Peeper Ale | Maine Beer Company

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91
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2,833 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:
2,833
Reviews:
615
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
9.54%
 
 
Wants:
203
Gots:
694
For Trade:
11
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,833 |  Reviews: 615
Photo of Damngoodrx
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I agree with the high ratings. (Unusual for an ale that is not extreme in hops or alcohol.) This APA is put together well.
I like that this is a home-brew recipe made between two brothers who improved on it and grew a brewery and now can share their creation with lots of people. And all their offerings are in the British tradition. They stick to their knitting.

While Peeper's hops shape a typical high-quality APA, the malt blend reminds me of a English Pale Ale; mostly how the sweet malt sings in unison with the spicing... instead of a duet as many AIPAs do.
A very enjoyable ale and I intend to have more from Maine.

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Photo of Lelampp
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Seraphiel-
4.78/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PianoManKD
4.51/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is an almost perfect beer. MBC creates world class beers that are fairly accessible throughout New England. The look of the beer has that light straw hazy yellow color to it telling you you're in for a real treat. The taste instantly brings you to citrusy hop heaven. It's gorgeous, not too strong, not too weak. It's just an overall incredible beer that needs to be tasted to be believed. A great beer for the summer!

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Photo of neil2me
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Great Lost Bear. The appearance was a clear light golden colored body with a decent amount of carbonation heading towards the top. The lacing was spotty and ringy. When the bartender gave the beer to me, there wasn’t any head whatsoever. The smell had mainly citrus backed up by some pine. The hops are pretty balanced throughout. The taste was the pine and citrus hops with a slight bit of a grassiness. On the palate, she sits about a light to medium, is fairly sessionable, crisp, sweet clean aftertaste and finish. She was slightly watery at times but at other times had a moderate amount of harshness, weird but no complaints. Overall, this is an excellent choice of a beer. Its good for the style and good for me, however this could be closer to an AIPA.

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Photo of Jack77
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bhunter0812
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Coltron23
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redsox6202
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bum4ever
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
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