The Juice
Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #193
Ranked #6,306
4.04 | pDev: 8.66%
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States
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ChristopherCurtis from New York

4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Apricot jam with gobs of white foam. Smuttynose Finest Kind doppelganger.
Smell: Orange juice, lemon zest, maybe some lime and fresh buttermilk biscuits.
Taste: Grapefruit, grainy at times, crackers, lemongrass, not too bitter. Tastes fresh.
Feel: Slammable.
Overall: The only juice I'll have with breakfast.

Dec 05, 2020
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dano213 from Pennsylvania

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

12oz can purchased from the fridge as a six-pack for $11.99. Best By 2/18/2021...not sure what that means as far as when it was canned but the guy at the store said that they usually carry it, it was out of stock, and then more had just come in recently.

Look: Very hazy! Light orange, cloudy, murky...looks a bit like fresh-squeezed, unfiltered grapefruit or peach juice. Very thin white head clinging to the surface.

Smell: Smells like straight-up grapefruit juice! This canning must be fresh. The aroma is so intense and inviting. On the very front end of the nose, I pick up some of those resinous, green hop notes. But this nose is almost all about citrus juice. As I drink this, I get a bit of those chalkly aromas that I sometimes get with NEIPAs...but that could just be some of the yeast resettling as I swirl the glass.

Taste: Does not disappoint. Up front it tastes super juicy, even get a bit of citrus tang. Very refreshing. The beer finishes with citrus aromatics and a nice hop bittering that is not too aggressive and not shy either. I like the fresh citrus pith/zest flavors that come through and linger between sips.

Feel: Soft and creamy. Nice carbonation. Well done.

Overall: Solid beer, solid price, super crushable and refreshing. Just make sure that you can get it fresh. Such a nice progression of flavors. It's hard to believe that a beer that looks and smells like this could be balanced, but to me it really is. Then again, I think that the expectation for an American Pale Ale has evolved so much nowadays....this could easily qualify as a New England Pale Ale. I remember drinking this beer about two or three years ago and I think that they changed the brewing process to make it super hazy. I remember it being clear or just slightly hazy. It was good then and it's good now too. Just seems like a different beer.

Jul 16, 2020
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Peak Organic Brewing Co. "The Juice"
one pint can, "Best by: 6/19/2020 10:06"
$3.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: I appreciate that it's organic. I wonder if all of the hops are organic. And what are they? It's a hazy deep golden with a finger's width of white foam on top. The aroma is fairly bright with notes of orange, pineapple, mango, and pine. The malt comes through as well. On to the taste... well it's pretty much what the aroma suggests. Everything in the aroma is there with the addition of some apricot, a swirl of spiciness, and some more "woodiness" in addition to the pine. The malt is basic, lightly sweetish, and a touch bready. It's quite nice, and a little bit unusual. I was expecting more of an orange juice flavor given the name but it's more varied than that. In fact, although I found the orange fairly predominant at the outset it's not like that anymore. I should also note, it's not that blast of flavor that you get in a "juice bomb", it's much more like a standard IPA - and this is just a pale ale! It seems to have about 45 IBUs and it finishes dry with a bit of spiciness and pine lingering. It's medium in body and gently crisp. The head has held up remarkably well and I've still got a creamy quarter inch of foam covering the entire surface. The lacing as you can imagine is quite good as well. Bravo on that! So I'm not sure what else to say about this one. It's quite full of character and yet it's not overdone at all. It's really well balanced, and easy to drink.
Review #6,987

Mar 31, 2020
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tigerinatrance from New York

3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: orangey, pineappley light yellows and oranges and browns, very quickly dissipating minimal head. Very pretty but nothing special.
S: why does this just smell slightly like... lemony hops? That's about it and it's not strong. This does not have a strong aroma at all.
T: mmmmm... citrusy, mildly piney goodness in every sip. Super satisfying. I'm not a big hoppy APA guy, but I LOVE this. You've got grapefruit and clementine and cherry and lemon and some slight resin, but it never overwhelms you. It's not a punch in the face with hops, it's a lullaby, or an ode.
F: full, frothy, bubbly, high carbonation, goes down easy! Very burpy once you get into the thick of things.
O: one of my favorite APA's out there after one 16 oz. can. It's right up my alley. It isn't overwhelming. It isn't trying to be a hop bomb, it's trying to be The Juice and that's what I love about it! A fine job by Peak Organic Brewing Co.

