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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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1,983 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,983
Reviews: 495
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 156
Gots: 231 | 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 JoEBoBpr
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 500ml bottle.

Bottled: 12-20-11

Pours a nice color pale copper color with some nice golden hints and some slight straw yellow notes. The head is about 1 inch tall with some medium dense white bubbles. There is some slight haze to the beer and the head recedes quite slowly with some slight sticky lacing left behind.

Very nice APA aroma. Seems by the book. Crisp pal malt notes with some toasty bread and grain and some slight sweetness. Then there is some nice clean citrus notes form the hops with some grassy aromas as well. The hop aroma is nice and clean with some nice grassy and slightly herbal notes.

This is where the beer shines a bit more. The body is light and refreshing but the balance between the grain and bready malt with the citrus hops is awesome. THe hops have a nice orange rind slightly lemony note. The malt notes are quite grainy and earthy almost like chewing raw barley and then eating some toast. Weir dI know but thats what i taste. The lemony hops really shine as the beer finishes with some nice crisp notes a and a nice dry bitter finish. Nice light body.

The brew is goo. Well made APA that is a bit on the lighter and more refreshing side. Excellent intro beer for some people looking to experience a hoppier selection with out destroying the palette.

JoEBoBpr, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of MDDMD
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-hazy golden color with a fluffy white head and nice lacing

S-citrus with pineapple and sweet malt, hints of pine and some nice floral aroma

T-nice floral and malt flavors with crisp citrus and light hops

F-medium body and nice tight carbonation, creamy feel

O-one of the better APAs with nice balance and flavor

MDDMD, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of Viciousknishs
3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottles on 07-19-11 bet this is way better fresh. Still excited to try this brew!

A- pours a golden pale color with translucent clarity. A generous two fingers of frothy bone white head crowns the brew. Very good retention with much lacing.

S- leafy floral hop aromas blend with notes of zesty citrus, spruce and pine. Subtle biscuity malt on the finish.

T- really juicy citrus hop flavor up front with a hint of spicy floral hops. Balancing cracker like soft malt flavors blend in the middle. Finish is rather weak. The hop and malt fall off and leave a clean almost seltzer like characteristic.

MF- spritzy light mouthfeel with a light body and higher than average carbonation.

D- very drinkable and very refreshing. Definitely a freshness issue however still good after many a month. I can only imagine a fresh peeper.

Viciousknishs, Jan 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Auror, Jan 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

kirkse, Jan 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

perclee, Jan 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

jt0818, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of jaxon53
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this bottle up at Austin Liquors in Worcester Mass. Served this chilled, in a pint glass, from a 500ml bottle. Another brewery I've been waiting to try. Bottled 12-20-11 according to the label.

Appearance: Peeper Ale pours out a slightly hazy, light golden color. A rather easy pour let two full fingers of bright white, dense head rise to the top of my glass. Head didn't hang around too long, but did leave some gobs of lace behind.

Smell: Tons of bright citrus aromas. Lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, a little bit of grass even. Nice malty base stands out from behind the hops. Some very light hints of pine and some white pepper.

Taste: Not quite what I was expecting. Hops seem to be more subdued than in the nose. Maybe a little more on the sweet malty side. Pretty well balanced. A bit of the light funkiness others have noticed. Citrus flavors are there, but are pushed more into the background. Touches of yeast hit the tongue. Finishes crisp and clean. I'm really liking this.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied mouthfeel. Plenty of tongue tingling carbonation. Again, clean and crisp.

Overall: Really like what MBC has done here. Some nice twists and turns throughout the experience. Would recommend this.

jaxon53, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of prg1976
4/5  rDev -2.9%

prg1976, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of jhighlandbrewing
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

jhighlandbrewing, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of ale207
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

ale207, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of Hophead101
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Hophead101, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of andyschaps
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

andyschaps, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of MrVonzipper
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to islandboi8204 for this bottle.

Pours a Very mirky/hazy light brown-peachy color. Unlike any color I've seen in a beer. Looks like dirty water. Very nice bright white 1 cm frothy head with nice retention and lacing.

Nice nose with bright citrus, grapefruit and floral hop notes. The aroma fades fairly quickly unfortunately.

Flavor is pretty good with good balance. Floral hops up front with a nice interesting transition to a butterscotch-like malt flavor.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carb. that fits this beer.

Overall it's a good beer. A little different than most pale ales. Glad I got to try it.

MrVonzipper, Jan 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

drummermattie02, Jan 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

deapokid, Jan 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

canadianghetto, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of battleaxebrewery
4/5  rDev -2.9%

battleaxebrewery, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of tvanr
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler fill poured into a Pinocchio's pint glass while watching the Green Bay-New York game.

Appearance: Hazy, deep straw colored pour leaves a fluffy pure white head. Extreme amounts of lacing that looks like spider webs.

Smell: Light floral notes are the most present, like a fresh hop-filled garden. There is some malt presence but the shining star is the floral nose.

Taste: Wow! very enjoyable. Very floral up front with a slight tingle from the hops. Half way through the malt starts to show. Taste lasts long after the sip.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp and refreshing. A perfect beer for the warmer days of the year. The carbonation is very minimal.

Overall: One of the most enjoyable APAs I have tried. Light enough to session and delicious enough to enjoy all day. Maine Beer Company has pleased me once again.

tvanr, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of RonfromJersey
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$6.00 16.9oz bottle from Abe's.

Hazy golden body, topped by four fingers plus of snow white whipped foam. Good lacing.

Juicy citrus aroma, very appeasing and inviting.

Solid lightly sweet caramel foundation. Juicy citrus fruit. Medium hop nip which lingers long into the afterglow, mixing in a bit of the citrus.

Medium mouthfeel is solid without being chewy.

Overall, a solid pale ale and a nice introduction to the Maine Beer Company.

RonfromJersey, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

M27, Jan 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Mjmoon15, Jan 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

heff316, Jan 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

mbs11, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of Kadonny
3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap at TJs in Paoli into a nonic pint glass. Note that this was the final pour from the keg as it kicked.

A: A light hazy straw color with a two finger fluffy white head. Full glass lacing.

S: Bright citrus with lemon and pineapple, some biscuit malt and a slight herbal note.

T: Nice and hoppy. The lemon, pineapple, grassy and straw flavors are predominant with some slight herbal qualities. Biscuit bready malt is almost non existent as the hops turn bitter for the finish. I actually found the finish to be very short and thin, but very crisp. A bit disappointing really.

M: On the lighter thinner side, it sort of bummed me out. No alcohol and the carbonation was spot on.

Overall an easy drinking pale that was solid but unspectacular. This sort to bummed me out a bit as I really wanted to love this beer. Maybe I'm used the more malt and body from drinking mostly IPAs lately, thus this felt thin. i don't know, but for sure I'll try it again some time.

Kadonny, Jan 13, 2012
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,983 ratings.