Peeper Ale | Maine Beer Company

602 Reviews
Peeper AlePeeper Ale

Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States

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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mild, easy drinking hoppy beer. A nice citrus taste. Amarillo, Cascade, and Centennial . Foamy head, lacey.Could not finish the entire bottle with John, but I kept the rest for cooking. Middling mouthfeel, decent drinkability. More aroma would help the experience.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Chris for sharing this one at Ritual Brewing Company in Redlands, CA.

Bottled 4/9/13.

Pours a murky gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and floral aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice bright citrus aroma and flavor.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is what American pale ale should be. another absolute gem from Vermont, this time a bottle shop, and actually a beer from maine, not Vermont itself, but man I wish I could get these ales out west. Vermonters don't know how good they have it with distro and the like, or maybe they do... in any event, this is a real special beer, spring seasonal im guessing by the name. it pours a light frothy honey color with sexy lace along my goblet sides. the nose and taste are both really fresh, big bright hops ranging from vegetative to grassy to floral to citric and finally brisk and bitter. its almost the full spectrum, and its a joy to drink a beer this easy down and packed with flavor. malt is in supporting roles only, crackery backbone, nothing more. the hops are light, but pungent at the same time, loosely acidic, with some springtime thawing sort of quality. this is a major refresher with a very light body, a creamy but well carbonated feel, and a cruisy 5.5% abv. there is very little to critique about this beer, easily one of the best pale ales ive had in years. the east coasters are onto something here with the mighty hop flower.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.62/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a golden color until the sediment came out of the bottle. Then the beer changed to more of a grayish color. The head was white and leaves a thin film over top of the beer. The smell of the beer had some malty aromas and some hops. The taste of the beer gives off the flavors of lemon upfront and finishes with a malt base. The mouthfeel of the beer is smooth and a decent carbonation. Overall this beer wasn't as impressive as I expected it to be. It was good but not great in my opinion.

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Photo of metter98
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and poured with a finger high white head that has good retention properties and never completely faded away, leaving lacing down the edges of the glass. A slight amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of citrus and floral hops in the nose.
T: The beer has a light amount of bitterness from the hops, which also contribute citrus flavors to the taste.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink and has some refreshing properties. It’s definitely a good choice during the summer months.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

Beautifully sculpted, the beer isn't quite classic of pale ale but not exactly full-fledged IPA either. It does however have a signature American taste, dryness and cleanliness for high refreshment and drinkability.

Its hazy goldenrod pour is indicative of its light malt presence, releasing a pep of honey and scant caramel underneath the redolent hops that command attention from the nose and early palate. Under-ripened citrus and tangy tropical blends give a fruity perfume early on and a hop-forward taste afterwards.

Across the middle, the malt sweetness retreats gradually, however the creamy malt structure remains and supports the hop onslaught without bringing any undue challenge to the palate. Upon that malty bed dances the vibrant hop flavors of pink grapefruit, orange and light pineapple. Yet as the malts fade further, the light leafy, grassy and acidic nature of hops are exposed.

Its smooth and bitter finish washes the thirst from the palate with a dry character of citrus peel, light tangy acidity and faint hop-derived tannic character. Clean to the point where light seltzer-type mineral flavors reveal themselves just ahead of an aid also from alcohol dryness.

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

500ml bottle. How many different APAs do these guys make (he asks rhetorically)?

This beer pours a rather hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with three fat fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly bone-white head, which leaves some layered cirrus cloud lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of mildly dank pine needles, bitter florals, white grapefruit, underripe navel orange pith, ethereal aerosol black pepper, biscuity pale malt, dry saltines, and a further muted tropical fruitiness. The taste is more blended citrus (still mostly the good ol' orange and grapefruit standbys) and muddled tropical fruit, bready, doughy pale malt, wet crackers, a hint of spicy yeast, white pepper, and further soft leafy, floral, and earthy hops.