Feb 17, 2020
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peepicheep from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Olde Lincoln House in Ephrata.
Look: Beautiful golden color. Alas another blink and you'll miss it head. Just a bit of a white line around the glass.
Smell: Just about none.
Taste: Here it gets interesting. Strong citrus in every sip. Equally strong bitterness. Exactly what I am looking for. I will warn you (as have others) that the bitterness may be a bit much for some. Again, this works for me. YMMV.
Overall a great summer sipper worth seeking out.

Aug 22, 2019
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Foster Country Club during a bike trip across Rhode Island. Easy drinking and quite flavorful/aromatic for the ABV given all the late-addition hops


Jun 26, 2019
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Ronl12 from Massachusetts

3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz into IPA glass. Dated best buy 7/13/19.
Look is very nice cloudy golden yellow. Smell is citrus with a note of orange on the top. Taste follows nose and notice the orange. Feel is fairly light. Overall a very nice APA that I would drink again.

May 06, 2019
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MNAle from Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is not strong, but nice - typical APA citrus, but richer - grapefruit, orange, pineapple. 1/2 inch white, thick head. Hazy (not turbid) pale orange, not quite bright. Foam leaves plenty of lacing as the head recedes. Flavor is orange, grapefruit, and pineapple, like the aroma. Bitterness begins in the middle and grows to almost dominate the aftertaste, especially toward the end of the pint. Mouth feel is smooth, medium body. Quite nice, but not up to others of the style I've had. (But, in fairness, it is well past the "best by" date of 8/13/18.)

Jan 10, 2019
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Dakin from Utah

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Slightly cloudy, nice bit of sticky head on top.

Smell: Sweet malts, lemon, grapefruit.

Taste: Earthy up front. Hoppy all the way through with a slightly sweet wet grapefruit on the tail. Some nice lemon-lime nuances in there as well.

Feel: Nice pillowy mouthfeel.

Overall: Very good NEIPA. Nice and dank. Smooth finish.

Sep 22, 2018
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argock from Virginia

4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

best by 08/13/2018
Hazy peach-gold with 1-finger foamy off white head with good retention and solid band of lacing.
Aroma is generically fruity and moderate in intensity with some lemon, lime, and grapefruit along with more herbal, earthy notes than I was expecting.
Flavor is a huge upgrade from the aroma with bursting grapefruit, orange, lemon-lime and honeysuckle really blending in a balanced fashion with the light caramel notes on the malt side. A supremely balanced APA - right in the sweet spot.
Feel is also a good balance of oily slickness, slightly tacky maltiness and medium body with low-average carbonation.
Peak has consistently impressed me with their hoppy beers - The Juice is no exception despite the dumb name.

Jul 04, 2018
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citizencane from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pretty standard translucent yellow. Smells of lemon and malt. Taste is the same, with some citrus rind and more detailed caramel notes coming through with the malt. Leaves a feeling on the mouth a lot like soda, except I hope I can trust this to not rot my teeth too much! Not bad.

Apr 27, 2018
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Jesterr44 from Canada (ON)

3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly cloudy, uniform, straw colour with a tall enough white head which fades to a thin bubbly foam rather quickly. Carbonation looked a little over active, but looks pretty good all the same. Aroma definitely tropical citrus, but not too strong; hoppy & fruity. Taste is again tropical citrus with some astringent bitterness up front which lingers throughout the sip. The hops peek through but seem blocked by the bitterness, leaving the taste rather dry. Mouthfeel is neither juicy nor full, and only almost smooth. If I hadn't had 20 better IPAs in the past year, I would say this is pretty good. Instead, I'm saying it was drinkable, but not something I will look for again, and not worth a 4+ where I would score good PAs.

Feb 11, 2018
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elNopalero from California

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

NE style pale ale from a can--at my grocery store. Let's try it!
This pours a straw tan with a pleasant cloudy haze. Looks the part.
I get a big aroma of squeezed orange juice. There's a nice body on this. Drying finish. Orange citrus with some pineapple undertones. Not bad!

Jan 25, 2018
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MaineBrewing from Maine

2.97/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured a very pale straw color, hazy. A slightly too aggressive pour yeilded a large 3 finger head. Very thick and frothy white head, took quite a moment to dissipate. Left no lacing, and only a slight ring of head remained around the edge.

