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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
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1,745 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,745
Reviews: 479
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 155
Gots: 189 | 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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Wisconsinality

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to muttyd for this nice extra.

A- Pours a very light golden, bordering on BMC territory. There is a nice fluffy head, about two fingers, that sticks around for a while and leaves some great lacing on the side of the glass.

S- A good citrus hop burst for a pale ale. A little bit of malt in there as well with some grassy undertones. Picking up a little bit of onion from the variety of hops used.

T- Very subtle hops and a more prominent malt base. Again, the grassy undertone is there but gives it a nice touch. There are also some hints of lemon that round this one out.

M- Lighter bodied with a nice, crisp carbonation. Very smooth feeling and make this one a winner on a warm day.

O- The flavors are very subtle but work well with the lighter body. I could see putting a few back on a nice summer day and not get tired of it. I am glad I was able to give this a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2011 13:44:06 | More by Wisconsinality
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portia99

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle (12/17/10) poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a deep golden color with amber highlights. Body is mostly clear but there is a noticeable light haze overall. Two fingers of pillowy, marshmallowy/whipped creamy head that retains its shape easily and lasts for a very long time. Sheets of lacing practically coat the glass completely. Great looking beer.

S - Grassy, a bit floral, fruity oranges and tropical fruits, hints of grapefruit. Bready and yeasty aromas sit mildly below the hops with a hint of sweetness too.

T - Bitter hops give the first impression and are followed by toasty and biscuity malt that initially gives a dry impression. Fruity/citrusy and earthy hops kick in from here and leads the transition to a semi-sweet finish. Not as impressive as the appearance or aromas, but still very solid and tasty.

M - Medium bodied with a firm carbonation. Hop bitterness is a bit dirty and earthy as well as having a sharp crispness. Doesn't really impress here - not bad, but seems to be missing something...can best classify it as lacking "refreshingness"...seems heavier than it is.

O - I like this beer...has good character overall. I'm leaning towards calling this a cold weather APA...seems a bit heavy and lacking a certain something...a livelinesss, crispness - not sure exactly what it is, but it is lacking something for me. Still a very solid pale ale and worthy of seeking out. I will easily have this again...I just don't see myself making a special trip or buying a case of this - not an every day sorta beer for me - that's all.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2011 01:01:14 | More by portia99
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

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

500ml bottle manufactured on 01/14/11. Served in my SA Perfect Pint. Pours a translucent honey gold with a rocky, two inch bright white head. Head eventually recedes into a solid quarter inch cap with thick, textured waves of lacing adhering to the shoulders of the glass. Nose expresses pale malts, citrus and earthy hops. Taste follows nose - a trace of caramel malt manages to peak through the characteristics revealed in the nose. Finishes with a light, lingering earthy/herbal hops finish and a kiss of citric acid. Mouthfeel is light-medium (but closer to light) with a lively carbonation. The citrus nicely stimulates the salivary glands along the sides of the cheeks before culminating in a pleasant, crisp finish. What can I say, this is just an all around solid APA with lots of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 23:24:43 | More by Jwale73
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Kinsman

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy and bubbly golden orange pour with a thick, frothy and sticky pure white head. Lots of sticky lace left behind as the head fades slowly.

Sharp and pungent aroma with lots of citrus and tropical fruits as well as some pine hop notes. Slightly bready pale malt presence in the background.

Pleasant hop bitterness with some grapefruity citrus notes but not quite as fruity as the aroma would suggest. Pale malts provide a some balance with a biscuity character but still hoppier than many APA's.

Mouthfeel is crisp, clean, and refreshing. Overall, this beer is just what I remember it being... a flavorful hop-forward APA with just the right balance of bitterness and maltiness for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2011 22:24:53 | More by Kinsman
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

LOT031011, meaning bottled on 3/10/11

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow with a massive 3 fingers of puffy, sticky head

S: A lot of citrusy hops, grapefruit, orange, some malt. Amazing... simply amazing

T: Same as the smell... citrus hops dominate and are backed by a nice bready malt. Not overly bitter, just amazing, juicy hops

M: Fairly light bodied with a nice amount of carbonation

D/O: Soooo drinkable, a great spring/summer pale ale that hits the spot perfectly

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 20:03:41 | More by BEERMILER12
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sbauer

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle
Bought: Trader Joes

A: Light golden orange. Medium head. Little to none lacing.

