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Peak Organic Super FreshPeak Organic Super Fresh

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Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is Fresh Cut's assertive big brother. A wicked dry-hopped pilsner. Dripping with juicy, citrus hop character, this beer is a blast of deliciousness. We hope you enjoy.

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.74/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

L: Very hazy yellow with a small white head. Medium retention, excellent lacing.

S: Yellow grapefruit, lemon, mango, papaya, peach, pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew, green and white grape, faint cracker.

T: Peach, pineapple, mango, lemon, yellow grapefruit, pear, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, white grape, guava. Just a hint of crackery malt in the middle. Finishes crisp and dry with notes of grass, cucumber/watermelon rind/honeydew melon.

F: Medium-full bodied, medium carbonation, smooth and full in the mouth, finishes a bit lighter with the lager elements. Dry and very drinkable.

O: Pilsner my ass. This is no pilsner. This is an IPL, (a New England style IPL, if you will) stupidly hoppy and fragrant with massive fruity and juicy flavors, but with the crisp finish of a lager. A phenomenal beer overall. World class.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color, similar to a kellerbier. The head is a finger high and white in shade. It has a rough texture and poor retention, giving it little in the way of aesthetic appeal. The uniform haze the body features is fairly attractive, however.

There is nothing remotely traditional about the nose, so this will be reviewed as an India Pale Lager. And in that style, it delivers. Mainly, there are a ton of aromatic Mosaic hops that bring lots of orange, tangerine, and mango. On the other hand, there's also a distinct scallion quality that pervades everything. Amarillo also shows up with some strong lemon and lime notes. I'm going to give this benefit of the doubt since I personally don't like Mosaic as a hop (usually), especially considering how well it showcases its hop profile.

The first sips bring plenty of tangerine, grapefruit, pine, and grass. It has some malt notes of table sugar and biscuit in the middle (like a good IPL...whoops, I mean like a good pilsner should!) Only the finish reveal its lager roots - a subtle touch of finishing spiciness is the only hint that this is a 'pilsner'. It's also a bit oniony, but not as much as the nose indicated. It's not super complex, but the hop profile (generally) agrees very well with the lager base.

It feels exactly like a good pilsner should - slightly firm at the front, softer near the end, and dry as can be. Even better, there's no alcohol presence to be found. The only thing keeping it from being a chugger is the intense flavor profile (and that's for the best). Carbonation is zippy, as the "style" dictates.

If this tasted a bit less oniony, it would have been out of this fuckin' world. Still, it's one of the better hoppy lagers I've sampled to date. It keeps its light, crisp lager base in tact, even as it deals a near 8% ABV and tons of hop flavor. The intense Mosaic qualities mean I probably won't seek it out personally, but it's a must try for hop fans.

3.81/5: Best Peak beer I've had to date, that's for sure

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Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can not believe this is a Pilsner, without doubt this is by far the best pilsner ive ever tried, im sure the dry hopping had something to do with that. This drinks more like a well crafted session ipa, although the abv is up there. Juicy, fruity, bit of hop bite.....excellent. Now all they have to do is change those damn labels....looks like they designed their logo in 1953.

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Photo of VFerrec
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Just picked this up, canned on 3-9-17.
I didn't know what to expect, can says wicked hoppy pilsner. I was pleasantly surprised, reminds me of an IPL.
Golden slightly hazy pour.
Nice nose, however not super strong.
Tastes earthy, Amarillo At first, I think, then some citrus. Nice malt balance.
For a higher ABV very drinkable, smooth sipping. Will be trying this again.

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Photo of DanJaffe
4.73/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A damn tasty beer but an even better-smelling one! The scent of this beer is incredible. Very fresh (well named) but with a distinct earthiness that just makes you want to start drinking. The flavor comes rich at first and follows with a hoppy kick that lingers on the tongue after you finish a sip. Drink this beer!

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Photo of mnj21655
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy very pale straw in color with a finger of white head, retention is average, no lacing. Aroma is a bit grassy with some crackery malt and tangerine. Taste was crackery malt without any sweetness. There is a bit of zesty grapefruit, a moderate bitterness, and some alcohol in the finish with a bit of tropical fruit as the beer warmed a bit. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall this is pretty solid, definitely an amped up version of a Pils.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

