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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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1,983 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,983
Reviews: 495
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 156
Gots: 231 | 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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3/5  rDev -27.2%

GrindFatherBob, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of BuffaloTapHugger
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1 Pint .9 fl. oz. bottled stamped 3/20/12

A: Bright yellow on the pour, nice color into the light with some stellar white one finger head and killer lacing.

S: Orange peel, lemon zest, grassy pine.

T: Nice hit of the hops in the front which comes off a little soapy on the end. Grass notes with lemon zest follow through with some light easters in the back.

M: Very nicely carbonated with the bottle conditioning, abv nonexistent, medium body with a slick/soapy texture.

O: Great beer in every aspect. Love what the brewery represents and look forward to trying more of their beers in the future. Comes recommended.

BuffaloTapHugger, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of DanaDubay
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

DanaDubay, Jun 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

lalaloveyou, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

noyellowfizzbeer, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of Spartan213
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Spartan213, Jun 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

grannaniwa, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of kaelingirl
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

kaelingirl, May 30, 2012
Photo of bradleyjay34
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

bradleyjay34, May 30, 2012
Photo of leschkie
3.5/5  rDev -15%

leschkie, May 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

BeerHunter76, May 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

volta, May 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

jwat, May 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

beerman999999, May 27, 2012
Photo of Naugros
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Incredible structure to the white head on this. It leaves shelves of lacing behind as it chases the clear amber beer down to the bottom of the glass. And right away you get the hops in the nose. Very juicy with ripe citrus with an underpinning of pine and some cracker for substance. The hop profile in the taste is a little different, starting off with fresh pine with the citrus backed off a bunch and then a tropical essence coming through in the wash. The malts don't come off as sweet in the taste but are more forceful in their biscuity flavor. The body is on the lighter side of medium, giving it a crisp snap on the first sip and I'd call this beer refreshing if not for the long, bitter aftertaste. Excellent effort from Down East, but what do you expect from a brewery out of Portland?

Naugros, May 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

MattR, May 25, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mild, easy drinking hoppy beer. A nice citrus taste. Amarillo, Cascade, and Centennial . Foamy head, lacey.Could not finish the entire bottle with John, but I kept the rest for cooking. Middling mouthfeel, decent drinkability. More aroma would help the experience.

Sammy, May 24, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear bright golden color ale with a nice pure white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of floral and citrus hops is quite amazing with light sweet cereal notes also detectable. Taste is a superb mix between some floral hops notes mix in with some notes of light cereal. Mix of citrus and floral hoppy notes is just about perfect. Body is about average with good carbonation. I really liked this beer and I guess the East coast breweries are not catching up on West coast brewery about adding hops into beer being more then just about bitterness.

Phyl21ca, May 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

kwjd, May 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Christopher22, May 21, 2012
Photo of macrosmatic
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ActonBrewer for this one. Reviewed from notes. Poured from 17 oz. bottle into pint glass.

A: Pours a pale copper that is hazy with apparent yeast in suspension. Approximately one finger's worth of head.

S: Soft hop and yeasty aromas.

T: Taste follows the nose, with tart grapefruit (rind) hop flavor, and a slight spiciness.

M: Light mouthfeel, good carbonation. Not much hang at all.

O: I really like this brew. My first from the Maine Beer folks, and an unexpected treat.

macrosmatic, May 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

awotupski, May 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

jhb138, May 20, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Definitely a beer worth trying if you're in Maine, served from a bottle in a fancy 16oz plastic cup.
The beer pours a slightly hazy medium amber with an intense, foamy white head that kept its integrity throughout drinking. The nose definitely screams hops, but no specific notes in particular. I think the beer leaned more towards citrusy hops, but it wasn't like a tropical fruit storm in your nose. The taste was similar and although the beer thoroughly bathed your palate in bitter hoppiness, it wasn't unpleasant...it was highly drinkable. I thought the mouthfeel was the best part about this beer considering how easily it went down. This beer is great and definitely worth trying, although bottles aren't easily available on shelves still...

ThePorterSorter, May 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

SMason, May 19, 2012
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
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