S: Sweet grapefruit, fresh hop pine, orange rind

T: Not as much hops as I would have hoped from the nose. Soft pine, faint orange rind, lightly floral. Really mild tastes but decently balanced. Would like a little more fresh hop flavor.

M: Medium-light bodied.

O: A nice easy drinking beer. Expected more hop flavor given the aromas, but came out quite light. Decent effort. Thought it was a bit older but bottled a month ago, might be TJ handling. Will try again.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 00:18:05 | More by sbauer
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MADhombrewer

Oregon

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to WkndatBernardus for this.
Date on bottle looks like 12-17-10


A- Gold, straw color with a nice white head. Good lacing.

S- Good, even, grassy hop flavor.

T- Very balanced. Nice malt sweetness at first with a good hop flavor, and bitterness in the end. Orange rind is there as well.

Mouthfeel- Good for the style.

Overall- This is a great, easy drinking beer. Perfect for a nice breezy summer day. I will have to try more from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 22:13:49 | More by MADhombrewer
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Khazadum

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Laces beautifully, has a ton of carbonation, beautiful orange with yellow hued body. Lots of retention to give this always small layer of cream on top.

S- Floral grassy notes. The hops are awesome with their subtlety. they play with each other and remind you of spring picnics. Fruit and cheese pairings. Is that a hidden biscuit on the blanket? Small citrus background, pineapple mango backbone, with a healthy slathering of lemongrass. All at the intensity of a light breeze.

T- Oranges right off the bat. Not transient, but long lasting citrus with dominant orange characteristic. Middle ground is peaches and bread. More fruity than malty, but it definitely comes around to make sure you know its not just the hop's show.

Finish is definitely floral and grassy bitterness that never overwhelms. It maintains a calm composure like a convict who was actually rehabilitated. I'm shocked by both events!

M- Crisp opening gives it this amazing refreshing power. It has a ton of carbonation, but I'm not mad. I welcome every bubble with open arms and praises to powers on high. The smooth body is mild, but I would never ask for this one to be full. Bitterness exactly where I want it. Truly a work of art for a pale ale. It pairs off with my dinner to boot! Perfection in a bottle. Liquid awesome all over my mouth giving me the feeling that life really is going to work out okay. I...I..I love this beer.

D- What a home-run. This is one of THE best pale ales I have ever had. So satisfying, so smooth, so drinkable, so tasty, and above all refreshing. Its like a gulp of water after a pick-up game.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 01:28:54 | More by Khazadum
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Hazy, golden, amber color with a froathy white head that left thick chunks and sheets on the sides. Great head retention.

S - Sweet, soft caramel malts and a healthy dose of hops make this a particularly hoppy APA. I get a lot of pine resin on the nose, smells nice.

T - Almost two beers in one, there is a strong, sweet malt backbone, and a bitter, resiny hop profile. Touch of honey sweetens it up a little, as well.

M - Light, refreshing, crisp, some carbonation bite.

O - A very solid, hoppy APA. While not in the class of Daisy Cutter, it is enjoyably drinkable and worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 01:14:19 | More by AgentZero
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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

Poured into my Manchester United pint glass from a 500 mL bottle (these are my favorite size bottles).

Appearance: Pours a beautiful golden color with a substantial white head. The head recedes leaving sticky lacing. Very slightly hazy. It's clarity actually worried me at first.

Smell: Beautiful citrusy hop aroma. Orange and orange peel aromas. Really, a wonderful scent. At this point, because of the clarity, I am still afraid that this will be a weak-tasting pale ale, but the aroma really gives me hope.

Taste: I am not disappointed at all. The hop aroma translates nicely into a citrusy hope flavor. Maybe the aroma is better than the flavor, but not by much. The hop character is backed up by a slight caramel flavor and a very slight malty sweetness.