The carbonation is quite active in appearance, but much less so on the palate - merely a softly lulling frizziness - the body a bit on the lee side of medium weight, and too tacky from the hops (and maybe yeast?) to be deemed to exhibit anything more than the most basic smoothness. It finishes more or less dry - the trace sweetness from fruity hop and gritty malt not really the sort with any staying power.

Another pretty tasty and dry pale ale from this brewery - I like a nice crisp finish to make me pine (heh) for another swig, and Maine beers seem to have that in spades. Hoppy, crackery, and easy as sin to drink - now what the hell is a 'peeper', in the context of this offering - nothing is proffered as such on the label?

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Photo of brentk56
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear, almost golden color with a massive head sitting atop the liquid; curtains of lace

Smell: Floral, with hints of lemon and grainy malt

Taste: Citrusy, up front, with a strong lemon character; hints of kumquat and apricot emerge as well; underneath the pale malt provides a crackery platform for the hops, although there is a bit of graininess, that arrives at mid-palate and lingers, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Very enjoyable and packed with flavor

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

Bring hauled this one back from Maine. Thanks, Barry; this was a big surprise.

The pour is golden with good clarity. The body shows a lot of effervescence, which feeds the small but lasting head.

Fresh citrusy and floral hops dominate the aroma. Malt is noticeable, barely, along with a touch of yeasty fruit character (peaches, apricots). For a standard pale ale, this is bursting with aroma.

Very hoppy on the palate, crisp and dry, crackery malts shining through a bit mid-palate. The floral, fruity dry hops give this one a ton of flavor while still maintaining a light body and pleasant dryness. The finish is crisp, refreshing and dry. Hard to fault this beer in any way; near perfect for the style.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.49/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BOTTLE: Brown glass with a branded pry-off crown cap. Purchased for $7.99 at a beer store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. Brewed 09/13/16. Iconic simple white label design.

5.50% ABV.

HEAD: Impressive, boasting a good 5-6 fingers worth of frothy white foam. Soft in appearance with a nice complexion. Retention is excellent - ~10+ minutes. No lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

BODY: Murky yellow-copper colour of average vibrance. No visible yeast, though it does appear unfiltered.

Appears well-carbonated. The head is more attractive than the body.

AROMA: Marvelous, screaming hops without seeming imbalanced. One of the most pleasant floral hop aromas I've ever encountered, nodding towards classic American hops (Centennial) instead of the fancy new tropical hops all the kids think are cool these days. Floral notes, lemon zest, faint lime, and subtle grassy aromatics round out the hop profile. Soft crackery malts and pale malts lend just the right amount of sweetness. Saison-like sea salt spiciness gives it flair without distracting from the cleanly attenuating American ale yeast.

Not fruity, oily, resinous, or juicy. But the floral character alone is enough to seize my interest. Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Lime zest, slight lemony twang, sea salt, dry crackery malts, pale malts. The floral hop character plays well with the subtle lime and grassiness, acknowledging the undeniable influence of cleaner pale ales like Sierra Nevada's classic offering while bending a bit towards a saison-like spiciness and Belgian influence.

Texture is soft yet dry and coarse, which helps amplify depth of flavour at the expense of drinkability. Nevertheless, it's still refreshing, with a light to medium body and a pleasant overall presence on the palate.

Balanced and well built, though it does lack the hop pungency you'd expect in a (contemporary) American-brewed American pale ale.

OVERALL: Leave the fancy New Zealand hops to the fad breweries churning out mediocre IPAs and embrace Maine Beer Company's Peeper Ale, a classically styled pale ale with a bit of lemony twang and spice that hints towards Belgian saisons. Going unfiltered with an American pale ale is something of a risk, but Peeper will reward discerning drinkers with a more memorable lively yeast flavour than most expressions of the style. There's room for improvement in terms of intricacy of build and depth of flavour, but Peeper Ale is a drinkable brew in a style that's hard to stick out in. Were this available in $12.99ish six packs instead of the $7.99 500ml format, I imagine I'd be buying it semiregularly.

High B- (3.49) / WORTHY

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Photo of emerge077
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very drinkable, light-bodied, citrus-forward APA. Bottled: 10-3-13

Pale orange, slightly hazy but still fairly bright. Copious foam and intricate lacing all around the glass.

