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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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1,891 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,891
Reviews: 488
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 154
Gots: 214 | 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%

C63AMG, Apr 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

A super fresh bottle into a clean ass glass. 16oz in and this beer looks delish.

Coming out of the bottle, Peeper looks the color of a Berliner weisse appearing whitish/golden. Gliding in the glass a dirty looking amberish orange that cleans up when the whole bottle is poured, leaving a dirty bronze color, and white foam all around the glass. Smell is very fresh (20 days old) with bright citrusy hops with some faint pine and some sweet backing malt, but not much. A very pleasant smeller. Taste is str8 up pale ale with big citrus taste and a light body, Pale is the word. feel is light as mentioned,with a nice hop bite that comes and goes. At 5.5%, if this came in 6 packs this would be a no brainer.

BARFLYB, Apr 02, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev -11.2%

Light amber color with a nice frothy mouth feel.

The smell was a delicious lemon hops.

I was disappointed by the finish- too much hoppy bitterness. It seemed out of character with the appearance and smell.

As the beer warmed, the bitterness was no longer present. Perhaps, the beer was too cold initially. But the hoppiness of the finish was not in balance with character of the beer.

Overall, worth trying on the warm side.

brureview, Mar 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

TMath524, Mar 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

bonbini26, Mar 27, 2012
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3.81/5  rDev -7.3%

At Great Lost Bear (Portland, ME):

In a pint glass:

A: clear light golden colored body with a decent amount of carbonation heading towards the top. The lacing was spotty and ringy. When the bartender gave the beer to me, there wasn't any head whatsoever

S: mainly citrus backed up by some pine. The hops are pretty balanced throughout

T: pine and citrus hops, slight bit of a grassiness

M: light to medium, sessionable, crisp, sweet clean aftertaste and finish, slightly watery at times but at other times moderate amount of harshness is felt, weird but no complaints, complex? - yes

O: an excellent choice of a beer, good for style and good for me, however this could be close to an AIPA

BeerKangaroo, Mar 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

ohtheguilt, Mar 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

guezarka, Mar 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

augie, Mar 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

jawneyt, Mar 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

GeoffreyM, Mar 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

albertjr21, Mar 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

JohnK17, Mar 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

StaEva, Mar 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Eriktheipaman, Mar 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

BPudd, Mar 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

oldp0rt, Mar 15, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +4.1%

A 500 mL bottle from FluffyMcTingle; thank you! Bottled early February, and split into tulips last night.

Pours a strangely dark straw color, with muted, pale yellow hues near the edges and a darker tan/gold color towards the center. Plenty (three-finger’s width) of pure white, fluffy head develops and lingers for a short while. Some scattered lacing decorates the glass.

The aroma is of lemon and orange citrus, faint piney hops, a subtle clove and coriander spice, and some earthen hops. Straw and a bit of wheat and grass round it out.

It tastes of lemon zest, a bit of grapefruit, some spicy hops, clove, coriander, grass, earthen/dirty hops, pine, straw, and some orange citrus. Very well balanced and highly drinkable.

The mouthfeel is very crisp and finishes cleanly. Carbonation feels spot on and helps to cut through the acidic and resinous contributions of the hops.

Overall, a wonderful pale ale that would surely be a staple in my fridge if I could get it locally. This is yet another spectacular brew from MBC.

eclipse54, Mar 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

marshmeli, Mar 13, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -1.5%

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Poured into a Victory shaker, clear copper in color with a finger of fluffy white head that retained and laced well. Light, crisp aroma of citrusy hops and sweet malts. Crisp, clean taste, honey-sweet malts, grassy, pithy orange and lemon notes, yet not very bitter at all. In fact the mouthfeel is incredibly smooth, light in body yet full of flavor in perfect balance for the style. Almost too drinkable, if that were possible. Very nice beer overall, and along with their Lunch IPA, really puts MBC on the map.

Rifugium, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Wizzman, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

bhir, Mar 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Bilco, Mar 10, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +2.9%

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, whartontallboy!

Very slightly hazed and very light golden orange and yellow in color with a pillowy, relatively thick near-white head that leaves the glass perfectly lined with lace. Quite gorgeous.

Hop-forward aroma without being overly aggressive or assertive. The aroma is a combination of floral notes and muted but present citrus. It's a lovely aroma, with "very rounded edges," as my friend Chris Johnson aka JealousChalice likes to say.

The flavor too is very floral and bright with citrus character, similar to the aroma. There's a moderate to high level of bitterness per the style, and if I were given this blind, I'd certainly say it was an IPA.

Medium bodied with high carbonation with a very dry finish. This is magnificently drinkable. Perfect.

A damn fine pale ale, disguised as an IPA. I really enjoyed this. An extremely well crafted, delicate, balanced brew.

ehammond1, Mar 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

GreenMountainBoy, Mar 06, 2012
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,891 ratings.