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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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1,899 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,899
Reviews: 489
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 153
Gots: 213 | 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:
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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4/5  rDev -2.7%

aorloski, Aug 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

wonothesane42, Aug 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

taospowder, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Tauroe, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

sustyhops, Jul 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

briandaube, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Abilow33
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer is a really good American ale. The color was golden red. The taste was very smooth. I really enjoy the mellow tastes of The Maine Beer Companies beers. This is a great ale. This beer has a great smell. It is nice to have an ale with as much taste.

Abilow33, Jul 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

magine, Jul 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Streetcore, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of notchucknorris
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Disclaimer: I bought this in a weird Maryland bottleshop on a trip over there last week. Didn't think to check the bottling date (for some weird reason) and later found out it was over 7 months old. Then, when I was transferring it to the fridge, I dropped it and busted the cap, so I had to drink it warm. Still, it was good.

A: Hazy honey color with a two finger rocky and very foamy white head.

S: Peppery, floral hops with some lemon, grapefruit and caramel malt.

T: Because of the age, tastes almost more like a pilsner at this point, but it's still really good. Grassy and peppery hops, floral notes, rosewater, caramel and bready malt. Clean finish with notes of pine and white pepper.

notchucknorris, Jul 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

harsley, Jul 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

CreightonSM, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.51/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Clean golden with a 1.5-2 finger white head. Light color. Perfect lacing. A little light on the color, but another good looking beer from Main Beer.

S- Dank citrus. Big hop profile. leafy, fruity. Sweet malt with lots of biscuits.

T- Nice hop presence to get things started. Fresh cut grass. But then turns almost acidic. Kept waiting for the malt character to step up to the plate, but never felt like it did. Some cracker eventually comes through, but doesn't seem to work great with the hop profile. Bitter.

M- Solid carbonation. Light body. Slightly dry. Clean and crisp for the most part.

O- I have really loved the beers I've had from Maine Beer so far (Zoe, Mo, Weez), but this one let me down. Not bad, but expectations had been raised and it failed to blow me away. Mo just seemed to have that "wow" factor that Peeper lacked. Probably wouldn't buy again at the price point.

Bottled 4/30/13
Consumed 7/24/13
$7 for 500 ml bottle

Bosoxfan20, Jul 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

hphilip456, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

virinow, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

MattXT, Jul 22, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%

SadMachine, Jul 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

erogers, Jul 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

TonyTalon, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz bottle ($6.79) from RSVP in Portland. Bottled 7/2, drank 7/6... drinking local when local is this good is a real pleasure.

A: Tawny for an APA, but exceptionally promising head retention and, eventually, lacing.

S: Extremely fresh-smelling. Grassy, as some have mentioned, but also very citrusy. That characteristic MBC hop profile is completely evident: pineapple, grapefruit, maybe some orange.

T: The citrus character isn't as bright as it is in MO/Lunch, but Peeper's character lies elsewhere. Just a touch of citrus and earth, with an unbelievably dry, pine-forward finish.

M: Exceptionally dry; easily the driest APA around, and one of the drier American beers, period. Quite light... so kind of a gulper.

O: Not quite the citrus thriller that MO is, but Peeper is a totally different beer, and a pretty flawless one. It's refined, ungodly drinkable, and interesting from the first sip until the last. With an unlimited budget, this is the ideal summer beer, and right up there with the best APAs available today.

ZethOfTheNorth, Jul 19, 2013
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,899 ratings.