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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,738 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 1,738
Reviews: 477
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 154
Gots: 185 | 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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Verecund

Texas

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

Received as an extra from a generous BA. Opened 10.23.2010. No bottled on date on this bottle-conditioned APA.

Peeper Ale is not the prettiest APA I've seen in color - imagine a mixture of drab (mode beige), amber hues along the sides, and hazy pale gold. What it loses in color and clarity, it almost makes up for with its luscious cream head and lacing.

Pungent aroma for an APA (it hit me as I popped the cap): citrus, citrus zest, along with some floral and tropical fruit/grapefruit notes, as well as a light, hay-like backbone. Since they only use, American hops, I'm guessing some of the big Cs, as well as Amarillo. (EDIT: Apparently, Amarillo, Cascade, and Centennial make up the hop profile here.)

Grassy, with some herbal notes. Then, Peeper is joined by a watered down version of the citrusy, pithy, and grapefruit nose.

Medium-bodied, with a nice, crisp body.

As it's alternatively called, Peeper Ale is a nice Spring APA. While not mind-blowing, it's simple, clean, and has some character, just as Maine Beer Co. seems to. (The simple label implores, "Do what's right," letting the drinker know that MBC uses 100% wind power for electricity, donates grain, yeast, and grain bags to local farmers, and donates 1% of all sales to environmental profits.) Worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 01:14:52 | More by Verecund
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twiggamortis420

Texas

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

500 mL bottle courtesy of a generous LIF from jleblanc, much thanks Jeff! Pours a very clear, light gold color with a perfectly large cap of white foam. Retention is great and lacing is clingy.

Nose is full of tropical fruity hops, Citra with Amarillo perhaps? Juicy and full with just a light malt backdrop. Superb.

Lots of hop flavor without a ton of bitterness, I like my APAs this way. Very floral with mangoes and papaya. Malts are grainy in flavor but are not overpowered by the hops. Mouthfeel is medium and displays a nice creamy aspect. Bitterness is a bit more grabby as it warms a bit. Easy to drink and quenches the thirst rather well. Would love to have a local watering hole that had this on tap all the time.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 17:45:11 | More by twiggamortis420
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SFLpunk

Vermont

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Spence for this one! (And for Matt for bringing it to me!)

16.9 oz brown glass pry-top bottle. No date.

Pours a strange hazy amber with a slight green hue to it - strange. Thick creamy white head.

Nose is like sticking your head in a box of Fruity Pebbles! Lime, lemon, orange plus some cereal grain. Some pine comes out too after a minute. Smells great.

Palate is bright and chewy with lots of those same citruses. Hops are pleasantly bitter but not aggressive and the citrus notes keep the malt body in check. Great clean, zesty finish.

Notes: An awesome beer that I might not give a second glance if I hadn't been BIF'ed it. Label is a little simple and doesn't pop, but the beer is great!

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 03:09:02 | More by SFLpunk
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mdaschaf

Washington

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

Picked this up on a quick trip into Maine. Poured into a pint glass and shared with fellow BA mstrom

A: Pours an extremely cloudy golden color. An amazing 2 finger head forms, extremely chunky with impressive staying power.

S: Great aroma, lots of citrus and some grapefruit and lemon. Also get a grassy/hay component as well.

T: The citrus fruits come through nicely on the flavor profile. It is slightly tangy and finishes with a very slight bitterness.

M/D: Very crisp and smooth, medium bodied. A very nice beer from MBC, hopefully they will widen their distribution in near the future.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2010 02:59:10 | More by mdaschaf
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mlazzaro

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I believe a 500 ml bottle from Portland Wholefoods.

a- good carbonation. amber in color with decent clarity. sturdy frothy head that laces the glass with every sip.

s- smells of lemon citrus, fresh hops, and yeast.

t- tastes like an IPA. pretty strong bitterness for a pale ale. lots of finishing hops.

m+d- creamy head is nice in the sip. I find this beer to be a little on the watery side. But nice appearance, flavor and smell. I could drink another.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2010 13:45:46 | More by mlazzaro
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz/500ml bottle brought to Portland by fine MA BA BanditBrewingCo ~ thanks, Alan. Poured on a gorgeous early fall afternoon to a pint glass, 'Public Enemy' Pandora station in the background.

