Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company
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4.28/5 rDev +4.1%
Had on-tap at Sunswick 35/35 in Astoria, NY on 1/30/12.
Review taken from notes.
This beer pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color. There is a finger of white head resting on top. The head has good retention, and it leaves a nice sheet of lace behind clinging to the glass. The nose has a good bit of pale malt to it. There is a pretty big citrus aroma that comes out right away. There are some aromas of fruit, and it also has a nice hop presence to it. The taste starts off with some pale malt and a nice bit of citrus. There is a really nice hop presence that comes through, and adds a nice amount of bitterness. There is a little bit of tropical fruit flavor, as well as a little bit of a toasted malt flavor as well. The finish leaves some lingering citrus and hop bitterness behind on the palate. This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down really easy, and it has a really nice feel to it. It starts out with some subtle malt sweetness and fruitiness. Then there is a nice bit go citrus and hop bitterness that lingers behind in the finish. This has really good drinkability. It has a really nice flavor, and it is just a really easy going beer. Overall, I think it is a great beer, as well as a great representation of the style. The hop presence here is wonderful for a pale ale, as is the citrus flavor. I just really enjoyed this one, and I recommend trying it out.
02-03-2012 09:45:44 | More by JizackFH
4.43/5 rDev +7.8%
Appearance: 16.9oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Colour is a pale, golden-yellow. Two-finger head fades steadily leaving a nice lacing. Modest amount of visible carbonation.
Smell: Very clear, crisp, soaring hops backed by a nice malty aroma.
Taste: Plenty of citrusy hops are present here. Following are some nice, subtley-bready malts. Finishes with some bitterness from the hops. Amazingly balanced.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, lovely satin feel to it. A small carbonated bite.
Overall: This is what an APA should be. Amazingly balanced, clear, crisp aromas and flavours. Everything is how it should be.
02-02-2012 06:20:26 | More by EkimGram
4.33/5 rDev +5.4%
A: A golden straw color and very clear with a nice bubbly one finger head. Good lacing as it went down.
S: Big bouquet of floral and citric hops. Some lemon peel and grapefruit. Clean toasted grains are striking on there own and a great compliment to the hops.
T: Hop forward but nice clean malt bill that is strong enough but not over sweet. Light grains and fresh bread flavors.
M: Crisp light to medium body with a dry finish.
D: So refreshing and just what i wanted in a Pale Ale. Very balanced and goes a step above for this style. So clean and fresh this should be sought out.
02-01-2012 21:21:51 | More by scottbrew4u
3.38/5 rDev -17.8%
Poured from a unique 25 oz. bottle. Born on date of 12/06/11.
A: This beer looks very unique. A careful pour still results in a murky liquid with an enormous white head. The color of the beer is a beautiful straw color that gets markedly darker in the center of the glass. The color combined with the large amount of bubbles rising from the bottom make this a really cool looking beer. Lacing is abundant.
S: As soon as I opened this one I could smell the hops. Spicy earthy hops take the forefront, mingling with some pine aromas. The smell of hay is present. Nothing overpowering, but very nice aromas. The way an APA should be.
T: The taste of this one is as unique as the appearance. It starts off with a flavor of grassy, bitter hops. Perhaps some lemon as well. There is almost enough malt for balance, but the hops take this one over.
M: Lots of carbonation with a nice medium light body. Crisp and clean.
O: A well crafted, drinkable APA. The flavor and look of this one are somewhat unique, but unless I saw a fresh case I wouldn't go out of my way to get it again.
01-28-2012 21:03:59 | More by spartanfan
4/5 rDev -2.7%
Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, bottled date 12/20/12. Pours a yellow orange, with a 3 inch white fluffy head, that laces the glass amazingly. Smell is earthy grass, pineapple, lemon, and apricot. Taste like that lemon grass and apricot dominate. Body is good size for the ABV, lots of life, lush, and great drinkability. This is a nice pale ale.
