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Peak Organic IPA | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Peak Organic IPAPeak Organic IPA
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3.7/5
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Peak Organic IPAPeak Organic IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States
peakbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by WanderingFool on 04-17-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,147
Reviews:
209
Ratings:
756
pDev:
12.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of kylehay2004
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thin head on a clear crimson body. Little lacing. Aroma is very musty with wet sock hops dominating. Flavor is more fruity with candies orange, floral and moldy piney hop notes. Medium body and lighter side of medium carbonation. Overall a nicely drinkable IPA though the aroma is light.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 7/2012.

Pours a murky honey orange with a 1/2 inch foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some slight honey aromas. Taste is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and a slight malt finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness that lingers on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink. Bonus points for being organic too.

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Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that slowly fades away into delicate lacing.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops in the nose; the smells of grapefruit and oranges stand out in particular. There are some hints of caramel malts.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell with lots of flavors of citrusy hops but these are only accompanied by a mild amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is surprisingly very easy to drink considering its strength and the amount of hop flavors because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste and the low amount of bitterness makes it quite drinkable.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, 7.1% ABV, the last part of the mixed pack currently available way the hell up over and here in Alberta.

This beer pours a glassy medium golden amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, cushioned off-white head, which leaves some hovering mothership lace around the glass as it fairly slowly sinks away.

It smells of musty citrus rind (grapefruit and oranges left too long in the bottom fridge drawer), bready caramel malt, a bit of pine needle, some soft white onion notes, and spicy leafy, earth hops. The taste is muddled citrus peel, only somewhat tempered in its bitterness, with a stronger herbal, leafy hoppiness taking center stage a little too quickly, over a weakly sweet pale maltiness, borne of soft caramel and/or toffee, while the higher-end ABV actually remains rather well hidden.

The carbonation is pretty understated, though still supportive enough, the body an adequate medium weight, and mostly smooth, with a shallow fading pithiness. It finishes off-dry, the pale malt somehow able to counter the remnants of that aspirational hop bill.

Bitter? Erm, yes. Hoppy? Sure. Agreeably IPA-ish? Sort of. This particular offering is just too understated, somehow weirdly musty, as opposed to the crisp edginess one might expect for any particular version of the style. And then there's that subtle onion character - nope, not really what anyone really should expect from a true and blue Yankee IPA. Close, but, well, 'come again'.

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Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of largadeer
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Orange amber with medium near white head. Leaves a small amount of lacing.

Has a mainly hop aroma -- fruity, and not just citrus -- with some caramel malt in the background. Has a sweet aroma but moderately bitter balance in the taste.

O - a well-crafted IPA. Flavorful but not challenging.

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Photo of jlindros
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a white fizzy 1.5 finger head that fades semi slowly over slightly hazy golden orange color.

Nose had some light hops, bit of herbal and grassy but mostly just hop. A light brady malt aromas under that hint of sweet malts, it gives me the feel its not so fresh despite the drink before being next month.

Taste start with some bitter herbal almost UK style hop flavors, semi bitter with a bit of a bitter spicy hip bite, some malts under that giving a bit of sweetness and little bready. A light fruit as well. Finish brings more bitterness as it dries a bit with some lingering herbal hops, a bit of fruit and slight pricy like hop flavor.

Mouth is med to a little lighter bodied with decent carbonation.

Drink is decent, bit of malty back bone giving it balance but a decent hop bitterness.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap 4/18/09 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is very hoppy along with citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts with a strong and very bitter hops bite that remains dominant. There are background flavors of citrus and caramel, but very little sweetness. The malt character is a bit thin for the style. The after-taste is bitter.

M: Very crisp but not very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and very dry.

D: Flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is definitely not one of the better IPA's that I've had.

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Photo of oberon
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint a hazy burnt orange with a 1/2 finger white head atop,a few patches of broken lace left behind.A good shot of citric hops in the nose,really fresh and bold,a hefty caramel/biscuit malt base comes into play as well.Not as hop forward on the palate with in my opinion to big of a sweet caramel malt flavor that really to me overpowers the leafy and citric hops.The beer has some good things going on but just pack enough hop punch for me.

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Photo of nickfl
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - The beer pours with half a finger of white foam that rests, angelically, on top of a lightly hazy, amber colored body. The foam settles fairly rapidly and leaves moderate lace.

S - Herbal, pine hop character with some grapefruit. Spicy caramel and bread malt notes balance things out in the background.

T - Some bread and toast malt notes up front with a spicy hop character. Caramel comes out in the middle with a bit of pine hop flavor and clove. Things finish up with bready malt moderate bitterness along with a lingering grapefruit hop character.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.

D - Pretty drinkable, though I have come to expect a bit more from this brewery based on their other offerings. This is the one, explicitly "organic" brewery that has consistently impressed me with their beer but this might be the weakest effort I have had from them thus far. The hops are kind of muddy and a bit too weak for the malt. Caramel and toffee seem to push back against the sugar and it allows the malt to verge on cloying in the finish.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

8.2% ABV version. Hazy orange color with off-white head. Aroma is bursting with dank hops. Chives, dill and other garden herbs come to mind. Taste follows, nice and hoppy but not very bitter at first. Builds up a bit towards the finish and lingers in the aftertaste. Body and carbonation are smooth and the alcohol is really well hidden, making the beer very drinkable. Overall this was a nice surprise.

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Photo of mactrail
3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I haven't smelled many IPAs with the famous cat pee aroma, but this is one of them. It's not catnip to me. The appearance is fine, with a clear, orangey golden color in the Duvel tulip. Modest head and plenty of carbonation.

Man, is this ever a funny flavor. Some malt and a slight stickiness. Kind of an anemic maltiness-- the sugar without any warmth. Hops are herbaceous, weedy, dank, dirty. Nothing spicy or flowery. In fact, it's not like most hops I've encountered. And that smell just does not go away.

Rather thin and bitter and not very drinkable. I blame the ditch weed hops. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Trader Joe's.

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Photo of billab914
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Sierra Nevada shaped glass. Poured a hazy orange amber color with a thick fluffy white head. it had pretty good head retention and left very good lacing on the glass.

Aroma has a malty sweetness to it with some caramel flavor, with a slightly piny, citrusy hop aroma. The malty sweetness is coming through a little more then the hops and gives it a little candy, sugary smell.

The taste also has a slightly sweet and sugary flavor to it to go along with the moderate pine and citrus hops. It has a moderate bitterness to it that helps balance out the sweetness some.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good, it's decent tasting and easy drinking making it go down easy. The fact that it is organic I'm sure is a nice addition for some. I don't personally seek out organic beer but it's nice to see that someone is offering a decent one.

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Photo of smithj4
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Peak Organic IPA from Peak Organic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 756 ratings
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