Pale malt and citrus peel aroma, light green botanicals.

Moderate bitterness, very light and airy feel, earthy herbal green hop bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste. Bitter greens, light citrus peel, pale malt flavors. Quite drinkable and clean. Overall a very nice APA, a classic some might say, though a tad pricey for what it is.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear bright golden color ale with a nice pure white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of floral and citrus hops is quite amazing with light sweet cereal notes also detectable. Taste is a superb mix between some floral hops notes mix in with some notes of light cereal. Mix of citrus and floral hoppy notes is just about perfect. Body is about average with good carbonation. I really liked this beer and I guess the East coast breweries are not catching up on West coast brewery about adding hops into beer being more then just about bitterness.

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Photo of oline73
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a finger and a half of white head and good lacing.

Smell: There is a hint of sweet malt but the star here is the citrus hops. Very crisp and nice.

Taste: As in the smell, a very nice citrus hop bitterness. The bitterness is there throughout the whole sip, but it isn't dominating in any sense. Some malt back bone. I could have a few of these.

Mouthfeel: A bit thin, strong tingly carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: I would definitely have this one again. I think I would prefer it as an IPA with the same hop profile, but a very good pale ale.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle thanks to imagineiii. Served in a Bruery tulip.

Pours a nice peach color with a good white head and some nice lacing as it goes down the glass. The nose brings slight tropical hop notes plus a bit of light citrus characteristics. There is a touch of malt lingering in the background. The flavor was along with same lines as the nose but with a nice bitterness coming through. Good amount of tropical notes as well. Some light mango. Body is light with good carbonation and a nice bitterness in the finish. Really quite drinkable.

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Photo of oberon
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an impy nonic a light lemony golden color with a frothy one finger white head that stuck like glue to the glass as it settled ever so slowly into a frothy mass.subdued citri hops in the nose,they are there but just a bit subdued,a light toasted grain note as well.Bright and lemony hop flavors with some herbal/grassy notes underneath,pretty dry with more of a toasted malt base.A easy drinking dryer APA with good hops,maybe didn't live up to the hype for me but still solid.

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Photo of jlindros
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this "hand-crafted American ale" as an extra from rheisler. Lots of donations and recycling from these guys, I wouldn't be surprised to see green beer pour out.

Edit: At the end of the pour I stirred up the unfiltered bottle conditioned yeast and poured it into the glass. Lots of large yeast chunks and sediment interesting this thing up a bit more.

Edit #2: I just burped up the hop taste again and got to enjoy the great hops again, exquisite!

A: The long neck restricts the pour at first, but also creates a HUUUGE head, bigger than my hand, bigger than the pour of beer, forcing me to stop pouring less than halfway up the glass. As it slowly settles I can see the light bubbles popping on top, and huge bubbles popping all around the sides. Big bubble carbonation on these guys. It wants to be clear, but leaves just enough haze to filter the light coming through. I don't see any bubbles rising through the golden orange yellow color (it's actually a pretty nice color) back to the bubbles, see very few, so I'm guessing this thing blew its load on the pour. Now that the head has died down enough, back to the pour.

N: Oooh, a really nice American hop aroma, some hop oils, some grapefruit, citrus, and pine; plenty of centennial and cascade hops. Besides the luscious hop aroma, I don't get much else, not really any malts, but perhaps a touch of spicy hop aroma as well. I want to market a car air freshener or something with this aroma.

T: Starts not quite as I would expect. Its got some very light malts at the beginning, and some very light hop taste. Perhaps some grassy light taste, some juiciness, and some strange tropical fruit tastes. It actually kinda reminds me of Gumballhead. I continue to wait for the huge hop hit with what I got on the nose, but it never seems to come. I get some more juicy grapefruit and citrus on the taste to add to the lemongrass I got at first. It also has some chewy candy like fruit and a touch of bitterness, but mostly refreshingness. I love the bottle conditioning as it seems to add the interesting fruity esters.

