Peak Organic Summer Session Ale | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Summer Session Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A traditional summer wheat beer marries a West Coast pale ale. Locally grown wheat provides a complex mouthfeel and Amarillo dry hopping gives a citrusy aroma.

61 IBU

Added by ericj551 on 06-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,141
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
321
pDev:
15.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Lucular
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lots of lemon flavor with a nice biscuity wheat backbone. Unfortunately there is a harsh note on the finish that throws the beer a bit off-balance.

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3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.41/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.12/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.16/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigGold
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had at Regina Pizzeria, North End, Boston, under the name "Regina Brew," on draft into tumbler. A nice summer beer, this American Pale Wheat Ale is also not a bad match for pizza.

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3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
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4.65/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

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4.21/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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2.31/5  rDev -36%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.5

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3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
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3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.14/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First time having this in a can (goes with my session tonight; every beer poured from aluminum!), but I remember liking it quite a bit. Peak and I have a love-hate history, but I've certainly leaned towards the "love" side in the past few years, as Fresh Cut and several others have vastly exceeded my expectations. This is what Peak describes as a "traditional summer wheat beer marries a West Coast pale ale" dry-hopped with Amarillo hops.

Pours a pale-ish yellow with a retentive bone-white head. Very hazy body and decent lacing. A pretty good looking wheat-based ale, for sure. As summer beers go, this is definitely in the upper echelon considering the impressive head retention and solid, nearly opaque haziness.

Nose has some clove, spicy ginger, lemon, fresh-cut grass and spicy hops with slight biscuity notes. Pretty understated but very evocative of the whole "summer" thing without going overboard. In this sense, Peak has succeeded handily without any specialized ingredients, and they deserve props for that.

On the tongue I get some subtle lemongrass, herbal and wheat malt notes with a strong undercurrent of piney and earthy hops, likely the result of dry-hopping with Amarillo. Slightly floral, grassy and, yet, with a full malt backbone despite its rather-intense bitterness ratio (61 IBU in a 4.4% ABV beer!), Peak Summer is a very nice option for the IPA fanatic who wants a lighter-bodied beer that nevertheless refuses to conform to the "Summer session IPA" archetype which happens to be common these days.

Feel is definitely spritzy and happens to be in the lighter-bodied end of the spectrum, but this isn't a "light" beer at all. In terms of flavor, this is rather engaging. Carbonation is on the strong side with an almost seltzer-like brightness, but the finish has enough wheat to anchor this firmly in the realm of beer. Very good balance.

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3.24/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Peak Organic Summer Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 321 ratings