orange zest, light pine, mild caramel, and a splash of honey. The taste follows this same formula, along with some nice honeydew and cantaloupe bits. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a very nice APA, definitely living up to all of the good words. Get some!
06-15-2011 23:05:13 | More by TMoney2591
4.08/5 rDev -0.7%
Very drinkable, light-bodied, citrus-forward APA. Bottled: 10-3-13
Pale orange, slightly hazy but still fairly bright. Copious foam and intricate lacing all around the glass.
Pale malt and citrus peel aroma, light green botanicals.
Moderate bitterness, very light and airy feel, earthy herbal green hop bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste. Bitter greens, light citrus peel, pale malt flavors. Quite drinkable and clean. Overall a very nice APA, a classic some might say, though a tad pricey for what it is.
11-02-2013 23:18:35 | More by emerge077
4.5/5 rDev +9.5%
Bring hauled this one back from Maine. Thanks, Barry; this was a big surprise.
The pour is golden with good clarity. The body shows a lot of effervescence, which feeds the small but lasting head.
Fresh citrusy and floral hops dominate the aroma. Malt is noticeable, barely, along with a touch of yeasty fruit character (peaches, apricots). For a standard pale ale, this is bursting with aroma.
Very hoppy on the palate, crisp and dry, crackery malts shining through a bit mid-palate. The floral, fruity dry hops give this one a ton of flavor while still maintaining a light body and pleasant dryness. The finish is crisp, refreshing and dry. Hard to fault this beer in any way; near perfect for the style.
10-15-2009 08:35:33 | More by largadeer
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
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