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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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2,151 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,151
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 153
Gots: 281 | 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:
Beer added by: ToasterChef on 07-30-2009

Our original hoppy American ale. Dry, clean, well-balanced with generous dose of American hops.
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Photo of Dbrulet
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to snifter.

A - pours a hazy golden-yellow with 1.5fingers of bubbly head. Good retention with lots of lacing.

S - Smells very fresh and hoppy with floral, pine and citrus notes.

T - definitely less hoppy than the smell indicates. Hints of lemon with a Strong yet dry finish.

M - Medium body with medium/high carbonation. Light overall feel and leaves a dry lemon taste for several seconds after.

O - a solid APA from a promising brewery. Very balanced and refreshing. Not my favorite from this style but a great beer nonetheless.

Photo of LiquorsInc
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of ferrettman687
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of JMB
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light and foamy head that leaves a slow forming lacing behind. Fruity and sweet smell. Nice gold color - with an unfiltered but sturdy look. Taste is unexpectedly mild, with quick receding fruit and honey and bitter flavor. Expecting a lot of flavor, but it is surprisingly light and crisp. This would be an excellent and refreshing ale for summer weather or generally to quench your thirst.

Photo of EricLander
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of betterkarma
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a strong golden color with a hint of orange. Slight haze that becomes more apparent if you pour the whole bottle (good 1/2 cm of yeast coats the bottom of this one). One finger head hangs around for a while---if you're nursing should last about half the pour.

S: Slightly one dimensional but hits the dimension out of the park! Grassy, citrusy, and mouthwateringly FRESH aroma. A proper homage to some of the more popular west coast hop varietals.

T: A straightforward and extremely well done take on a classic american pale ale. Initial taste of that citrus pop gives way to a pleasant and well balanced bitterness. Flavor dissipates 3 or 4 seconds after the sip. Seems quite sessionable.

M: Mouthfeel seems a little thin--although nothing outside the bell curve for other APAs at with similar ABVs--nobody wants to drink a chewy, syrupy IIPA in the summertime--the season for which this beer seems perfectly suited. Carbonation level is PERHAPS a tad high for my personal tastes but not high enough to be distracting.

O: A highly sessionable, great summertime APA. Seems almost clinical in it's approach. Delicious, refreshing, and with any luck (and proper distribution), will be one of my go-to's after the long Boston winter.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of PoolFishGolf
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of GoGators
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of guillemiro
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of DarkBeer
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best beers I ever had. I shared it with a friend at The Fenix in Phoenixville, Pa. It has a nice blend of hops and malt with hints of citrus and zest. The fruit flavors were almost inconspicuous as they blended nicely with the pale ale flavors and pinch of pepper. It's very smooth yet has great carbonation and head. I can't think of any other beer better than this.

Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of InVinoVeritas
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of thedoubler55
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A very bright yellow in color, a very nice 2 finger head at the top that leaves a nice lacing around the glass as you drink.

S: First notes is orange zest, a slight hint of lemon and pine as well, very springy type smell.

T: Up front is strong hint of hops, nice pine notes as well, lemon and orange is all over the place.

M: Medium Carbonation and medium bodied and a nice stickyness as well.

O: A great beer, perfect for the spring and summer time very refreshing!

Photo of frank12
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of IPAchris
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz bottle, bottled 10/25/12, poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy light golden color, topped with a big fluffy white head that leaves tons of delicate lacing. Looks awesome.

S- Juicy citrus hops, lots of grapefruit and orange, slightly floral and grassy as well. The malt is light and bready and just slightly sweet.

T- Bitter floral hops, still quite grassy but the citrus is more subdued here, sweet bready and crackery malt.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth with moderate carbonation.

O- A very nice pale ale, the hop profile is tasty and balanced, very drinkable, I finished the pint almost without realizing it.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of jackrodgers77
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jtierney89
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gorgeous hazy golden hue with a big sticky and fluffy bright white head. Nose is amazing even before I pour it into the glass. Fresh squeezed orange juice with a touch of other citrus fruits; lemons and grapefruit. Faint touches of hop resin and crackers.

Citrus fruit forward flavors. One of the few beers that's able to get orange out of it's hop profile. Grapefruit backs the orange flavor up and is balanced on the mid-palate with a lightly toasted bread flavor. The bread and cracker like malt flavors balances the hop assertiveness of the brew. Spicy yeast snap on the finish with a balancing bitterness. Incredibly smooth and refreshing. The bottle conditioning adds texture to the light body and feels fluffy in the mouth. Big on flavor with incredible drinkability. Proof that not all pale ales are the same. (You can add more of a yeasty breadiness to the flavor of the beer by swirling the remaining yeast at the bottome of the bottle into your glass)

simply put, amazing.

Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,151 ratings.