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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,844 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,844
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 156
Gots: 203 | 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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boonejag75

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-26-2013 14:02:34 | More by boonejag75
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev -10%

500ml bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy gold color and a three-fingers high head, shaded just off white. There's an appropriate level of froth to the head's texture, and an incredible amount of lacing is left behind as it recedes.

S: The hops here take a grassy, mildly citrusy tone here. After a while, this gradually shifts into a spicier note. Malty sweetness is evident yet non-intrusive.

T: Piny, peppery bitterness opens the palate, while the close seems to introduce a very subtle touch of grapefruit juiciness to counteract the mild bitterness. The cracker-like maltiness stays even throughout, providing a good ballast to the pleasant hoppiness. There's a nice level of finesse here, and even a modicum of depth.

M: I certainly appreciate a crisp, light feel like this one has. The body is medium in thickness and quite firm, yet with a wonderful finishing dryness. Carbonation is medium.

O: This is quite good, I must say - but I have to dock points here. Simply put, it's priced like an import, without any significant standout qualities to justify it. $6/500ml is a hard sell for something not really far off from SNPA. The increased level of refinement and subtlety compared to its peers might make it a worthwhile purchase to some, though.

05-26-2013 02:42:14 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Mersh

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-25-2013 01:58:34 | More by Mersh
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Dubbs33

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-25-2013 00:36:37 | More by Dubbs33
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roach4230

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-25-2013 00:36:37 | More by roach4230
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HopNuggets

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-24-2013 18:46:07 | More by HopNuggets
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Tee2Grn

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-23-2013 23:40:58 | More by Tee2Grn
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-23-2013 01:46:19 | More by BRYeleJR
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-23-2013 01:04:46 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

05-22-2013 23:53:53 | More by slimntubbs
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ikats

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

05-22-2013 02:36:09 | More by ikats
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.64/5  rDev +12.9%

Maine Beer Company - Peeper Ale

Look - Pours a pale yellow slightly hazy with a bubbly head. Lots of sticky lacing. Heavy carbonation, a bubbly bugger.

Smell - Aroma is a fresh smooth apricot (or some kind of citrus) and also floral hop aroma. Light, crisp wheat malts. Slight spice compliments the nose.

Taste - Fruity and crisp, a bit of sour and tart. Light and refreshing as hell. There is definitely a bit of spice or something present that adds to this.

Mouthfeel - Sour, not boozy at all. Nice hop fade that you want to sip to refresh again and again. Very drinkable.

Overall - This is a perfect Spring & Summer brew, it really works well on a nice day. I am sure it would be good on any day, but it stood out particularly in a warm, sunny environment.

05-20-2013 12:50:09 | More by JMScowcroft
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

Poured a cloudy yellow with soapy like bubbles and lots of lace. Grainy malts first hit me, and then a citric and clove like spice with bitter hops and a touch of sweet yeast in the aroma. Beer is light-bodied, smooth, has a nice sweetness to it that I wasn't expecting and balances a dry, grainy bread like malt with some citric flavored hops and spice. One of those simple beers that you enjoy every drink and can keep on drinking.

05-20-2013 11:15:49 | More by clayrock81
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-19-2013 14:56:37 | More by SonOfKyuss
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Photekut

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-19-2013 01:04:35 | More by Photekut
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JDavidRice

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

05-19-2013 00:19:15 | More by JDavidRice
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klawburke

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-18-2013 23:22:50 | More by klawburke
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-18-2013 19:27:15 | More by Gonzoillini
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megamass

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-18-2013 03:56:23 | More by megamass
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americajesus

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -51.3%

05-18-2013 03:39:59 | More by americajesus
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danwho

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-17-2013 14:10:39 | More by danwho
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raffy313

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-17-2013 03:32:34 | More by raffy313
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gdub

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-16-2013 14:16:51 | More by gdub
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-16-2013 02:45:01 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-15-2013 15:34:25 | More by twenty5
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,844 ratings.