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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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756 Ratings
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:
#29,227
Reviews:
209
Ratings:
756
pDev:
12.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
186
Trade:
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Photo of andyfrancis
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tall pilsner glass, almost totally clear golden body, frothy beige eggshell bubbles formed a 2" head that's settled down into a nice clumpy 1/4" cap.

Strong smell of grassy, piney, fresh hops. Very bright, effervescent aroma. Some sweet malt just before it hits your lips.

Bummer...underwhelming and a hint of wet paper flavor, so I'll probably give this one another shot to be fair. Hops and malt are both present, but somehow don't mesh very well. It feels like every bit of the 7% abv.

Watery yet heavy, with almost no detectable carbonation. Leaves a spicy, waxy coating.

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Photo of Tahoe
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Boxus
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Browsing the reviews for this beer, I see a wide range of reactions. It seems a love-it-or-hate-it brew. I'm more on the love-it side - though I wouldn't rank it among my top IPA's, I enjoyed it greatly and will buy again.

I poured it out into a curved pint glass, took a whiff, and I was delighted by the smell. Pure sweet citrus aroma. This beer is light in color, a muted tan, with a small head and some nice lacing. I drank it while snacking on bread and salami.

I enjoyed the flavor right from the start. Attack is very much on the sweet side, with a heavy rush of citrus hops and not much else. The decay of the flavor is mixed, with a flat malty note giving the beer an quality that could almost be unpleasantly medicinal if it was stronger. Luckily that flavor is mostly kept in harmony with the sweeter tones, so it leaves me with a satisfying finish overall.

The hop profile reminds me somewhat of Green Flash's West Coast IPA, which is one of my favorites. This beer is not as good, but overall I think it's a damn fine IPA with a very appealing citrus rush, and I plan to pick up more soon!

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Photo of fox227
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Nickey
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of sdaly3
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of logicerror
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Beermazter310
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of N1Nkasi
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Omnium
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Poured a nice gold color, two finger white foamy head, good lacing.
S - Fresh cut grass, floral hops, some nice light citrus, lemon especially.
T - Clean and bright flavors, nice light grassy to it with a touch of lemon, a mild fresh bread malt taste. Very drinkable.
M - Crisp and refreshing, excellent balance.
O - This is a stellar single IPA, and you do not taste or feel the 7.2% at all, good choice for a year round IPA.

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.07/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a clear golden color with a good amount of visible carbonation. A sort of flimsy one finger white head forms, but settles pretty quickly.

S: At first, it smells pretty good. Candied citrus, grapefruit, and tangerine. But as it warms a touch, it gets a bit rough. Musty, dander-y and just not that good.

T: The balance in this is way off. A slight citrus hit upfront, but then a strange sour flavor creeps in with some heavy malt and resin. Finish is peppery and resiny without any good flavors to speak of. This is a miss.

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Photo of CelticAleMan
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Khutso
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of beerbart
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of braedon_peluso
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of BRYeleJR
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Camjmorton
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of JMUbrewz
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of utopiajane
2.84/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Pours hazy orange with a generous head of foam that lasted well . Shrank slowly to some impressive craggy lace. Nose is tantalizing with absolutely fresh sweet citrus hops that smell like they are in bloom in the glass. A little dank, a little forest floor too. A respectable malt presence in the nose with light grain, honey and biscuit. Drank well at first and followed the nose with a little pine, some earthy yeast quality and some hops bitter. The malt disappeared somewhat but it did offer a little butter and toast and a little sweetness. Then as it warmed the character changed into something downright vegetal, leafy like lettuce & even a little corn. Malt is too far in back at this point. Tasted muddy, not really clear or crisp. Finished bitter and tried to be dry. Would not buy again.

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Photo of s35keith
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of MrBoh
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of jealmanzar
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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