Unlike the multi-colored design-laden labels many breweries use to pedal their wares, this impresses with it's simplicity (in a manner similar to recent labels by Goose Island and Cisco, among others...). Block type and a rotund little stick figure beneath 'Peeper Ale' in olive drab. 'Do what's right / 1% for the Planet Member'

5.5% ABV, Bottle Conditioned

A: There's golden and then there's EXTRA GOLDEN; this falls in the latter category - until, that is, the bottle-conditioning cloudiness rolls in. Clear complexion shows a swirling vortex of carbonation, a barely-perceptible haze distorts my fingers through the glass like a fun house mirror; then again, a milkier graininess takes over late in the game. Throughout, a terrific meringue-like white froth: it builds to almost two-fingers initially, constant lace coats in thick bands.

S: Big aroma! Cut hay and loads of citrus zest/tropical fruit, sweetness and herbed spiciness intermingle. The other night, we enjoyed salmon with a lemon-thyme rub - this reminds me a lot of that fine aroma...minus the fish! More musty yeast in the later pours/sniffs, but still a good citrus covering.

T: Grassy and herbal greenness, lemony with a little sweet grapefruit, then more and more yeasty and mineral-bitter later in the pour. Sip after sip, there's plenty of citrus, pithy and slightly tangy.

M: Creamy and smooth, a refined and mellow carbonation. Spicy hops rise and fall with some zeal. Medium body.

D: A really good beer in a really simple package. Though I'm a fairly frequent consumer of Pale Ales, most aren't bottle-conditioned; that fact alone sets this apart enough from the pack. 'Session' strength (at least by American standards, a 5.5% = sessionable) and attractive in every category. Seek and ye shall be happy.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 21:58:07 | More by msubulldog25
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cpanossian

New York

4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was taken aback when I first poured this into my goblet - strange pink toned ale? With an antique white creamy head? Wow what's next? The aroma was amzing - citrusy hoppy freshness. The color reverted to a pleasant hazy gold-honey. Mouthfeel like a thirst quenching real ale. With an interesting hint of orange afterglow taste. Just absolutely marvelous. A real treat. Find it and try it.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 00:47:58 | More by cpanossian
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

4.58/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Peeper Ale has a hazy golden body with notes of red in it. Coming out of the bottle, the beer looks like it is pink colored, but once it settles in the glass that changes. The off-white head is massive and creamy, showing off great retention and lacing.

The aroma has a ton of citrus and some grassy hops with just a bit of biscuit-flavored malt underneath.

I think the first sip of Peeper Ale will catch even veteran beer lovers off-guard with how good it is, because I was surprised and impressed from the first sip. A wide array of citrus fruits lend an intensely hoppy flavor to Pepper Ale, but without a ton of bitterness, or any extreme assault on the tongue. The hops instead give me the impression of a very bright flash of fruit that captivates me and then fades into a light backbone of biscuit flavored malts. The finish is also a little bit spicy and grassy, giving this beer two distinct groups of hop flavors: one to begin the beer, the other to finish it off.

The mouthfeel is good, with an appropriate amount of carbonation and body.

Peeper Ale is very drinkable, and it is one of the best APAs that I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 19:40:04 | More by Hojaminbag
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beer2day

North Carolina

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

Got lucky when a friend called, visiting MDI, and snagged me a bottle from the Liquor Locker. Excellent find!

Rich, earthy, cloudy pour produces a towering 2-finger head and a standard English pint glass. Excellent retention and great lacing.

Very bright nose, with grapefruit and pineapple underneath. Slightly flowery too. Very nice, more like an IPA than an APA.

Nice bright hit, too. Reminiscent of a fresh hopped ale. Lots of pine with strong herbal notes. Medium dry finish with a nice hop fade.

Medium bodied, not too thick and not too thin. Balances the palate well.

