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Peeper Ale - Maine Beer Company

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Peeper AlePeeper Ale

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2,179 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,179
Reviews: 516
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 156
Gots: 305 | 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:
Beer added by: ToasterChef on 07-30-2009

Our original hoppy American ale. Dry, clean, well-balanced with generous dose of American hops.
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great pale ale. Just the right amount of hop, not bitter at all. The taste was exceptional, and the nose was even better - very floral and peppery, kind of earthy, green. Smooth mouthfeel. Great head. Absolutely delightful to smell and sip at the same time. Great combo.

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of yelterdow
4.95/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to Dan McLaughlin for bringing me back this beer. I've never been to Maine, although it is high on my list of places to visit in the near future.

Served in a curved pint glass at just over fridge temperature.

Appearance- Bright orange, this beautiful brew supports a monstrous three-finger crown that condenses into a soapy, pillowy mat. Gargantuan rings of lacing drape the interior of the glass, not letting up even for a second. Five full minutes after the initial pour, this beer is a statue of impeccable structure.

Smell- Right from the start, a gorgeous whiff of hops fill the air... perfume and honeyed grapefruit predominantly. As the beer breathes, the nose offers a more balanced malt presence that showcases subtle bread notes.

Taste- This is a treat for the discerning palate... it reminds me what true, honest, and superior qualities reside in grassroots brewing. The freshness here is terrific, the hop bitterness exquisite. After swirling in the yeast sediment (I still tell myself it's for the vitamins), the ingredients come together in sublime balance. This could easily be enjoyed in place of one of my favorite IPAs, as the hop fix here is extraordinary.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- This is one of those beers that you just don't want to deplete. Unassuming in the mouth, the texture is relatively light until its activation with a gentle swish. Undoubtedly a modern classic in its category, I am privileged to have enjoyed it.

Thank you Dan, and thank you guys at Maine Beer for keeping it real and honest. Your worldview mirrors my own, and for that I truly respect you.

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4.9/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not as hoppy as MO or their other beers, but perfectly balanced (as a pale ale should be). Nice, dry, crisp finish makes it incredibly easy to drink. Perfect balance of hops and malts. This is what all other pale ales should aspire to.

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4.88/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Cavanaghty
4.87/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden amber in color with good carbonation, a thick white head that last a long time.

Smell: Citrus like orange, grapefruit, some pine and maybe an apple like smell, very sweet smelling beer.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Watery smooth feel to it, what a well balanced beer, with light flavors of sweet citrusy hops, pepper, and fruit like quailities. It was watered down, but in a way that added an incredible unique taste, and it is a fresh spring water taste.

Overall: Wow did not expect this beer to be that good! What an refreashing earthy beer. The price was just right too. Noticed that many people were paying up around $7-10, the beverage places I have been it had been priced around $4-5, I paid $5 for mine.

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4.85/5  rDev +18%

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4.84/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed on tap at Hopleaf in Chicago.
Poured into a pint glass, it's a somewhat hazy gold with a single finger of foam and lots of lacing as I drink it.
Great aroma with plenty of floral and grass and a hint of citrus.
Man, this tastes amazing! All kinds of flavors going on. Sweet citrus, pineapple, grass, some cracker sweetness, white pepper, and a pleasant, mild, lingering bitter.
This is a VERY smooth beer. It almost felt creamy on my palate.
Overall, just excellent. Great beer.

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4.83/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

serving came from 16.9 ounce bottle, poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear golden amber hue with 1 1/2 fingers of creamy off white colored head. The head lasts quite a while and leaves very thick lacing on the glass. The last remaining pour contained a bit of yeast sediment clouding the beer only slightly.

S: Great strong aroma of citrus and floral hops w/ slight hints of caramel malt.

T: Great floral citrus hop flavor finished with a blend of flavors including subtle buttered bread, the sweetness of vanilla and hints of ginger tartness. A very complex and great taste.

M: Medium bodied beer that was very creamy and smooth. The carbonation leaves a slight lingering sweetness in the finish.

D: Exceptional beer. This is an excellent full flavored beer that finishes smooth and clean with a hint of sweet caramel malt.

I could drink this all the time if I could get it around here. Bought this on a trip to Portland about a week ago and only found one bottle to bring home. I need to go back for more.

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4.8/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.77/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had at the GLB.

The beer is straw yellow with a cloudyness. The head is plentiful with very nice lace

The nose is sweet with a fresh hop profile. The hops are a slight citrus with earthy hint . Very nice

The taste is not a letdown. A soft carbontion reveals a fresh fresh hop flavor not bitter and not overwhelming perfect.. the malt is present but never to much. Very nice.

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4.77/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

16oz brown bottle, batch #3, purchased at Whole Foods in Portland, Maine. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a good two inches of off-white rocky head that slowly dissipates. Citrussy American hops (C-hops?) come through strong on the aroma, with notes of orange, lemon, grapefruit, and pine. Tastes very hoppy too, but not in an unbalanced way. There's just enough biscuit and caramel to balance this very hop forward beer. Orange, grapefruit, lemon jump out immediately, with strong pithy, grassy, and piney notes, as well as a touch of cattiness in the finish and aftertaste. Medium bodied with a smooth creamy carbonation. Leaves a fair bit of lacing as the beer is drank. Very well done - definitely one of the finest APAs I have ever had, up there with Dale's and others. Dangerously drinkable, super tasty, but not overwhelming on any count. I am impressed and I can't wait to see what this brewery does next. Thanks guys for having "decided... to share"!

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4.76/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,179 ratings.