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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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2,149 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,149
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 154
Gots: 278 | 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:
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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4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
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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4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into nonic pint

A: Very pretty light-gold/yellow. White medium, 2 finger head that leaves patchy lacing.

S: Fruity-citrus American hops. Fresh baked white bread aromas.

T: Big fresh citrus hop flavors. Bready malt body to back up the aggressive hoppiness. Baked bread flavors against bitter grapefruit that lingers in the finish. Very well balanced.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Very slightly oily consistency.

O: A very balanced APA, which is definitely a good thing, Some APAs these day are just IPAs in disguise, not so with Peeper. Great fruity hop flavors with a nice malt backbone to match. This beer is almost without fault; definitely worth trying, especially if you can get it fresh.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle a friend brought home from Vermont. From notes.

A - Poured light golden with strong carbonation. Two finger white head left a finger of retention and some decent lace. Bright.

S - Citrus, mango, pineapple, spritsy citrus. Passionfruit.

T - Pineapple, light spritsy citrus again, sweet malt, some grassiness.

M - Strong carbonation, medium body with a citrussy grainy finish. Very light bitterness.

O/D - Good. Tasty and drinkable. A light, session-type ale for summer. Lot's of hop flavour.

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Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,149 ratings.