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Happy Hour | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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25 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States
peakbrewing.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BEERMILER12 on 07-18-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,665
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
25
pDev:
7.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of grover37
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BallsDeep
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

on draft in a shaker pint

very pale straw color - foamy white head. lighter in color than I'd expect. Mild grainy aroma, clean. easy drinking and mild pilsner malt and touch of grassy hops. thin bodied.

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Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

And now, the aftermath of the Fourth of CANuly! I had laden my reefer with CANs that day, not really expecting to run through all of them, but more as a stopgap from running out before the day was over. The result is that now, I have a buncha cold CANs that I do not want to simply pull out & have get warm again. Ah, the trials & travails of The CANQuest (tm)! In this instance, I had purchased a duo-pack of Evergreen IPA and Crush IPA & since I seem to be immersed in Peak Organic B.C. CANs today, I figured to give this a whirl.

From the CAN: "Pure Ingredients, Delicious Beer".

Like the approved pic? Thank The CANQuest (tm)! I began with a loud Crack! and when it gave me a spritz across my fingertips, it was all that I could do to hold back from an inverted Glug. Sadly, my favorite Pilsner glass is not meant for that kind of nonsense, so I went with a standard Glug that still managed to raise a finger of dense, foamy, bone-white head with moderate retention. Color was Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a peppery, Saaz-driven hoppiness overlain on a biscuity malt foundation, but I associate hop-first, malt-second more with the GER style Pils. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, just about what one should expect in the style. The taste was really lovely, beginning with an explosion of black pepper, like a Flash! Bang! grenade sent in to soften things up as it was followed by a lemon-grassiness and a biscuity maltiness. I would be reluctant to do so, but imagine cracked Black Pepper on Enrico's Lemon Biscotti from Pixburgh's Strip District. Oh my. Finish was dry, but not overwhelming. I imagine it to have a relatively-low ABV so it would be a great filler for the cooler, followed by the Evergreen & Crush IPAs. I am totally crushing this one! YMMV.

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Photo of liquorpig
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daliandragon
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up at Downtown Crown in Gaithersburg for a cool ninety nine coppers for a twelve oz. can. In Montgomery County, MD, no less. Sign me up. Nice solid sticky head atop a pale body accompanied by a little fresh baked bread note and a touch of banana.

The same slightly fruity grain and fresh biscuit note maintains but is accented with a touch of spicy hops. Delicate in body but very flavorful and strong for what I was expecting. Really nice, interesting pilsner. I'd be happy to drink these all summer, particularly for that reasonable price.

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Photo of Lucular
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antc2382
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of I3eer
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Squires
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of puboflyons
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. can dated 07/27/16. Sampled on November 19, 2016.

The pour is yellow, fairly clear, and with busy carbonation leading up to a modest white fizzy head.

The aroma brings out those toasted bread characters of a decent pilsener along with grassy sensations.

The body is light.

I pick up the same sweet and toasted bread characters in the flavor along with a grassy finish. Mild to moderate tiast finish.

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Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm sitting on a beach in Aruba, so this might be impacting my objectivity, but this is a really good "beach beer," IMHO. It pours a slightly cloudy golden straw color with a finger+ nearly white head.

The aroma is grassy aromas, with the slightest sweetness from the Pilsner malt. The taste is noble hops - and a most welcome lemongrass flavor that really elevates this. The feel is bright, but not overly so.

Peak describes this as "crushable" on their website, and that's accurate. If I was so inclined, I could pound this all day long - especially if I was surrounded by a beach.

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Photo of crotharagain
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prost76
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Finman1017
4.39/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Excellent if your having a few

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Can from Bert's
Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a huge off white head that persists. Light DMS initially with some faint bready pilsner and apple on the nose. earthy floral hop aromas. Bitter flavor with a slight chalk and barely any malt to balance it. Light astringency, Fairly dry finish. Not horrible but needs a bit of work.

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Photo of harsley
4.44/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PatGreer
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Philcassella
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a straw yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a small cap

S: Nice grassy and spicy noble hop character up front along with some crackery malts and light breadiness. Some floral notes in the back

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a good noble hop character that imparts the usual grassy and spicy notes and then goes into a crackery and bready maltiness that provides a light sweetness and lingers for a good while. Finishes with lingering maltiness and spicy hop notes

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid and easy-going pils with good noble hop character and classic crackery maltiness. Very easy to drink. Peak has been putting out some nice new brews that are worthy of checking out. This one is no exception

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Happy Hour from Peak Organic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 25 ratings
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