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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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2,152 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,152
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 154
Gots: 284 | 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 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.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500mL brown bottle into a Duvel tulip. Bottled on 090112 stamped on label. Purchased at WIne Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $5.99.

A: Clean, barely hazy lemon yellow with a tower 3-finger, frothy ivory head with exceptional retention and copious crusty lacing. A beautiful beer in the glass.

S: Light grassy and lemon and orange citrus hoppiness with crackery light maltiness. A little light overall but nothing wrong with the aroma.

T: A very subtle and dry type of APA overall. The hoppiness is substantial but understated with lemon and orange citrus meeting herbal grassy flavors as wel. The crackery light maltiness is more than supportive and provides a nice counterpoint to the crisp hoppiness. The bitterness is moderate. There is a soft yeast ester as the beer warms.

M: Very crisp and refreshing with a very dry finish for the style. The carbonation is more active which adds to the quenching quality.

O: I enjoyed this brew and it definitely fits the "dry" type of APA with complex but subtle combination of hops and malt flavors.

Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,152 ratings.