Excellent session drinker. Glad I was fortunate enough to get a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2010 01:25:46 | More by beer2day
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finally got around to trying this relatively new regional microbrewer, or are they nanobrewers? Who cares. I liked this one and would recommend it. Reminded me a lot of Cisco Whale's Tale: nice hoppy aroma up front but with some mild creaminess in the taste and mouthfeel. Swirled up the sediment for the last little pour, and it went down easy. Not sure if I'd go grab another one of these right away because it's not off-the-charts, but it's worth trying. Very nice American pale ale. I dig their eco-friendly approach to brewing too.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 01:50:35 | More by ElGallo
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Received as a great extra in a great trade from Jrae2424... My buddy buckeyeboy also brought this over on Saturday. Thanks a ton Jason and Jeremy. Pours with a 1" foamy white head.. good retention and lacing.. the brew is hazy deep golden... definitely bottle conditioned, be careful toward the bottom of the bottle.

Pretty nice smelling pale.. grassy with minor citrus zest and some background pine show and so does quite a bit of pale grain ... it doesn't smell "sweet", but the hops don't quite pummel the malts down.

Nice bitterness up front follows quickly by the pale malts and into the hops.. all and all, it seems pretty tame yet very balanced and drinkable... a bit grassy toward the finish... very drinkable.. it is not a mindblower, but I bet the brewer was just happy with something so quaffable.

Lite bodied and sorta one dimensional... alot of stuff going on that never seems to step on the next element... yummy.. I would buy it... but all parts are pretty "lite".

I could slam multiple bottles of this one.. that pushes me toward my only real complaint. Overall, this is well done and there is nothing "wrong", but to make it a bit more interesting, I would want more complexities in the hops and make them more pronounced.

3.5/4/4/3.5/4.5

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2010 08:26:52 | More by JohnGalt1
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 18oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The color is a clear dark gold with a finger or two of white foamy head and some nice lacing

The smell is a bit grassy with some earthy hop flavor. some spicy flavor is there in the nose just slightly enough to hint at it then it is gone.

The taste is a nice earthy flavor. It is a bit dusty but there is some nice citrus flavor with pop of spicy flavor that comes out in the middle with some sweet malt flavor that comes out in the end. A really well balanced flavor.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied. It has some weight to it but nothing to too heavy and it balances well as it goes down smooth.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2010 04:12:09 | More by Duhast500
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dasenebler

Maine

4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

From a half-liter bottle this beer pours a hazy copper. Outstanding lacing and retention of the tight, creamy head.

Aroma is fantastic, and quite hoppy--floral, tropical, and fruity-- for a pale ale. This beer outsniffs most of the drab pale ales on the market.

The flavor is smooth and subtly hoppy. This beer is very clean and just oozes quality. There is a touch of caramel malt and toastiness, with a light, floral bitterness. Not as hoppy as the aroma might promise, but still citrusy and very satisfying. Mouthfeel was light and smooth, with low carbonation, perhaps too low. Drinkability is through the roof. So satisfying.

What a quality APA. Definitely the best I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 23:56:15 | More by dasenebler
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Crazy4LegMoose

Massachusetts

4.85/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

serving came from 16.9 ounce bottle, poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear golden amber hue with 1 1/2 fingers of creamy off white colored head. The head lasts quite a while and leaves very thick lacing on the glass. The last remaining pour contained a bit of yeast sediment clouding the beer only slightly.

S: Great strong aroma of citrus and floral hops w/ slight hints of caramel malt.

T: Great floral citrus hop flavor finished with a blend of flavors including subtle buttered bread, the sweetness of vanilla and hints of ginger tartness. A very complex and great taste.

M: Medium bodied beer that was very creamy and smooth. The carbonation leaves a slight lingering sweetness in the finish.

D: Exceptional beer. This is an excellent full flavored beer that finishes smooth and clean with a hint of sweet caramel malt.

I could drink this all the time if I could get it around here. Bought this on a trip to Portland about a week ago and only found one bottle to bring home. I need to go back for more.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2010 16:37:00 | More by Crazy4LegMoose
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ThirstyBird

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to EnronCFO for hooking me up with this vessel of ale.

Appears hazy honey color with a fluffy white head that stays around. Nice lacing on the slow fall of the head.

This brew smells fresh, hoppy, citrus, some pine too. I get a nice malt backbone on the nose. As I taste it I get the citrus and pine combo. The malt backbone is rather light - I do get a touch of caramel from this. Taste is similar to the aroma though I like the smell a bit better. Very refreshing. The body is Light/medium. The carbonation structure is a bit course and a touch scratchy going down the throat. Not bad but I would prefer a bit more smoothness. Overall it's a good beer and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2010 22:38:16 | More by ThirstyBird
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Gosox8787

New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from the bottle directly into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Served slightly chilled and allowed to come to room temperature.

