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Peak Organic Fall Summit Ale | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Peak Organic Fall Summit AlePeak Organic Fall Summit Ale
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3.59/5
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154 Ratings
Peak Organic Fall Summit AlePeak Organic Fall Summit Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This autumn ale is a showcase of the mighty Summit hop. Our friend Jason grows amazing Summits that combine pine, spice and captivating citrus aromas. A good dose of toasted malts provides warm, rich flavors to contrast the hops on the front palate. Cold fermentation gives a surprisingly crisp finish. We hope you enjoy this unique fall brew.

64 IBU

Added by obireidkenobi on 09-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,037
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
154
pDev:
14.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
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Ratings: 154 |  Reviews: 62
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Photo of JimKal
4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This is a great looking beer. Pours a nice dark amber with a good sized white head that dissipates slowly. In fact, the head remained throughout the beer.

S:It has a slightly spicy aroma to me but I'm not very good a picking up aromas - a function of age and allergies.

T: This one grew on me. At first I picked up an aftertaste that was a bit bitter but seems to go well for this seasonal. (edit - I just tried this again - it just seems to get better each time I try it.)

M: Oh, this was nice. It delivered a lot of mouthfeel for not a lot of ABV.

O: This is a great fall seasonal. While it has been a bit warm here in NC in August some heavy rain cooled things down making this a great beer for the deck. The beer became more enjoyable as I adjusted to the taste profile delivered by the hops. Different, but it worked well with this one. I plan to get more before it disappears for the year.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of yesyouam
4.29/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Peak Organic Fall Summit Ale is a very clear amber ale with an off white head that fades to a bubbly splotch and leaves nice lacing on the glass. It smells delicious. It's all hops, spicy and fruity. It's kind of sweet in the nose, with notes of orange, taffy and... I don't really know! It's a solid and bold aroma. One whiff makes my mouth water. It's pretty light bodied and soft. It seems a touch watery, but the finish is dry. It tastes a lot like the aroma, but not sweet and a little more complex. It's resiny and toasty. There's an orange peel flavor that lasts into the finish, where it's joined by juniper to fade slowly after the swallow. This just goes right down. What a great session ale it would make.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of puboflyons
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of April 2012. Sampled on November 17, 2011. I like how it looks with its handsome medium amber color, thin head, and moderate carbonation. Aroma-wise it is abundant with floral hops. It is so flowery, it reminds me of a garden center. And because of its hop explosion it is difficult to find much else in the aroma. That's not to say it's a bad aroma but it does not seem to fit the style. The body falls into the light-medium range. Like the aroma the taste is extremely hopped up. Am I drinking liquified Chrysanthemum? Or liquified Marigold? That's how flowery it is. A bit too much for my tastes, especially if one wants to define this as an amber or red ale. Oh, it's good 'n hoppy but it doesn't live up to the style in my opinion. I prefer my autumns to be nutty and spicy.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of scootny
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lightly hazed terra cotta amber with a light beige head and nice retention. Not a lot of lace but enough to look good. Smell is toasted grains and faint butterscotch. Some bread and a nice crisp citrusy hops. Taste is bready malt and toasted grains with a good caramel malt sweetness. Finish is dry and well hopped. Some grapefruit skin and a bit of hop oiliness leaves a longish touch with a bit of toasted while grain bread. Feel is lightly effervescent and delightful with a medium weight and thickness that gives it a hint more body than the usual amber. A very good beer overall that blossoms well in the glass as it warms and is highly drinkable.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass:

A: amber yet creamy looking body with a thin tan head that faded immediately, light trickling lacing

S: piney hops and citrus up front, bready malts in the background

T: mostly balanced through previously mentioned flavors, more bitter as the beer warms

M: medium, fairly sessionable, bitter aftertaste and watery finish

O: average American Amber Ale, nothing spectacular, only come back to this if I have to

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3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Flatbread Pizza in Portland, ME.

Very little head, semi clear toasty brown reddish Mahogany color.

Nose darker brown malts, toasty, light musty toasty earthy malts and hint of earthy hops. Light overall.

Taste has some earthy fresh hops, like hops right off the vine, brown malts, earthy rustic toasty malt flavors, light tannins, earthy spicy hops fairly bitter with a bit resinous and slightly astringent on the finish, drier and little sticky.

Mouth is med bodied, dec carb.

Overall nice but not great, good toasty brown malts, earthy hops, it seems to get a bit too bitter but still a nice bite, fairly balanced and tasty.

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3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint a clear rich amber with a 1/2 finger off white head atop.Sarp citric hops intertwined with sweet caramel/biscuit malt,the hops reaaly jump wich was a nice surprise.A little thin in the mouth with again the sharp citric hop flavors hitting at the onset,nutty lightly sweet malt holds up well to the hops.Surprised at the hop presence in a good way,I think a unique fall selection.

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3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a beautiful amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry, pale and crystal malt scent. It has a refreshing hop aroma. It's floral and it balances the aroma quite well. The taste is decent. It has a simplistic pale and crystal malt flavor. It's crisp and bitter with just a hint of caramel sweetness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a very drinkable beer. It's simplistic, yet really well balanced and quite enjoyable.

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2.74/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From the bottle into a Sam Adams glass.

Pours a very clean amber. Little lacing and head.

Aroma is tough to tease out. Slightly spicy malt, but nothing much else of note.

Taste here is the definition of average. The malts continue to be slightly spicy, with a little metallic bite on the finish. Slightly dry, but no notable hop flavors. Very clean and crisp.

The metallic finish sticks to the tongue. It's not entirely unpleasant, it just is.

Overall, a decent brew to have and share casually.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

A- Pours a dark copper color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is malty with some caramel and some hops. The hops come across citrusy with a touch of mint.

T- The taste is taste like the aroma is sweet malt up front with a nice amount of bitterness in the finish from the hops. This beer is very well balanced.

M- The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

O- Overall, I enjoyed this beer. It is perfect for the fall season where the temperatures start to drop a little.

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Peak Organic Fall Summit Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 154 ratings
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