Peak Organic Brewing Company

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IPA - American
Ranked #6,270
Ranked #37,667
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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NeilSilber1 from California

3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy yellow with low non-fading white foam cap. Notes of vibrant citrus and floral notes with juicy bursting hops with slightly bitter aftertaste. Crisp, refreshing and bold classic IPA, locally sourced and certified organic as well!

Apr 23, 2021
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A bit disappointing after I really enjoyed their Winter IPA ... Great nose, but thin in taste and feel ... Not likely to revisit this one ... Not bad, just not great

Apr 02, 2021
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WoodBrew from Ohio

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

My good friend and old neighbor from the 'Wego gave me a can of this beer. It poured a hazy golden with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had a nice balance of sweet crystal malt and subtle citrus hop notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with good pine and citrus balance. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a great beer.

Nov 14, 2020
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AccipiterofBeer from New York

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip/snifter style glass.

L: 3.25 Cloudy gold. White head that leaves lacing.
S: 3.25 Bright hops. Fruity.
T: 3.75 Malty. Lemongrass. Peach. Bubblegum simcoe.
F: 4.25 Very nice. Medium bodied but ultra smooth.
O: 3.75 Solid IPA but not worth a revisit. Am glad I gave it a go though.

Oct 12, 2020
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DrBeergood from Ohio

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

L: Straw yellow. Hazy and active. If you opened this warm it would likely foam over.

S: Citrus hops over pale malt.

T: Sharp and bitter with a slightly pungency.

F: Moderately juicy. Slightly resinous.

O: It's a hair above average in quality. Well balanced.

Sep 18, 2020
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milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

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

Hazy, amber/orange appearance with a small, off white head and very good lacing. Subtle herbal hop aroma with a touch of pine. Modestly sweet taste up front followed by spruce and citrus hops. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish.

Sep 15, 2020
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akaizer from Virginia

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

From a beer of the month club and from a can. Poured a slightly hazy, honey gold with a barely off-white foam head. Scent is on the piney/floral side of hoppy, although subtle notes of citric hops are also peeking through. Taste matches well with a bit more of the citric hops poking through and a very nice malt backbone, although the aftertaste is dominated by the piney/floral hop bitterness. Feel is a dry and medium bodied, although a bit of heft comes across at times when the malt backbone comes through. A good group of complex flavors interacting that is worth at least one, if not more, tries.

Aug 14, 2020
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Solid rich amber color with plenty of carbonation, which birthed a beautiful off-white head. Plenty of lace trails the dwindling liquid in the glass. There's a bountiful fresh hop aroma in and around said vessel. The taste is refreshingly hoppy, delivered so smoothly, I had to deliberately slow my consumption to best enjoy it. Although it's complex, it's also light and finishes dry. If this is the epitome of an organic IPA, I'm going to be searching for them. The 7.1% ABV seems just right for this one, as good a standard IPA as I've ever had.

Jul 03, 2020
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CharlesForbin from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light bodied and slightly cloudy. No flavourings added. Nicely bitter and alcohol well hidden. You need to drink this one fresh as I had one a year old about a year ago and it was a different experience. I thought I would give it another try and glad I did. Reminds me of a German IPA without all the fruit and flavourings and other stuff so common in the US these days.

Jun 10, 2020
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stevoj from Idaho

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

Bottle from Wegmans. Hazy golden pour, small creamy head, tons of lacing.Hoppy aroma, hints of citrus, lemon. Taste also is mostly citrus, sweet and tart. Lemons mostly.

May 09, 2020
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egrandfield from Massachusetts

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.

Dec 16, 2019
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Claude-Irishman from New Jersey

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.

Dec 06, 2019
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osheamatth from New York

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.

Nov 03, 2019
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mothmanscott from Georgia

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.

Oct 29, 2019
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Arjen from Netherlands

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.

Oct 11, 2019
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moodenba from New York

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.

Aug 14, 2019
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MrOH from Maryland

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

Aug 11, 2019
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Jvukas from New York

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.

Aug 05, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

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.

Oct 20, 2018
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pat61 from Minnesota

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.

Aug 26, 2018
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

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.

Jul 26, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

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?!

Apr 03, 2018
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

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.

Jan 08, 2018
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Czequershuus from Minnesota

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.

Dec 18, 2017
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

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.

Nov 23, 2017
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