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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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1,980 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,980
Reviews: 495
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 155
Gots: 230 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -9%

t0rin0, Oct 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

jbenson8774, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of argock
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500mL brown bottle into a Duvel tulip. Bottled on 090112 stamped on label. Purchased at WIne Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $5.99.

A: Clean, barely hazy lemon yellow with a tower 3-finger, frothy ivory head with exceptional retention and copious crusty lacing. A beautiful beer in the glass.

S: Light grassy and lemon and orange citrus hoppiness with crackery light maltiness. A little light overall but nothing wrong with the aroma.

T: A very subtle and dry type of APA overall. The hoppiness is substantial but understated with lemon and orange citrus meeting herbal grassy flavors as wel. The crackery light maltiness is more than supportive and provides a nice counterpoint to the crisp hoppiness. The bitterness is moderate. There is a soft yeast ester as the beer warms.

M: Very crisp and refreshing with a very dry finish for the style. The carbonation is more active which adds to the quenching quality.

O: I enjoyed this brew and it definitely fits the "dry" type of APA with complex but subtle combination of hops and malt flavors.

argock, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of rcatalano
4/5  rDev -2.9%

rcatalano, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of Jmamay22
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours a clear golden with a white foamy head. Great scent of white pepper and American hops. A very lively scent.

Beer tastes similar to the scent with a well thought out progression of flavor. Starts with a bready malt, it quickly gives way to a hoppy flavor that doesn't slam your taste buds. The hops begin with a grapefruit flavor and gives way to a spicy piny sharp finish. Medium bodied mouthfeel and all around fantastic beer. Great east coast version of a widely available style.

Jmamay22, Oct 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Rhettroactive, Oct 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

ncaudle, Oct 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

st9647v3, Oct 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

rkcrozier, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of cornpone
3/5  rDev -27.2%

cornpone, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Oakenator
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wine glass with the yeast. Golden yellow with a solid head. Some lacing on the glass mouthfeel is excellent - fine carbonation and a bit of a jazzy pop on the tongue. Smell is citrusy, grass, spices and some pine. Citrus is forward on the flavor with other spices and the mild flavor hops. Little malt presence.

Oakenator, Oct 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

2dogbrew, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of JayQue
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really good APA. Light feel and packed with flavor. Pours a very light gold... hazy with a huge delicately bubbly white head. Good head retention and light lacing. Smell is good....citrus (lemon and orange with some hoppiness.

Taste is really good. Hoppy, bready malts, lemon and orange citrus allblended together in a very light feeling beer. Big flavors throughout.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and very inviting.

This is a great beer..a bit pricy at $5.99 for 16.9 oz, but well worth a try.

JayQue, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Mark000, Oct 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

AMcDowell32, Oct 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

noel2977, Oct 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

meehandennis, Oct 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

AdamP, Oct 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

ComRock12, Oct 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

CaptDavyJones, Oct 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

BobCobb, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of Teleweizen2
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - pours a cloudy slightly cloudy yet bright straw yellow. visible sediment. very thick pearly white foam on top. dissipates slowly leaving thick gobs of lacing against the glass.

S - pleasantly hoppy aroma. sweet orange peel character with slightly floral and green grassy notes. just the slightest hint of grapefruit. lightly grainy malt profile with a touch of hay.

T - very light malt sweetness upfront. not much in the way of malt character though, maybe just a slight hint of thin flour crackers. clean hop character gives a sweet citric flavor along with a touch of grassy-ness. hop character lingers on well past the finish.

M - light bodied. texture is on the watery side. carbonation is fairly high but still within the medium range.

O - This is something I would like to revisit in the warmer months as it seems like its a great thirst quencher. I just wish there was a bit more substance to it but overall it is an interesting and very drinkable APA.

Teleweizen2, Oct 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

fdig23, Oct 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

ShemRahBoo, Oct 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

beermanbrian, Oct 04, 2012
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,980 ratings.