Appearance: Medium brown in color with nice yellow highlights throughout. Pretty hazy. Two finger pillowy head with really good retention.

Aroma: Nice, fresh hop aromas. Grapefruit and lemon citrus notes. A little malt backdrop to give some balance but the fresh hops are the highlight.

Taste: Grapefruit and orange notes from the hops upfront. Much stronger malt base than the aroma. Caramel and buttery diacetyl stand out here. really nice balance. The yeast leaves a little bit of a dirty taste here that I'm not too fond of, but it is not really distracting.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a nice crisp mouthfeel. Goes down smoothly.

Drinkability: Well hidden ABV and really balanced flavors make this really drinkable. It's a shame it only comes in single bottles.

Overall, an enjoyable, fresh pale ale. I really like the use of local ingredients as well. the yeast note can get a little tiresome, but not after one bottle. Solid and balanced thorughout. recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2010 01:21:22 | More by Gosox8787
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livewire78

Indiana

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

Super thanks to Brez07 for this one:

Pours a pale gold color. Almost the color of old jewelry. Frothy head stays around a long time, especially for a pale.

Smells a little subdued. I'm getting the citrus kick along with the pine I expected but it's not quite as intense as I was hoping for. But then again this is a Pale not an IPA. A little pale malt in there as well.

Big rush of initial sweetness followed by the citrus flavors. I'm picking up grapefruit, orangepeel, and I swear I taste a little pineapple. Then it moves into a bitter grassy taste and right at the end is where the malts hang out. Wow, this is good.

The carbonation is decent and not overpowering. Just enough to carry the flavors along.

The only reason drinkability doesn't get a 5 is because you want to savor this. It's so good for a pale that I find myself concentrating on it rather than enjoying it. That's a high class problem to have.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 13:20:26 | More by livewire78
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Picked up a bottle a few weeks back in Portland ME at Downeast Beverage Co. in the Old Port area. Poured tonight into a Deschutes stemmed glass. Pretty and bright golden yellow color, with just a touch of haze to it. Immense pillow-like head forms. Tons of lacing rims down the whole glass. A proper looking beer. Smell was pleasant, with notes of lemon, hay, and pepper noticed. Taste was killer. Nice hop note, but a great counterpunch of malt. An almost perfect balance of the two ingredients. Also, this beer tasted so fresh, almost like it was right out of a growler. Mouthfeel had a subtle hop intensity to it, but it was extremely smooth with a perfect body to it. I seriously wish I had another to drink, and also wish I had a few more in the cellar. One of the best new beers and breweries I have been introduced to lately. Love to see this sometime in MA.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2010 04:42:48 | More by morebeergood
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bamadog

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extra special thanks go out to Drazzamatazz for hooking me up with this as an extra. The review is from notes taken on 6/4/2010 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is a bright lemony yellow/pale straw color; starts with a massive 3 finger fluffy white head with great retention; body is perfectly clear and shows a ton of carbonation; big fluffy patches and swaths of lacing are left behind on the sides of the glass.

Smell: When I crack this beer my nose is literally bombarded with citric/lemony hops that smell sticky and bitter; once it settles a little bit a very nice sweet malt presence creeps in and offers some balance while allowing the hops to do their job.

Taste: Very nice bitter/citric (lemony) hops dominate the flavors, but don't really wreck the palate like some uber-hoppy beers do; a light, toasty graininess falls in there, but I have to wonder where the sweet malts went that I picked up in the nose; hoppy bitterness lingers in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Body is especially light and the carbonation is very strong and a tad sharp; a light sticky coating is left behind and holds the bitter hops in the aftertaste quite well.

Drinkability: Quite high - very nice flavors that aren't overpowering, refreshing and light body; a simple and straightforward beer with a moderate ABV that would be hard not to like.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2010 17:03:27 | More by bamadog
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint. Thanks to Jayli for this from our recent trade!

