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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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2,095 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,095
Reviews: 500
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 156
Gots: 254 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of negroobserver
3.35/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance... Yellow with red and pink hues. Pours with about two inches of white head. Very intense carbonation. Pours mostly clear, with very light cloudiness.

Smell... Grains. Reminds me of fields. Light hoppy aroma. Grapefruits.

Taste... Hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel... Nice texture. Not too light or watery. Surprisingly, there is very little carbonation left in the beer.

Overall, it's a nice drink, but I'm not impressed. I bought it because I thought that the label said PEPPER, not peeper. A little disappointing in that respect.

Photo of MaineMike
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of lnashsig
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to ShanePB for the chance to taste this one! I am loving the appearance of this bottle- very PTE-esque. Loving the simplistic label, very professional and clean looking. Poured from bottle into the new Victory Tulip glass Shane got me. Pours a cloudy orange-yellow color, thick white head fills the glass. Some lacing. Smell- blood orange, lemon zest, very clean citrus flavors. Taste- a really clean citrus and hop forward first sip, followed by a lush sweet caramel/orange malt backbone. This is an absolutely awesome pale ale, a style I normally am not huge on. Very well balanced, great mouthfeel. Thanks Shane!

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

Cloudy dark orange beer with a nice but fast falling head that settles down to a solid creamy layer on the top. Incredibly sticky lace all over the glass.

Aroma of citrus, pine, very fresh and green hops with a light sweetness underneath. Unfortunately the taste comes up just a tad shy of the wonderful aroma on this 2 month old bottle. Hops seem just a touch faded and I wonder how good this one would be at about 2 weeks out instead. Just had a 2 week old Zoe that was remarkable. Still this is one fine and tasty APA. All the citrus, pine, and floral notes of the nose are in there, just not as big as I'd have liked.

Rounded, medium-full body, medium to low carbonation, a bit of creaminess, superb soft mouthfeel. Extremely drinkable. Maine has really impressed me so far, now I just need to get my hands on some lunch!

Photo of seasonsix
3.55/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- looks great. Bright, light, golden, crystal clear. Bubbly head that retains quite well.

S - Coriander, sea salt, a nice day at the beach.

T - overall light, very spritzy. noticing a little bit of saltiness here too, with that coriander wash in the finish.

M - thin, yet crisp. lively, grainy carbonation.

O - great pale ale - made me wish it was summer so I can could drink a glass on the deck manning the grill.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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

Received recently from a regular trading partner in the Northeast. (Cheers!)

Poured from 16.9oz bottle into imperial pint glass. I rarely comment on labels, but I have to say these MBC labels are sharp. I love the minimalistic design!

Aroma: Hops express themselves as light tropical fruit on the front end. Honey-like malty sweetness.

Appearance: Thick 2-3 fingers of off-white head. Excellent retention! Carbonation cascades inside the liquid, putting on a nice show through the side of the glass. Honey golden color has almost crystal-like clarity.

Flavor: Dry honey-malt sweetness up front. Hop flavor profile matches notes that I picked up in the aroma. Flavor profile is clean. Definitely not "in your face" w/ the hops or malt, but still tasty.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation gives a crisp bite. Body is medium.

Overall: A very sessionable, refreshing ale. I've recently been on a big beer kick, so this one was a great change of pace. Looking forward to trying others from MBC!

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of larryi86
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank you DrewShal9 for this!
500 mL dated 10/11/11 poured int a snifter

A- A hazy copper/golden color with a three finger fluffy white head.

S- Earthy/floral hops, also getting some pine, nice malt backbone.

T- Follows the nose, very well balanced between hops and malts. Hops have a nice herbal/earthy bitterness that works great with the bready/biscuit malt backbone.

M- Smooth, dry finish, a little creamy.

O- A very nice Pale Ale that I am very happy that I got to try. Really looking forward to trying more from these guys!

Photo of micromaniac129
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lighter orange amber hue with some haziness. Head size is pretty desent. It's thick and dense and lingers a good while leaving some lacing. Carbonation is there.
Bold aromatics with floral and citrus notes really sticking out here. Caramel malts are nice and sweet and balance out the pungent hop bouquet. Taste is an upfront hop attack, quite bold for an APA. Sweet malts balance out nicely with a bready or biscuit finish. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery around the edges. Overall, a well made beer with a pleasing look and agood taste. I look forward to simpling other products from this brewery in the future.

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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

50 cL bottle dated 10/13/11 into oversized wine glass.

A: Opaque golden brown, reminds me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Foamy white head with lovely lacing around glass.

S: Lots of piny hops up front. I feel like I got some poulty seasoning, maybe some sage. Very aromatic hops predominate however.

T: Quite hoppy. Nice refreshing bitterness. Some malty sweetness but hops again predominate. Very simple yet elegant in taste.

M: Dry, which I think is mostly the bitterness. Overall smooth though with a light fine carbonation.

O: Fantastic. Very simple ale but worthy of accolades. This is a very refreshing and delicious beer. It was a pleasure drinking it.

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,095 ratings.