decidedly american, on the edge of ipl, this is one of the best hoppy lagers around right now, and without a shadow of a doubt the best beer i have ever had from peak organic, no contest whatsoever. more than just citrus and citra, i get a pretty complex hop profile, grapefruit zest, spruce tips, west coast oils, high alpha, tangerine, even lime. you just dont see this in a pils base very often, especially where the malt flavor is so robust as well. they were smart to make this a little bigger and stronger than a conventional pils in order to hold up all the hops, a brilliant bit of beer architecture there. the lager yeast tastes german, old world, highly attenuated, and fresh, pretty awesome way to round this one out. its dry for how hoppy it is, not particularly bitter, and very obviously a lager not an ipa. the hop complexion is about as deep as you can go, intensely fresh, bright, sparkling even, not vegetal or leafy, but definitely not grassy or dried out, its ripe and drippy, really sexy. maybe some amarillo and simcoe on top of citra and maybe one of those crazy new new zealand varietals. whatever it is, id sure like to know more about it, but more than anything, i just wish i could drink another! this is a style bender, but an all time glass of beer!

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Photo of cbutova
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Tallboy pours into a glass with a fairly cloudy pale golden yellow body and a massive white cap. The head is thick and frothy in texture rising several inches high. Good retention and lacing forms with several large sheets and plenty of spots.

S- Dank and fresh, fruity hops. The hop profile leans towards the tropical and citrus side of things with a bouquet of mango, tangerine, dank herbs, orange, grapefruit, floral and slight pine notes. Really bright, juicy and inviting and on par with the best similar brews.

T- Again, kind of taken aback. Based on the can I wasn't sure to expect but the recent reviews seem to correlate and agree with what I am about to say. This thing just bursts with fresh hop tones with a tropical and dank sticky focus allowing citrus, floral and herbal hints to join in the backdrop. Mango nectar, peach, tangerine, bubblegum, weed, intense melon, cantaloupe, orange and lime come to mind. Some semblance of balance comes out in the flavor with German Pils grains and a bit of lager yeast presence but it ends up working out for the best.

MF- Creamy and silky smooth light-medium overall body. A bit of a frothy texture also comes into play and it ends with a smooth bitterness and tropical fruits lingering.

I have always enjoyed Peak Organic's brews but this is by far the best I have had from them. Juicy, massive dry hopped forefront with just a bit of Pils influence in the backdrop to keep things in check. Mine is dated 09/09/16 so I went in unsure if I was even going to review it but now i just want to find more of this beer.

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Photo of MrIncognito
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer really surprised me. I thought it would just be fun to try. But this really tastes fresh, juicy and hoppy. The name is perfect for the beer. The alcohol sneaks up on you because this this has the crispness of a standard pilsner from the hop and malt bill so you think it'll be lighter. Floral and fresh hop taste with sweet citrus notes.
Loved this

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Photo of jwjon1
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Holy sh!t did this sneak up on me and blow my socks out of the water! Its as if Tetreault and Page decided to make a pils. Super hopped, super juicy, and yet still crisp and clean enough to assertively convince you its a lager and not an ale. I'll be ecstatic if this becomes a regular offering at my beer store. Completely unexpected. Completely wicked awesome.

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Photo of gonzo000
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I honestly cannot believe that I am rating a Peak beer this high. Never really liked the brand, but this beer is a huge surprise. Crisp like a pilsner and hoppy, but not bitter. A home run!

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Photo of babaracas
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very hazy but not opaque light orange with one finger of creamy white head, settles to a thin ring, trails a spray of sticky lace on the glass. Smell: grassy with some lime zest, sugared mango, tangerine. Taste: tangerine and pineapple juice, sugared dried mango, mildly grassy, grapey and crackery pils malt. Creamy / pillowy. Super fresh is super tasty.

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Photo of PicoPapa
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Pours a semi hazy yellow gold with an inch of frothy white head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is a blend of juicy tropical fruits, pilsner malt, slight funk, and tangerine. The taste is tangerine, pineapple, melon, pilsner malt and sourdough bread. Medium bodied with a slightly dry mouthfeel. Overall, damn good Imperial Pilsner.

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Photo of oberon
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Came in a standard pint glass a clear lighter golden with a minimal head atop.Fresh citrus and mown grass in the nose,like the name of the beer says...super fresh.Sweet and citrusy on the palate with a little grassiness,a hop lovers delight,a light sweetish pizza dough malt base is great underneath fresh hop flavors.Just a great beer and joy to drink,ove the fresh hop flavors,loved it.

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Photo of citizencane
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinkable, with crisp lemon and bread flavors, with surprising thickness. Reminds me of both Jacks Sbby Calypyra and Evil Twin Citra Sunshine Slacker, but better. Not sure how this isn't considered an imperial Pilsner or something else like an APA, but who cares? It's tasty as anything and I'm sure I'll get it at least a third time.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dank, sweet hop juice. What! This beer came out of nowhere. It's got some Bissell Bros Substance like flavors, just lighter and not in your face. Orange, tangerine and pine. Grassy. Finishes dry with Pilsner malt lingering on the palate. Impressed.