Mouthfeel: This is usually where pale ales drop the ball for me, but this one stands up nicely. Not watery thin like other APAs, but a nice creaminess. Just heavy enough to make me think it's closer to an IPA than an APA. Medium carbonation is par for the course.

Overall: Great APA, which is something I seldom say. I can see myself drinking one of these every day during the sweltering summer months (all 8 of them).

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 13:10:15 | More by Alieniloquium
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampling a cellar temp bottle poured into a snifter. The beer pours a bright clear gold hue almost like a champagne. Frothy bleached white head foams up 3 cm and fades very slowly leaving windowpane lattice on the glass and creating large craters on the foam.
Aroma is biscuity malt mixed with grassy hops. A little bit floral and the grassy notes are like wet grass getting cut with a lawnmower.
FIrst sip reveals an average body with fine mild rolling carbonation. Texture is smooth, a little on thinner side but I think appropriate for the style.
Flavor is grainy biscuit malt with a little bit of caramel, but rolls quickly to grassy hops that linger with some astringency and dry out my palate at the end of each sip.
This is a well crafted beer that I oculd easily drink all day and not get bored. Wont wow you and its not over the top but is an appropriate APA. Well balanced and enjoyable. I will buy it again if I see it in CT.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 02:26:19 | More by sulldaddy
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mavbrew

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy honey color with a thick and frothy white head that sticks around for quite some time and leaves some nice lacing.

S: There is a very earthy scent coming off this beer with strong hop notes being the most prominent. Also present is a grassy smell and maybe some lemon or honey.

T: The flavor offers a quick burst of hops and the malts follow almost immediately. Seems to have a much maltier flavor than the hops, which were more present in the nose.

M: Body is light and crisp with some seriously tingly carbonation on the palate.

D: This is a good session ale, goes down clean, crisp and pretty smooth. But the bitters are immediately overshadowed by the malty backbone of this beer, would've liked to have the bitter stick around a little longer.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 23:13:09 | More by mavbrew
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this beer as an extra in a trade with baconsausage I believe, thanks. I used this beer to break a nearly 2 week break from beer since my pain killers did not mix well with alcohol, at least that what was indicated on the label, I did not try.

Served from a 500 ml bottle into a Bitburger pilsner glass (right volume). Beer is yellow and mostly clear with a nice, soft white head of small bubbles, great retention and some nice lacing on the glass. Carbonation is moderate and steady, small bubbles.

Aroma is immediately obviously upon pouring the beer, it is strong and hoppy, fruits and citrus, very strong aroma, very appealing.

Beer is medium in body and has a nice feel on the palate. Moderate to low carbonation on the palate, just enough to brighten the beer. Great hop flavor in the midpalate with some moderate bitterness at the back. The finish is clean and not dry, wet finish with no aftertaste. Easy drinking, obtainable, flavorful, hoppy beer. Great fruitiness in the midpalate, every thing is appropriately leveled and "balanced"...I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. One of the best American Pale Ale's I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 21:48:48 | More by drabmuh
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capra12

New York

3.4/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed solo, served out of a short pint glass.

Appearance: hazy yellow with a tough of dull orange peel, with a 1 finger head that dissipates quickly.

Smell: light grains with a muted hop on the nose, a hint of lemon peel

Taste: opens with a brief light malt as the bittering hops flash flood the palate only to mellow leaving behind a hint of hop on the palate. Towards the back of the palate there is a distinct almost tea like profile that reminds me of a stale yeast.

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation with a light bodied and drying on the palate.

Drinkability: I wouldn't have this again, but I do recommend this to those seeking an APA with a light body with a hop profile that comes and goes.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 01:17:57 | More by capra12
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, thanks to grub for sharing!

Pours a hazy light amber, some orange highlights, thick and chunky white head forms and settles down to a medium ring around the glass, tons of chunky lace sticks around all over, looks real nice.

Smell is nice, great hoppiness, spicy and zesty, some lemon rind, big floral, tons of citrus in the nose, some grapefruit, very fresh, lightly herbal, a touch of malt sweetness in the background, lightly sugary with a touch of caramel, very light biscuit, touch of vanilla, nice nose.

