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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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1,981 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,981
Reviews: 495
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 155
Gots: 230 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

322wingedfoot, May 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

mjw1200, Dec 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

PoolFishGolf, Nov 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Clean, dry, drinkable, and yes, some pepper taste. However, the black pepper taste is minimal, perhaps perfectly balanced.

Maine's Pepper Ale is on the bottom-end of the hoppiness of the pale ales, very much indicative of the American Pale Ale style.

Definitely worth trying to get.

MarcGetty, Yesterday at 09:47 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

judkinst, Feb 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

tpauer, Feb 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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420Rick, Oct 09, 2014
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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.

MadScientist, Mar 28, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

1 pint 9 fl oz bottle into Flying Dog chalice. bottled on 10.12.12.

A: slightly hazed, beautiful pale yellow body. head is a massive bright white plume. retention is good and the lacing is thick.

S: lemons. black pepper. almost saison-like in its aroma. grapefruit skin.

T: like drinking a glass of lemon sherbert. grainy and chewy as well. dries out on the finish. there is a lingering flavor that reminds me a little of Captain Crunch cereal.

M: a fine carbonation on a light body. the bottle conditioning is well done.

D: dammit this stuff is dangerously drinkable. seriously one of the best APA's ive ever had. find it. drink it. drink it fresh please.

Jimmys, Dec 02, 2012
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4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

bottled 01/14/11

pours cloudy amber orange with a huge 3 plus finger head that left some spotted lacing

smell is amazing - fruity hops and hot cereal bready grains

taste matches the nose - this is one of the best apa's i have ever had - this somewhat reminds me a little of 3f gumballhead with a tad less hops - i swear i taste wheat - anyway good amount of bready grains and fruity hops - again top notch APA

mouthfeel - light/medium body with good carb but it could use more bite - just not as crisp as i would have liked

drinkability is out of this world - there is nothing better then finding a low abv full flavored beer that you could drink all day and every day - this is one of those beers for me - no its not a super complex barrel aged brew but it is a well crafted beer that i can taste that in every sip i take

jsh420, Feb 27, 2011
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4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a couple bottles in Portland this past summer. Pours crystal clear, almost a Pils color, with a nice sustained head. The aroma is filled with beautiful fruity scents. The beer is balanced for bitterness with a citrusy hop profile. Leave a lacy print of the glass, it goes down cleanly, so easy to drink that it is scary, and is never cloying. An excellent beer that is excellent.

mrjimcat, Dec 31, 2011
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4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired from svosie, so a big "Thank You" goes out to her. Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains piney hops, citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty but not too heavy malt character followed by mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in and creates a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Very smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, excellent representation of style, this is a very good sessionable beer that is worth drinking for a whole evening.

TheManiacalOne, Oct 30, 2010
Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
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