Peak Organic Pale Ale | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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80
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227 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Peak Organic Pale AlePeak Organic Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Pale Ale is a complex hybrid between a West-Coast Pale Ale and a British-Style Pale Ale. An abundance of Cascade Hops gives this beer a citrusy, floral nose. We use a high percentage of Caramel Malt to provide a stark contrast to the hoppy front palate, giving our pale ale a smooth, malty finish.

44 IBU

Added by jdhilt on 03-18-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
227
Reviews:
113
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 227 |  Reviews: 113
Photo of Moestavern
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deniro
3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured it. Got a small head. Pours light gold in color with some carbonation. Smelled really good, citrus smell and I almost got a hint of pineapple or something that reminded me of it with the citrus/sweet smell. The taste is a little hoppy. Definitely some citrus and grapefruit stand out right away with a subtle sweetness that lingers in there. Clean and refreshing taste. Overall it's pretty good beer

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Photo of DoubleMalt
3.28/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tdm168
3.69/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griphon
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Derb
3.82/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BMaurais
2.74/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of leaddog
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a gold with two fingers of bubbly effervescent head.

Smell - adjunct aromas, biscuity malts, leafy hops, slight hint of lemon, hay.

Taste - Predominately malt based followed by the leafy hops. The adjunct aromas are there but not as potent as in the aroma.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with very high carbonation. Finishes dry.

Overall - A lackluster APA that needs a lot of tweaking. A better substitute for a macro type beer but nothing worth seeking out for.

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Photo of stcules
2.79/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Amber, lightly oranged. Lightly hazy. Not so beautiful foam, off-white.
Light smell, malty, biscuit hint, light hop.
Light taste, same malty and biscuity notes. Il slips away, leaving almost anythng in the aftertaste.
Just a bit of hop.
Nothing remarkable.

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Photo of AMCimpi
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of digitalflood
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
3.15/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Act25
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I agree with A bros and consensus views on Peak and on their Pale Ale.

A: Flattish - Pours a clear golden color that behaves like a mass made beer with a modest head that retains and laces only a little.

S: Toffee, sweet butter, plus earthy hop. Again sweet buttery like mass made.

T: The best part. Follows smell with biscuity, toffee flavor that flows into an earthy, grassy hop finish. Nice finish, but bland and light.

F: Light body with mid carbonation, thin.

O - Nice organic, sessionable, but vanilla pale ale.

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Photo of acropolis
2.79/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Magister_Beav
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heeenrik
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrand2621
3.36/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
2.85/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Gajo74
3.82/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a semi hazy straw color with a slight light orange tint. Minimal head quickly recedes and leaves a thin collar.
Citrusy twang in the aroma with a light herbal hops complimenting it.
Clean and dry in the palate. Medium mouthfeel with a lightness that is drinkable. Crisp bite from the carbonation. The hops pack a modest punch that is citrusy-grapefruit like- semi sharp pine and moderately bitter yet accessible.
A decent APA that is easy to drink and mild. Not as flavorful or complex as other offerings, but nevertheless a good alternative.

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Photo of RobWhiting
2.86/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very disappointing. Pale yellow in color. Smell is similar to sweaty clothing stuck in a gym bag for a few days. Taste is slightly better but I am not impressed with the Peak Organic mix pack (IPA, Pale, Summer Session and Nut Brown).

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Photo of Fitzy01
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeerNY
3.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrJay
3.36/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Peak Organic Pale Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
3.49 out of 5 based on 227 ratings.
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