A: Pours a cloudy amber color with a bunch of suspended sediment. A towering three finger head rises up a good finger over the rim of the glass before settling down to a just off-white 1 1/2 fingers of sticky and creamy, cask-pour styled foam. Retention is excellent with chunks and ropes of lace left behind.

S: Big aromas of pine and citrus with a healthy dose of yeasty bread crust.

T: Pine and citrus trade jabs with dry toasty malt, grass clippings, and doughy yeast. Caramel comes out towards the end of the glass.

M: Initial head formation was of pure cream. When the beer finally digs its' way through the foam cap the sticky and prickly body washes itself over the inside of my mouth. White pepper tingles hang around for ages.

D: A very nice range of flavors coupled with a killer creamy head, lingering peppery bitterness, and low abv make for a refreshing and satisfying APA.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2010 17:11:32 | More by GbVDave
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markb33

Maine

3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 1 pint bottle into a goblet. No freshness date but the label does have some nice details about the brewery.

A--Pours a deep hazy orange with a creamy white head that dissipates to thin lacing.

S--Pretty straight forward with a lot of lemon grass and pepper. Although it may not be complex its certainly enticing.

T--Mild malty body with a nice dose of pepper and lemon grass (just about like it smells). They fade to a nice earthy taste at the finish.

M--medium bodied and smooth with a slight drying effect at the finish.

D--This is a real easy drinker and at about 5.5% it's not too crazy on the alcohol.

For a beer that was started in a garage and still has a tiny distribution, this is just great stuff--and that's what its all about.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2010 03:10:34 | More by markb33
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into an 8oz sampling glass.

Pours a nice light and slightly hazy amber color with a nice thick and creamy white head. Nose is very fresh and piney with some light citrus notes.

hmm, mouthfeel is a bit lacking, this is one hop forward APA, think a less malty SNPA. There was some high attenuation on this because it's not sweet at all and finishes really dry with just a light hop bitterness on the palate. Carbonation is a bit high bit this partially makes up for the lower body and makes it a super drinkable summer ale. Very glad I stumbled upon this!

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2010 00:38:18 | More by kingcrowing
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Jayli

Massachusetts

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

Had a bottle of this at The Great Lost Bear on 5/1

A: This beer pours a nice clear copper color with a one finger of foamy white head. Head recedes somewhat quickly leaving ringlets of lacing behind.

S: Nose is of floral hops, piney hops, and a touch of breadiness.

T: Taste starts with a bit of citrusy hops, orange peel comes through before some floral notes take over. Middle is filled with caramel malts and a solid breadiness. Finish is a great pine and grassy mixture that really finishes this beer out nicely.

M: Lighter side of medium body, medium carbonation, crisp and clean on the tongue.

D: This is the second beer that I have had from Maine Beer and they are definitely setting the bar high! Another great beer, solid representation of the style. I could easily drink this one all day!

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2010 14:26:38 | More by Jayli
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mdfb79

New York

4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a light amber color with two fingers of white head and moderate carbonation. Nice lacing.

s - Smells of citrus hops, caramel malts, bready malts, hints of pine. Nice balance.

t - Taste is light citrus, lemons, smooth bready malts, little pine. Very smooth.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Very smooth.

d - This is a very drinkable beer. Very smooth and easy to drink. At 5.5% ABV I feel like I could drink a lot of these. Has a nice hop/malt balance in the smell and a nice citrus taste. Would have again.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2010 23:35:16 | More by mdfb79
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Brez07

Maine

4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great local that I've had many times and am just getting around to reviewing. 16oz bottle poured into a Maine Beer Company logo glass (mini chalice?)

A: Golden straw color, slightly cloudy. 1 finger white head, pretty good retention. Sporadic lacing throughout the glass

S: Big hop/pine nose. Accompanied by a surprisingly big grapefruit presence

T: The nose is a great preview for the taste. Very nice hop/citrus combo with a slight bitterness at the end. This is a big pale ale

M: Light bodied. Good bitter taste on the tongue which starts to fade just as I go for my next sip. Clean, crisp and dry finish

D: Like I said above, I've had this beer many times and it has not let me down yet. If you're in the area, pick up one (or several). One of the best pale ales I've had

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2010 16:35:08 | More by Brez07
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,738 ratings.