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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,755 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,755
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 154
Gots: 190 | FT: 11
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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AutumnBeerLove

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-28-2011 00:22:56 | More by AutumnBeerLove
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srandycarter

California

3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Bright but murky copper. Huge white head that stays a very long time. TONS of cling lace. Pretty.

S - Mostly sweet malt, although light bitterness is apparent.

T - Similar to smell, but all attributes seemed to be more watered down than expected.

M - Light body, good carb, fine balance.

D - Had higher hopes. Still pretty tasty beer!

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 07:49:36 | More by srandycarter
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-27-2011 04:38:35 | More by DaveHack
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LostHighway

Maine

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-26-2011 23:36:29 | More by LostHighway
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-25-2011 19:58:32 | More by JAHMUR
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-25-2011 02:26:12 | More by splendidsplinter
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bierbrauer

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brought back from summer visit to New England. 16.9 oz. bottle poured into tulip glass. Bottle dated 4/14/11, so 7+ months old.

A: Hazy gold; steady effervescence. Light and fluffy
1-3/4" white head that drops quickly and leaves sheets of lacing.

S: Sweet fruit/citrus, grassy malt, slight floral.

T: Grapefruit and lemon, then light malt, followed by very low bitterness.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation; very slight bitterness, fresh finish.

O: I enjoyed Peeper numerous times this summer and know that this bottle was quite muted by its age. Will taste again with fresh bottle next summer.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 18:39:48 | More by bierbrauer
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-24-2011 02:17:40 | More by PEIhop
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Axic10

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-23-2011 22:06:14 | More by Axic10
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KenC

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-23-2011 20:25:32 | More by KenC
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-22-2011 18:03:22 | More by Rochefort10nh
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admiralcrunch

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-22-2011 11:02:39 | More by admiralcrunch
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mindspin315

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a thick shiny white head which has settled down to a light cap of foam. Muted orange body with hints of yellow and tan.

Nice sweet hoppy aroma right upfront. Smells like a mild IPA. The sweetness has a bit of honey and apple juice to it. Hops are quite noticable. Very mild pine and hops sit right behind the sweet aroma that is a touch more predominant.

The sweet flavor comes out right away with a full carbonation wave. The sweetness is not sugary or overpowering in anyway. The carbonation is just right and adds a nice smooth velvet texture to the mouth. The beer has a floral componenet tasting a bit like Jasmine flowers. Hops come out in the middle with a mild bitterness and a touch of spice from the yeast. The beer finishes off fairly dry. I'm left with wanting a little more flavor through the finish though. Flavor fades a little to quick and the dryness takes over. Very light on the palate overall. Drinks a little like a juice, without the heavy sweetness.

I feel the finish is holding this beer back from being a really stellar beer. It lacks much flavor at the end except the feel of dryness. It is very easy to drink though, maybe too easy...but it is only 5.5% so no harm done if you put down a couple of these. An intriguing pale ale for sure. I'd love to try this on tap!

[90/100]

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 06:31:32 | More by mindspin315
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hannydawg

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

11-22-2011 01:58:12 | More by hannydawg
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mjl21

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-21-2011 01:30:36 | More by mjl21
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jlogan7

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

11-19-2011 21:44:46 | More by jlogan7
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Jules11788

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-19-2011 20:31:15 | More by Jules11788
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johnhenryconway


4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-19-2011 04:49:50 | More by johnhenryconway
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dulwich

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-18-2011 17:30:41 | More by dulwich
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soriondee

Maine

5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-18-2011 16:49:42 | More by soriondee
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sampx

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-18-2011 13:53:21 | More by sampx
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-18-2011 02:57:32 | More by nmann08
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 ounce bottle into a Cavalry Brewing Co pint glass.

A: Beautiful, light golden yellow with a slight chilled haze and a massive three-finger head of persistent carbonation foam. Carbonation is lively and the head leaves some soapy lacing.

S: Spicy citrus and floral lemongrass notes. Fresh hops and a dry, herbal hop aroma blend with toasted, pale malt.

T: Light, slightly creamy and toasted cracker malts throw a touch of dry cereal and honey sweetness at the palate. A little juicy and bitter hop resin comes across midway to lighten and dry things up before delivering a little hop kick and resin in the finish. Balanced and drinkable.

M: Light, slightly creamy and crisp at first, becoming a bit more bitter and resinous towards the finish, but quite clean and balanced throughout.

O: A nicely crafted, light, crisp and slightly more hop-centric pale blonde ale than true APA. Although I'd like a little more malt character and body, this is a nice spring/summer APA or palate cleanser at a very quaffable 5.5% ABV. I'd get it again in the spring.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 01:26:19 | More by Gambrinus1184
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cpinto6

Georgia

5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-17-2011 20:23:51 | More by cpinto6
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brydeen

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-17-2011 18:43:28 | More by brydeen
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,755 ratings.