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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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2,199 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,199
Reviews: 519
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 160
Gots: 315 | FT: 14
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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Ratings: 2,199 | Reviews: 519
Photo of dashmartino
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a big bottle into a tall pilsner glass. Bottle marked 10/12/12, so it's still relatively fresh. Poured it painfully slow so as not to disturb the yeast, as per the bottle. Pours clear and yellow with a nice head. Carbonation is great, very effervescent. Crisp hops hit you first with a clean finish. An excellent pale ale that is quite drinkable! No bad aftertaste. Wish I could taste it fresher, I'd imagine it'd naturally be hoppier. Seems to be a much more well rounded beer compared to the Zoe.

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of mjw1200
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of VTWicked
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -27%

Photo of zeledonia
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Recently had a delicious beer from Maine Beer Co., so when I saw this at a local store on a holiday trip to NJ, I snapped it up. Bottle 12 October 2012, if I'm reading the bottle correctly.

Pours a lovely pale golden color. Clear on the first pour, a bit of haze in the second when the yeast on the bottom just wouldn't quite stay put. Curtains of bubbles flowing up from the bottom of the glass. Two fingers of dense white head, good retention and excellent lacing. Nearly perfect, IMO.

Smell is delightfully crisp and hoppy. The hops are tough to identify, but really nice. They drift from herbal into piney and then to citrus, then cycle back through that circuit in some different way. Quite nice, soft but formidable.

Taste is not on the same level, but it is pretty good. Thin, with that dry flavor that many dry-hopped pale ales have. Drifts bitter in a gentle way. Solid.

Medium-bodied, with a slickness that I really like. Sizzly carbonation and a crisp, dry, polished finish. Couldn't be a whole lot beer.

This is a heck of a pale ale. It comes across as a strongly dry-hopped APA, in the vein of those by Three Floyds. I really like the variety in the hops, with a bunch of different aromas coming through in nearly-equal parts. A fantastic beer, IMO.

Photo of Milkysunshine
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Travcofarms
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of rvajohn
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Yehuda
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of jmmy3
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of enelson
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Ernest78
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of LCannon4
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of TeachChefs
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of dtx00
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of qthompso
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very pale, straw-like color with an insane amount of billowy white head. Not quite what I was expecting. Crazy lacing on this beer.

Smells great. A combination of grassy and citrusy hops and a nice malt backbone.

Nice grassy notes, a bit of melon, light malt, and a touch of honey.

Medium-light bodied with a great crisp finish.

Overall, very tasty. A very drinkable pale ale that's well balanced and easy to enjoy.

Photo of Coax
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of wattershed
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of BeerLover99
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: cloudy straw body, 2 finger pillow top, gorgeous lacing!

S: lemon peel/grass, hint of orange, fresh pine, mild yeast/floral

T: same as nose, long mild bitter finish

M: med/light body, balanced smooth with/solid carbonation mouth

O: How do they do it? Maine Beer Co., well done and I'm
thrilled I found you on East Coast. You prove that you
can make delicious beer and be Green in your approach.


Photo of Gatordaddy
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of sevenarts
3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Very pale and crystal-clear yellow. Huge fluffy white head with good retention and some lacing.

S: Mildly bitter hops: some pine, citrus, grass. Smells good.

T/M: Crisp hoppy flavors dominate. Pine and grapefruit up front, mildly bitter at first and increasing in bitterness towards the end of each sip. A touch of spiciness in the followthrough. Mouthfeel is a little thin and watery, could definitely use more body.

O: Not a bad pale ale at all. It'd be even better with some more body, as it is the thinness prevents it from being really great.

Photo of brez8791
2.25/5  rDev -45.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
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