Autumn IPA
Peak Organic Brewing Company

Autumn IPAAutumn IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #4,344
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
86
Ranked #26,042
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 12.01%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
46
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Peak Organic Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
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Autumn IPAAutumn IPA
Notes: Autumn IPA is our newest seasonal release that combines a New England-style IPA with a session IPA. The hazy, juicy body adds touches of peach and tangerine with bright floral notes flying off the nose. Our blend of Citra, El Dorado, and Azacca make Autumn IPA the perfect companion as the leaves start to turn.
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scootny from New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A delicious easy drinking beer. Malt has
enough toasted and grainy notes to give an autumnal slant to the flavor and body of the brew. Hop compliment is full and dry. Clean finish and dry crisp feel. Super drinkable and a great session beer. My fall grilling go to brew.

Oct 12, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Two 12 oz. cans poured into a clear glass liter mug produces a nearly full vessel, thanks to an abundant fluffy white head. Surprisingly little remains as glass lacing. Very little aroma wafts from the opened cans, nor the wide mouth of the mug. Despite a fine clean and dry hop taste, Autumn IPA feels of less body than a commercial American Lager. For an IPA, this drinks more like a hopped up lager. That hoppy character redeems its shortcomings.

Sep 30, 2020
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Maltyhead from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 12 ounce can.

Appearance: cloudy honey in color, nice 1” head, good lacing.

Smell: mild hoppy, subtle grapefruit.

Taste: mild hoppy and smooth.

Mouth Feel: medium carbonated, medium thin, very smooth.

A very drinkable beer. I would purchase again.

Feb 09, 2020
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a shaker pint.

Look is a hazy yellow orange with a thin white head.

Aroma is herbal orange hops.

Taste is more of the herbal hops with a light candy sweetness. Body is a little thin.

Nov 12, 2019
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Tantonys from Maine

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent fall beer. Unique, but not a true IPA. It may travel well but again, as most IPAs these days, it totally lacks any oak barrel aging taste after the voyage. Stating " touches of peach and tangerine" is totally useless, that's in your own perception.

Oct 17, 2019
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Mighty_Quinn17

3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Such a balanced beer. The hop aroma hits sooner than expected. Peak sources all organic ingredients which is a bonus as well. Overall this beer is very crushable, hoppy, and perfect for not only autumn but all year round. Definitely buying again.

Oct 13, 2019
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lasting head with impressive streaks and rings for lace. Darker gold color with the lightest of hazes.

Hoppy but with a fresh crushed leaves aroma. Attractive with a wild pale malt base.

High carbonation with a lower body. The malt base is semi-dry. The hop is like white pepper. Shorter aftertaste than expected given the full flavor.

Sep 08, 2019
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can 11/12/18

Hazy golden color, clumpy bunch of white foam topping sticks around long.

Wowza! What a nose! Thick aroma of super sweet tropical fruits and cream. Cherries pie with whipped cream, slice of orange and a slight herbal tangy. Very aromatics.

Lots and lots of grassy citrus and tangy fruits up front in the flavor from New England style hop favorite's. Earthy bitterness rides in with dried herbs and high alpha style hoppy bitterness. Really good complexity for a lower alcohol session style IPA. The malt is super light bodied, very crisp and grainy in the best way. The malt compliments the hop attack well.

This one is just a very well executed NESipa on the session side.

Nov 13, 2018
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. can with a Best By 04/04/19 date. Sampled on November 2, 2018.

The pour is a juicy, milky looking pale yellow with a tremendous and long lasting foamy white head that laces as it fades.

On the nose I pick up a good load of citrus and floral hops, a milder sourdough or toasted bread sensation, and a cleanliness.

The mouthfeel is light to medium.

Forward citrus and floral hoppiness in the taste along with a sweet, toasted bread undercurrent. But the more notable thing about this beer is how bitter and dry it finishes. Except for its body weight, this seems like a pretty bold session IPA.

Nov 02, 2018
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metter98 from New York

3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy and pale dark yellow in color. It poured with a finger high off white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose
T: The taste has flavors of grainy and toasted malts along with hints of citrusy hops and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and is sessionable.

Serving type: can

Sep 28, 2018
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deniro from New York

3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Average. Didn't catch too much "Autumn" flavors in here. Almost as if they poured their Pale Ale into a new can. Refreshing though, reminds more of something I'd want on a hot summer day rather than an Autumn one.

Sep 27, 2018
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A thanks goes out to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of citrus, mango. Taste is citrus, light mango, moderate bitterness, no malts to speak of. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

May 01, 2018
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's a great day for The CANQuest (tm)! Things are just cooking right along & I am anxious to add another CANned beer to the ever-expanding inventory. Jump aboard, hang on & here we go!

From the CAN: "A Session IPA for Fall"; "An Autumn Pale Ale"; "Local Sourcing[;] Bright juicy hops[;] Certified organic[-] The best ingredients in beer".

I Crack!ed the CAN open & began a slow, gentle Organic Glug into the awaiting glass. A subsequent in-glass swirl raised about a finger-and-a-half of foamy, rocky, off-white head with modest retention that left behind some nice Organic lacing in its wake. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5), but I promise to keep an eye on it to see if it clarifies. Nose was interesting in that it had an up-front citrusy grapefruit-lemoniness backed by an earthiness that I could not decide was borne of the hops, the malt, or both. It was definitely NOT what I would expect in an AIPA, which is why I keep lobbying for a greater breakdown within the style on this site. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was moderately bitter, more lemony than grapefruit, but definitely citrusy. Finish was semi-dry and while I got a pronounced lemon citrus flavor, I also got an odd sweetness along with it. This was kind of a strange one, IMHO. Onward!

