Farm Island Organic IPA
Peak Organic Brewing Company

Farm Island Organic IPAFarm Island Organic IPA
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American IPA
Ranked #5,830
Ranked #35,783
3.65 | pDev: 10.14%
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Farm Island Organic IPAFarm Island Organic IPA
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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank within two weeks of being canned.

Look: Semi hazy golden yellow with a frothy, three finger head of white foam. Excellent lacing on the glass. Really attractive looking.

Aroma: Dry white pepper, tangy orange, light honey, some bitter lemon peel.

Taste: Simple and clean, nothing wrong with it though. Straightforward with biscuity, honey-esque pale malt upfront followed by a generous and approachable (not overtly bitter) flavor of candied orange peel and slightly tart/peppery yellow grapefruit. Hints of caramel and dry lemon on the finish.

Feel: Very thirst quenching and crushable. Super refreshing. Low carb, light body.

Overall: I've seen this on the shelves for a long time at TJ's and never really pulled the trigger on buying a 6 pack. For $7.99 a 6er there's really nothing to turn your nose up at. This is a very easy going session style AIPA with a solid hop backbone complemented by a sweet pale malt profile.

This may become part of my go-to rotation.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a big, four finger white head with great retention and thick lacint, looks nice. Aroma of mildly caramel and biscuit malt, citrus hops, lemon, orange, grapefruit, mild mixed tropical fruit; a little dankness. Flavor is light biscuit and mildly caramel malt, citrus hops, grapefruit, yuzu, lemon, orange, tangerine and a little pine needle. Finishes with pleasant piney and orange citrus hops; a bit floral. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A quite pleasant old fashioned IPA with good herbal hops flavors. Hop bill is not complex, but has some depth. The malt is excellent for an IPA. I found this as an orphan can in the TJ's mixed six section; I've never seen this offered before, so this might even have been a sample can. Did not have high expectations, but I like this just fine. Has the biscuity backbone of early traditional IPAs, but the hops taste a bit fresher. Not bad, and if I see anything else from this brewery, I'll be picking it up. Don't know why the reviews are so low; it's old fashioned, but worthy.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours deep golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy hops, bready malt and tropical fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Herbal hops dominate the palate with bready malt and tropical fruit in the background. Finish is long and very hoppy. Nice brew.

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Photo of Spikester
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold with three fingers of eggshell head. Rings of dense lace form as the level drops.
Smell is fruity hops with bread crust malts.
Taste is tropical fruit bitter resinous hop oil and bread crust malts.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. The finish is dry and medium bitter.
Overall a straight forward well crafted IPA. I enjoyed it very much.
After not having this beer in stock my Trader Joes has this beer back on the shelves again! 08/17/2019.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz , part of a six pack from Trader Joe in Salem OR
Pale yellow body to the beer, large frothy white head.
Aroma of lemon zest, orange peel and spruce tips.
Taste the same but weaker.
Mouth feel is pretty average.
OK beer..not exciting but OK

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.71/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Farm Island Organic IPA has a medium, off-white head, a hazy, glowing, gold-orange appearance, with some glass lacing. The aroma is of hop resin, pine, white bread crust, and fruit, and the flavor is all those elements, along with every strong hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Farm Island Organic IPA finishes mostly dry.


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Photo of defunksta
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look - a hazy orange color, very attractive
Smell- Smells sweet, but not too strong and not too much head.
Taste - Sweet, but the hops are not pronounced.
Feel - minimal carbonation and the mouthfeel could be better.
Overall: Nothing out of the ordinary. Could use more hops and bitterness.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by 21 June, purchased at Trader Joe's.

A clear orange with a thin white head that falls off rapidly leaving some lacing, this looks solid. The nose is fresh and fruity with orange, grapefruit, cascade hops, a little mango and some dull, doughy malt. The palate opens moderately bitter with a blend of grapefruit, orange and mandarin. The brightness of the hops offset the dull malt character to some extent. Some pine is present as well. Drying, moderately bitter on the finish, this beer is light in body and moderately carbonated. Solid, though unexciting

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Clear 16-oz. Bruges beer glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa, Calif.
Price: $1.34
Purchased: Nov. 30, 2018
Consumed: Dec. 6, 2018
Reviewed as: American IPA
Misc.: Best by May 16, 2019

Really knew nothing about this beer going in except that it is apparently brewed and canned by Farm Island Brewing, which is under the Peak Organic umbrella. Was not going to try and figure out more than that.

Poured a light amber mostly clear color with three fingers of rocky white head. Lots of slow moving bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Almost perfect spiderweb foamy lacing. Almost perfect retention. (Sight - 4.75)

Smelled nice mix of Cascade, Citra, pine, dish soap, tangerine, orange blossom, floral, spoiled stone fruit, lemon and citrus zest. From the can mainly Citra, Cascade and some earthy malt. Initially liked the smell, but eventually reminded me of a beer that was cool 10 years ago. (Smell - 3.50)

Tasted about as good as I thought it would taste, which wasn’t as good as the smell. Got Cascade, bitter pine, resin, Citra, lemon zest, dish soap, bitter tangerine rind, spoiled stone fruit and earthy malt. (Taste - 3.25)

Medium body. Oily-to-thin texture. Average carbonation. Bitter abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.50)

This was a good beer overall, but not something I’d have again. (Overall - 3.50)

3.48 | 79 | B-

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Photo of barnzy78
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, best by 05/14/19. Tall & frothy ivory colored head slowly fades atop a slightly hazed golden colored IPA; crazy thick lacing runs down the glass. Vegetal and a bit floral aroma; smells like spicy Wit yeast too? Spicy and earthy hops lead the flavors, I'm definitely getting spicy and fruity Wit yeast in there too, along with a light biscuity caramel malt. Medium resinous body, ample carbonation, very dry bitter finish with pine hanging around on the palate. This is quite tasty, esecially if the brewer intended to add a Belgian flare to it.

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Farm Island Organic IPA from Peak Organic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 33 ratings