Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States
American IPA
Ranked #3,300
Ranked #23,962
3.72 | pDev: 12.63%
Feb 22, 2023
Apr 17, 2009
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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Reviewed by dano213 from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz can purchased from the fridge as a single for $1.99. Best by 2/21/23. Fortuitous because that is today's date! I would guess that this is 4 to 6 months old.

Look: Pale straw color with a significant haziness. A pinky finger of compact, fluffy, white head.

Smell: Very nice grapefruit, orange zest, and pine aromas. Mild green notes. It has both a brightness and an earthiness to it.

Taste: It's tasty. It also seems to me that this beer tastes a bit watery and is under-delivering for a 7.1% IPA. Up front, I get juicy grapefruit and some orange zest flavor. The finish has a moderate bitterness with nice grapefruit rind and pith flavor as well as some pine resin. Crackery malt after the hops and bitterness fade away. The beer also tastes very one-dimensional and I was hoping for more complexity.

Feel: It's very fizzy and it has a medium minus bodied mouthfeel. A bit watery on the palate. I wonder if this beer may have too much carbonation.

Overall: This is good, however I don't enjoy it nearly as much as the other Peak Organic beers I have had (The Juice, Fresh Cut, Slim Hazy, and Summer Session). For a 7.1%ABV IPA, Peak Organic is capable of bringing a lot more flavor than this.
Feb 22, 2023
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours an opaque straw color with a finger of head. The nose has piney and mildly dank notes. The flavor has light citrus notes. This offering is thin for the style.
Dec 31, 2022
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

4.34/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours the typical copper color. Head was very bright white that left a nice ring of lacing. Nose is very fragrant. Taste was piney and gave off superb bitterness. I like this a lot.
Dec 07, 2022
Rated: 3.73 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by cryptichead from Illinois

Oct 10, 2022
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Rated by Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.17/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Standard IPA leaning towards the west coast style. Easy drinking.
Sep 24, 2022
Rated: 3.9 by 12ozfan from Illinois

Jul 27, 2022
Rated: 3.67 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jul 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Maineskier from Maine

4.97/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Peak organic does IPAs really well. This is crisp and grapefruity, really refreshing. I also love their Winter IPA but this is perfect for summer. While at 7.1% it’s not a crushable beer; I love it as a summer regular. So drinkable!
Jun 24, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.07/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This one pours a slight hazy dark orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like piney and spicy, and pretty old school, with a little bit of citrusy character.

I didn't have high expectations for this, but it was honestly pretty good. It's old school, with a clean pithy bitterness, lots of grapefruit and orange, and very little maltiness.

This was crisp and very clean, with a nice drinkability.

I haven't had anything from Peak in multiple years now. This was nice, and reminds me of how much I used to like their hoppy pilsner - Fresh Cut.
Jun 18, 2022
Rated: 3.29 by simonrgilbert57 from California

Aug 31, 2021
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Reviewed by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Slowly becoming a big Peak Fan...After the Slim Hazy, Superfresh and the Autumn IPA, this one follows in wake. This IPA brings a Sweet Nose and above average juicy flavor. Surprised and delighted.
Aug 22, 2021
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Reviewed by ramseye4 from Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Beautifully hazy, straw colored beer. Think the color of a Hefeweizen. Huge head with tons of lace.

Piney hops, kind of reminds me of the Sierra Nevada aroma found in their pale ale and several of their ipas. Buttery undertones.

Oily, piney hops, delightfully bitter in the finish. Not very complex, but nothin wrong with simple hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is the weak point. Low carbonation and a little slick feeling.

I picked it up at Trader Joe’s and had never heard of the brewery before. I would definitely get it again as a part of a mixed sixer, but I won’t be buying any six packs any time soon.

Not bad!
Aug 19, 2021
Rated: 3.77 by Schmaltz33 from California

Jul 28, 2021
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Reviewed by MORon

3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pretty disappointing considering all the hype. I was first shocked by how light colored & hazy for an American IPA. I guess I expected more of a caramel malted look. I did enjoy the smell & the taste did have a citrus & malted taste. Don’t get me wrong I wouldn’t push this back. Good day drinking beer. I should have gone in with no expectations without any influences from others
Jul 17, 2021
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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 3.5 by robebo44 from Virginia

Mar 07, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by rugbyallen11 from Massachusetts

Jan 30, 2021
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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 4.63 by longisland1983 from New York

Oct 03, 2020
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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
BOM 7/2020
Aug 21, 2020
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 3.75 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 03, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by nascarbob99 from Nevada

Aug 01, 2020
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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 3.62 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

May 16, 2020
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Reviewed by 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
Rated: 3.65 by Budlum from Maryland

Apr 19, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Feb 16, 2020
Rated: 2.5 by mblakesley from California

Jan 05, 2020
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Rated by WilcoBill

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Sample Source: 12 oz can
Dec 31, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Mississippi from Virginia

Dec 31, 2019
Rated: 3.67 by Manfrombelmonty from Massachusetts

Dec 23, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by BallsDeep from Florida

Dec 20, 2019
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