Taste is interesting, tons of citrus, very big sweet orange peel note, McDonalds orange punch, touch of grapefruit and some sweet pineapple, sugary, some caramel, light floral, sweet and malty in the finish, pretty intense orange character.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty solid beer, really nice citrus hoppiness and very refreshing on the palate. Thanks Russ!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 20:50:36 | More by Viggo
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

got this one in a recent trade with jlindros. thanks jared!

500ml bottle, MFG120910. sampled march 27/2011.

pours crystal clear orangey amber, just getting a touch of haze as i reach the end of the bottle. a big fluffy pure white head forms, dropping slowly and leaving a thick layer of lace as it falls.

aroma is nice. grapefruit and pine. bit of juicy orange and tangerine citrus. white bread and cracker. caramel and a bit of toffee. slightly powdery hops. hint of alcohol.

taste is good. bright juicy citrus. orange, tangerine, and grapefruit. bit of pine. white bread and cracker. hint of biscuit. light caramel. bit of alcohol. just below medium bitterness level.

mouthfeel is good. just under medium body. medium carbonation level.

drinkability is great. nice balance. love the juicy citrus hop character. good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 20:47:58 | More by grub
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Gtreid

Florida

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

500 ml bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a slightly burnt orange color, with a big two finger, fluffy, white head, that receedes and leaves sheets of lace.

A: Citrus hops off the bat. Orange, tangerine, grapefruit, and grass. It is followed by an underlying malt backbone.

T: The hops shine, but the caramel malt is present enough to ive this some balance. The finish is very dry and somewhat tart. The finish of this beer is it's only downfall for me. Just a touch sweeter, and it would have been perfect.

M: As expected for the style. Medium body, good levels of carbonation makes it a touch tingely.

O: This is surprisingly balanced given the aggresive hop profile. But overall, this is one fine brew, and one that I am glad I got to try. Would definately have again. Skal.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 19:20:29 | More by Gtreid
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muttyd

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a very cloudy/hazy yellow/bronze. Thick off-white bubbly head. Aroma is of grassy hops, slight citrus and some caramel/sweet malts. Flavor is of faint toffee/caramel malts, and some earthy/piney hops. Bigger hop profile than I expected for being an APA. Very well carbonated with a prickly mouth feel. Rather dry with a grassy/herbal finish. Overall, very refreshing and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 02:15:27 | More by muttyd
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afksports

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretend I'm a French guy.

Uh Huh Huh HuuuhH.

I prefeh zees Peepah Ale. Eetz moss ex-say-launt.

Honestly, as an American Pale Ale from Maine, can you get better than this? A recent 500ml bottle came to me as an extra in a trade with Matt and boy... that guy has good taste. I have been rewarded fairly for sending him a Pliny as an extra.

The appearance is full of clouds atop a hazy copper body. Yummy and full head that sustains a quarter finger all the way through the bottle. I'm watching Russel Crowe and his latest movie, and they suck. But this beer looks good. It's smell is malty with caramel, and hoppy with pine. It smells like a good time in Maine. And it's hoppy for a pale ale. Very very hoppy.

It tastes that way too, with a totally clean and watery finish to match the bitterness from the earthy, piney, and biting hops. The malt character enriches the beer, and at 5.5% alcohol, this is a dangerous re-drinker.

Put this on tap in front of me, and the night will be a fun one.

Until I pass out. Because this movie really sucks.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2011 00:17:29 | More by afksports
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BeerMaverick

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Stylish bottle and label. Burnt golden color with a very large amount of white frothy head. Wonderful lacing deposits on the Old Speckled Hen glass.

S - My favorite part of this beer; flowery esters that remind me of spring. Definite piney/citrusy hop aromas that pretty much dominate 90% of the overall smell.

T - Good overall, but this is where I was let down. You expect a flavorful hop profile from the smell, but the taste is pretty bland for some reason. I can barely taste the hops at all. Usually the aroma is a good indicator of the taste, but not at all in this case.

