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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
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1,757 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,757
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 154
Gots: 190 | FT: 11
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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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gdrydenc

Massachusetts

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

Rereviewing this from a little while ago. Originally received a C.

A - Moderate amber color with an aggressive off white, almost rose, head. About 3 fingers in my Duvel tulip. Head lasts for quite a while.

S - Fresh hops, floral smelling. Quite a bit of good pale smells to it.

T - Much better second round. I'm still not blown away with the taste, but this is way better fresh.

M - Good mouthfeel, a good carbonation.

D - Very good drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 22:02:38 | More by gdrydenc
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smcolw

Massachusetts

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

Impressive starting head: Lots of froth with a rugged settling. The brew has greenish hue to the otherwise light amber color. Leaves some chunky, but spotty, lace.

Pleasant, clean paler malt and fresh, floral hop smell. Mild grapefruit zest aroma. Very luring.

This might be the quintessential pale ale. The initial sip has a solid pale malt base. It has a good body without being too rich. The carbonation is fine, almost prickly. The swallow is bitter, but not unbalanced. Lots of pepper to the finish. The aftertaste lasts a long time. This tasting reminds me of the first time I tried a Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 18:03:25 | More by smcolw
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Peeper Ale pours out a golden orange color, with a big rocky head. Pouring out the contents at the bottom of the bottle gives the beer a slightly more hazed color than before. Grass and lemon come through immediately in the nose, along with a bit of chamomile, very herbal smelling overall. Extremely interesting flavor profile in that there isn't any one taste that is jumping out at you. Yeast, sourdough bread, grass, pepper, and lemon rind all come to mind. All of these are in the background, almost ghostly tasting if that makes any sense. Mouthfeel is stellar, coming off light, yet full of complexities. Drinkability is great, though I recommend taking your time with this one to see how it changes as it warms. This is by far one of the most interesting brews to hit shelves here in a long time. For fans of straight up APA, this should be sought out.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 02:33:44 | More by jamie2dope
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04101Brewer

Maine

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A great representation of an APA. Pronounced citrus hop character, but balanced with a clean malt presence. Pours and retains a frothy white head. Finishes with pleasant bitterness, and a touch of malty sweetness. If you can find it, it's definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2011 15:02:16 | More by 04101Brewer
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ILiveOffHops

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1 pint 0.9 fl oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

This looks like one hell of a pale ale. Hazy straw-amber with a creamy mousse-like head. Ridiculous.

The aroma is amazing. Piney, citrus and heavy grapefruit- serious C hops here.

The bitterness is clean and just right. Some subtle sweet malt comes through, but the flavor is dominated by hop flavors- grapefruit, orange, piney, even some pineapple. Carbonation is perfect, enough to pull away the sweetness and emphasize the bitterness.

Any brewery that started as 2 brothers homebrewing makes me happy. Cheers Maine Beer Company!

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2011 02:29:06 | More by ILiveOffHops
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bminor7

New York

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to Steve for this one. Never have made it up to Maine myself yet.

A - pilsner yellow. thin white lacing...not very sturdy.

S - sweet, floral hops. hallertau? pleasant.

T - very crisp and clean. thin malt presence. seems to be more hops than malt, but not really that hoppy. reminds me of a hoppier kolsch.

M - well carbonated, thin.

D - dangerous. very easy to put away!

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 02:20:24 | More by bminor7
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Florida9

Illinois

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

A: Hazy gold in color. Forms a huge, fluffy white head with excellent retention and good lacing.

S: Citrus aroma, predominantly orange with a little graininess in the mix.

T: Light pale malt with a nice blend of citrusy hops. Again, mostly a gentle orange flavor with just a hint of yeast. Finishes quick and clean.

M: On the lighter side of medium with a spry carbonation level. Clean.

D: Another pleasant surprise from the Maine Beer Co. A very good APA with a heavy dose of citrus malts balanced with some lighter malts. Enjoyed this one thoroughly.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2011 03:24:01 | More by Florida9
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #39 (Apr 2010):

Professional nano-breweries could be the second coming of craft brewers, brewing beer at 1 barrel at a time with "green" thinking in mind.

Heady beginnings, the lace wants to be noticed as it clings to the glass. Shiny copper color displays the bubbles in its true beery fashion. Orange blossoms, ripe pears, shortbread and dusty yeast are in the nose. Long smoothness, a bit of creaminess in the medium body ... bottle-conditioned brews are a step above the rest when it comes to sheer mouthfeel. Orangey hoppiness dials in somewhat strong (not the bitterness, but the flavor). Malt character throws down a crisp, cracker-like flavor, which stays on the palate for a while. The hops and malt go together well, no battle ... just harmony. Finishes with some yeast but more fresh, crisp malt and orangey hop flavor.

