Peak Organic Summer Session Ale | Peak Organic Brewing Company

Peak Organic Summer Session AlePeak Organic Summer Session Ale
BA SCORE
48.9%
Liked This Beer
3.62 w/ 319 ratings
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:
#35,127
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
319
Liked:
156
Avg:
3.62/5
pDev:
15.19%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
57
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 319 |  Reviews: 83
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.27/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Slightly hazy bright yellow with 1/2-finger of stark white big-bubbled foamy head with good retention and globs of lace.

S: Fresh, bright citrusy hops with lemon, pineapple, and orange with some pine thrown in for good measure. The maltiness is not insignificant with wheaty twang in there.

T: The flavor is superb with a solid wheat and pale maltiness but overthrown by huge tropical fruitness of mango and pineapple with big juicy citrus lemon, orange and grapefruit notes. Plenty floral in the hops department as well. A really delicious well-balanced hoppiness which hits a lot of different angles on its way down.

M: Light but a little more than intended and needed so due to overzealous carbonation.

O: This drinks like a lightened version of Little Sumpin' Sumpin' -- big hops flavor with the wheaty tanginess. Tone down the carbonation by 20%, and Peak would have a real winner. As spring/summer beers go, this is a can't miss. I was really impressed with this brew.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear yellow color with a fingers worth of head that semi-quickly fades down to nothing

S: House yeast, fruitiness, and a good bit of malt start things off. Goes into a light hoppiness that provides some citrus and spice character

T: Starts off with some fruitiness, spice, and wheat. Goes into some maltiness and the hops, which are citrusy and spicy. Finishes very lightly spicy and malty

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A slightly above-average summer pale wheat. Has quite a bit going on despite a nice simplicity. Easy to drink, organic, and not too expensive. Worthy of a try

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dleiner
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Flounder57
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a mug at Estelle's.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that for the most part is still there. It is a hazy pale yellow yellow with vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Floral, lemon, bready wheat, and pale malts.

Taste: Nice lemony tart hop characteristics, citrus, pale sweetness, and chewy wheat malts. Some bitterness in 5 he rear too.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, refreshing, light bodied, tingly bitterness, and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty solid summer brew. I'll revisit this one again in the near future.

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Photo of Lucular
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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4.44/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - chill hazed golden color with a white head that thinned out but still left waves of lacing.

S - tropical and citrus fruits with some earthiness in the background.

T - full of tropical fruit and citrus, it's sweet, it's tart and it's all held together with a solid malt backbone.

F - crisp, light and refreshing.

O - one the better examples of the style done organically, cool!

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Prost76
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of DIM
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a: Cloudy pale straw color; poured with a small fizzy head.

s: Nice hop nose, some grapefruit rind and resin. Sweet wheat and sugar cookie malts for balance.

t: Short lived wheaty grains before a fairly flavorful hop finish. A bit of pithy citrus and aspirin bitterness.

m: Fizzy and wet.

o: One of the better hoppy wheats I've tried.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of leroybrown10
3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold with moderate haze. 1 finger white head doesn't last long. Minimal lacing.

Aroma is citrusy hops, pleasant but not overpowering. Lemon and a bit of grapefruit.

More citrus in the taste. Lemon, grapefruit, and orange. Some pale malt and caramel. Not getting the wheat beer aspect. Seems like more of true pale ale to me. Still tasty though.

Moderate body and mouth feel with medium+ carbonation. Just the right amount of hoppy bitterness.

A very pleasant but unassuming beer. Not particularly complex but simple and crisp works well.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Peak Organic Summer Session Ale has a golden-colored body with a finger of white head that rises and recedes quickly and manages to leave some sticky lacing on my glass.

Very grainy aroma with a hint of citrus.

The taste has a ton of grain flavors to it, and even a little bit of what I would describe as toasted wheat. Just a little bit of wheat twang is in there also. The hops aren't powerful, but they do add a bit of bitterness and some citrus flavor. The citrus is probably the best part of the beer, but it isn't powerful enough for me.

Fairly good mouthfeel, with nice heft and a creamy feel.

Summer Session Ale is a solid beer that doesn't quite stand out from the crowd. More hops would have been nice, making this a hopped-up wheat beer. Less hops and a focus on the malted wheat might have been better too.

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Peak Organic Summer Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 48.9% out of 100 with 319 ratings
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