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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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2,151 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,151
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 153
Gots: 280 | 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 Jmamay22
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours a clear golden with a white foamy head. Great scent of white pepper and American hops. A very lively scent.

Beer tastes similar to the scent with a well thought out progression of flavor. Starts with a bready malt, it quickly gives way to a hoppy flavor that doesn't slam your taste buds. The hops begin with a grapefruit flavor and gives way to a spicy piny sharp finish. Medium bodied mouthfeel and all around fantastic beer. Great east coast version of a widely available style.

Photo of Rhettroactive
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of ncaudle
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of st9647v3
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of rkcrozier
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of cornpone
3/5  rDev -27%

Photo of Oakenator
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wine glass with the yeast. Golden yellow with a solid head. Some lacing on the glass mouthfeel is excellent - fine carbonation and a bit of a jazzy pop on the tongue. Smell is citrusy, grass, spices and some pine. Citrus is forward on the flavor with other spices and the mild flavor hops. Little malt presence.

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

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

Really good APA. Light feel and packed with flavor. Pours a very light gold... hazy with a huge delicately bubbly white head. Good head retention and light lacing. Smell is good....citrus (lemon and orange with some hoppiness.

Taste is really good. Hoppy, bready malts, lemon and orange citrus allblended together in a very light feeling beer. Big flavors throughout.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and very inviting.

This is a great beer..a bit pricy at $5.99 for 16.9 oz, but well worth a try.

Photo of Mark000
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of AMcDowell32
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of noel2977
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of meehandennis
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of AdamP
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of BobCobb
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Teleweizen2
3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - pours a cloudy slightly cloudy yet bright straw yellow. visible sediment. very thick pearly white foam on top. dissipates slowly leaving thick gobs of lacing against the glass.

S - pleasantly hoppy aroma. sweet orange peel character with slightly floral and green grassy notes. just the slightest hint of grapefruit. lightly grainy malt profile with a touch of hay.

T - very light malt sweetness upfront. not much in the way of malt character though, maybe just a slight hint of thin flour crackers. clean hop character gives a sweet citric flavor along with a touch of grassy-ness. hop character lingers on well past the finish.

M - light bodied. texture is on the watery side. carbonation is fairly high but still within the medium range.

O - This is something I would like to revisit in the warmer months as it seems like its a great thirst quencher. I just wish there was a bit more substance to it but overall it is an interesting and very drinkable APA.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of CanuckRover
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a lovely colour. A deep gold, almost amber. Little bit of light in the right spot and you could wear this around your neck. Nice dense head gives off some great sticky lacings.

Very nice fruit on the nose. Mostly orange, and a real "fleshy" aroma, as opposed to zesty or resinous, though there is a bit of pine lingering there.

Taste delivers. Refreshing orange fruit right through. Bitterness there, but it grows slowly, allowing you to pick out some of the layers. And those layers are nice. Good juicy malt and just enough zing from the hops.

It seems to me that most American brewers, even the not so highly regarded ones, have mastered the APA. In my experience it's pretty tough to find a really horrible APA from a brewer in the States, but something like Peeper shows you just how bars can always be raised.

Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,151 ratings.