M: Pretty thin and almost no carbonation.

F: Here is some bitterness finally. It finishes pretty dry and the bitterness finally comes. I would have liked more hop character in the taste however, but I guess this is a Spring American Ale style not IPA etc. It also finishes pretty crisp for the bitterness. The hop taste is pretty good however, and finishes with the bitterness I was trying to get at the middle. Some lemongrass and floral hops also litter the finish.

Final thoughts: All in all its a pretty good beer that is very refreshing and tasty. It has an amazing hop nose, that doesn't really follow through on the palate. There is some nice bitterness on the finish but it doesn't make up what I was expecting for the hops in the center of the taste. It does finish pretty well with a good bitterness and clean finish. The hops that do come through taste pretty good with grapefruit, citrus, lemongrass, some interesting tropical fruit and candy tastes, enough to remind me of Gumballhead. The bottle conditioning is a double edged sword, it adds some interesting great flavors and adds the live yeast component, but also makes it inconsistent in carbonation which is very obvious in this one. Overall, Great springtime beer!

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

Maine Beer Company's bottle-conditioned Peeper Ale pours a hazy, deep-gold that appears bronze, and even amber in the full pint. Very tiny bubbles can be seen rising steadily towards the surface. A bright white head rises to form a finger thick rocky cap, then drops slightly, and holds for quite some time. As you might imagine, the lacing left behind on the glass is fairly impressive as well.

In the nose, it's bright with juicy citrus notes of pineapple and grapefruit. Some yeastiness comes through, and a touch of grainy malt as well.

The citrus returns in the flavor but it's not as big or brash as the aroma suggests. It's not raspy or overly juicy - in fact, it's really superbly balanced against the gently grainy, straightforward malt. There are some additional fruit notes of apple, pear, melon, and strawberry, and some yeastiness comes through as well (in a good way). The bitterness level is median against the maltiness, so it doesn't sock you, but it's always there to support; and it finishes drying with some residual malt that quickly fades, leaving only spritzes of fruitiness behind.

This is the way beer was meant to be, fresh and alive. It has so much more character when it's conditioned properly (I also have a fresh bottle just a few weeks old). There are so many subtle nuances to it that it really keeps you interested throughout the entire serving, and it doesn't hurt that it's remarkably well-balanced and superbly drinkable! Impeccably brewed. I haven't had a beer that's excited me so much in years - literally - and for it to be simply an American pale ale and not something exotic really says something. Absolutely delicious!!!!

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Photo of Kegatron
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper, with 1-2 fingers of tight bright-white head. This retains with a thick ½ finger of creamy foam which coats the sides of the glass with rich sticky froth. Very nice look to this. The aroma is floral and leafy, with some bright smelling citric hops. The malts have a distinct character of bread and sugars gong on underneath. Almost like a fresh baked cookie at times.

The taste is all about the hop flavors here, with a fresh citric bite that stretches the whole way through the profile. Almost to the point to where the malts feel like a mute point at times. The malts still do have their place here, balancing the hops on the edges of the profile with a honeyed graininess, but the bitterness returns in the finish with a dry steady pithiness. The mouthfeel has a lighter feeling medium body on it, being crisp on top but then giving way to an underlying smooth creaminess that keeps this quite easygoing. This might actually be my favorite aspect of this beer, as it keeps this very drinkable.

Pretty tasty and refreshing little APA here, and while I would have liked to have seen a little more malt activity in the taste, that crisp yet smooth body really delivers here. This was my first experience with this new small batch brewery and I'm anxious to try out more from them.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired from svosie, so a big "Thank You" goes out to her. Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains piney hops, citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty but not too heavy malt character followed by mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in and creates a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Very smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, excellent representation of style, this is a very good sessionable beer that is worth drinking for a whole evening.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First had: on tap at Teresa's, Wayne, PA

Poured into a Victory shaker, clear copper in color with a finger of fluffy white head that retained and laced well. Light, crisp aroma of citrusy hops and sweet malts. Crisp, clean taste, honey-sweet malts, grassy, pithy orange and lemon notes, yet not very bitter at all. In fact the mouthfeel is incredibly smooth, light in body yet full of flavor in perfect balance for the style. Almost too drinkable, if that were possible. Very nice beer overall, and along with their Lunch IPA, really puts MBC on the map.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a two finger tall bright white head. The head reduces slightly but in general has great retention. Excellent lacing is observed.

