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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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2,098 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,098
Reviews: 501
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 155
Gots: 255 | 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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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 IpeeA
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of UncleJimbo
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of thebouch01
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of halfshell
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Jspriest
5/5  rDev +21.7%

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

Pours a bright and lightly hazed golden amber, fantastic dense cap of froth, great sticky rings of lacing around the glass. Scent brings a great combination of hops, equal parts floral and spicy backed by grapefruit and pine notes, malts are light but give off a fresh bready and lightly sweet profile. Taste again is hop forward, very unique blend which again has floral and spicy notes before the more familiar, for the style, grapefruit and pine pop up, malts are quite light in flavor and body and are lightly sweet. Medium bodied, lacking a bit in heft and quite bubbly and dry. A very good APA.

Photo of Screper
5/5  rDev +21.7%

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

A - one of the prettiest shades of golden yellow one could see, along with a thick, marhmellowy soft yellow floating atop

S - fresh, citrusy blast of hops right away...intermix dashes of pine and a bit of floralness and you'll find exactly what's in my pint glass...

T - I know one can't describe flavor with the term "bright," but for some reason it just fits... Nice, fresh, citrusy...bitter up front, slides through a grapefruity type tunnel to a spash of pine at the back

M - a happy feeling arrives when the beer is introduced tot he palate. nice, easy flowing sessionable beer

O - another great Main offering

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

Got this is a trade with my cousin CheezyBlaster, thanks!

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a pint glass. The bottle is unlike most other beer bottles I've seen; it is more like a miniature wine bottle than it is a beer bottle. The linen quality paper label adds to the impression that this is a classy beer. Let's see if there's any truth in advertising!

Pours a hazy, almost murky golden color, with a sticky two finger white head that reduces unevenly, leaving gobs of lacing down the sides.

Has a very fresh, citrusy aroma, like cutting open a white grapefruit and inhaling the scent. Floral notes, honey, and lavendar are all present. This beer smells like the start of spring.

Had a clean, mildly spiced taste, with a pleasing citrusy bitter to finish. Grapefruit, rosewater, and orange blossoms combine with a hint of peppery spice to give this a nice balance.

Light to medium bodied, this is somewhat dry on the tongue, but not overly so.

A very pleasant, easy drinking brew, it is hard to put this down once you start drinking it. So many APA's try to be IPA's. This one doesn't. Rather, it stays true to style, and does an excellent job of exemplifying the style. Not sure how well distributed this is, but if you can get your mitts on one, it is certainly worth a try!

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

Lot 060111.
Bottle poured into tulip. Ligh golden with thick white foam. Smells of slight citrusy malts and yeast. Maybe a hint of banana.
The mouthfeel is crisp and light with slight alcolhol vapors on the back of the tongue. Taste a bit hoppy for an APA, more like an IPA, but its truly delicious. Malty hops with a touch of fruit undertones. Its a great great brew. Easy drinker, but filled with taste. This is slowly becoming one of my favorite breweries...

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

Bottled 9/27. Thanks to dciBA for this one!

A- Pours a cloudy yellow with a three finger head that slowly dissipates into a thin cap. Nice lines of lacing left behind.

S- floral hops, biscuit malt, melon, honey, lemon and a touch of grass.

T- floral notes, honeydew, cantaloupe, lemon , biscuit malt, grassy hops.

M- Medium carbonation and thin body. The body is watered down a bit. Finishes clean..

O- a nice beer with a light mouthfeel with no big citrus hops in most other pales . Very unique and think this would be a great warm weather beer.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to cbeer88 for this one! Poured in to pint glass.

A - Poured a pale straw yellow, translucent with a half finger of bubbly white head.

S - Citrus and piney hops, a very apparent bitterness and a sweet grainy malts in the background.

T - A nice bitterness from the hops up front with grapefruit and pine notes. A slight grainy/caramel sweet malt backbone provides some balance.

M - Medium body, very chewy and silky. Moderate carbonation. An outstanding mouthfeel.

Photo of Mahgeetah527
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Lot 081611, Reviewed 11/2/11

Pours a hazy golden orange. Decent head retention and some nice lacing at the top.

Fresh piney, resiny hops dominate the nose with a little bit of malt thrown in.

The taste is a good balance of hops and light bready malts. Grapefruit and other citrus notes are prominent. The finish is clean.

The mouthfeel is medium-light.

Overall this is an enjoyable beer that is very sessionable.

Photo of Risser09
3.48/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle poured into a white wine glass · fridge temp · lot 07/19/11

Appearance: Pours a golden orange color with quite a vigorous head which is white. Great retention, soapy entrails, tons of lacing. Very nice.

Smell: Biscuity, chalky malt aromatics. Floral, pungent hop aromas, followed by a vague honeysuckle smell.

Taste: Earthy, citrusy, floral hops give way to a dry pilsner tasting malt flavor. A lemon and honeysuckle aftertaste remains.

