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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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1,754 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,754
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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4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-16-2011 21:22:43 | More by allouez86
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New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes: Peeper Ale bottled 10/11/11

A: Pours a hazy dirty straw color with over 2 fingers of white fluffy head with good retention. Leaves a little lacing.

S: Surprisingly pronounce hop presence: citrus (lemon zest, orange), pine, and floral notes. Pale toasted malts, hay. IPA like hop forward.

T: Fairly aggressive floral notes and pine with some citrus highlights. Big toasted malt, hay, and bready flavors in the middle with just a touch of sugar cookie sweetness. Finish is dry with a little bit of lingering bitterness and floral notes.

M: Light body, moderate carbonation, fairly clean body though the finish isn't as crisp as I'd like. Drinks very easily though.

O: A very fresh tasting pale ale with a strong floral hop character with malt depth without much sweetness. Tasty, refreshing, balanced, and not overly aggressive as I'd expect from a top tier pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 18:45:35 | More by Satchboogie
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-16-2011 15:43:34 | More by richkrull
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-15-2011 22:30:53 | More by rpstevens
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

11-15-2011 17:33:50 | More by BeerThursdays
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-15-2011 17:25:53 | More by sgoro
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-15-2011 17:04:10 | More by paulmcm
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-15-2011 15:20:41 | More by randomdanger
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-15-2011 05:58:21 | More by patm1986
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-15-2011 03:34:33 | More by IpeeA
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-15-2011 03:34:08 | More by UncleJimbo
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

11-15-2011 01:42:02 | More by thebouch01
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-14-2011 22:40:49 | More by halfshell
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-14-2011 16:24:46 | More by Jspriest
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New Jersey

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

Pours a bright and lightly hazed golden amber, fantastic dense cap of froth, great sticky rings of lacing around the glass. Scent brings a great combination of hops, equal parts floral and spicy backed by grapefruit and pine notes, malts are light but give off a fresh bready and lightly sweet profile. Taste again is hop forward, very unique blend which again has floral and spicy notes before the more familiar, for the style, grapefruit and pine pop up, malts are quite light in flavor and body and are lightly sweet. Medium bodied, lacking a bit in heft and quite bubbly and dry. A very good APA.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 14:26:03 | More by rfgetz
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-14-2011 12:01:12 | More by Screper
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4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - one of the prettiest shades of golden yellow one could see, along with a thick, marhmellowy soft yellow floating atop

S - fresh, citrusy blast of hops right away...intermix dashes of pine and a bit of floralness and you'll find exactly what's in my pint glass...

T - I know one can't describe flavor with the term "bright," but for some reason it just fits... Nice, fresh, citrusy...bitter up front, slides through a grapefruity type tunnel to a spash of pine at the back

M - a happy feeling arrives when the beer is introduced tot he palate. nice, easy flowing sessionable beer

O - another great Main offering

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 05:33:06 | More by vande
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4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this is a trade with my cousin CheezyBlaster, thanks!

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass. The bottle is unlike most other beer bottles I've seen; it is more like a miniature wine bottle than it is a beer bottle. The linen quality paper label adds to the impression that this is a classy beer. Let's see if there's any truth in advertising!

Pours a hazy, almost murky golden color, with a sticky two finger white head that reduces unevenly, leaving gobs of lacing down the sides.

Has a very fresh, citrusy aroma, like cutting open a white grapefruit and inhaling the scent. Floral notes, honey, and lavendar are all present. This beer smells like the start of spring.

Had a clean, mildly spiced taste, with a pleasing citrusy bitter to finish. Grapefruit, rosewater, and orange blossoms combine with a hint of peppery spice to give this a nice balance.

Light to medium bodied, this is somewhat dry on the tongue, but not overly so.

A very pleasant, easy drinking brew, it is hard to put this down once you start drinking it. So many APA's try to be IPA's. This one doesn't. Rather, it stays true to style, and does an excellent job of exemplifying the style. Not sure how well distributed this is, but if you can get your mitts on one, it is certainly worth a try!

