Peeper Ale | Maine Beer Company

Peeper AlePeeper Ale
BA SCORE
90.2%
Liked This Beer
4.11 w/ 2,852 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
Ranking:
#1,837
Reviews:
618
Ratings:
2,852
Liked:
2,572
Avg:
4.11/5
pDev:
9.49%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
206
Gots:
703
Trade:
12
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,852 |  Reviews: 618
Photo of Riff
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale, golden yellow color, like fresh hay. Smells a little bit malty, with a touch of pine and citrus. Crisp, good malt backbone throughout, with a light citrus and pine flavor. Light body, relatively high carbonation. Great summer beer, could certainly see it for watching football or baseball. Easy to drink and tasty.

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Photo of pajeff
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jcattey
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Trentt2
3.72/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sd123
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.18/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A:pale golden yellow with slight haze bright white head

S: more of a faint sweet malt followed by a touch of Citrus

T: is close to perfect the balance of the malt sweetness and the right amount of hops

M crisp with a nice level of hi carbonation

Overall it well done beer that leaves you want to have another pint

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Photo of joberlander
3.43/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJSFS
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Beginner2
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
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 +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Seraphiel-
4.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PianoManKD
4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
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 +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
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 -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bhunter0812
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Coltron23
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redsox6202
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bum4ever
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
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 +1.9%
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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Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 90.2% out of 100 with 2,852 ratings
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