1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

Not Rated.
Peeper AlePeeper Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,698 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,698
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 150
Gots: 175 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Peeper Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,698 | Reviews: 473 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Seakyden
Seakyden

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

04-03-2013 01:35:43 | More by Seakyden
Photo of Ego
Ego

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

bottle date: 12.21.12

eyes...
on an easy pour this rises up quickly to a towering three fingers, white craggy head floating on a really cloudy golden pond, lots of carbonation congestion clogging the arteries of this one keeping that massive foam cap impressive, one of the more unique hues for an APA I have seen in some time, looks great though kind of like a german wheat kind of thing.

nose...
initially pine with some lemony tinge, like lemon tart candies, I am getting sprite on crack (you know if you ever had access to pure sprite syrup and poured a little seltzer into it...), grapefruit halls (that vitamin C pack thing they have been selling for a few years, not the menthol/euco stuff), the lemon twist is really what is making this intriguing.

taste etc...
consistent with the nose the whole lemon thing is happening here, this really adds to the refreshment factor, it drinks pretty light, the carbonation is spot on and delivers the bitter right at the end under the lemony coating, this is a clean and consistent drink from start to finish, it begs for another sip and never loses interest, there is just enough hop bitterness here to peak interest yet not enough to mask flavors... really nice.

verdict?
summer quencher of an APA, the lemon character makes this stand out, I don't know if I could drink this all day but man it would be sweet to pop one of these out on the deck this summer, I will be revisiting this again for sure...

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 03:51:06 | More by Ego
Photo of phishphorce
phishphorce

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9%

04-01-2013 23:29:23 | More by phishphorce
Photo of HopChef44
HopChef44

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-01-2013 12:30:49 | More by HopChef44
Photo of claaark13
claaark13

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-01-2013 00:47:13 | More by claaark13
Photo of lovindahops
lovindahops

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-31-2013 21:22:14 | More by lovindahops
Photo of lokieman
lokieman

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-30-2013 04:13:51 | More by lokieman
Photo of Newbiebeer
Newbiebeer

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-29-2013 19:29:08 | More by Newbiebeer
Photo of DBosco
DBosco

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9%

03-29-2013 06:15:22 | More by DBosco
Photo of straightlambic
straightlambic

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-29-2013 01:51:30 | More by straightlambic
Photo of JohnG190
JohnG190

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-29-2013 00:56:23 | More by JohnG190
Photo of Triglycerides
Triglycerides

Rhode Island

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from 02-01-2013:

A: Pours a pale golden colour with a bit of haze. Has a one inch frothy head which dissipates and leaves plenty of lacing down the glass. Looks quite tasty.

S: Smells citrusy (lemony, but especially grapefruit) with an herbal, hoppy nose to it. There's also some other tropical fruits hanging around in the background(Pineapple etc.) The smell is quite pleasant and kind of brings on a tropical kind of vibe.

T: Follows suit with the smell with grapefruit, flowery hops, and tropical fruit. among a malty backbone. Very crisp and clean with a mild yet distinct hoppy finish.

M: Feels kind of on the medium-light bodied side with a pleasant lively carbonation which makes for a very drinkable combination.

O: Overall, this beer is a very interesting and exciting APA from Maine Beer Co. Finding myself taking one sip after another from its great drinkability. I could definitely see myself drinking this in the coming warm weather. Perhaps not a session beer for the price, but
it's a great APA. Certainly worth seeking out whenever you can since it's definitely not one to pass up.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 02:42:49 | More by Triglycerides
Photo of MadScientist
MadScientist

New York

4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A pale golden beer that has a slight haze. The rocky, white head pours with a half a finger of foam that leave a slight bit of lacing on the glass.

S: A Medium-strong citrus hops aroma some of tropical fruit along with a strong grassy, dry hopped note. The herbal aroma almost dominates the citrus/tropical hops. There is a low, clean malt sweetness and a moderate floral alcohol aroma.

T: A strong tropical fruit flavor with a medium hops bitterness. There is a medium malt sweetness to support the hops the balance is somewhat bitter. There is a fair amount of fruitiness from the yeast with a touch of spice, almost like a Belgian Blonde, but not a full on Belgian beer but a strong yeast character. The finish is medium. The aftertaste is bitter and fruity.

M: A moderately creamy medium bodied beer with a moderately-strong level of carbonation. There is a light prickle on the palate but not bad.

O: A unique Pale Ale with a big citrus and tropical fruit presence and an almost equally strong spicy and fruity yeast/fermentation character. It seems like a beer that could be classified as a Belgian Pale Ale that's been made with American hops.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 01:53:42 | More by MadScientist
Photo of mre0683
mre0683

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-27-2013 00:36:59 | More by mre0683
Photo of rm9679
rm9679

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-26-2013 00:28:23 | More by rm9679
Photo of Pwbres
Pwbres

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-25-2013 23:43:58 | More by Pwbres
Photo of litheum94
litheum94

California

3.75/5  rDev -9%

03-25-2013 22:14:27 | More by litheum94
Photo of Noelito76
Noelito76

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9%

03-24-2013 18:34:48 | More by Noelito76
Photo of warnerry
warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-24-2013 16:17:54 | More by warnerry
Photo of CasanovaCummins
CasanovaCummins

Nevada

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-23-2013 04:25:23 | More by CasanovaCummins
Photo of Sludgeman
Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-22-2013 00:17:47 | More by Sludgeman
Photo of CurtFromHershey
CurtFromHershey

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Damaged in transit, so I'm reserving judgment a bit here.

Nevermind that, despite partially opening during shipping, beer pours a bright cloudy yellow with hues of orange zest and a gigantic pillowy head. Awesome lacing. Really attractive beer. Top notch.

Smell is is tart like unripened citrus. Notes of herbal and flowery lemon grass. Awesome

Taste follows the nose closely, but with more emphasis on the lemon grass and some pine. Very refreshing, although perhaps could use some sturdier malts with the strong hop presence.

Mouthfeel is creamy yet slightly prickly from the tight carbonation.

Wonderful pale ale. Having trouble sipping this slowly enough to make it last a bit longer.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 21:30:49 | More by CurtFromHershey
Photo of Thomas_Picton
Thomas_Picton

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-20-2013 00:30:27 | More by Thomas_Picton
Photo of RandyKemka
RandyKemka

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-16-2013 23:39:32 | More by RandyKemka
Photo of gratefulbeerhead
gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

03-16-2013 23:29:05 | More by gratefulbeerhead
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,698 ratings.