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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,762 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,762
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 156
Gots: 192 | 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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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

12-08-2013 16:02:15 | More by Andrew041180
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DTown

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

12-07-2013 19:46:20 | More by DTown
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myuncle

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-07-2013 13:00:00 | More by myuncle
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Tom_the_Sad_Sailor

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

12-07-2013 07:59:58 | More by Tom_the_Sad_Sailor
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DefenCorps

Oregon

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

Bottled 12th November, consumed 06 December 2013.

A clear light golden yellow with a nice, dense, white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks great! The nose is beautifully hoppy. Soft, resplendent, fresh citrus hop character, with notes of clementine zest and mandarin juice, this is great. Complemented very well by the doughy, mildly honey like malt character, this is really good! The citrus character reminds me of tangerines that aren't at their peak ripeness , in a way I'm having a hard time describing.

The palate opens with a moderate pungent bitterness , grapefruit and citrus zest being most prominent. Quickly followed by hop flavor, with citrus juice and a little floral character, there's a mild malt character that works nicely. A little doughy, a little bread-like, a touch of orange blossom honey... This is good. Medium light in body with moderate carbonation, this if quite creamy on the palate. A little qcidty, probably from the carbonation, is present. A pleasantly bitter and resiny hop oil character lingers on into the finish. Super yummy.

Arguably overpriced for regular consumption but too good to pass on, this is a wonderful beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 05:56:20 | More by DefenCorps
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davemathews68

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

12-07-2013 00:46:20 | More by davemathews68
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Nathan_Snyder

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-07-2013 00:40:06 | More by Nathan_Snyder
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DovaliHops

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium white head that goes down quickly. Scent is lightly hoppy with a hint of citrus. The nose is very subdued and lacking in aroma. Taste is dry hops with some light, crisp malt profiles. The malt disappears and becomes more dry wheat and hops. Very simple...not very complex. Mouthfeel is light and dry. Drinkability is high. Overall, this beer is ridiculously drinkable...just not a very memorable pale ale. I would take a Daisy Cutter over this ANY DAY. This is the first Maine Beer that hasn't "wow'd" me.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 08:07:13 | More by DovaliHops
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shredder83

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-06-2013 03:02:05 | More by shredder83
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BoJengs

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

12-06-2013 00:34:33 | More by BoJengs
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tsauce2

Indiana

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

P: 16.9 fl oz bottle poured in to a DFH tulip

A: SRM is straw yellow. Translucent. Head is white, foamy, 1 in, reduces to 1 cm. Medium/light carbonation. Light lacing.

S: Mild hoppyness. Straw, medium roast malt, caramel notes.

T: Mild and earthy hop presence. A dryness accompanies the initial palate. Very light malt base. Touch of caramel sweetness. Mild hop aftertaste.

M: Medium body. Very light feel. Semi wet finish.

O: Great pale ale. Very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 00:07:22 | More by tsauce2
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Drew88

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

12-04-2013 03:48:17 | More by Drew88
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

12-04-2013 03:22:30 | More by jplopez21
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

12-03-2013 22:41:14 | More by Molson2000
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patford100

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

12-02-2013 19:02:34 | More by patford100
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Azpittil57

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

11-29-2013 02:59:54 | More by Azpittil57
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Poured into a snifter, the ale was a light copper color with a bubbly white head topping the glass.

Smell - A very attractive aroma is present. Quite truthfully, the aroma was near perfect for an APA. Notes of grass and bright citrus were present, giving an almost candy-like quality.

Taste - In the initial, one gets the grass at the front before the citrus explodes onto the tongue. Leaving notes of grapefruit and orange rind in its wake, the taste evolve into a blunt force of bitter hopes. The sweet notes have since disappeared.

Mouthfeel - This is a nice easy drinker with carbonation that tends more toward the lighter side. The thickness clings to the roof of the mouth and back of the tongue.

Overall - I am not a big APA guy, but I can recognize exceptional work when I see it. Glad to have Maine Brewing in Chicago.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 00:16:37 | More by JohnnyHopps
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oldvines

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-27-2013 23:28:09 | More by oldvines
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MJSawyer

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-27-2013 04:38:41 | More by MJSawyer
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bleeps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-26-2013 05:52:34 | More by bleeps
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

11-26-2013 03:59:52 | More by Hugonaut13
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dexterk1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-26-2013 02:02:12 | More by dexterk1
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wizmasta

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-25-2013 22:48:45 | More by wizmasta
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klcallahan13

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

11-25-2013 18:41:37 | More by klcallahan13
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briiguy

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-25-2013 02:25:56 | More by briiguy
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,762 ratings.