Wakeup Call Pale Ale | Peekskill Brewery

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Peekskill Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Galaxy Hops and Guatemalan Coffee Beans from Coffee Labs Roasters Inc.

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 43
Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Sunny gold, bordering coppery orange. Foamy, ivory head.

S: Coffee grounds; coffee cake richness with sweet-tangy tamarind-citrus-passionfruit glaze.

M: Medium body with prickly, med high carbonation. Refreshing but with substance.

T:Chocolatey-amaretto coffee flavor. Citrusy passionfruit; grapefruit forward with supporting Valencia orange. Grassy, piney hoppiness. Smooth milky, roast finish. This can be an all-weather, all occasion beer.

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Photo of CaptainInsaneO
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look - my favorite look for a beer. Not too hazy and unfiltered like the new England "milk shake IPA" but a deep orange amber.

Smell - a lot of raw coffee with so e citrusy hops.

Taste - light coffee is in the forefront. Slight maltiness and a lot of juicy hops in the background.

Feel - smoooooth. Billy Dee Williams levels of smoothness. Not thick and stouty but velvety without stickiness and a little effervescent carbonation.

Overall - refreshing like an iced coffee. All the appeal of thick rich coffee stouts but great for spring and summer days like a pale or wheat ale.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Valhalla in New York, NY.

This one pours a slightly hazed light amber, with a small head, and streaks of lacing.

Smells like fresh roasty coffee with hints of chocolate and lemon, grapefruit, and pine.

This is always an interesting style. The coffee here is really delicious, silly chocolatey and fruity, with grapefruit and orange hop flavors, and a good bitterness on the finish. The malt backbone is sturdy, though I wish the hop character was a little brighter.

This is medium bodied, with a crisp and slightly creamy mouthfeel.

First beer from Peekskill since Chief moved on. It was good but not great.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look is a hazy golden with a thin head.

Smell is of rich roast coffee definitely the best thing about the beer.

Taste is light coffee with malt and maybe a slight citrus hop.

Definitely a cool beer to try. Combining he best parts of a light pale ale and a coffee stout.

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Photo of mmmbeerNY
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not sure I will become a huge fan of coffee forward pale ales, but can't figure out how one could have more coffee aroma and balanced flavor with the pale ale then this one. Highly recommended if you love coffee and beer

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Photo of cavedave
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Disclaimer: I am a fine coffee lover, and coffee beer lover.

Pours a cloudy amber with a finger of white head that calms to a ring and finally to partial skim. Nice lace on the glass.

Coffee forward aroma, with nice citrus hops and neutral sweet balancing it to a remarkable bouquet.

Taste is amazing. Starts with the coffee and citrus hops holding hands and inviting herbal bitter, a bit of grainy sweet, hints of grapefruit pith to an end of sip that is all coffee and herb. Nice.

Mouthfeel is spectacular. so easy drinking, so refreshing, so clean on the palate, finish as fine as you will find in this style. So crazy light in mouth for so much flavor, made by a Grandmaster.

The quality of beer we are privileged to enjoy from Peekskill has gotten to a level of deliciousness one can only describe as epic. Highest recommendation for this coffee and easy drinking hop masterpiece.

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Photo of Billolick
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Growler filled at the brewery a few hours ago. "Galaxy Hops and Guatemalan Coffee Beans from Coffee Labs Roasters INC." according to the brewery.

This one pours hazed golden with a darker hue, loose and staying eggshell head. Lace left behind is wispy and high on the glass.

Moderate roasted coffee dominates the nose.

Interesting pale ale, with again a moderate and constant coffee presence on the palate. Yes hops, yes malts, but it keeps coming back to that underlying coffee. Roasty and smokey coffee notes wafting all through this one.

Wont be for everybody but I like it for its complexity and willingness to take a chance and be something different.

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Wakeup Call Pale Ale from Peekskill Brewery
4.23 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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