Peak Organic Hop Blanc | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Peak Organic Hop BlancPeak Organic Hop Blanc

Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BEERMILER12 on 10-28-2013

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3.68/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 20 ounce tin cup. I thought I was in The Shawshank Redemption. The beer was alight amber color with a good sized head. It left a nice amount of lace.

Peppery spice aroma. Some citrus. Caramel.

Coriander, pepper up front in the taste. I kind of lost the citrus. Some bread.

A nice spicy beer. Very pleasant to drink. Would have this again.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, day 4 of the 2014 Craft Beer Advent calendar. A veteran brewery for the calendar makes a return appearance.

This beer pours a hazy, bright pale golden yellow hue, with one flabby finger of loosely foamy and bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some hanging tree branch lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of fresh, sassy orange, lemon, and lime citrus peel, a further candied tropical fruitiness, tame earthy yeast, soft bready caramel and pale malt, and even more leafy, floral, and somewhat grassy hops. The taste is bready pale malt, an ethereal caramel sweetness, still rather rounded and complex citrusy, leafy, earthy, and grassy hops, a waning phenolic yeastiness, and maybe a hint of burgeoning alcohol warmth.

The bubbles are plainly frothy, and actually a tad playful, the body a pleasantly plump medium weight, and so-so smooth, the hops and yeast kind of tripping clumsily and heavily around here. It finishes well-balanced between the still peppy hops, grainy malt, and moderating yeast.

One of the better instances of a style I continue to argue has no place in my little corner of the beer canon. Anyways, the hops predominate, in their varied guises, and everything else just tries to play catchup. Another enjoyable brew from this year's Craft Advent calendar - keep 'em comin'!

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.22/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.57/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 81LO-09/14/13. Sampled on June 14, 2014.

Before you read much further I will declare right now that this does not fit the American IPA style. It does however fit the witbier style. IMO.

Hazy pale yellow pour with a lingering white head.

Toasted pale malts, spice, grapefruit tickle the nose. But these are witbier aromas not hoppy aromas.

Light and refreshing body.

The taste is full of toasted cracker pale malts, spice, and orange zest, and grapefruit. Mediocre hops but perhaps that is due to the age of this bottle. If someone was to plop this in front of me blindly I would call it a witbier not an IPA.

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Flowers, oranges;

Out of the heart of winter,

A taste of summer.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Day 4 of the BeerAdvent calendar.

Pours a cloudy straw colour with white fluffy head.

Nose is very pronounced fruitiness. Perhaps Mandarin Orange or "tropical" fruit.

Taste is very fruity and citrusy - lemon, lime, orange. Quite sweet and only slightly bitter at the finish

Refreshing beer. I found the fruity flavours a bit overwhelming but overall an enjoyable beer.

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3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that gradually died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of Belgian yeast are present in the nose along with slight hints of citrusy hops.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the hops seem to be a bit stronger and impart flavors of grapefruit and papayas as well as a moderate amount of bitterness. Hints of spices are also detectable.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and somewhat crisp and dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be a lot easier to drink compared to other Belgian IPAs because it uses wheat malts and seemed a lot lighter on the palate.

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of illpass78
4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a golden straw with heavy carbonation and a big pillowy white head. Sticky lacing on the way down. It's hazy and has a yellowish glow.

Aroma: Spices, some yeasty funk, citrus, lemon, a bit of green grass or green leaves.

Taste: Follows the nose, with citrus and lemon leading the way. More wheat than was present in the nose. Dry. Crisp, refreshing. Well-hidden ABV.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat light of body. Not a flaw; it's a good spring/summer type beer.

Overall: One of my favorite offerings from Peak. A tasty, slightly fruit, dry IPA that I can picture having broad appeal. I noticed the "born on" date on this six pack is a little old; I imagine this is really terrific when it's very fresh.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.7/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap 11/9/2014 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, Belgian yeast, citrus and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a nice bitter burst of grassy hops. Then some mild sweetness comes in from citrus and caramel. The malt character is a bit thin but brings a good balance. The wild Belgian yeast adds some estery sourness bite. The after-taste is slightly hoppy.

M: A little smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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Peak Organic Hop Blanc from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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