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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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1,932 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,932
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 153
Gots: 223 | 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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Photo of jawneyt
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

jawneyt, Mar 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

GeoffreyM, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of albertjr21
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

albertjr21, Mar 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

JohnK17, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of StaEva
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

StaEva, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Eriktheipaman, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of BPudd
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

BPudd, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of oldp0rt
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

oldp0rt, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of eclipse54
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 500 mL bottle from FluffyMcTingle; thank you! Bottled early February, and split into tulips last night.

Pours a strangely dark straw color, with muted, pale yellow hues near the edges and a darker tan/gold color towards the center. Plenty (three-finger’s width) of pure white, fluffy head develops and lingers for a short while. Some scattered lacing decorates the glass.

The aroma is of lemon and orange citrus, faint piney hops, a subtle clove and coriander spice, and some earthen hops. Straw and a bit of wheat and grass round it out.

It tastes of lemon zest, a bit of grapefruit, some spicy hops, clove, coriander, grass, earthen/dirty hops, pine, straw, and some orange citrus. Very well balanced and highly drinkable.

The mouthfeel is very crisp and finishes cleanly. Carbonation feels spot on and helps to cut through the acidic and resinous contributions of the hops.

Overall, a wonderful pale ale that would surely be a staple in my fridge if I could get it locally. This is yet another spectacular brew from MBC.

eclipse54, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of marshmeli
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

marshmeli, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Poured into a Victory shaker, clear copper in color with a finger of fluffy white head that retained and laced well. Light, crisp aroma of citrusy hops and sweet malts. Crisp, clean taste, honey-sweet malts, grassy, pithy orange and lemon notes, yet not very bitter at all. In fact the mouthfeel is incredibly smooth, light in body yet full of flavor in perfect balance for the style. Almost too drinkable, if that were possible. Very nice beer overall, and along with their Lunch IPA, really puts MBC on the map.

Rifugium, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of Wizzman
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Wizzman, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

bhir, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of Bilco
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Bilco, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, whartontallboy!

Very slightly hazed and very light golden orange and yellow in color with a pillowy, relatively thick near-white head that leaves the glass perfectly lined with lace. Quite gorgeous.

Hop-forward aroma without being overly aggressive or assertive. The aroma is a combination of floral notes and muted but present citrus. It's a lovely aroma, with "very rounded edges," as my friend Chris Johnson aka JealousChalice likes to say.

The flavor too is very floral and bright with citrus character, similar to the aroma. There's a moderate to high level of bitterness per the style, and if I were given this blind, I'd certainly say it was an IPA.

Medium bodied with high carbonation with a very dry finish. This is magnificently drinkable. Perfect.

A damn fine pale ale, disguised as an IPA. I really enjoyed this. An extremely well crafted, delicate, balanced brew.

ehammond1, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4/5  rDev -2.7%

GreenMountainBoy, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

DZales1000, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of timtim
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a pale golden color with a white head that hangs out for a little bit and leaves some lace. nose is crisp and clean. scents of citrusy hops, flowery hops and grassy/earthy hops meld with a crackery, mildly sweet toasty bread-like malt character. taste is all about balance. the earthy, grassy, orangey hop character harmonizes with the cracker/toast qualities of the malt, and it seems effortless. like it was meant to be. crisp, dry, smooth, medium body. balance throughout with just a hint of hoppy bitterness coming through in the back end, as well as a taste of pepper and what seems maybe to be a slight yeasty note. another very well done, refined beer from Maine Beer.

timtim, Mar 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

VikeMan, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

clord717, Mar 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

JayBirdMan, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Fubar1453
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pale orange with an extrely thick creamy head.

S: Like hops dipped in sugar.

T: A bit bitter with matching sweetness. Very refreshing.

M: Crisp and clean, I could drink a good amount of these.

O: It's a good beer, Not blown away, but an above-average APA.

Fubar1453, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of seanh99
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

seanh99, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of ghostwalker
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden body with a fluffy white head. A thing of pale beauty.

Nose is sweet and crisp, slight smell of marshmallows with a citrus overlay. Makes my mouth water.

Flavor is gently presented, well balanced and very, very tasty. I can tell this is a pale ale, but it's not too hoppy. Has some malt, but it's not too sweet. An exercise in how to brew a great small ABV beer.

Mouthfeel is crisp and slightly tart. Creamy from the head also.

Overall is fantastic. Love this beer, and it's readily available around here. The only problem is the $5.49 price...

ghostwalker, Mar 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

mikeywtc, Feb 26, 2012
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,932 ratings.