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Peak Organic IPA | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Peak Organic IPAPeak Organic IPA

Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States

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

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Ratings: 756 |  Reviews: 209
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Comes in an amber color, perhaps slightly imparting a caramel srm slightly darker than average, just barely. Darker than the orange ipas you often see. Clarity is dope. 1/3" white head. Aroma has a good amount of amarillo and simcoe hops. Impressed there.

Big bitterness, lots of copper, caramel and citrus on this one. Lots of grapefruit bitterness and flavor to this one, imparting simcoe in the mouthfeel more than anything else. Still has that caramel sturdy malt backbone.

This was better than expected.

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Photo of zotzot
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

thanks to my brother for sharing this bottle with me poured chilled in a glass.

The color is a golden amber with white head and small bead with lace that sticks. The smell has herbal and citrus aromatics with a light diacetyl buttery odor with light fruity yeast ester. The feel is good with moderately high bitterness with a light sweetness and mild yeast texture with semi-dry finish with lingering bitterness.

The taste is bitter up front with a earthy herbal hop flavor with some citrus and mellow yeast augmenting the mild malt with a hint of diacetyl in the back with long dry finish. This is a standard old school IPA for the most part in my opinion and it has a little too much diacetyl for my taste but the hops do a good job of obscuring until it warms

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Photo of dertyd
2.87/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of scotorum
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4


From the new beer club shipment, We get Peak Organic in my state but I have not had this one before.

Best by 5/28/17. We never know what age brewers who post "best by's" consider too old for an IPA, but obviously here they think it's more than seven months.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Lawson's stemmed tulip.

a: Translucent orange with a finger thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and patchy lacing.

s; Citrus and pine.

t: Strong pine resin and citrus up front over a medium biscuit malt base. Bitterness lingers somewhat and grapefruit notes become more distinct.

m; Medium, very good body and carbonation tingle.

o: A fine east coast IPA, delivering the dominant fruity/piney hop bitterness that has become so popular in NE.

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Photo of florisj135
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Hazy orange, with some visible bubbles and a soapy white head. Retention is poor, but some lacing is left.

S: Really sweet biscuit malt, combined with orange peel, grapefruit, and lemon combining into an orange marmalade. An oily sort of citrus-hop smell. On the back end, hints of pine, onion, and cat pee.

T: Sweet biscuit malt with hints of caramel. Balanced by pungent hops. Orange pith, grapefruit, and lemon. Very citrusy and zesty. A bit more tropical in the flavor than aroma. Hints of mango, papaya, and pineapple. Finishes with a big punch of bitterness that lingers long into the finish. You get onion and dankness. More grapefruit and orange peel bitterness long into the aftertaste, with hints of residual onion. Reminds me a lot of Stone Enjoy By, albeit less strong and not quite as tropical.

F: Medium-bodied, quite smooth and filling and feels great on the palate.

O: A decent West Coast style IPA. Nice hop notes, though I would prefer the malt be a little less sweet. This, however, ithches the urge for Enjoy By between batches, though I would prefer this to be a bit more tropical.

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Photo of entenduintransit
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crotharagain
3.34/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ummswimmin
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jilow0318
3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jthomas2071
4.72/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ctb6582
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Johncnh
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daudelin2000
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kind of just ok for my likings. Nothing horrible about it, just nothing special either. Pours an orange color, slightly hazy, with a decent off white head. Aroma is pretty light. Mostly caramel malts, some biscuit malt, and some pine. Taste is not quite as malty as the aroma. Some pine bitterness on the back end. Not a lot of hoppiness for an IPA. Solid beer. Just not outstanding.

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Photo of belgianvan
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A thanks goes out to the chief of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some pine, light malts. Taste is pine, minty, light tropical fruits, some malts are present. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of TwiggyCZ
4.52/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Griphon
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wroywel
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hopley
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This IPA pours a murky orange / dark yellow color with a medium white frothy head. The smell is not very strong, but fairly hoppy with some pine notes and some minor citrus as well, pretty standard IPA scent. The taste is much hoppier then the smell led me to believe with an herbal piney flavor dominating. There are some floral and citrus flavors as well with some underlying caramel malt flavors also. As the beer warms a bit to become cool, and not cold, the citrus flavors come more to the forefront and takeover from the herbal character. The finish is semi-dry and the body is medium. Not a bad IPA, but a little bit one note and not as refined as great examples of the style. I personally prefer the beer cool rather than cold.

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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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