Peeper Ale | Maine Beer Company

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91
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2,820 Ratings
Peeper AlePeeper Ale
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
Ratings:
2,820
Reviews:
612
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
9.54%
 
 
Wants:
202
Gots:
691
For Trade:
11
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Ratings: 2,820 |  Reviews: 612
Photo of BeerDawgs
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 500ml bottle with a bottled on date of 4.18.17

L - pale yellow and cloudy. Full finger of head and lots of lace left all over the brew and glass

S - apples, pears, and yeast. Citrus as well.

T - like the aroma, citrus and apples. Crisp and mild bitter hops. Well rounded

F - medium body and well carbonated.

O - an excellent pale ale. Well done

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Photo of jakecattleco
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draught pour at Davis Beer Shoppe into a tulip glass. A really nice clean pale, not overly dynamic nose, but the taste is very nice bright citrus that finishes very clean with just a bit of lingering bitterness. Good body for the ABV, medium carbonation. Shocked to see them (MBC) in Norcal, but very happy to see them!

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Photo of McClinton
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmurphy7
3.11/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

very light. the positive on this beer is that it is super crisp and clean in taste, and the mouth feel is strong. However, it just doesn't set itself apart from other mass produced pale ales.

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Photo of blackcompg
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - pours a quick 2 fingers of brilliant white eggshell foam, body is a very hazy yellow, nice fluffy foam rings after each sip

Smell - lemon and grapefruit, light grassy and herbal hops, light minerals

Taste - much like the nose, citrus of mostly lemon, fresh green grassy hops, light minerals, dried white crackers, bitter hops and dried grains in the finish

Mouthfeel - nearly medium, smooth carb like champagne makes this feel light and almost fluffy, finishes crisp and dry

Overall - tastes like a classic true pale ale should, not trying to compete with the ipa style, a flavorful and very crisp pale ale

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Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wekoontz
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AgentMunky
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a rocks glass. Bottled on 18 April 2017.
4/4/4/3.75/4
Hazy yellow-orange with light head.
Smells malty and crisp, with vegetal, floral traces.
Tastes coppery, malty, and well-balanced. A 'standard' ale in almost every way. Not too malty, nor hoppy, nor fruity, nor earthy, nor crisp, nor sweet. A light, biscuity, vaguely bitter finish that lasts a long time.
If I have a complaint, it's that it's boring. Well-executed, clean, enjoyable, but eminently forgettable.

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Photo of TripleSun
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a oversized wine glass from Veil Brewing. Dated 4/4/2017

L - hazy lemon appearance
S - Very simple but pleasant. Crisp citrus zest with some light malt aromas
T - Nice bready malt flavor accompanied by slight grapefruit and lemon zest
F - Very light body and dry mouth

This is basically art. I don't drink a lot of 5% range Pale Ales but this hits home. So simple but complex

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Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of gordavidson
4.56/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of j_d_b
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice hazy golden pale ale with a big white head. Beautiful.

Light, fresh, uplifting nose with a bit of citrus and hop but overall just refreshing.

Great mouthfeel. Sometimes I find pale ales can get a little thin on the feel, compared to their higher abv, hoppier ipa and iipa variants, but Maine Beer Co nails it here. Keeps the drinkability of the pale ale, but has a great interaction with the tongue, and some structure from carbonation.

Start and lingering taste is a little malty/sweet/sticky. Like lunch this has a very balanced, smooth body, with a little bitterness on the tongue. Maybe some lemon, mango, pineapple, mid-sip, but not a juicy blast. This is a super drinkable, but complex, hop-forward pale ale. Malt is present but balancing, rather than powerful.

I think this is a great beer and like lunch, would love to have this in my fridge at all times.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours a straw gold with a thick head, looks pretty good. clearly a lighter ale

smell is clean lively hops. light on malt aroma. sweet zesty citrus notes

taste is dry and crisp, nice hop flavor and light malt. honestly this reminds me of Carton Boat Beer

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Photo of akopczyk
4.84/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

I thought Peeper Ale was an outstanding American Pale Ale. I enjoyed it very much. I also liked that they use green energy and donate part of their profit to environmental organizations.

Look: cloudy golden hue with a two-inch white head.

Aroma: the aroma has pleasant citrus and floral notes

Taste: There's bready/crackery maltiness floral and piney hops and grapefruit, its crisp and fresh tasting. It is hoppier than most APA but easy drinking. It is well balanced, unique, and extremely good.

Feel: Medium body but also a light fresh feel.

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Photo of redbarnbikes
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tshute
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Briyale
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had some Peeper Ale and it was fantastic

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Photo of Ben1313
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deeman13
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So much dankness.

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Photo of LukeGude
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Row 34. Yeah pretty good, but not as transcendent as I've read.

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Photo of Chackman151
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paleoplant
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,820 ratings.
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