M - Not much to comment on here. A very light-bodied beer, but that is to be expected for a spring style pale ale. Bland aftertaste that leaves me saying...meh.

O - Pretty decent for a spring seasonal beer; certainly appreciable for a beer at 5.5%.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 21:08:07 | More by BeerMaverick
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mikey711

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: good clarity, nice amber color. small head and not much lacing.

S: Mostly fresh pine and some grapefruit bitterness, slight bit of a malty backbone with provides a nice caramel provides a good balance to the pininess.

T: This is closer to an IPA than an APA but that doesnt bother me. the hops are very prevalent but not overly aggressive. Again the pine is the main character. There is also a slight citrus orange character that is very pleasant.

M: Very smooth with a nice level of body.

O: a very nice pleasant beer. nothing too offensive about it and the hop profile was great. Definitely one i wouldnt hesitate to have again

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 21:26:26 | More by mikey711
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gford217

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle from Ben poured into a tulip.

Pours a hazy golden orange with a big, frothy white head that leaves excellent streaks of lacing on the glass.

Aroma is bright and hoppy with some grassy floral hops and light lemony citrus as well. Crystal malts are definitely evident in the nose.

Taste has a nice tingly floral hop bitterness up front with a mellow crystal malts, toasted slightly. Finish is clean and a little bit dry with the floral bitterness lingering.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated.

Overall, this is one of the better hop-forward pales I've had in a while. Fantastic to drink on a hot afternoon like this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 21:18:29 | More by gford217
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle thanks to imagineiii. Served in a Bruery tulip.

Pours a nice peach color with a good white head and some nice lacing as it goes down the glass. The nose brings slight tropical hop notes plus a bit of light citrus characteristics. There is a touch of malt lingering in the background. The flavor was along with same lines as the nose but with a nice bitterness coming through. Good amount of tropical notes as well. Some light mango. Body is light with good carbonation and a nice bitterness in the finish. Really quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 17:06:16 | More by Thorpe429
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ChrisPro

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted blind as part of Blind BIF #4

16 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass

Another whiff of hops as the cap is popped.

Pours a clear golden with a two finger white head.

Nose is blasted by pine, but there's also some citrus as well. As the head dissipates, I pick up a little mustiness as well, but this seems to accentuate the aroma, not detract from it. Eventually I get a little buttered biscuit as well, but there's not much malt character to speak of.

Tastes like a pale ale immediately. Just a slight sweetness and then a clean bitterness follows. The finish is best described as stale sweet bread (not sweet breads) with some floral notes, but it's pretty interesting. As it warms, the finish turns into a sweet floral honey that's great!

Sharp carbonation feels like it's destroying my tongue seconds after I swallow. For as light in color and as clean as it tastes, there's a good bit of body on this that works.

Overall, this is a fantastic pale ale packing in a bunch of flavor. I'm guessing Maine again, based on the bottle shape. It goes down easy, probably about 5% ABV and gets better with every sip.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2011 01:02:01 | More by ChrisPro
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stonermouse

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams glass. Interesting volume serving- 16.9 oz./500ML. Wish I had a true pint glass handy.

Appearence is unreal. It's a pale ale, but I haven't seen this cloudy, greenish-yellow color since enjoying Heady Topper a few months back. Perfect white head sits like a dusting of snow throughout. Points for the bottle and label design as well.

Smell is fantastic, and much more potent than I was expecting. Grassy hops dominate, with a touch of sweetness. This is the best part of this brew, and is top-notch. They need to make air fresheners with this aroma.

Taste is much, much milder than the aroma. There's a still a good pop of grassy hops here, but it's a mild, crisp flavor. The finish is clean and dry, and leaves a bit of hoppy film on the tongue. Nice stuff.

Mouthfeel is quite clean, with just a touch of stickiness.

Drinkability is solid. This is a mild brew in flavor and abv, but has a potent aroma, which is really interesting. It was a nice change of pace from the big IPAs I'm accustomed to, although this one could potentially be a phenomenal big brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2011 01:58:55 | More by stonermouse
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,745 ratings.