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 01:57:05 | More by TheHoppiest
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lot 060111.
Bottle poured into tulip. Ligh golden with thick white foam. Smells of slight citrusy malts and yeast. Maybe a hint of banana.
The mouthfeel is crisp and light with slight alcolhol vapors on the back of the tongue. Taste a bit hoppy for an APA, more like an IPA, but its truly delicious. Malty hops with a touch of fruit undertones. Its a great great brew. Easy drinker, but filled with taste. This is slowly becoming one of my favorite breweries...

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 02:11:25 | More by DrinkSlurm
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4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 9/27. Thanks to dciBA for this one!

A- Pours a cloudy yellow with a three finger head that slowly dissipates into a thin cap. Nice lines of lacing left behind.

S- floral hops, biscuit malt, melon, honey, lemon and a touch of grass.

T- floral notes, honeydew, cantaloupe, lemon , biscuit malt, grassy hops.

M- Medium carbonation and thin body. The body is watered down a bit. Finishes clean..

O- a nice beer with a light mouthfeel with no big citrus hops in most other pales . Very unique and think this would be a great warm weather beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 19:52:44 | More by iadler
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Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to cbeer88 for this one! Poured in to pint glass.

A - Poured a pale straw yellow, translucent with a half finger of bubbly white head.

S - Citrus and piney hops, a very apparent bitterness and a sweet grainy malts in the background.

T - A nice bitterness from the hops up front with grapefruit and pine notes. A slight grainy/caramel sweet malt backbone provides some balance.

M - Medium body, very chewy and silky. Moderate carbonation. An outstanding mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 15:06:08 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Lot 081611, Reviewed 11/2/11

Pours a hazy golden orange. Decent head retention and some nice lacing at the top.

Fresh piney, resiny hops dominate the nose with a little bit of malt thrown in.

The taste is a good balance of hops and light bready malts. Grapefruit and other citrus notes are prominent. The finish is clean.

The mouthfeel is medium-light.

Overall this is an enjoyable beer that is very sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 00:49:00 | More by Mahgeetah527
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3.48/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle poured into a white wine glass · fridge temp · lot 07/19/11

Appearance: Pours a golden orange color with quite a vigorous head which is white. Great retention, soapy entrails, tons of lacing. Very nice.

Smell: Biscuity, chalky malt aromatics. Floral, pungent hop aromas, followed by a vague honeysuckle smell.

Taste: Earthy, citrusy, floral hops give way to a dry pilsner tasting malt flavor. A lemon and honeysuckle aftertaste remains.

Mouthfeel: Pretty darn dry for and APA. Nice hop subtleties that aren't overly citrusy or piney.

Overall: A solid brew that could easily be shared or consumed as a session beer. I'm happy to have tried something from a small producer in Maine.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 00:44:12 | More by Risser09
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New York

4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a perfectly clear light straw color with ample carbonation bubbles, pours with two fingers of frothy pure white head that lingers beautifully, leaves a ton of thin lacing on the glass
S: great resinous hop scent with a nice underlying sweetness and a bit of citrus
T: wow, delicious, just a great and clean taste through and through, nothing drastic or intense just nice and slightly fruity, begins begins with what i would compare to fruit loops in the taste, gentle fruitiness, then moves into a bit of citrus and bitterness and finishes with a nice dry character and bitterness
M: medium carbonation in the from then moves into a nice dryness and finishes with a slight puckering note and leaves the mouth slightly dry
O: a great brew, lived up to the hype i have seen here, great taste and yet so clean, cant wait to try more from the maine beer co

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 00:03:47 | More by BigPlay1824
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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of Greg (Reagan1984). Served in a Cigar City snifter. Bottled 8/2/2011

A - A finger of white foam settles to a thin ring and partial cap, leaving behind a few spots of lace. Hazy pale orange body.

S - Smells a lot like lemon sorbet - not sure what hops are in here, but there's plenty of lemon and grapefruit present, along with a dash of grass and herbs. Malt character is pretty neutral, with a touch of sugar present.

T - Taste isn't quite as overtly lemony, but there's still some of the fresh grapefruit flavor present. Light cereal grain malt backbone, and perhaps a touch of astringency in the finish. Light residual bitterness.

M - Medium-light body, lower carbonation, chewy texture, and a resinous, oily, finish.

D - Really easy to drink. This has held up surprisingly well considering it's nearly three months old. I'd really like to try this closer to the source, but I liked it in its current state quite a bit.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 14:59:52 | More by MasterSki
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
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