Peak Organic Brewing Company

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American IPA
Ranked #6,018
Ranked #34,955
3.72 | pDev: 12.63%
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Notes: This unique India Pale Ale features our favorite hops—Simcoe, Amarillo and Nugget. A generous Amarillo and Simcoe dry hop provide for an assertive, hop-forward nose and front palate. We don’t use traditional bittering hops in our IPA, providing nothing but stimulating citrus and floral characteristics.

Inspired by a recipe from our good friend and fellow homebrewer Tim from the North Shore Homebrewers Club.

76 IBU
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Photo of egrandfield
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall a solid East Coast IPA. Semi hazy, citrusy, piney, and little bitter in the back of the mouth. Very easy drinking at 7%. Definitely better than a lot of the orange juice IPAs out right now.

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Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a semi translucent honey golden with a nice creamy/foamy head. Smell grapefruit,pine cone,Some baked pumpernickel. Taste is grapefruit and lemon zest with some mild floral notes. Feel is where it gets a bit funky, Medium bodied with a semi-dry astringent finish. Overall this is a decent IPA. Scores a bit low. Also this is 100% organic,no glyophosate. I will have it again.

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Photo of osheamatth
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a nice approachable middle of the road IPA. The real charm here is on the aroma with the abundance of the three main hops in use giving harmonious piney forest carpet. The flavor is not bad by any means but perhaps it doesn't live up to the nose. Citrus and floral notes come into play along with the resiny backbone. The malt is almost apparent and adds to a nice balance.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From notes 4/29/12: Pours golden orange/copper with 2 fingers of creamy, frothy, somewhat lasting, beige head that leaves a modest, pasty lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, pine resin and bitter spice notes. Taste is caramel malt balanced with oily, resinous pine hops and a hint of citrus. Aftertaste is distinctly oily, bitter with resinous hops. Very simple but definitely different. Good but not a great IPA, however good enough to buy again.

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Photo of Arjen
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draught @ Moonstruck, 31st & 3rd, Manhattan, NYC. Pours a yellow/light golden colour, slightly hazy. Head is white, quite thin. Aroma's of leafy hops/tea, light fruit and biscuity malt. Retronasal it's sweetish, bitterish, perhaps not entirely fresh. Flavour is moderate bitter and light sweet. Light medium bodied. Long finish, above moderate bitter.

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Photo of moodenba
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A can of refrigerated Peak Organic IPA was poured into a Saison Dupont glass. The body is fairly pale and definitely cloudy. It is topped by a beautiful snow white head that features delicate clingy foam. The strong aroma delivers the modern hop character promised on the label The flavor is good. It has just enough malt body and hop bitterness to make an enjoyable drink (I don't prefer the brews that deliver juicy hop flavor with little else). All in all, a carefully brewed ale that might satisfy a fairly large range of drinkers.

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Photo of MrOH
4.52/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear gold, ample white head, good retention and lace
Passionfruit, orange zest, tangerine, and light dank in the nose
Flavor follows aroma, a bit of mango as well
Light and crisp
Been a while since I had an organic beer. This is really good

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Photo of Jvukas
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great everyday IPA. Fruity with a good hoppy taste. Always have it in the fridge. Low cost, great value IPA. This is the beer that started me in IPAs.

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Photo of brewme
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked-up a single can as part of a mixed six-pack at Kappy's in Norwell for $11.99. Have seen this brew before, but never tried. Very bland, would not buy again.

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Photo of pat61
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has a moderately crisp citrus and floral aroma from Simcoe, Amarillo and Nugget hops that also provide clean and crisp citrus flavor and a moderate bitterness. It pours gold with a slight haze.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into glass. 'BB.08.17.2018'.
Cloudy, gold colored body. One finger white head with a vigorous pour settles back to thin cap. Leaves behind some strings of lacing. Labeling says this beer is brewed and canned by Peak Organic Brewing Co.
Lots of pine in the aroma, along with minor citrus and floral notes.
Lots more citrus in the taste, along with the pine, and some slight floral notes. Quite sweet until the moderate bitterness at the end.
Medium, smooth mouth feel. Quite pleasant, and allows more time for the flavors to percolate in the mouth. Good carbonation.
Somewhat old school IPA taste with the more cloudy, newer style appearance.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

its cool that this is organic, and its pretty solid ipa, but i have generally liked a lot of their other hoppy stuff a little better than this one. its sort of a mix of the old and the new school on the hops, with some pine and bitterness, classically northwestern or even english there, but also fruity and dry hoppy and sporting strong melony and citrusy aromatics and flavors both before and after the late bitterness. the feel is awesome too, its lighter than many at this strength and has amazing carbonation. its great when its ice cold, but its also really good when it warms up a little bit. i do think the hops are a little less interesting and compelling than in some of their other hoppy stuff, but this is beer drinkers beer and has a lot of sessionability and refreshment value for what it is. these guys have upped their game lately, and i have started getting more and more into the beers they are putting out. any ipa fan will appreciate this one for sure, hoppy and bitter and crisp and sort of universal, whats not to like?!

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.11/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can

A golden amber color, deep tone, slightest haze, white foam top comes and goes but leaves plenty of bubbly coverage.