S - Aroma is a little off. I get a nice pungent herbal hop, dank, pine at first then it's followed by a bunch of off aromas including butter and green apple.

T - The flavor is light and crisp, citrusy hops, lemon zest, slight mango as well as grassy, earthy, and floral notes. Not as Juicy as I was expecting for a beer called "The Juice" but more than adequate for an APA. A nice malt backbone accompanies providing a slightly sweet bready flavor. Finish is only slightly bitter, with an English ale yeast character rife with diacetyl and an unappealing green apple flavor.

M - Mouth feel is a little too thick for the style, sticky, and slow drinking, not quaffable or refreshing. Odd for the ABV, I would expect a crisp refreshing brew, but this is slow sipping, forcing me to focus on the off flavors present.

O - Overall I'm not too impressed with this there are many, many more alternatives both local and from abroad that are more enjoyable than this. I think this has potential, but being contract brewed by shipyard they cant escape the house flavor with that buttery diacetyl that you wish wasn't there but keeps presenting its ugly head with every sip. It fits with an English ale, but this juicy APA begs to be brewed with a clean finishing yeast.

Jan 24, 2018
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can into a pint glass. packaged 9/15/17, so a little over 3 months old.

hazy orange-yellow body, small persistent white head leaving good lacing.

not much on the nose, smells kinda "clean".

not much in the taste department either. maybe 3 months is too long for this particular beer. no juice, just a slightly sour bitterness.

around medium on the mouth, sour and bitter on the finish.

overall, a disappointing brew. would like to try a fresher one. i believe this 4 pack was from a fairly recent event at a bottle shop. would have hoped they would bring the freshest beer possible.

Dec 22, 2017
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beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-Canned 7/17. Consumed in a spiegelau ipa glass 11/17.

A: A light haziness fills a faint orange colored body with some lemony highlights. Carbonation is sparse, slow moving while a whipped and frothy dairy cream colored head rests atop with good resistance.

S: Wet and tropical pineapple and oranges mix with a juicy and fresh nature on the open. Fresh wet grassy and pine hops also chirp in. Theres some juicy lemon as well while the strength is mid-level while lingering.

T: Bittering orange and citrus hops are flowery providing a nice bite upon the open. The semi-dry tropical notes of pineapple and mangoes bring in a fresh wet vibe while the finish finds more of a flowery pine and grassy dry hop fade.

M: Crisp carbonation and creamy malts provide a razor sharp bite and delivery on the tongue. Flowery hops adds an abrasive edge and warming of tropical orange occurs on the inner cheeks.

O: Overall a nice transition of tropical wet and flowery dry hops progress though-out the drink bringing a nice change of spectrum. Amply hopped brew with some NE tropical notes combining with some west coast flair and flavor. Highly bitter, sharp mouthful with a nice drink-ability rate.

Dec 13, 2017
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Psilo from California

3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours the color of pineapple juice. Half a finger of white head which stays about the same all the way down, leaving not much lacing behind. Watery pineapple juice, yellow and opaque.

Light smell of citrus and perhaps tropical fruits.

Tastes of nondescript fruits, light malts. A bit thin, perhaps watery, aggressively bitter. Not at all juicy, as the name might lead one to believe.

Fairly light and easy to drink. Expect bitter rather than juicy.

Oct 02, 2017
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hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz tallboy dated July 31.

For a grocery store pickup, this is great. Pungent, juicy aroma. A little bitter and dry on the palate. Don't expect a trillium or treehouse and you won't be disappointed.

Sep 08, 2017
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. Can poured vigerously into an imperial pint glass

A swirling deep haze of white-straw golden coloration. Chunky, dense but short white foam cap hold on tight. Lace and constant coverage is pretty excellent.

A deep , hoppy nose is rather impressive. Pine tree, citrus, light but juicy and sweet fruits. A rather excellent hop based aroma. The malt is light and mildly sweet aromatics blends right in with the sweet-citrus hops.