Jan 19, 2018
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Tony210 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Extremely full bodied for a session IPA. Robust malt bill with plenty of hops, tastes more like a rye IPA. Hops are bitter on the finish. Drank from the can.

12/7/17
12 oz can dated 8/17/17
3.75 rating

Dec 07, 2017
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avalon07 from South Carolina

3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy / rocky head that lasted an average amount of time. OK lacing.

S: A decent aroma of hops, citrus, and some malt.

T: Tasted of a good shot of citrus fruit (lemon, grapefruit), a fair amount of hops (more than expected), a slight earthy quality, and a bit of malt in the finish. In general, a solid flavor, though it seems a little overhopped at first (it gets better as you go along). Pretty tasty.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer has its rough spots, but it manages to be a drinkable session IPA. One of the better organic beers I've tried.

Nov 29, 2017
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Kendo from New York

3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from the can into a Harpoon tumbler. Body is slightly hazy yellow-golden with a 1-finger foamy white head on top.

S: Faint earthy hoppiness, with a touch of lemony citrus.

T: Modest biscuity, grainy malt foundation is followed by earthy hops with a touch of grapefruit and lemon/lemon peel at the finish. Good crisp and dry finish to it. Lingering earthy grassiness and lemon in the aftertaste.

M: Too much carbonation detracts from the overall experience. Call it light in body; it's a tad thin, but not a surprise for a Session IPA.

O: OK - neither good nor bad. Better carbonation would help, I think, but the flavors are decent here.

Nov 22, 2017
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JohnFatAss from New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Easy to drink and super refreshing.
Mouthfeel is a bit watery but adds to the easy drinking.
Hop flavor and aroma are more earthy than citrusy.

A true session IPA.

Oct 21, 2017
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CNoj012 from New York

3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a hazy yellow golden color with one finger of creamy white foam that recedes quickly to a sliver of a ring around the edge of the glass. There is a little bit of spotted lacing left on the glass as well.

Smell is very citrus forward, especially when the beer is agitated. Grapefruit is the most prevalent followed by lemon and tangerine. There is also a hint of herbalness and earthiness.

Taste is similar. It actually starts out slightly earthy then transitions to the citrus fruits mod sip, but then it is all washed right away by a very bitter herbalness. This really muddles the flavors rather than adding to them.

Feel is actually medium bodied with lots of carbonation. Which is great for a session because I normally find them thin and almost watery.

Overall this beer is pretty decent. It has a lot of things it does right, but with taste being the most important factor, I do not think I would revisit this because of the flavor being so so muddled on the back end.

Oct 06, 2017
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Greenlabel from New Hampshire

3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been very pleased with a number of Peak Organics new offerings in recent years that have ranged from good to excellent. This fall Session IPA is not one of my favorites but nonetheless quite good for a Session beer. Very drinkable with a relatively low 4.8% ABV, it's a good entry into the fall season. I'm hoping, however, that it's not a replacement for their Hop Harvest that I haven't yet seen this year but very much enjoyed in prior years.

Sep 20, 2017
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ichorNet from Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Peak has been a huge underdog brewery for me for a few years at this point, and I think the turning point had a lot to do with me trying their beer at a fest some time between 2013 and 2014. I had previously been let down by their brews, but their Winter Session Ale really impressed me at the particular session I was attending, and I gave them a few more chances. Their impressive lineup has expanded hugely since that time several years ago, and now I'm faced with the task of reviewing their new Fall IPA, a 4.8% beer with El Dorado, Azacca and Citra hops.

Pours a medium/heavily-hazed orange-ish color with a thin yet retentive strong, showy head of eggshell white foam. Seems like the beer has nice legs but not spectacular lacing, which is interesting. I'm really not getting much in the way of lace here, but the head retains quite well despite its small stature. Any lace I do pick up seems to be rather diminutive and fortuitous... seems like this beer isn't as focused on a great appearance as it is its other aspects,

Nose is oniony, dank and slightly citrusy with a heavily oily component that seems to dominate the entirety of the proceedings. I get a little bit of ruby-red grapefruit and orange peel here and there, but this is super vegetal and grassy overall. Slightly earthy and a little bit spicy, but the intense green onion and grassy elements out-compete everything else. Not what I expected from this hop combo, to be honest.

Flavor is pretty chive/green onion-forward as well, though it does have some slight fruity notes coming up in the back of the tongue. More grapefruit and orange with some lemon and biscuity malt playing support toward the back of the tongue. Spicy and grassy hops are the big players here, though. Do I feel like this is redolent of Fall? Nope, not really. Not sure why they decided to get rid of their previous Fall seasonal which focused on locally-grown Summit hops (a bitter hop variety notable for its bizarre and unique anise, tangerine and pepper notes) in a unique Amber ale base for this average over-hopped and unfocused unfiltered IPA.

The feel here is pretty good, however. It's somewhere between medium- and full-bodied with a moderating carbonation and a nice, fairly juicy finish that invites me to drink more. I'd say the feel is one of the more successful aspects of this beer, though, to be honest. The hop combination doesn't work as well as it should, and the whole flavor feels muddled as a result. Vegetal, grassy and moderately-spicy, Peak's Autumn IPA needs to be taken back to the drawing board if it's going to reach the same high level of quality that more-recent Peak products have achieved, in my opinion.

Sep 02, 2017
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a yellow-orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves decent lacing

S: Citrus and floral hops up front along with a lightly earthy malt backbone

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with some citrusy hops and goes into the floral a bit. Earthy maltiness holds up nicely but doesn't overpower the hops. Finishes with a light lingering bitterness and more floral and earthy notes

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Soft

O: A very nice fall session IPA that packs plenty of flavor without sacrificing too much body. Perfect for the transition into the colder months ahead

Aug 30, 2017
Autumn IPA from Peak Organic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 46 ratings