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Photo of tigg924
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear, bright yellow in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is grapefruit, orange, wet hops, and light pilsener malt. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, slightly bitter. Easily the best beer I have had from Peak Organic. Super tasty, hoppy, slightly juicy pilsener.

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Photo of ChipChaight
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can from Noble Grains NYC on the UES
Golden, fruity, grassy, sparkling citrus zest zinger. Extremely drinkable, refreshing and crisp. Right up there with Nugget Nectar as a beer I could drink on repeat endlessly. Super fresh indeed.

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Photo of barsonthetrak
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm not a huge Fresh Cut fan, but Super Fresh definitely hits the right notes for a Doube IPL. Citrus, hops, pine, hint of resinous character on the sides of the tongue... high ABV isn't immediately noticeable but creeps in as it warms. If I could drink this every day, I would.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a pint glass at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy golden straw yellow color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Lemony, citrus, herbal, toasted, biscuity, and pale malts.

Taste: Pretty solid DIPL. Nice hop flavor followed by toasted and pale malts. Lager yeast, light bitterness, and light chewy notes in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, crisp, refreshing, medium carbonation, a little chewy, and medium bitterness.

Overall: I like Fresh Cuts big brother. Easy to drink and nice hop flavor. I'll definitely grab another one of these.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into sam Adams glass

Translucent amber, plenty of carbonation , frothy white two finger foam cap, good lacings , settles to a nice layer of white foam

Aroma of citrus, tangerine, orange,

Slight hop bite, well balanced, crisp finish

Good beer

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Photo of metter98
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—orange seems to stand out in particular.
T: The taste has flavors of orange citrus hops along with a bit of lemon and underlying pilsener malts. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish is a bit dry.
O: This is a nice IPL and is quite hoppy, but easy to drink and doesn't have as much of an edge of an IPA. I like how the can says, "A wicked dry-hopped pilsner." It's pretty dry hopped aright and that's exactly what they would say in Boston.

Serving type: can

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Photo of woodychandler
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I get very excited when I see a new beer being put into CANs, making it very attractive to/for The CANQuest (tm), my ongoing, misguided attempt to drink & review EVERY CANned beer in existence.

From the CAN: "Pure Ingredients, Delicious Beer"; "A Wicked Dry-Hopped Pilsner"; "[Certified] USDA Organic".

The Crack! was loud & revealed a brimful craft CAN, but it was also a 16-fl. oz. tallboy and so restraint was called for. Heck, I like being restrained on a routine basis, so it really was not that tough. Actually, it turned out to be tougher than I imagined as I was getting some dribbling between the vent of the CAN and the glass! Backing down, I still had two fingers of fluffy, pillowy French Vanilla-colored head with moderate retention that actually left decent lacing in its memory. Color was a hazy Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). Nose was lemony, but underlain by a bready/biscuit sweetness. Color me curious! Mouthfeel was big for a Pilsner of any stripe, like a big dollop had just landed on my tongue. The taste was very lemony, but also very grassy and with only a hint of the malt that I perceived on the nose. Just a couple of sips in & I was getting a lot of sticky lacing beginning to appear. The taste was very much of lemongrass & I began to envision taking this to a BYOB Asian cuisine restaurant. Mmmm. Fresh Cut is for outdoors, Super Fresh gets to stay inside. Finish was dry, citrusy, but very tasty. Yes, more please!

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Photo of whodeeni
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer! It holds up remarkably well too! The canned date is 12/31/15. Tastes as though it were just canned! The Hops are very strong and dry! It's also very juicy! This is the King of Pilsners!

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Photo of CommonSense
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned about 6 weeks ago. Thank you Peak for clearly communicating the born on date.

Pours a golden hazy straw. Huge head with great retention and lacing. Beautiful looking beer.

Great aroma. Popping out of the glass is tropics/citrus and hops. This is a unique brew.

Delicioso. Taste follows the nose. Cereal-y, citrus-y hop bomb. Pretty bitter aftertaste which will turn some off of this "pilsner". I for one, enjoy it and can appreciate the deviation in style. As it warms, the 7.6% abv comes through.

Nicely carbonated and dry. Light body. Love it.

Admittedly, I have not had many high-profile pilsners, but this one takes the cake. Slightly ahead of Peak's regular fresh cut.

This an outstanding and unique beer that you should really try.


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Peak Organic Super Fresh from Peak Organic Brewing Company
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