Peak Organic Brewing Company

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #3,691
Ranked #22,924
3.87 | pDev: 16.28%
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Very Good
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Happy New CANned Modern Twin Peak Evil Times Beer Sunday (Week 744), Round 7! The CANQuest (tm) is getting a good workout.

From the CAN: "A wicked dry-hopped Double IPA"; "Local sourcing[,] Bright juicy hops[,] Certified organic"; "The best ingredients in beer".

CANming off of Super Juice, how is this one going to beat that one? Does it even care or want to try? A Crack! of the vent to get things started is the only way that I know of to find out!

I Crack!ed it open & beCAN a slow, gentle-Line Glug since many of their beers seem to be arbitrarily named & identified. It foamed & fizzed & did its own groovy gig until finally becoming two-plus fingers of foamy, soapy, rocky, tawny head with very good retention. Color was a hazy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Hmm. Nose had an oddly musty sweetness, as though the yeast & the hops were not acting in CANgress. It had a mango-CANteloupe sweetness acCANponied by a papery mustiness. Hmm. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but on the approach. The taste had the same inCANgruous flavor that the nose had hinted at. It was fruity, very much of CANteloupe with a tropical backup, but at the same time, the yeast was giving it an attic-like mustiness, How CAN I reCANcile the two? Not easily. It was more Overripe than "Ripe". Finish was semi-sweet, bordering on semi-dry. I dunno. This would be better served as a NEIPA, but YMMV.

May 27, 2019
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atr2605 from New York

3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-pours a hazy orange straw color with a white sudsy head with good retention and lacing
S-tons of orange, grapefruit, pineapple, subtle resin
T-orange, pear, peach, and resiny pine bitterness in the finish
M-medium bodied with somewhat smooth mouthfeel
O-citrus heavy DIPA that is very smooth to drink

Sep 11, 2018
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out to a hazzzy gold and yellow color, good activity, solid structure of white foam holds on strong, very dense cluster with some very nice lacing. Turned me on.

The nose has some very unique aspects: first off, strawberry rhubarb pie comes to mind, with a bold, wild red fruity aroma. Raspberry, cherry, get the idea. Big time citrus scent, very ripe nectarines for sure. A vodka like alcohol heat tingle and aroma is pretty intense, tangy and sour fruits round out the hoppy-based nose.

Peak always seems to have very crisptpy and clean tasting and feeling beers, this us no different, except for a very dense and pratically full body from the massuve anounts of hops and malty sweetness. A crispy bite happens first and then thick layers of extra dense yet seriously dry tones roll over the palate.

Dryyy hopped!! Bug time, dry fruity and earthy flavor's pop out. Tangy citrus, strawberry soaked in vodka, rasperry jam, and juicy tropicals flavors from the hops seem to dominate. Dry earthy tones, dried golden wheat and gooden honey like sweetness from the malt seem to orbit around tge big hoppy flavor's.

Complexity is pretty high here, I mean the hop roots run deep in this glass, higher heat and a unique hop taste...makes it a bit more interesting than some. The hop flavor's are prettu extreme but don't exactly mingle together very well. Missing some piints for balance and structure, but gaining some for originality.

Aug 07, 2018
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brewnme from Maine

3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear crisp golden color with ample thick head.
Aroma is a mix of fruity hops and slight malt.
Taste follows aroma.
Mouth feel falls off a little.
Altogether a very good DIPA.

Aug 06, 2018
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Fitzy01 from Maine

3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look- a clear golden yellow with a thick fluffy head that leaves a beautiful sticky lacing.

Smell- citrus fruit notes. A little mango in there too.

Taste- not very boozy for the 8% it is. Very malty taste more than hoppy.

Feel- creamy mouthfeel

Overall a very good DIPA especially for the price. $10.99 a 4 pack.

Aug 04, 2018
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argock from Virginia

2.67/5  rDev -31%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

BEST BY 01/08/2019
Mildly hazy golden with 1-2 fingers of frothy off-white heard with good retention and solid lacing.
Aroma is rhubarb-strawberry herbal with oxidized frozen OJ concentrate -- kind of like the aroma of the empty cardboard canister after the concentrate has been scooped out. That plus the booziness make for a bad combination.
Flavor is a slight upgrade but still very vegetal-herbal and oxidized tasting to me. Alcohol is heavy hit to the throat.
Feel isn't bad -- soft but the carbonation seems too high so it loses some of the softness it was going for.
Peak Organic has been hit or miss for me -- this beer is way off-target.

Jul 20, 2018
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. can with a Best By date of 01/08/2019. Sampled on July 2, 2018.

It looks more like a foggy pale ale with a yellow appearance underneath a lingering, tremendous white foamy head. Lacing is left..

Big fruity aromas of orange, tangerine, and Clementines with a melon-like thing under that and an even more muted breaded malt character.

Smooth, light to medium body.

Those fruit hop characters on the nose are nowhere near as prominent in the flavor although I get a nice grainy sweetness, some fruitiness, and a mild to moderate dry bitterness to complete it.

Jul 02, 2018
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sgb52 from Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Understanding what it is before you drink it and you will appreciate it. It’s a cloudy dipa not so harsh as many and complexly fruity. I love this beer.

