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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,151 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,151
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 153
Gots: 284 | 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:
Beer added by: ToasterChef on 07-30-2009

Our original hoppy American ale. Dry, clean, well-balanced with generous dose of American hops.
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Photo of jaxon53
3.97/5  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.

Photo of prg1976
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of jhighlandbrewing
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of ale207
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Hophead101
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of andyschaps
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of MrVonzipper
4/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Photo of drummermattie02
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of deapokid
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of canadianghetto
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of battleaxebrewery
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of tvanr
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Photo of RonfromJersey
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Photo of M27
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Mjmoon15
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of heff316
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Kadonny
3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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

This was bottled on August 2nd, 2011. Keep that in mind

A - Light golden straw body with a large white tuft of foam on top. It's a good looking beer. Great lacing too.

S - lightly hoppy, lightly bitter. Mostly pine resin, some citrus. Very mild and light, but pleasant.

T - As expected, it's a bit lacking on the hop flavors. They're present, and very much what was in the nose, but they're quite faded. Still some tang to it, but the flavors are all but gone. Its not too bad, but actually quite good for its age (around 5 months).

M - Full-feeling beer that is a little on the thin side and pretty smooth. It's a good thing, mostly.

O - This is actually quite good, and I bet if it were fresh it would be phenomenal.

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of justintcoons
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Poured straw/gold with 3 fingers of white, fluffy head that dissipates slowly. Low-medium carbonation. Excellent clarity although slightly chill hazed. Great layer of lacing coats the side.

N: Predominately orange and lemon citrus. Pine aromas also make an appearance with some very subtle caramel malts.

T: Lemon and pine upfront leading into orange citrus (navel orange & tangerine) and light caramel malts. Finishes with resinous pine and citrus.

M: Medium bodied, crisp, clean and smooth.

O: Extremely easy drinking. The hop profile is right on. Outstanding APA!

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

Graciously provided by JNorton00, I have waited FAR too long to open this. Received it in July...
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Underneath the old review is a fresh review! I got a bottle only a few months old in a trade from marshmeli. The numbers above represent the fresh version.

A: Very clear yellow pour with an impressive fluffy-white head. Retention is impressive, and the head laces very nicely down the side of my Russian River -tion snifter. 4.5
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Exact same experience on the appearance. Very nice looking Pale Ale. 4.5

S: The smell is not at all what I was expecting. Sort of funky, with a nice maltiness. Certainly saison-like, I'm getting apples and lemon coming through. 4
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The aroma is really stepped up. I'm still getting a nice saison like funk with the lemon, but all of that is complimented by a huge citrus hoppiness I did not get in the older version. It's basically like I described before, but with a beautiful hop addition. I'm a big fan. 4.5

T: Certainly getting the saison musk I got on the smell, however the taste more resembles an APA. Nice slight hoppiness, which would probably be more prominent had I tried this fresh, mixed with a definite malt presence towards the middle. A slight tartness, mixed with apple and lemon, again, is noted on the back. 4
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Malt? What malt? Getting none of it here. Sweet citrus, dry lemon and apples, slight barnyard funk. Wonderful balance, and very refreshing. 4.5

MF: Carbonated very well, extremely light and drinkable. Dry finish. 4
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The finish is very clean and fresh. The lightness I got before is still here. The lightness surprises me with every sip. 4

O: I liked this, but it could have been better. Sort of a strange mix of tastes that I wan't expecting, but aren't bad. I would definitely try it again. 3.5
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I'm so glad I tried this again. I now want to try more Maine Beer Company beers now. If you can get it, give Peeper a try, just don't forget about it! 4.5

Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,151 ratings.