Impressive small-batch ale to be had; by far one of the most interesting Pale Ales out there. Different in that the complexities ask the taste buds to work hard, but the beer manages to stay quaffable at the same time.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 02:15:04 | More by BeerAdvocate
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A huge thanks to Drazzamatazz for this awesome extra. Cheers!

Appearance - Pours a beautiful golden color into my JP Pint Glass. Over a finger of slight an head is achieved with a regular pour, slowly dissipating leaving great lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell - A great amount of pine, sap, hops, slight malts and citrus.

Taste - The pine really shines through as the initial flavor. The pine fades to a nice caramel, and slightly toffee, malty backbone, and finishes with a hint of bitter hoppiness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, medium carbonation, crisp clean, though a bit dry, finish.

Drinkability - A very easy to drink beer that is disappearing quickly from my glass. A nice flavorful, though albeit mellow beer that is damn good.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 02:13:58 | More by SpdKilz
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KTCamm

New Jersey

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

5 bucks at Carls in Kittery a few months back, enjoyed just the other night in a pint glass.

Pours hazy cloudy medium amber, lighter on the bottom with a 1/2 inch head of white foam, and thick. Laces.

Sharp pine smell bursts out of glass. Some citrus. Extremely well balanced malty blend with a delicious hop finish. No real residual aftertaste, for so much flavor, goes down so nicely.

Supremely drinkable - great beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 14:41:59 | More by KTCamm
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.1/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a two-finger off-white head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Almost clear pale amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light grapefruit hop nose. Flavor is grapefruit hops, the malts are in the background. Bitter aftertaste. $5.00 for a 500ml bottle from a Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, ME.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 23:46:03 | More by jdhilt
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billab914

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from a 500ml bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. It poured a very interesting color. It was a deeper, duller amber color that was halfway to brown. It started with a nice looking frothy white head to it that immediately started clinging to the sides of the glass. Some pretty nice lacing was left as I drank it.

The aroma has a very nice and bright, zesty citrus to it. Some orange, lemon and grapefruit all come out with a touch of tropical fruit to it as well. Some sweeter malt flavors compliment the hops pretty nicely.

The taste shows more of the zesty, orange and grapefruit flavors throughout the beer. It has a modest grapefruit like bitterness to it in the finish. It has a decent malt backbone to it that gives it a nice complimenting sweetness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it was a flavorful and easy drinking beer. Definitely a very nice APA overall, but leaning towards the IPA side of the style. The hoppiness was nicely done as well.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 00:16:27 | More by billab914
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yelterdow

New Jersey

4.95/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to Dan McLaughlin for bringing me back this beer. I've never been to Maine, although it is high on my list of places to visit in the near future.

Served in a curved pint glass at just over fridge temperature.

Appearance- Bright orange, this beautiful brew supports a monstrous three-finger crown that condenses into a soapy, pillowy mat. Gargantuan rings of lacing drape the interior of the glass, not letting up even for a second. Five full minutes after the initial pour, this beer is a statue of impeccable structure.

Smell- Right from the start, a gorgeous whiff of hops fill the air... perfume and honeyed grapefruit predominantly. As the beer breathes, the nose offers a more balanced malt presence that showcases subtle bread notes.

Taste- This is a treat for the discerning palate... it reminds me what true, honest, and superior qualities reside in grassroots brewing. The freshness here is terrific, the hop bitterness exquisite. After swirling in the yeast sediment (I still tell myself it's for the vitamins), the ingredients come together in sublime balance. This could easily be enjoyed in place of one of my favorite IPAs, as the hop fix here is extraordinary.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- This is one of those beers that you just don't want to deplete. Unassuming in the mouth, the texture is relatively light until its activation with a gentle swish. Undoubtedly a modern classic in its category, I am privileged to have enjoyed it.

Thank you Dan, and thank you guys at Maine Beer for keeping it real and honest. Your worldview mirrors my own, and for that I truly respect you.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2010 03:04:02 | More by yelterdow
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socon67

New York

3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours orange with lots of sediment. A bit too much for me. Even being careful with the pour it is a bit much.

S - Very floral and citrusy.

T - Hoppy and very well balanced. Just not all that distinctive from any others of the style.

M - Good carbonation, and actually a nice APA. For a light bodied beer it is fairly sturdy.