Mar 10, 2018
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Pubes_DDH_DIPA from Massachusetts

1.89/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Tasted like I was drinking chemicals. It’s so sweet up front and rolls into this bitter alcohol kick to the nards. Don’t mind this brewery but god do
I hate this beer.

Feb 22, 2018
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy orange-gold color with a one finger silky head that settles down with light streaky lacing.

Aroma is fairly pungent with pineapple and guava noted up front most notably.

Taste has similar hop flavor up front but it turns over to a more citrusy flavor midway through that leaves a great flavor on the finish. Well done there. An alcohol burn comes in midway as well but it is not overwhelming and sits nicely in the finish. malt is light to moderate with a slight breadiness but not too intrusive and the finish has a definite candied sweetness to it that really just works. Actually, someone below used the term "creamsicle"... that perfectly describes the finish.

Feel is soft but not creamy. This one has the general feel of a low-malt hazy rather than a thick NEIPA.

Gotta say they did a damn good job on this beer. Peak made a name for themselves with double dry-hopping their more core selections but didn't foray too much into softer cloudy beers - at least with their distributed selections. This is worth trying out, though I have to say the candy sweetness on the finish would not allow me to knock back more than one of these. Just a preference thing. I'm not likely to go reach for this one again but that's just my too-picky preferences. Try it.

Feb 09, 2018
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap that leaves decent lacing

S: Citrus and bready malt up front along with some light tropical fruit notes. Very fruit forward

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the citrus and tropical fruit notes and then goes into some wet, dank hops. Guava stands out. Bready malt peeks through a little, but the hops definitely take the show here. Finishes with lingering ripe fruit and a light, dank bitterness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid DIPA that definitely hits on the ripe fruit notes that describe the name. The dry-hopping really adds that next layer with all the dank notes and set it apart. On the easier side to drink for a DIPA, too

Jan 26, 2018
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into an imperial pint.

Hazy golden blonde. 1/2 finger of white head. Moderate carbonation.

Orange juice, Creamsicle, tangerine, and navel orange. Incredibly orange forward!

Fresh squeezed navel orange, tangerine zest, and slight orange Creamsicle. Pine resin, earth, and an overall dried dankness. Light candy sugar maltiness. Finishes with lingering grapefruit and orange zest.

Medium bodied, crisp, and juicy with a medium bitterness.

Orange citrus flavors remain true before dipping into a deep piney dankness. A very enjoyable DIPA.

Jan 15, 2018
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PicoPapa from Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can. Pours a slightly hazy coppery orange color with over an inch of frothy head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is sweet fruits, namely peach and pink grapefruit. Some orange as well. The taste is tons of juicy peaches with some orange and grapefruit juice. Bitter towards the end with grapefruit and more peach. Bitter floral hop finish. Medium body with lots of carbonation and an oily mouthfeel. Mild alcohol presence. Worth seeking out.

Jan 04, 2018
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bhm7248 from New York

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought in a one pint can in a craft pack at Wegman's in Webster, New York. Can't tell when it was brewed. I only rate on one basis, taste, which in this case was very good, indeed. Although the can only says organic hops, it sure tastes "peachy" to me. Not as bitter as many DIPA's. Nice aroma to start with, plenty of taste right off, then a nice aftertaste. In my opinion this is about a 3.9, but the ratings give me only a 3.75 or a 4 to choose from. Hence 4 overall. I would recommend this beer to any hop head except those who do not like "fruity".

Dec 31, 2017
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gretareagan from Maryland

4.54/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Having had Hill Farmstead Harlon... This beer strikes me as the canned, pasteurized version. That's a compliment because Unpasteurized, Unfiltered beers are finicky and must be consumed within weeks of brewing. This is an excellent NEDIPA when you're not close to New England breweries.

Dec 30, 2017
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CNoj012 from New York

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a beautiful hazy golden orange color with a two finger, creamy white head. Retention is above average for the style and there are sticky webs, chunks and spots of lacing left all over the glass.

Smell is straight up peaches. Sweet, juicy peaches.

Taste is the same, but even stronger. Very one dimensional. Tons and tons of peaches. EDIT: As the beer warms there is a bit of bitterness on the finish that cuts through the fruitiness and rounds it out nicely. Changing taste from 3.75 to 4

Feel is light side of medium and smooth. Moderate carbonation, but I wish it was kicked up just a touch more.

Overall this is a very good beer, but if peach isn't your thing I would definitely stay away. I can't find any info on this beer even from the Peak website, but if there are no peaches added and the flavor is strictly from the hops, that is incredibly impressive, although I kind of doubt that is the case.

Dec 29, 2017
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ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts

1.91/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

L - Hazy light orange with a finger of white head

S - Some grass and orange juice concentrate, but bland overall. An off-flavor of buttered popcorn.

T - Some refreshing OJ on the front, but it quickly goes south. It's bitter in a bad way like a beer gone bad and there's an overall seltzer water taste. The finish is metallic with green beans. Overall though it is flavorless.

F - Thin and watery body. Green bean aftertaste lingers. 8% dry hopped DIPA and no flavor. No alcohol.

O - Shockingly disappointing. If it didn't have bad flavors then it would have no flavors at all. A rare miss from this brewery.

Dec 27, 2017
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