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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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2,205 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,205
Reviews: 519
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 160
Gots: 316 | 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: 2,205 | Reviews: 519
Photo of oberon
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an impy nonic a light lemony golden color with a frothy one finger white head that stuck like glue to the glass as it settled ever so slowly into a frothy mass.subdued citri hops in the nose,they are there but just a bit subdued,a light toasted grain note as well.Bright and lemony hop flavors with some herbal/grassy notes underneath,pretty dry with more of a toasted malt base.A easy drinking dryer APA with good hops,maybe didn't live up to the hype for me but still solid.

Photo of adjunctjonez
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

MBC brews have been all the rage since their start. They are quite expensive beers, retailing around 5+- per 16.9 ounce bottle so I generally do not buy them. However MBC beers often can be sourced locally on tap for the same price and they are very tasty. Peeper is actually quite pale, similar to a lager. The smell is florally hoppy dominate as is the taste. I could drink these all night long as it is a very sessionable and smooth.

Photo of dubdrop
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to mdfb79 for this one as a part of the Birthday BIF! Enjoyed this one while watching my Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets take on the Dawgs during rivalry Saturday! Served from bottle into a COAST Willi. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a two finger white head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, pine, pine hop, spice, spicy hop, grass, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, pine, pine hop. Fruit hop, earth, earth hop, and spice. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. While this one had a lot going on in it, it really managed to stay pretty well balanced in both the aroma and flavor. The flavor was fairly light and crisp which made it really easy to drink and rather refreshing. Really glad I got the opportunity to give this one a try and I hope to try more from this brewery in the future as well.

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.

Photo of smonice
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of mkeene78
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.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of InVinoVeritas
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of sneaks2210
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Dizzy242
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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Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
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