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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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BA SCORE
92
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2,174 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,174
Reviews: 516
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 156
Gots: 301 | 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:
Beer added by: ToasterChef on 07-30-2009

Our original hoppy American ale. Dry, clean, well-balanced with generous dose of American hops.
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Ratings: 2,174 | Reviews: 516 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Chris for sharing this one at Ritual Brewing Company in Redlands, CA.

Bottled 4/9/13.

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.

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of brentk56
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%

Beautifully sculpted, the beer isn't quite classic of pale ale but not exactly full-fledged IPA either. It does however have a signature American taste, dryness and cleanliness for high refreshment and drinkability.

Its hazy goldenrod pour is indicative of its light malt presence, releasing a pep of honey and scant caramel underneath the redolent hops that command attention from the nose and early palate. Under-ripened citrus and tangy tropical blends give a fruity perfume early on and a hop-forward taste afterwards.

Across the middle, the malt sweetness retreats gradually, however the creamy malt structure remains and supports the hop onslaught without bringing any undue challenge to the palate. Upon that malty bed dances the vibrant hop flavors of pink grapefruit, orange and light pineapple. Yet as the malts fade further, the light leafy, grassy and acidic nature of hops are exposed.

Its smooth and bitter finish washes the thirst from the palate with a dry character of citrus peel, light tangy acidity and faint hop-derived tannic character. Clean to the point where light seltzer-type mineral flavors reveal themselves just ahead of an aid also from alcohol dryness.

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of jaydoc
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Knapp85
3.62/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of womencantsail
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is what American pale ale should be. another absolute gem from Vermont, this time a bottle shop, and actually a beer from maine, not Vermont itself, but man I wish I could get these ales out west. Vermonters don't know how good they have it with distro and the like, or maybe they do... in any event, this is a real special beer, spring seasonal im guessing by the name. it pours a light frothy honey color with sexy lace along my goblet sides. the nose and taste are both really fresh, big bright hops ranging from vegetative to grassy to floral to citric and finally brisk and bitter. its almost the full spectrum, and its a joy to drink a beer this easy down and packed with flavor. malt is in supporting roles only, crackery backbone, nothing more. the hops are light, but pungent at the same time, loosely acidic, with some springtime thawing sort of quality. this is a major refresher with a very light body, a creamy but well carbonated feel, and a cruisy 5.5% abv. there is very little to critique about this beer, easily one of the best pale ales ive had in years. the east coasters are onto something here with the mighty hop flower.

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Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,174 ratings.