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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,907 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,907
Reviews: 489
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 154
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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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

AL89BR, Apr 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

ystazi, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Hockey_Fan, Apr 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

GreesyFizeek, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Twoheartedzombie, Apr 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

wroywel, Apr 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

DrStiffington, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of sommersb
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Tasted On: 04-03-2013
Freshness: Bottled 03-05-13
Packaging: 500ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Received in a trade

Starts off clear, with a medium golden hue. The generous 3+ fingers of head show excellent retention and lacing. The final pour is cloudy from the yeast and looks like a wit.

Aromas are mainly about the floral and citrus hops, but there is a note of pale malt sweetness. The hops aromas are pleasant and not overwhelming.

The taste is zesty and bitter, with dominant citrus flavors of oranges and grapefruits. Spicy and somewhat tart as well.

The mouthfeel has a high carbonation level and an aftertaste that is dry and mainly of bitter hops.

Overall another excellent pale ale from Maine Beer; hoppy yet balanced to make for an all-around enjoyable experience. After having both this beer and MO back to back I prefer MO over this one, but this is still a solid brew.

Thanks to DrewShal9 for the trade!

sommersb, Apr 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

B00ZER, Apr 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Seakyden, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of Ego
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

bottle date: 12.21.12

eyes...
on an easy pour this rises up quickly to a towering three fingers, white craggy head floating on a really cloudy golden pond, lots of carbonation congestion clogging the arteries of this one keeping that massive foam cap impressive, one of the more unique hues for an APA I have seen in some time, looks great though kind of like a german wheat kind of thing.

nose...
initially pine with some lemony tinge, like lemon tart candies, I am getting sprite on crack (you know if you ever had access to pure sprite syrup and poured a little seltzer into it...), grapefruit halls (that vitamin C pack thing they have been selling for a few years, not the menthol/euco stuff), the lemon twist is really what is making this intriguing.

taste etc...
consistent with the nose the whole lemon thing is happening here, this really adds to the refreshment factor, it drinks pretty light, the carbonation is spot on and delivers the bitter right at the end under the lemony coating, this is a clean and consistent drink from start to finish, it begs for another sip and never loses interest, there is just enough hop bitterness here to peak interest yet not enough to mask flavors... really nice.

verdict?
summer quencher of an APA, the lemon character makes this stand out, I don't know if I could drink this all day but man it would be sweet to pop one of these out on the deck this summer, I will be revisiting this again for sure...

Ego, Apr 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

phishphorce, Apr 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

HopChef44, Apr 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

claaark13, Apr 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

lovindahops, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

lokieman, Mar 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Newbiebeer, Mar 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

DBosco, Mar 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

straightlambic, Mar 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

JohnG190, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of Triglycerides
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from 02-01-2013:

A: Pours a pale golden colour with a bit of haze. Has a one inch frothy head which dissipates and leaves plenty of lacing down the glass. Looks quite tasty.

S: Smells citrusy (lemony, but especially grapefruit) with an herbal, hoppy nose to it. There's also some other tropical fruits hanging around in the background(Pineapple etc.) The smell is quite pleasant and kind of brings on a tropical kind of vibe.

T: Follows suit with the smell with grapefruit, flowery hops, and tropical fruit. among a malty backbone. Very crisp and clean with a mild yet distinct hoppy finish.

M: Feels kind of on the medium-light bodied side with a pleasant lively carbonation which makes for a very drinkable combination.

O: Overall, this beer is a very interesting and exciting APA from Maine Beer Co. Finding myself taking one sip after another from its great drinkability. I could definitely see myself drinking this in the coming warm weather. Perhaps not a session beer for the price, but
it's a great APA. Certainly worth seeking out whenever you can since it's definitely not one to pass up.

Triglycerides, Mar 28, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A pale golden beer that has a slight haze. The rocky, white head pours with a half a finger of foam that leave a slight bit of lacing on the glass.

S: A Medium-strong citrus hops aroma some of tropical fruit along with a strong grassy, dry hopped note. The herbal aroma almost dominates the citrus/tropical hops. There is a low, clean malt sweetness and a moderate floral alcohol aroma.

T: A strong tropical fruit flavor with a medium hops bitterness. There is a medium malt sweetness to support the hops the balance is somewhat bitter. There is a fair amount of fruitiness from the yeast with a touch of spice, almost like a Belgian Blonde, but not a full on Belgian beer but a strong yeast character. The finish is medium. The aftertaste is bitter and fruity.

M: A moderately creamy medium bodied beer with a moderately-strong level of carbonation. There is a light prickle on the palate but not bad.

O: A unique Pale Ale with a big citrus and tropical fruit presence and an almost equally strong spicy and fruity yeast/fermentation character. It seems like a beer that could be classified as a Belgian Pale Ale that's been made with American hops.

MadScientist, Mar 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

mre0683, Mar 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

rm9679, Mar 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Pwbres, Mar 25, 2013
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,907 ratings.