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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,747 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,747
Reviews: 479
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 154
Gots: 191 | 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:
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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hattingc

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-21-2012 21:43:55 | More by hattingc
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-21-2012 06:15:24 | More by milkbone_underwear
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Zachattack698

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

07-20-2012 14:48:51 | More by Zachattack698
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-20-2012 02:53:44 | More by Kopfschuss
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ErrandWolfe

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-18-2012 02:07:19 | More by ErrandWolfe
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Dbrag

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-14-2012 15:40:02 | More by Dbrag
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beenitty

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-12-2012 00:46:29 | More by beenitty
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kennethkearns

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-10-2012 22:09:00 | More by kennethkearns
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beerdedbiker

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-09-2012 14:42:46 | More by beerdedbiker
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dejrrma

Georgia

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Markasparov for this one! 4172012 stamped on bottle. i guess that means 4/17/12? Whatever. I drank this around the 20th of June. Here are my notes/rating. 500ml poured into a pint glass.

a- pours a cloudy, yellow color with almost of a green tint to it? Has about half inch of white, foamy head and leaves behind almost no lacing.

s- strong citrus, sweet oranges, very bright smell. almost like pine sol.

t- bright citrus hops, a good deal of bitterness considering it's an APA, mild bready maltiness, and abit of pepper-iness/spice.

m- super drinkable beer that's incredibly flavorful. has a barely noticeable chalkiness.

o- I should just move up north. i could drink this, heady, and gandhi bot for the rest of my life and not need or anything else.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 05:50:14 | More by dejrrma
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-08-2012 21:54:15 | More by GennyCreamAle
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-08-2012 19:23:08 | More by Profchaos20
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RobVan


4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-08-2012 15:56:30 | More by RobVan
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-08-2012 04:28:39 | More by PhatAtUT
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Al's served chilled in a snifter.

The color is lightly hazed lemony golden with thick cream with ultra fine bead, lace sticks well and retention is above average. The smell is so vibrant with lots of citrus zest and lemongrass with slight herbal and tangerine odor. The feel is good with semi-resinous and moderately highly carbonated with mild sweetness and low astringency with semi-high bitterness for the style with mostly dry finish.

The first thing I think of when I taste this is fruity trix- it has a lemony orange taste from the hops with citrus zest and slightly herbal grassy sweet tinge with mild pepper note in the back with very juicy lemon and pepper type cohesion. I loved this as it was refreshing on a hot 90+ day and the hop flavor is so fresh it is a great example of the style, I only wished I had tried this sooner.

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2012 16:24:41 | More by Slatetank
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JADanis


4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-06-2012 20:50:27 | More by JADanis
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CrellMoset

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL, plainly labeled capped bottle, courtesy of a great trader in a recent trade, w/ a bottling date of 12.20.11. A few months old at this point, which is a shame, but poured in to a 22 oz. snifter.

Appearance: Pours a tangerine amber, collectively amounting to a darker copper that has enough internal hop haze to be nearly entirely opaque, though not quite. A rather aggressive pour coaxed nearly two full fingers of alabaster head out of this one, continuously replenished by what is initially a very aggressive, almost cola-like amount of effervescence. Ultimately, the head settles down in to a persistent, thin roof and much fatter collar, the collar itself draping gently up the sides of the snifter to crystalline flicks and tendrils of lace that have stellar sticking power. The haze and retention suggest this one's likely loaded with lupulus.

Aroma: Suspicions confirmed. A great light hop profile - zesty, bright citrus that occupies the lighter end of the spectrum intermingles with verbena floral notes and springy, minty notes, with just a touch of woody, herbal spice. Very east coast in feel, and balanced nicely by a lighter, more biscuity backbone than you get out of a lot of the caramel bombs people are passing for APAs these days.

Taste: A smooth, balanced mouth, lacking in a lot of the nuances and strength of the nose. Caveat that this could be do to the age on this one (though it was consistently refrigerated). A very balanced flavor profile, for starters - this is no Sierra Nevada, the bitterness imparted here is about on par with the residual sugars. The hop profile is similar to that observed in the nose, but a little duller and less vibrant - spicy, tart, with a very earthy herbal note suggesting lavender, green peppercorns, lemon mint, and even tart apples at points.

Mouthfeel: Bright, light, and fluffy, with tons of effervescence. Works well with the much lighter flavor profile, for a crisp, zesty, refreshing feeling brew.

Drinkability: Pretty solid. I wonder how it would have tasted fresh, but at 5.5% abv, I can't see it would be too onerous to toss one of these back quicker in an effort to intensity those flavors. The procedural aspects are all spot on, either objectively (the appearance) or in context (the mouthfeel), and this is one I'd love to try on tap during a hot summer day in Virginia (does Maine get this hot?).

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 01:02:13 | More by CrellMoset
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skullsplitter

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-02-2012 14:31:27 | More by skullsplitter
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tedw

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

06-29-2012 05:18:28 | More by tedw
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-27-2012 22:30:56 | More by trevorpost
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Mudawg

New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -57.4%

06-26-2012 03:19:30 | More by Mudawg
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BeerTruck

Portugal

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-25-2012 19:19:25 | More by BeerTruck
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

06-24-2012 16:26:04 | More by tedho21
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brendaniel

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-24-2012 12:07:31 | More by brendaniel
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Fattsmagee

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

06-22-2012 17:02:19 | More by Fattsmagee
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,747 ratings.