S: It has a wonderful aroma - floral hops, lemon peel, and spices with hints of citrus, pine, and malts.

T: Flavors are hop forward - primarily floral hops with hints of citrus and pine - followed by a nice light bready malt and just a touch of sweetness + lemon. There is a nice balance with a lingering aftertaste from the hops, the perfect amount of bitterness for the style.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Crisp with dryness throughout.

O: Very tasty, I really enjoyed this beer and will look forward to having many more (assuming that I am able to continue to find it at the local bottle shops). Nicely balanced and easy to drink. This is very refreshing.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up on a quick trip into Maine. Poured into a pint glass and shared with fellow BA mstrom

A: Pours an extremely cloudy golden color. An amazing 2 finger head forms, extremely chunky with impressive staying power.

S: Great aroma, lots of citrus and some grapefruit and lemon. Also get a grassy/hay component as well.

T: The citrus fruits come through nicely on the flavor profile. It is slightly tangy and finishes with a very slight bitterness.

M/D: Very crisp and smooth, medium bodied. A very nice beer from MBC, hopefully they will widen their distribution in near the future.

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Photo of billab914
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from a 500ml bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. It poured a very interesting color. It was a deeper, duller amber color that was halfway to brown. It started with a nice looking frothy white head to it that immediately started clinging to the sides of the glass. Some pretty nice lacing was left as I drank it.

The aroma has a very nice and bright, zesty citrus to it. Some orange, lemon and grapefruit all come out with a touch of tropical fruit to it as well. Some sweeter malt flavors compliment the hops pretty nicely.

The taste shows more of the zesty, orange and grapefruit flavors throughout the beer. It has a modest grapefruit like bitterness to it in the finish. It has a decent malt backbone to it that gives it a nice complimenting sweetness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is good, it was a flavorful and easy drinking beer. Definitely a very nice APA overall, but leaning towards the IPA side of the style. The hoppiness was nicely done as well.

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

This one shocked the hell out of me I have to admit. I was nowhere near expecting it to be as good as it was. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, I enjoyed this one while playing in the yard with the kids on 04/17/2010.

The pour was huge, bright golden amber and incredibly hazy and cloudy with tons of carbonation just ripping toward the surface. Immense white foam just leaps over the top of the glass, reaching a height of near three inches before finally settling down into a firm two fingers of head and rich lacing that lasted the entire session. Aroma is sharp citrus, lemon, orange, nice notes of grasses along with a great little hint of light bready malts providing some nice balance. Crisp, clean, near perfect flavor as the sharp and lightly tart notes of citrus work perfectly and are so well balanced I was amazed. Such a light, and easy drinking ale, I cannot believe how quickly this one snuck up on me. I could see myself drinking this for days all summer long, it was just that good.

Overall as solid as the day is long. I was really amazed with this one. Could not really say a bad thing about it and would look forward to trying it again anytime! Going to make me seek out a few more of their for sure.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Al's served chilled in a snifter.

The color is lightly hazed lemony golden with thick cream with ultra fine bead, lace sticks well and retention is above average. The smell is so vibrant with lots of citrus zest and lemongrass with slight herbal and tangerine odor. The feel is good with semi-resinous and moderately highly carbonated with mild sweetness and low astringency with semi-high bitterness for the style with mostly dry finish.

The first thing I think of when I taste this is fruity trix- it has a lemony orange taste from the hops with citrus zest and slightly herbal grassy sweet tinge with mild pepper note in the back with very juicy lemon and pepper type cohesion. I loved this as it was refreshing on a hot 90+ day and the hop flavor is so fresh it is a great example of the style, I only wished I had tried this sooner.

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Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
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