The flavor and mouthfeel are both light and crisp, then full and smooth with lots of hop coloration and electric malty tones. A rather crisp but earthy hoppy bite hits first, pine and tangy edged citrus brings a lively first impression. Very clean mouthfeel and taste is always nice with Peak. Whole grains, wheat, light malted barley, corn and maybe even light rye in the overall malt flavor spectrum. The hops have a big aroma but are toned down slightly in the flavor but puts it a very excellent balance with malt for a prettyclassic approach to the APA. Thinking of the style, this one is just spot-on, with even more malty goodness and hoppy complexity than even some of the best APA's I can think of. The hops are much more "New England" style juicy than they are bold and bitter like the big bots from the west coast (Sierra Nevada being just one). At any rate, the body and taste seems like it gets a wholsome boost from oats. I'm not saying its brewed with oats, but it could be!

Uber quality overall. An honest new classic for the style.

Sep 05, 2017
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Navinjohnson from New York

4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A definite winner. I don't care one bit about it being organic. A very crushable and flavorful IPA. Light to medium body. Hoppy...comes in a tall boy. I need another. Fine job!

Aug 27, 2017
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.41/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy, orange-yellow in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is orange juice, grapefruit rind, and pale malt. Bitter, medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Makes for a slightly citrusy and above average pale ale. Was expecting way more juice given the name. Not bad, just one I will most likely not rush out to get again.

Aug 09, 2017
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 16oz can, dated 06/23/17. Served in a 21oz pub glass.

Pours a mildly cloudy, pale straw yellow with some super-fine carbonation and a three-plus finger head of soft and pouffy suds. Retention is excellent leaving a big floating island of shaving cream and fat gobs of sticky lacing. Looks great.

Fairly faint nose of clean maltiness, soft yeastiness and fruity hops.

Tastes of soda crackers, lemon rind, creamsicle and kiwi, dead-neutral between sweet and bitter. A little pine and grapefruit pith creeps in near the finish, slightly resinous, ending with some sticky hop oils tingling on the tongue.

Feel is clean and bright, a hair thinner than medium bodied with fine, prickly carbonation.

Overall, a very-most excellent, tasty beverage! Not super complicated but an honest, simple joy to drink. I'll pick up a four-pack every chance I get.

Jul 19, 2017
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Tucquan from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2017-06-27 in Marietta, PA at Shank's Tavern, on-tap

A - Pale orange with a 1.5-finger white head an moderate lace

S - Oranges! Also some biscuit and light floral.

T - Tastes like someone poured a couple shots of navel orange juice into a pint of American Pale Ale. After the initial orange rush, it tastes more like a balanced Pale Ale without an emphasis on bitterness, big malt body or hop flavors. In this sense, it doesn't take remarkable its strength is its easy drinkability.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Not overly dry; yet refreshing.

O - Had this at the end of an 8-mile hike on this beautiful summer day. I understand why it's called The Juice, but the orange aromas and flavors didn't keep this from hitting the spot. I'd have it again.

Jun 27, 2017
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VeganUndead from Virginia

3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bit thin, flavor dissipates on the finish, but that is only disappointing because overall the flavor and aroma are very impressive. Pleasantly surprised

Jun 21, 2017
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BucannonXC5 from California

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Clear 14.75-oz. porter/stout tulip
From: Trader Joe’s in Mira Mesa Calif.
Price: $2.75
Purchased: June 5, 2017
Consumed: June 8, 2017
Reviewed as: American Pale Ale
Misc.: Packaged on May 12, 2017 at 3:38 p.m. ET

Picked this up on a recent trip to the Mira Mesa Trader Joe’s. A friend of my brother’s loved it on Untappd and I’m hoped I did too. I assumed it was a juicy IPA, but not so sure. Going into it rather blind.

Poured a straw hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of off-white head. A few bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. Good spotty lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled a nice mix of hops and fruit from the jump. Specifically got Amarillo for sure, likely Citra and Mosaic, and maybe Centennial and Motueka. Also spoiled fruit, melon, cantaloupe, grapefruit peel, orange creamscicle, tangerine, mango juice and even some lactose. I somehow liked this. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted about as good. Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic, spicy Simcoe and Centennial for hops. For fruit got a mix of spoiled peach, orange creamscicle, guava, mango, melon, cantaloupe, sharp pungent grapefruit peel, orange blossom, nectarine and candied caramel squares. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Long, citrusy finish. (Feel - 4.00)

Much better than I thought it was going to be. For a hazy pale ale, it was pretty good. (Overall - 4.00)

4.00 | 90 | A-

Jun 15, 2017
The Juice from Peak Organic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 290 ratings