Peeper | Maine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States
mainebeercompany.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our original hoppy American ale. Dry, clean, well-balanced with generous dose of American hops.

Added by ToasterChef on 07-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,959
Reviews:
642
Ratings:
2,983
pDev:
9.49%
 
 
Wants:
207
Gots:
752
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,983 |  Reviews: 642
Photo of Grodd87
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of phishgator
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KMcGrath
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trygelski1
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Canalfisher22
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dafla67
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of davisdane
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Crisp and clean taste

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Photo of Harrison8
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent straw that turns a little foggy as the lower ounces are poured into the glass. Head formation is massive, netting nearly three fingers of white foam after a rather average pour. Head retention is good. Aroma is citrus, pine and dank hops with bits of toasty, nutty, earthy malts. Flavor profile is citrus, dank and pine hops that feature a solid bite right at the finish. Hops mingle with toasty, nutty, earthy, biscuity malts, adding to the bitterness. It leans bitter, both driven by hops and malts, with the citrus hop qualities doing very little to even it out. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a bold, grainy texture that breaks down into a watery finish. Overall, hops and malts are nice, but this beer does lean bitter. It's not out of control by any means, just worth noting that it features a little bite.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16.9oz bottle.

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Photo of BCB76
3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zonker17
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Small pour, slightly hazy yellow, moderate head and lacing. Nose mild, almost nonexistent. Taste is bitter and seems to be more like a table beer. Pine, some berries. Average body and above average carbonation.

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Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Theogre83
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Allurex
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bshaw22
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crisp smooth clean. Great pale ale. No flavors dominate. Super smooth easy to crush. Wish this was in 16oz cans the bottle format makes these hard to drink a lot of.

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Photo of GregDBoston
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This one makes me wonder if all Maine Beer Co. beers are overrated. A hearty "meh" on this one.

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Photo of MikeWard
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

1pt 9oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottle 7/24/18, so I'm about 2 1/2 weeks beyond the suggested drink by date.

A careful pour (as recommended on the bottle) reveals a slightly hazy yellow body with a massive foamy white head. There are thick layers of lacing. Swirling streams of light carbonation. In other words, it looks great!

Not much of an aroma, but it was difficult to make openings in the large head.

Well, if this is what it tastes like just past it's best by, then put me at the end of the bottling line with a catcher's mitt!
A light bitterness, solid malt background, extremely drinkable. Loving this one.

Mouth around medium, finish is clean and slightly bitter.

Overall, an outstanding representation of the style. Clean, well balanced, just keeps you coming back for more. I'm moving to Freeport.

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Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deedric
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

S: Aroma: Big citrus hops upfront with notes of lemon, orange peel, and fresh grass - with hints of melon. The malt is softly exhibited as clean, white bread dough.
L: Pours a brilliant, ever-so-slightly-cloudy, straw yellow with a bright white head that persists. Elegant lacing adorned the glass.
T: Flavor follows aroma - citrus, lemon, hints of orange peel, grass, white melon. Malt joins the palate with muted hints of bread. The taste follows cleanly with minimal, clean finish.
F: Medium mouth feel with medium/medium-high carbonation.
O: This APA offers a a citrus forward how profile followed with a generally muted malt backbone. The mix works well for the style and I find this to be a very nice example of the style. It offers strong hop-forward without the astringency. Nice job.

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Photo of PugsandBeer
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 06/19/18, 13:13.

Pours a slightly hazy, straw yellow. Lots of bubbly, frothy head rises up and clings to the glass with as much strength as they can muster. Heavy residual lace as the beer settles.

The nose on this beer is clean, dank, lemony, and grassy. A really nice, organic feel to the nose. Hops and malt play nicely together and create an aroma that is potent, but at the same time very clean and balanced.

Light, crisp, clean flavors. Straw, grass, lemon, and bitter, earthy hops.. all these flavors hit right away. There’s some lingering hop and malt presence in the finish, but overall this beer doesn’t need to boast any overwhelming qualities to the senses.

Light, crisp feel, with a soft but present carbonation and a slightly sticky, resinous finish. Again, just a very tasty, clean pale ale.

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Photo of FLima
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Golden color with a thick head.
Mild aroma with notes of melon, bread and lemongrass.
Flavor with notes of oranges, spices, honey, grapefruit, berries , resin and lemon peel. Dry and bitter aftertaste. Ir feels higher than its 35 IBUs.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Quite peppery and resiny APA. It didn’t feel so harmonic as their other beers. But it is an APA that runs away from common ground.

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Photo of egrandfield
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wmcgar01
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 2,983 ratings