Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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2,107 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,107
Reviews: 502
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 154
Gots: 257 | 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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Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of pine and grapefruit hops with a sweet malty and bready backbone and a touch of spice.

T - Starts off with a mix of citrus hops with some grapefruit flavor and a bit of sweet caramel malts. Through the middle some light bitterness comes through alongside some pine hop flavor and a bit of bready malt and a touch of spice and pepper. The finish is a mix of sweet bready malts with some grassy hops and some spice.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth wit ha dry lightly sweet and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice balanced American Pale Ale. There is a nice complexity to the malt profile that is balanced nicely by the hops.

Photo of tjeppaint
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of PIGuy9
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Eriogonum
3/5  rDev -27%

Photo of uustal
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a pale, lemonade shaded yellow with an absolutely huge bright white head. Leaves huge chunks of lace on the glass. Nice clean crisp hoppy aroma. Grapefruit, lemon zest, honeydew and a bit grassy. Just a perfect flavor profile for the style. Light, crisp, FRESH, clean, extremely drinkable, but packs a huge punch. Nice citrus zesty start mixed in with some sweeter citrus notes as well. A simple, sweet malt backbone before a clean, semi-bitter grassy and piney finish bring the beer full circle. Finishes dry and clean, but doesn't leave your mouth dry... even so, you absolutely need to take another sip. Flawless cohesion of the flavor profile, moves on from one note to another perfectly, just so well done that describing the flavors doesn't do the beer justice. It's just perfectly crafted for the style. Without question, drinkability is off the charts.

Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of LostTraveler
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of garuda
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazy pale gold, with a white cap that has decent retention and some lacing.

S - Citrus hops of grapefruit and tangerine with a light breadiness staying well in the background.

T - Tropical fruit hop tastes again, with a rough graininess mid palate. Finishes long and bitter with some pine and grapferuit. Caramel and bready malts remain as undertones throughout.

M - Light body, lively carbonation, finishes crisp and bitter.

O - Solid pale, I'd get it again.

Photo of injuredreserve
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Heff316 for this one

Look: Semi translucent orangish looking body with a 1 inch white head and great retention and great circular lacing

Smell: Piney earthy hops upfront followed by some nice citrus notes

Taste: Some light grapefruit and lemon zest upfront with a bready malt on the finish

Mouthfeel Thin to medium body with fair carbonation and a touch dry

Overall: Not a bad beer at all definitely recommended and will drink again

Photo of pgaveau
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of cbeer88
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of tpauer
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of SFC21
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.55/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a hazy, bright, lemon yellow coloring with a thin, uneven filmy white covering. Aromas are lemon and grapefruit citrus, with some subtle, dry, spicy hops. Flavors are tangy and peppery, with a more blended citrus component of lemon, orange, and grapefruit to balance the green, robust, and peppery hops bitter. Backbone is similar to a wheat beer, and the body remains light and crisp with a steady carbonation. The aftertaste is tangy citrus sweet, almost effervescent, with the resiny bitter hops cleaning the palate. Crisp, slightly drying finish cleans the palate completely in between drinks. Refreshing.

Photo of CaptCleveland
3.43/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle dated 12/20/2011 decanted into SA glass (big thanks to ghostwalker!).

Huge, 2-finger white frothy head sits a top a cloudy, pale gold elixir. Belgian lace all over the place.

Flowery hops, pepper, malt. Not much. No improvement when beer allowed to warm a bit.

Tangy hops countered by an adequate hop presence. A bit of a sweet/salt aftertaste. Not unpleasant.

Well carbonated, thin, tiny.

Decent brew and APA, but not one I would go to. Maybe better on tap or fresh.

Photo of qwertyiop
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of BrokenStones
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a two finger tall bright white head. The head reduces slightly but in general has great retention. Excellent lacing is observed.

S: It has a wonderful aroma - floral hops, lemon peel, and spices with hints of citrus, pine, and malts.

T: Flavors are hop forward - primarily floral hops with hints of citrus and pine - followed by a nice light bready malt and just a touch of sweetness + lemon. There is a nice balance with a lingering aftertaste from the hops, the perfect amount of bitterness for the style.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Crisp with dryness throughout.

O: Very tasty, I really enjoyed this beer and will look forward to having many more (assuming that I am able to continue to find it at the local bottle shops). Nicely balanced and easy to drink. This is very refreshing.

Photo of fjl77
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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...

Photo of SalukiAlum
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of DWolf
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,107 ratings.