Mouthfeel: Pretty darn dry for and APA. Nice hop subtleties that aren't overly citrusy or piney.

Overall: A solid brew that could easily be shared or consumed as a session beer. I'm happy to have tried something from a small producer in Maine.

Photo of BigPlay1824
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a perfectly clear light straw color with ample carbonation bubbles, pours with two fingers of frothy pure white head that lingers beautifully, leaves a ton of thin lacing on the glass
S: great resinous hop scent with a nice underlying sweetness and a bit of citrus
T: wow, delicious, just a great and clean taste through and through, nothing drastic or intense just nice and slightly fruity, begins begins with what i would compare to fruit loops in the taste, gentle fruitiness, then moves into a bit of citrus and bitterness and finishes with a nice dry character and bitterness
M: medium carbonation in the from then moves into a nice dryness and finishes with a slight puckering note and leaves the mouth slightly dry
O: a great brew, lived up to the hype i have seen here, great taste and yet so clean, cant wait to try more from the maine beer co

Photo of MasterSki
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of Greg (Reagan1984). Served in a Cigar City snifter. Bottled 8/2/2011

A - A finger of white foam settles to a thin ring and partial cap, leaving behind a few spots of lace. Hazy pale orange body.

S - Smells a lot like lemon sorbet - not sure what hops are in here, but there's plenty of lemon and grapefruit present, along with a dash of grass and herbs. Malt character is pretty neutral, with a touch of sugar present.

T - Taste isn't quite as overtly lemony, but there's still some of the fresh grapefruit flavor present. Light cereal grain malt backbone, and perhaps a touch of astringency in the finish. Light residual bitterness.

M - Medium-light body, lower carbonation, chewy texture, and a resinous, oily, finish.

D - Really easy to drink. This has held up surprisingly well considering it's nearly three months old. I'd really like to try this closer to the source, but I liked it in its current state quite a bit.

Photo of bishopdc0
4.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had at the GLB.

The beer is straw yellow with a cloudyness. The head is plentiful with very nice lace

The nose is sweet with a fresh hop profile. The hops are a slight citrus with earthy hint . Very nice

The taste is not a letdown. A soft carbontion reveals a fresh fresh hop flavor not bitter and not overwhelming perfect.. the malt is present but never to much. Very nice.

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

Pours a dark straw yellow with an ample white head. The nose is dry and biscuity, a bit hoppy and a touch of malt sweetness. The taste is rather odd, actually. There's a very dry hoppiness and again, a bit of biscuit malt. Theres a bit of graininess. The hop flavor is a bit odd. Leaves a substantial amount of dry bitterness on the tongue, some of which is unpleasant. Good carbonation. Certainly this has more impact than a normal pale ale, but it doesn't really work for me. Dry and sterile, almost medicinal hoppiness with only a hint of biscuity malt sweetness doesn't balance in my eyes.

Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A brand new Maine brewery, something to get excited about! This beer pours a hazy golden color with a small head that quickly dissipates. The first thing I notice about its smell is hops, it has a sweety-hoppy smell, something I'd really expect from and IPA, but not so much a pale ale.

The taste here is lightly hoppy, almost like a weak IPA, it really pops on the tongue! Also rather effervescent, it almost has the characteristics of a hoppy champagne. Definitely the best pale ale I have ever had. The hype I have heard about this beer is well worth it, if you can find it, definitely pick it up!

Photo of juhl31
3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

-the beer looks like a fine homebrew, and i dont mean that in a negative. it pours a little cloudy, light amber color with a good tall, fluffy off white head

-the nose isnt huge, but i get pine hop right away with a hint of citrus fruit

-the taste has a fine balance with a little bit of orange up front, then the pine rolls in through the middle, and you are left with a slightly bitter, bready type taste in the finish

-there is a nice medium body here with a little bit of carb bite to match. the left over mouth feel grows more bitter awhile after the swallow

-this is a fine pale ale. nothing to crazy going on, but a nice old school taste and feel throughout the imbibing experience

Photo of jmarsh123
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a somewhat cloudy gold with a finger of creamy head.

Smells is strong citrus/floral with a much more pronounced malt aroma than expected.

A touch of citrus and a bit more floral at the front. Light sweet malts hit and it finishes with a touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is good and carbonation is as well.

After having Zoe, honestly a bit underwhelmed by this. Solid, but would prefer a little less malt for the style and nothing overly special.

Photo of Urbancaver
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a brownish tint. Lots of foamy white head. Really not a pretty beer at all. Smells hoppy but in a really enjoyable way. lemon and fresh grass on the nose. Tastes bitter and lemony. I'm not sure if there is actual lemon zest or something in this but the bitterness seems to be from something other than the hops. Maybe I'm wrong. Feels strong for 5.5 percent. The carbonation is great though and there is a nice sweetness that balances the bitter. Overall, decent. It grows on me as I drink it but not something that stands out to me as a favourite

Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,098 ratings.