01-28-2012 14:17:52 | More by SawDog505
4.2/5 rDev +2.2%
Picked this one up from the new arrivals rack at my local beer shop. First time having anything from Maine Beer Company.
Appearance: Pours a hazy straw golden color with a very thick 2 finger head that sticks around a long time with tons of fat lace on the side of the glass.
Smell: Lots of citrus fruit hop up front with malt and hay or grass in the back. The smell is very clean.
Taste: Great hops at first sip, lemon, bitter oranges and pine followed by a good amount of sweet malt. Taste last quite long.
Mouth feel: Very clean, refreshing with nice body. Tons of carbonation in this one.
Overall: Very good beer. This will be a great beer to have on a very hot day in the summer. Good refreshing beer. This would pair great with some spicy food. Happy I picked this one up. I will be picking this one up next trip.
01-28-2012 00:30:37 | More by fwiz
4.28/5 rDev +4.1%
A: Hazy deep gold in color with a nice two finger head pours into my new Boulevard tulip glass. Nice frothy sheets of lacing remain on the glass.
S: Pretty intense citrus and lemon zest. Very juicy for a pale ale.
T: Almost as intense as the smell, with some floral characteristics. A nice light biscuit malt tones down the hops.
M: Bright and crisp with moderately high carbonation. This one would be great on warm summer afternoons.
D/O: This one surprised me. Not quite on the level of Daisy Cutter, but ranks very high in my book for an APA. Thanks for to Pete27lax for the chance to try this one!
01-28-2012 00:12:10 | More by kirkpjr
4.15/5 rDev +1%
Poured into a pint glass from a 500ml bottle.
Pours a nice color pale copper color with some nice golden hints and some slight straw yellow notes. The head is about 1 inch tall with some medium dense white bubbles. There is some slight haze to the beer and the head recedes quite slowly with some slight sticky lacing left behind.
Very nice APA aroma. Seems by the book. Crisp pal malt notes with some toasty bread and grain and some slight sweetness. Then there is some nice clean citrus notes form the hops with some grassy aromas as well. The hop aroma is nice and clean with some nice grassy and slightly herbal notes.
This is where the beer shines a bit more. The body is light and refreshing but the balance between the grain and bready malt with the citrus hops is awesome. THe hops have a nice orange rind slightly lemony note. The malt notes are quite grainy and earthy almost like chewing raw barley and then eating some toast. Weir dI know but thats what i taste. The lemony hops really shine as the beer finishes with some nice crisp notes a and a nice dry bitter finish. Nice light body.
The brew is goo. Well made APA that is a bit on the lighter and more refreshing side. Excellent intro beer for some people looking to experience a hoppier selection with out destroying the palette.
01-26-2012 00:42:55 | More by JoEBoBpr
4.1/5 rDev -0.2%
A-hazy golden color with a fluffy white head and nice lacing
S-citrus with pineapple and sweet malt, hints of pine and some nice floral aroma
T-nice floral and malt flavors with crisp citrus and light hops
F-medium body and nice tight carbonation, creamy feel
O-one of the better APAs with nice balance and flavor
01-26-2012 00:37:10 | More by MDDMD
3.55/5 rDev -13.6%
Bottles on 07-19-11 bet this is way better fresh. Still excited to try this brew!
A- pours a golden pale color with translucent clarity. A generous two fingers of frothy bone white head crowns the brew. Very good retention with much lacing.
S- leafy floral hop aromas blend with notes of zesty citrus, spruce and pine. Subtle biscuity malt on the finish.
T- really juicy citrus hop flavor up front with a hint of spicy floral hops. Balancing cracker like soft malt flavors blend in the middle. Finish is rather weak. The hop and malt fall off and leave a clean almost seltzer like characteristic.
MF- spritzy light mouthfeel with a light body and higher than average carbonation.
D- very drinkable and very refreshing. Definitely a freshness issue however still good after many a month. I can only imagine a fresh peeper.
01-25-2012 02:49:58 | More by Viciousknishs
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
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