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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,737 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,737
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 154
Gots: 185 | 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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Ratings: 1,737 | Reviews: 476 | Display Reviews Only:
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-05-2014 16:54:45 | More by Axnjxn
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Big_V

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-05-2014 16:22:19 | More by Big_V
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bouncepass

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-05-2014 00:55:15 | More by bouncepass
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WheelsPSU

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-03-2014 22:26:17 | More by WheelsPSU
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

07-03-2014 14:57:08 | More by rogerdandy
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tclipse

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-03-2014 03:58:41 | More by tclipse
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a 16.9 oz brown bottle with a date of 05/27/14 marked on the side of the label. Poured into a Free State Brewing can-shaped glass.

Appearance - Pours a rich golden hue with amber highlights that is mostly translucent, with just a bit of haze from the bottle conditioning. Atop the body sits a rocky three finger off-white head that retains for a few minutes before dissipating somewhat, but never fully going away, settling as a nice finger of frothy foam and leaving swaths of sticky white lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell - A very pungent burst of grapefruit and citrus alongside a pleasant light grainy foundation that reminds me of water crackers. Grapefruit pith, lemon zest and even some faint grassiness all contribute to make this one a pretty hop-forward take on an APA from an aroma standpoint.

Taste - Picks up right where the aroma left off, with grapefruit rind, citrus, limoncello and herbal notes like dandelion greens and fresh cut grass. Here there is even a bit of floral aspect to the taste, almost like orange blossom. The grains again make an appearance, but the malt characteristic is light and unassuming, a virtual cracker for the citrusy hoppy toppings (hoppings?).

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and moderate carbonation, with a bright and crisp feel and a dry finish on the palate.

Overall, just a stellar APA. I know it's not as reputed as some other hop-forward takes on the style, or even other beers in the same style category from this very brewery, but it is certainly just as worthy of being highly regarded, both for its style and as a standalone beer. I would gladly drink this again and again, especially during the ho t summer months.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 03:22:38 | More by LambicPentameter
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BltByKrmn

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-02-2014 03:10:56 | More by BltByKrmn
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Ronin

Maine

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-30-2014 17:23:57 | More by Ronin
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little_star

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

06-29-2014 22:10:36 | More by little_star
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PTEdelman

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-29-2014 21:12:39 | More by PTEdelman
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Kinger86

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-29-2014 04:15:33 | More by Kinger86
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear, pale straw with three fingers of foamy white head.

Smell - Citrus hops, bready malts, lemon/citrus peel.

Taste - Vibrant citrus hops balanced with bready malts. Hint of lemon/citrus rind flavour. Light to moderate level of bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall - A spot-on American pale ale with a nice well-rounded balance of hops and malts.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 03:05:43 | More by leaddog
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Gdirt

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-28-2014 23:35:05 | More by Gdirt
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

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

A lovely beer with nice crisp floral and citrus notes and a snappy finish while retaining a general lightness. Pours a hazy dark straw color with a snow white head that leaves some nice lacing. Snappy floral and herbal aromas with a touch of grain and a touch of orange citrus. Very integrated with balanced flavors that play off each other nicely. The citrus comes through, but herbal and floral throughout with a fairly long somewhat bitter finish. Very drinkable and sustains your interest. Excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 18:26:49 | More by Georgiabeer
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Thedaver4220

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

06-28-2014 16:42:46 | More by Thedaver4220
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Ed_Bob

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

06-28-2014 12:57:39 | More by Ed_Bob
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pagesofphotographs

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-28-2014 12:16:44 | More by pagesofphotographs
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LakerLeith

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-28-2014 00:09:40 | More by LakerLeith
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PressFastF0rward

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-27-2014 19:48:52 | More by PressFastF0rward
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Thing


3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-26-2014 14:51:19 | More by Thing
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Sderoche77


4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-25-2014 23:41:32 | More by Sderoche77
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jarrodddd

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +21.7%

06-25-2014 16:54:44 | More by jarrodddd
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danmstory87

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-24-2014 20:06:01 | More by danmstory87
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sourdog

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-24-2014 05:23:52 | More by sourdog
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,737 ratings.