Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company
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4.78/5 rDev +16.3%
A - Pours a clear, clean, golden-yellow but towards the end of the bottle, sediment breaks free and clouds the beer and turns it copper. Bubbly, thick, white head.
S - Malty goodness. Spicy, fruity, floral. Magnificent.
T - Wow. When I find a good Pale Ale, I fall in love with it. That has happened with this beer. Perfectly malty, fruity, floral. Incredible when it warms near room temperature. Not overly hoppy. Balanced is an understatement. What a PA should be.
M - Smooth with little carbonation. Fantastic maltiness lingers on the palate. One of the finer PA's I've had.
12-23-2011 05:01:21 | More by Gatch
4.08/5 rDev -0.7%
It pours a really nice mellow straw color, not too cloudy but not quite clear either. A nice big head sits atop the beer akin to foamy soap that sticks to the glass very well and has amazing retention for a pale ale and leaves behind a delightful amount of webbed lacing. Nice hops in the nose but not overpowering, detectable amounts of a zingy spice come through, perhaps a bit of rye, and a nice bready malt cushion to round out the nose. The flavors follow really well, spices at first, again something along the lines of rye, nice bitter hops come through, not too citrusy but not too piney, nicely balanced hop profile. The finish is really nice, a bit of lemon a bit of biscuity malt, but exceptionally refreshing. Very nice crisp mouthfeel as well, perfectly carbonated with a nice dry finish.
Verdict: Lovely pale ale from Maine Beer Company. It’s my first beer from them and I must say it hit the mark, can’t wait to try their Zoe and Lunch, try this if you see it.
12-23-2011 01:47:38 | More by kevanb
3.35/5 rDev -18.5%
Appearance... Yellow with red and pink hues. Pours with about two inches of white head. Very intense carbonation. Pours mostly clear, with very light cloudiness.
Smell... Grains. Reminds me of fields. Light hoppy aroma. Grapefruits.
Taste... Hoppy bitterness.
Mouthfeel... Nice texture. Not too light or watery. Surprisingly, there is very little carbonation left in the beer.
Overall, it's a nice drink, but I'm not impressed. I bought it because I thought that the label said PEPPER, not peeper. A little disappointing in that respect.
12-19-2011 04:22:06 | More by negroobserver
4.35/5 rDev +5.8%
Many thanks to ShanePB for the chance to taste this one! I am loving the appearance of this bottle- very PTE-esque. Loving the simplistic label, very professional and clean looking. Poured from bottle into the new Victory Tulip glass Shane got me. Pours a cloudy orange-yellow color, thick white head fills the glass. Some lacing. Smell- blood orange, lemon zest, very clean citrus flavors. Taste- a really clean citrus and hop forward first sip, followed by a lush sweet caramel/orange malt backbone. This is an absolutely awesome pale ale, a style I normally am not huge on. Very well balanced, great mouthfeel. Thanks Shane!
12-17-2011 02:02:27 | More by lnashsig
4.18/5 rDev +1.7%
Cloudy dark orange beer with a nice but fast falling head that settles down to a solid creamy layer on the top. Incredibly sticky lace all over the glass.
Aroma of citrus, pine, very fresh and green hops with a light sweetness underneath. Unfortunately the taste comes up just a tad shy of the wonderful aroma on this 2 month old bottle. Hops seem just a touch faded and I wonder how good this one would be at about 2 weeks out instead. Just had a 2 week old Zoe that was remarkable. Still this is one fine and tasty APA. All the citrus, pine, and floral notes of the nose are in there, just not as big as I'd have liked.
Rounded, medium-full body, medium to low carbonation, a bit of creaminess, superb soft mouthfeel. Extremely drinkable. Maine has really impressed me so far, now I just need to get my hands on some lunch!
12-16-2011 16:11:33 | More by tobelerone
3.55/5 rDev -13.6%
A- looks great. Bright, light, golden, crystal clear. Bubbly head that retains quite well.
S - Coriander, sea salt, a nice day at the beach.
T - overall light, very spritzy. noticing a little bit of saltiness here too, with that coriander wash in the finish.
M - thin, yet crisp. lively, grainy carbonation.
O - great pale ale - made me wish it was summer so I can could drink a glass on the deck manning the grill.
12-16-2011 01:57:01 | More by seasonsix
4.08/5 rDev -0.7%
Received recently from a regular trading partner in the Northeast. (Cheers!)
Poured from 16.9oz bottle into imperial pint glass. I rarely comment on labels, but I have to say these MBC labels are sharp. I love the minimalistic design!
Aroma: Hops express themselves as light tropical fruit on the front end. Honey-like malty sweetness.
Appearance: Thick 2-3 fingers of off-white head. Excellent retention! Carbonation cascades inside the liquid, putting on a nice show through the side of the glass. Honey golden color has almost crystal-like clarity.
Flavor: Dry honey-malt sweetness up front. Hop flavor profile matches notes that I picked up in the aroma. Flavor profile is clean. Definitely not "in your face" w/ the hops or malt, but still tasty.
Mouthfeel: High carbonation gives a crisp bite. Body is medium.
Overall: A very sessionable, refreshing ale. I've recently been on a big beer kick, so this one was a great change of pace. Looking forward to trying others from MBC!
12-11-2011 17:32:53 | More by mdvatab
4.43/5 rDev +7.8%
Thank you DrewShal9 for this!
500 mL dated 10/11/11 poured int a snifter
A- A hazy copper/golden color with a three finger fluffy white head.
S- Earthy/floral hops, also getting some pine, nice malt backbone.
T- Follows the nose, very well balanced between hops and malts. Hops have a nice herbal/earthy bitterness that works great with the bready/biscuit malt backbone.
M- Smooth, dry finish, a little creamy.
O- A very nice Pale Ale that I am very happy that I got to try. Really looking forward to trying more from these guys!
12-09-2011 00:08:47 | More by larryi86
4.33/5 rDev +5.4%
Pours a lighter orange amber hue with some haziness. Head size is pretty desent. It's thick and dense and lingers a good while leaving some lacing. Carbonation is there.
Bold aromatics with floral and citrus notes really sticking out here. Caramel malts are nice and sweet and balance out the pungent hop bouquet. Taste is an upfront hop attack, quite bold for an APA. Sweet malts balance out nicely with a bready or biscuit finish. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery around the edges. Overall, a well made beer with a pleasing look and agood taste. I look forward to simpling other products from this brewery in the future.
12-06-2011 15:50:59 | More by micromaniac129
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
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