Super Fresh
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Pilsner - Imperial
Ranked #1
Ranked #3,793
4.13 | pDev: 8.96%
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States
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Notes: 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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clayrock81 from Florida

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cloudy yellow-gold body with lace sheath ring down glass. Mild, hoppy, lager-esque aroma. Clean, crisp, light beer that balances a dry, hoppy crispness with a pils malt sweetness and clean finish. ABV does not seem nearly as high as listed and very easy to drink beer.

Aug 13, 2018
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connecticutpoet from Connecticut

3.37/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance – Half finger head on a yellow, very slightly hazy body.

Aroma – Grapefruit and white pine. Sure was right about being heavy on hops.

Taste – Light bitterness, hop resins, and lighter malts. Not very complex.

Mouthfeel – Light and refreshing.

Overall – I thought there would be more layers to the flavor. Not a bad beer but somewhat average.

May 31, 2018
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Nephilium from Ohio

4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big, bold, grassy aroma. Pours a cloudy amber with a white head. Clean malt flavor going to tropical fruit, pine, and grass notes. A bit full bodied for a pilsner, but it is an imperial one. Overall, a very nice example of the style.

Feb 07, 2018
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illpass78 from Maine

4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tallboy poured into a Pilsner glass. Paired with tofu parm and Brussels sprouts.

Appearance: A hazy straw with a big foaming white head.

Aroma: Well, it’s super fresh. Hops, cut grass, spring leaves. VERY clean.

Taste: Floral, hoppy, grassy, full of bite. Some fruit, somewhat tropical. Herbaceous.

Mouthfeel: Perfect for style. Super drinkable at 7+.

Overall: A powerhouse. One of the best pilsners in New England. Get it.

Jan 27, 2018
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can into a pint glass. packaged 10/24/17, so 2 months old (not exactly "super" fresh)

Hazy yellow-orange body, small but persistent white head leaving excellent lacing.

Faintly fruity aroma.

Good tasting beer. doesn't really come off as a pilsener though. good hop bite, slight fruity and cattiness. dryish too.

well over medium on the mouth, slightly foamy. sour and bitter on the finish.

overall, i like the taste of the beer, but even at 2 moths old, it comes off as more of a pale ale than a pilsener.

Dec 22, 2017
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Canned ~8 weeks ago.

L -- Pours a moderately hazed golden straw color with a two-finger white head produced with moderately aerated pour. Some retention and lacing
S -- Very well done here. Lots of juicy tropical fruits, including that nice garlicy pungency that comes with particularly well executed dry-hopping. Also a little bubblegum. I guessed mosaic was prevalent in the dry hopping given the fabulous aroma, but after consulting their site I've learned it's a combination of citra and chinook with simcoe and centennial added during the dry-hop. Nice!
T -- Starts with orange flesh and peel, followed by a decent amount of herbaceous and grassy notes. Crackery malts. Finish has a restrained, earthy character
F -- Mouthfeel is a little off, I think primarily because of a clashing of the light pilsner mouthfeel alongside the heavy hopping that's going on here. The end result is a fairly intense flavor palate that feels pretty watery. Medium+ carb
O -- A great offering from Peak Organic that I would definitely have again. More of an APA/IPL than a pilsner, but who cares? At 8-weeks-old this still has a remarkably fresh character to it. At two weeks fresh it must be absolutely stupendous


Aug 22, 2017
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Jimmys from Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

canned JUN 26th.

pours way too hazy for a pilsner, but hey what are guidelines these days? flavor is fairly fruity, nice citrus notes, biscuit grain, clean finish. nothing too 'pilsner' esque, but rather a mild IPA. i think that might have been the point here to some extent and I get that, but overall a good beer that is very easy to drink.

Jul 30, 2017
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can dated 26 Jun 17

Pours foggy hazy gold with a creamy white foam head. Smells like lychee, peach, dark berry, lemon, grapefruit, orange citrus, juicy pear, apple, grapes, honey crackery pilsner malts, some woody minty spice, with floral dank resinous earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like lychee, peach, dark berry, lemon, grapefruit, orange citrus, juicy pears, apple, grapes, honey crackery pilsner malts, some woody minty spice, with floral dank resinous earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate smooth carbonation. Overall a really nice hoppy pilsner.

Jul 29, 2017
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Sheppard from Virginia

4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy golden which is a negative in a pilsner to me, but this is "a wicked dry hopped pilsner" so I guess I'll allow it. You can smell the berries on the nose. It's very prominent. Some berry character up front with a birch bark minty finish. It's well done, but I'm not crazy about the flavor profile.

Jul 28, 2017
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Lucular from Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Unfortunately my can of Super Fresh was less than super fresh. Canned 3/9/17, purchased (not by myself) and consumed (by myself) 6-14-17. Not bad for 3 months old but the aromatic hop qualities that other reviewers have mentioned were much diminished. Initially poured with a nice head which faded away completely. I'd be curious to try this beer with under a month of age on it.

Jun 15, 2017
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Phishagonia from Connecticut

4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16oz can into tulip. Pours a beautiful slightly transparent, soft orange color. Small head leaves some nice lacing. On the nose I get a burst of fresh tropical fruits followed up by a bit of a grassy smell. There is a faint cracker malt presence as well. The taste follows right where the nose leaves off..I get fresh, citrusy hops up front, a very smooth malt middle, and a soft hop finish at the end. Excellent beer. I'd get this again in a heartbeat. Well done, Peak.

Jun 02, 2017
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

4.74/5  rDev +14.8%
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.

Apr 20, 2017
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ThisWangsChung from Maryland

3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
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

Apr 07, 2017
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manfromanotherplace from New York

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Apr 07, 2017
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VFerrec from Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Mar 21, 2017
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DanJaffe from Massachusetts

4.73/5  rDev +14.5%
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!

Jan 14, 2017
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mnj21655 from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Dec 22, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
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!

Dec 17, 2016
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Dec 07, 2016
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MrIncognito from Virginia

4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
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

Nov 18, 2016
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jwjon1 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%
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.

Nov 15, 2016
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gonzo000 from Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
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!

Nov 14, 2016
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babaracas from Florida

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Nov 13, 2016
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PicoPapa from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Oct 26, 2016
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oberon from North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Oct 23, 2016
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