A very sweet hoppy aroma, floral and sweet pine sap with mild citrus. A bold and juicy hop nose.

The hop taste is much more assertive then the mild mannard aroma. Two hops involved in dry hopping gives it a sharp, bitter and dry bite. Grapefruit and citrus, piney and fruity. These three hops give this a very well rounded, yet dominant bitter tone. A sharp, but clean malty bite is very clean. Light to medium bodied, juicy at first, then earthy bitter and dry.

A rather fine version of the classic American IPA.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.29/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a bright gold-amber with a medium sized head. The aroma is fairly classic IPA, with orange peel, pine, caramel, mint, fresh cut grass, candied mango and pineapple, and cannabis. The flavor starts off beautifully bitter, with grapefruit pith, pine, orange peel, grapefruit juice, mild caramel, pineapple, and lot of cannabis and grass. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with joyful, bubbly carbonation. Overall this is a really great beer - bracingly bitter and bright, but never astringent, it really works well.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can, dated about 2 months old. But from cold section at store.

Pale yellow golden in color, white head. Floral hop aroma. Fairly bitter, mild crackery malt flavor. Medium bodied.

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
4.29/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Murky gold beer. One finger head of fine, wee bubbles, and bubble streams rising.

Smells of sour citrus and pine, followed by a grand grapefruit wave.

Bitter Lemon, bit of grapefruit-pine, and a crisp, vigorous bubble pop.

At around 7%, proper potency, in my book.
It would of interest, for (West coast-style) IPA fanatics, to have a Sierra Nevada Torpedo on hand, the similarities and contrast may well be worth exploring.

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Photo of Kendo
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the can into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is ever-so-slightly hazy tangerine with a small white head.

S: Fruity hops and a bit of caramel malt. Modest bit of cat pee.

T: First impression: finishes with strong piney bitterness - think crushed pine needles soaked in beer like a tea-bag. It's hard to get past that overall impression. I get a hint of citrus rind after a few sips and the palate adjusts to the big bitterness at the finish.

M: On the relatively light side of medium in heft; carbonation is fine but provides some bite.

O: OK. If you're looking for a one-dimensional bitter IPA, this ought to be right up your alley. Me, I like more flavor from my hops, and while I'm a definite hophead, a bit more balance would be preferable to this.

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Photo of donspublic
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into tulip, strong pour yielded 3 finger cream colored soapy head, good retention and lacing. Hazy golden in the glass. Smells of caramel malt, some pine and some lingering citrus. Taste is initially sweet malt, some caramelization, some pine on the front and the citrus comes in the middle. Finish on this beer is really smooth and the mouthfeel is almost creamy. Nice job with the malt on this beer. Some dankness shows up as it warms

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Photo of infinite_athlete
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is my second review... I find this IPA to be a good baseline for other HIGH quality craft brews. I would encourage people to give this beer a try!

Smooth with noticeable hoppiness. Creamy texture indicative of high quality ingredients. VERY drinkable with great mouth feel. Just the right amount of carbonation. Little to any aftertaste. Nice citrus finish with a very moderate and inviting smell. Great representation of an IPA… Would purchase again.

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Photo of deniro
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is one smooth IPA right here. It pours a light golden color. I got about one finger head on it. Nice smell of some hops and pine mixed in with some fruit I just finger on it. Taste is very good. A very well put together IPA. Probably one of my top 5 favorite IPA's. Peak did this one right on the money.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L--Hazy gold with a quickly disappearing head that left very god lacing.

S--Strong hops. Very piney.

T--Piney and citrusy (grapefruit). Long lingering aftertaste. Aftertaste is a bit bitter, not bad, just bitter.

F--Adequate carbonation. Not as quenching as I expected from the prominent citrus.

O--A really nice IPA. Would drink more if I had it.

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Photo of DrMullet
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow.
Smell is a nice blend of pine and citrus.
Taste is moderate hop citrus with a bitter pine ending.
Very nice IPA.

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Photo of entropysquared
4.68/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Paying due respect to the bonofide aficionados, of which I am not, this is one of the most pleasant (read: best) IPAs I've had the pleasure to imbibe. Crisp, clean, natural...distinct and flavorful hop presence, but not bitter. Strong work. VERY nice. Enjoyed it, on-draught.

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Photo of tigg924
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy, gold in color with 1/4 inch head..Taste is pure wet hops..Dank and slightly bitter with medium-high carbonation and medium body..Enjoyable..above average and one of the better beers from Peak Organic..nice intro New England IPA.

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Photo of IronLover
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden orange with a heavy haze. Poured with a thick white foam that reduced to a soapy cap with moderate retention. Medium malt and caramel malt aromas with medium fresh citrus and light floral hop aromas. Medium bodied with a lmedium light carbonation and a light creaminess through the middle. Pleasant warmth from the middle to the end. Medium caramel malt flavor up front followed by medium light citrus and floral hop flavors. Medium high hop bitterness through the middle followed by caramel malt to the end. Finished semi-dryly with a light bitter aftertaste. Caramel malt character tilts this a bit out of balance. Bitterness overwhelms the fresh, yet subtle hope flavors.

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