D - Polished the bottle off easily. Good drinker.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2010 02:51:39 | More by socon67
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint. 5.5% ABV, "Bottle conditioned, Contains live yeast. Sediment is all natural. Serve in a glass with or without a complete pour."

Thanks to Rochefort10NH for sending this my way! I always love trying other people's local beer!

A - Peeper is very cloudy, even with leaving a quarter of the beer in the bottle. The golden pale yellow color almost has a gray haze to it from the sediment and got even darker gray after the review when I poured the whole thing in. The white head has good retention but doesn't leave much lace on the glass. Tons of carbonation stems from the nucleation point. The real horror is how much clumpy yeast sediment clings to the inside of the bottle at the TOP. It made pouring without getting mineral-like deposits in my beer next to impossible.

S - Awesome American hop nose bursting with floral and citrus character. Smells of Cascade goodness with a lemony citrus character and a dribble of pine resin. Pale malts provide a good, submissive, malt backbone.

T - Pale malts offer much less backing in the flavor than they do in the nose. The hops overtake everything with a delicate lemon citrus and floral blend. It's not TOO hoppy though, it's just missing balance.

M - Light-bodied and a bit thin, this APA has a crisp, light bitterness to the finish that, unchallenged, seems bigger than it really is. A good, crisp carbonation level finishes it out.

D - It needs some more malt backbone. Perhaps a bit of pils for balancing sweetness? Good hop level for a nicely drinkable pale ale. My question is, with how much sediment is in this how can they even say pouring completely would be ok? Sure it's good for you but it's pure yeast taste and cloudier than the darkest gray sky! It takes away from the beer in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2010 15:24:15 | More by BeerFMAndy
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mtnbikerpa

Pennsylvania

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

The beer poured from a bottle with no freshness date. Pours a deep orange with about a finger of head that retained quite well. Cob web lacing, strong piney, some flowery and citrus hops flavors no malts to speak of. Very thin watery mouthfeel, very surprising. Strong scents of hops. I am enjoying this bottle, very drinkable and enjoyable.

Please note this: I just want to mention first that on the side of the bottle it mentions that, this is bottle conditioned with live yeast. It says serve in a glass with or without a complete pour. I choose not to do a complete pour and I am glad I choose that. I poured the sediment in a separate glass and saw a muddy brown liquid, something I would not want to drink.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 02:51:22 | More by mtnbikerpa
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Big thank you to papollo for this treat!

Muddy looking pale orange in color, with a monster stark white head. 3 fingers easy. Thinned out to about a half-finger of creaminess and stayed for the duration, streaming spiderwebs until the end. Colors not fantastic, but the head action is great.

Aroma is great, with heaps of citrus hops and a tinge of maltyness. There's hints of pine needles and spice.

Taste is good; lots of orange citrus, with a hint of bitterness, with a nice slightly sweet malt finish. I definitely embrace hoppy pales.

Mouthfeel is definitely the worst of the lot. Carbonation stings my upper lip during each sip. It's not over-the-top, but it's distracting. Aside from that, it's a pleasant upper-light bodied brew.

Very tasty, and despite the over-carbonation, it's still a good drinker.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 01:31:22 | More by EgadBananas
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rsgcwhite

New Mexico

4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz Glass poured into the free glass courtesy of Medieval Manor (all my proper beer glasses were in the dishwasher)

A: Golden yellow and sunshine, but hazy. Still, I can practically see a rainbow in this. Pours into a nice head that dissipates quickly.

S: Very grassy, citrus, coriander, and lavender. Almost like eating a fresh pear after mowing the lawn.

T: Initial hoppiness isn't overpowering, the malts seep in and it finishes smoothly. Not as dry as expected. It's like taking fresh hops and rubbing them between you fingers, and having the freshness linger all day on everything you consumed. This is a good balanced American Ale - there isn't too bitter a hop bite, but their flavor is well preserved.

Thoroughly balanced, with a rich mouthfeel. Given its name and its aromas, this is a fantastic spring beer - but is equally enjoyable on a rainy day in fall. Except now, it's raining fresh hops, which is unfortunately not covered on my rental insurance.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 01:58:32 | More by rsgcwhite
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired from svosie, so a big "Thank You" goes out to her. Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains piney hops, citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty but not too heavy malt character followed by mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in and creates a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Very smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, excellent representation of style, this is a very good sessionable beer that is worth drinking for a whole evening.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 22:09:31 | More by TheManiacalOne
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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
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,757 ratings.