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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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1,912 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,912
Reviews: 489
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 154
Gots: 217 | 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 philbe311
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Two plus fingers worth of pure white head that is fluffy and airy and has a bit of a rocky top... Excellent retention... Loaded with moderate paced carbonation that swirls throughout... The color is a pale yellowish gold... A good bit of lacing clings to the sides of the glass...

S - The aroma is a nice floral hop forward bouquet... Some very light subtle citrus and pine notes as well... Lemon zest... A slight wheat spiciness... Simple and straightforward... Very clean and crisp...

T - Loaded with an assertive floral hop presence that is at the forefront throughout... A touch of lemon and lemon zest... Cracked wheat... Perhaps some light white pepper...

M - Light to medium bodied... Brisk carbonation... Dry throughout... Slightly astringent finish... Quite sturdy and rigid... Very crisp...

D - A light and refreshing pale ale that is loaded with character and flavor... There are lots of good things going on with the Maine Beer Company offering...

philbe311, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of SalukiAlum
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

SalukiAlum, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of DWolf
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

DWolf, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of tyamhydrogen
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Gulu-Gulu Cafe, Salem, MA.

Poured a very light golden color with a 1 1/2 finger head with lots of retention. Incredible lacing after every sip. Smells nice and hoppy with citrus benig the main component here. Taste follows the smell with very pale malts backing up light hop bitterness. A good mix of grassy, piney hops and citrus without going into IPA-level bitterness. Delicious and very well done for the style. Mouthfeel is thin, medium carbonation.

Another great beer from Maine Beer Co. and one of the best APA's I've had. Would love to get my hands on some Lunch or Zoe again sometime soon.

tyamhydrogen, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of valdieuer
4/5  rDev -2.7%

valdieuer, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of cestlavie
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

cestlavie, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of brystmar
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

brystmar, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of unclejazz
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, what a wonderful Pale Ale. I had been sitting on this for awhile, but should have had it sooner. Superbowl Sunday is the day and it lives up to hype the game was unable to achieve. It pours a vibrant golden color and leave a bit of head. The nose and taste are crisp and refreshing. This is a very sessionable ale and I see myself have a few of these this summer for a treat. Looking forward to trying other offerings from this brewery.

unclejazz, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of duff247
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

duff247, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of dunix
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

dunix, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of JizackFH
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Sunswick 35/35 in Astoria, NY on 1/30/12.

Review taken from notes.

This beer pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color. There is a finger of white head resting on top. The head has good retention, and it leaves a nice sheet of lace behind clinging to the glass. The nose has a good bit of pale malt to it. There is a pretty big citrus aroma that comes out right away. There are some aromas of fruit, and it also has a nice hop presence to it. The taste starts off with some pale malt and a nice bit of citrus. There is a really nice hop presence that comes through, and adds a nice amount of bitterness. There is a little bit of tropical fruit flavor, as well as a little bit of a toasted malt flavor as well. The finish leaves some lingering citrus and hop bitterness behind on the palate. This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down really easy, and it has a really nice feel to it. It starts out with some subtle malt sweetness and fruitiness. Then there is a nice bit go citrus and hop bitterness that lingers behind in the finish. This has really good drinkability. It has a really nice flavor, and it is just a really easy going beer. Overall, I think it is a great beer, as well as a great representation of the style. The hop presence here is wonderful for a pale ale, as is the citrus flavor. I just really enjoyed this one, and I recommend trying it out.

JizackFH, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of abelikewha
5/5  rDev +21.7%

abelikewha, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of jk3
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

jk3, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of EkimGram
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: 16.9oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Colour is a pale, golden-yellow. Two-finger head fades steadily leaving a nice lacing. Modest amount of visible carbonation.

Smell: Very clear, crisp, soaring hops backed by a nice malty aroma.

Taste: Plenty of citrusy hops are present here. Following are some nice, subtley-bready malts. Finishes with some bitterness from the hops. Amazingly balanced.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, lovely satin feel to it. A small carbonated bite.

Overall: This is what an APA should be. Amazingly balanced, clear, crisp aromas and flavours. Everything is how it should be.

EkimGram, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of scottbrew4u
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A golden straw color and very clear with a nice bubbly one finger head. Good lacing as it went down.

S: Big bouquet of floral and citric hops. Some lemon peel and grapefruit. Clean toasted grains are striking on there own and a great compliment to the hops.

T: Hop forward but nice clean malt bill that is strong enough but not over sweet. Light grains and fresh bread flavors.

M: Crisp light to medium body with a dry finish.

D: So refreshing and just what i wanted in a Pale Ale. Very balanced and goes a step above for this style. So clean and fresh this should be sought out.

scottbrew4u, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of Jesse14
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Jesse14, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of Archemedies
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Archemedies, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev -2.7%

mdillon86, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Massbmx
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Massbmx, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Jefe73
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Jefe73, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

ygtbsm94, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of spartanfan
3.38/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a unique 25 oz. bottle. Born on date of 12/06/11.

A: This beer looks very unique. A careful pour still results in a murky liquid with an enormous white head. The color of the beer is a beautiful straw color that gets markedly darker in the center of the glass. The color combined with the large amount of bubbles rising from the bottom make this a really cool looking beer. Lacing is abundant.

S: As soon as I opened this one I could smell the hops. Spicy earthy hops take the forefront, mingling with some pine aromas. The smell of hay is present. Nothing overpowering, but very nice aromas. The way an APA should be.

T: The taste of this one is as unique as the appearance. It starts off with a flavor of grassy, bitter hops. Perhaps some lemon as well. There is almost enough malt for balance, but the hops take this one over.

M: Lots of carbonation with a nice medium light body. Crisp and clean.

O: A well crafted, drinkable APA. The flavor and look of this one are somewhat unique, but unless I saw a fresh case I wouldn't go out of my way to get it again.

spartanfan, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of SawDog505
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, bottled date 12/20/12. Pours a yellow orange, with a 3 inch white fluffy head, that laces the glass amazingly. Smell is earthy grass, pineapple, lemon, and apricot. Taste like that lemon grass and apricot dominate. Body is good size for the ABV, lots of life, lush, and great drinkability. This is a nice pale ale.

SawDog505, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of fwiz
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this one up from the new arrivals rack at my local beer shop. First time having anything from Maine Beer Company.

Appearance: Pours a hazy straw golden color with a very thick 2 finger head that sticks around a long time with tons of fat lace on the side of the glass.

Smell: Lots of citrus fruit hop up front with malt and hay or grass in the back. The smell is very clean.

Taste: Great hops at first sip, lemon, bitter oranges and pine followed by a good amount of sweet malt. Taste last quite long.

Mouth feel: Very clean, refreshing with nice body. Tons of carbonation in this one.

Overall: Very good beer. This will be a great beer to have on a very hot day in the summer. Good refreshing beer. This would pair great with some spicy food. Happy I picked this one up. I will be picking this one up next trip.

fwiz, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of kirkpjr
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy deep gold in color with a nice two finger head pours into my new Boulevard tulip glass. Nice frothy sheets of lacing remain on the glass.

S: Pretty intense citrus and lemon zest. Very juicy for a pale ale.

T: Almost as intense as the smell, with some floral characteristics. A nice light biscuit malt tones down the hops.

M: Bright and crisp with moderately high carbonation. This one would be great on warm summer afternoons.

D/O: This one surprised me. Not quite on the level of Daisy Cutter, but ranks very high in my book for an APA. Thanks for to Pete27lax for the chance to try this one!

kirkpjr, Jan 28, 2012
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,912 ratings.