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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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Ralphs66

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

04-17-2013 22:17:06 | More by Ralphs66
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pschie1

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

04-15-2013 23:03:26 | More by pschie1
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Invictus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-15-2013 22:12:39 | More by Invictus
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Pencible

Virginia

4.04/5  rDev -1.7%

A: This poured a clear light gold with lots of white head.
S: It smelled like metallic copper and citrus zest, with a little sweet honey malt.
T: It tasted like bitter grapefruit and floral and copper hops, with sweet honey malt. It had a clean and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was slightly thick with lots of carbonation. Lively body.
D: This was a nice pale ale, but really nothing special. It had a simple scent and taste, and a decent body. It had a smooth finish and was easy to drink. Meh.

04-14-2013 02:27:58 | More by Pencible
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teeeebs

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

04-13-2013 23:49:01 | More by teeeebs
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BryanK

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-11-2013 22:46:17 | More by BryanK
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shamrock071521

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-11-2013 19:46:25 | More by shamrock071521
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-11-2013 02:04:09 | More by Atomicskis5
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hogansct

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-11-2013 01:39:12 | More by hogansct
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Metatron6

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-10-2013 22:16:24 | More by Metatron6
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kirchy

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

04-09-2013 02:53:30 | More by kirchy
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-08-2013 01:14:10 | More by FLBeerGuy
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AL89BR

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-07-2013 03:44:35 | More by AL89BR
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ystazi

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

04-07-2013 02:14:34 | More by ystazi
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-06-2013 23:48:47 | More by Hockey_Fan
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

04-06-2013 23:11:45 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Twoheartedzombie

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-06-2013 23:09:18 | More by Twoheartedzombie
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wroywel

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

04-06-2013 20:40:36 | More by wroywel
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-06-2013 12:55:51 | More by DrStiffington
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sommersb

Tennessee

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%

Tasted On: 04-03-2013
Freshness: Bottled 03-05-13
Packaging: 500ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Received in a trade

Starts off clear, with a medium golden hue. The generous 3+ fingers of head show excellent retention and lacing. The final pour is cloudy from the yeast and looks like a wit.

Aromas are mainly about the floral and citrus hops, but there is a note of pale malt sweetness. The hops aromas are pleasant and not overwhelming.

The taste is zesty and bitter, with dominant citrus flavors of oranges and grapefruits. Spicy and somewhat tart as well.

The mouthfeel has a high carbonation level and an aftertaste that is dry and mainly of bitter hops.

Overall another excellent pale ale from Maine Beer; hoppy yet balanced to make for an all-around enjoyable experience. After having both this beer and MO back to back I prefer MO over this one, but this is still a solid brew.

Thanks to DrewShal9 for the trade!

04-04-2013 02:23:47 | More by sommersb
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B00ZER

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

04-03-2013 14:33:42 | More by B00ZER
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Seakyden

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%

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...

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-01-2013 12:30:49 | More by HopChef44
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,844 ratings.