Peak Organic Summer Session Ale | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
315
Reviews:
82
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
15.16%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
55
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mpedara429
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: A clear golden color with 2 fingers of creamy pale yellow head.

S: Toffee malt, grapefruit, tropical fruit, and a hint of pine.

T: Very similar to the smell. Pine is a bit dank.

M: Medium light body with medium carbonation. Body was also pretty sticky.

O: Very impressed by this offering. Whenever I see "summer" beers, the word "lame" automatically pops into my head. This beer is a true pale ale and is light enough for the summer. This is the epitome of what I want to drink for the season.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
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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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of openmind
4.88/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have tried a million summer beers. and i truly believe that this is the best.

Pours a luminescent golden yellow. Liquid sunshine! with a fluffy white cloud of head.

The Nose is of bright citrus, bready.

The taste is a wonderful combination of light summer wheat, citrus and herbs. And those wonderful Amarrillo hops combine with the nice carbonation to give you a tongue-tastic-ly refreshing summer ale experience.

It is not complex - What summer beer is?

However its brilliance is that it is very refreshing, while giving a real beer hop smack.

IPA fans should flock to this beer for a great thirst quencher. Needs to be nice and cold.

It's 10:45, should i have one?

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3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce twist-off bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Best Enjoyed Before: N 13.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, yellow-hued body with small-sized, white head.

Smell: Moderately lemony, but, there's also a little hint of tangerine. Grainy, modestly wheat-scented malts. And a single pat of sweet cream butter.

Taste: Soft wheat character, faintly grainy, lightly sweet, with, as always, the buttery diacetyl tones from the Ringwood. Bright, light citrusy lemon taste pops in as does the bitterness, but, what would be a more cutting hop quality, is, I feel, blunted by the buttery hint throughout. Drying, smooth, buttery-lemon finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Skosh of a medium level of carbonation.

Overall: While I found the twelve ounces agreeable, but I wonder where it finds a home at. It's not overly wheaty and the hops are somewhat muted by the diacetyl character (at least in this batch), so, I do wonder "who is this for?" I could see this being replaced sometime down the road.

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Peak Organic Summer Session Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 315 ratings.
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