Peeper | Maine Beer Company

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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.

Added by ToasterChef on 07-30-2009

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3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 4/29/14

Appearance: Pours with two fingers of clean white head. The color is golden yellow with some light accents of orange. Sticky lacing left behind at each level. Active carbonation is about right.

Smell: Grassy hops on the front. Light caramel malt gives a great base for the hops to shine on. Medium bodied fruits with some accents of orange peel and lime.

Taste: Light caramel hits first. Some sweet bready malts greet the drinker on the hop, with hop accents of grass and medium bodied citrus toward the back end. Finish is slightly sweet with some dry piney hops.

Mouthfeel: Bright carbonation is felt. Crisp hops and sweet malts do well together.

Overall: Plenty of good things going on here, glad I got to try this brew from Maine. Right at their three month mark, not really showing many signs of being too old. Haven't had a bad beer from Maine to date.

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

A - An impressive, frothy white head settles after a generous pour into a pint glass. The body is a murky yellow/light orange. Nice lacing as the level dropped.

S - A slight hint of airy hops, nothing overpowering. Subdued aroma of a backyard in summer, almost. Subtle, but pleasant.

T - Very smooth tasting ale. It's got a very simple layout with the malt and hops balancing nicely. Very solid.

M - Very clean finish. I wrote this before describing any of the taste, simply because it's got such a clean, sharp finish. Medium to light body to the beer.

O - Solid ale. I know this is the trademark beer from Maine Beer Co, and having reviewed some of their other beers, I expected a bit more. Very drinkable, very simple. And if that's what you're looking for, jump on Peeper. It's very fresh and crisp.

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3.61/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

$ 6.49/16.9 oz bottle at Beer Run, Charlottesville, VA
Bottled 042914 at 40 degrees into standard pint
Aroma light floral
Head large (7.5 cm), white, frothy, slowly diminishing to irregular layer which varies from 1 to 20 mm thick
Lacing average – various size islands
Body light yellow, hazy
Flavor begins lightly flowery with bitter aftertaste, fades slowly; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation

Meets the criteria for an ale but seems pretty flavorless to me

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Murky, straw body. Nice off-white head and lacing throughout drinking.

S: Toffee. Some slightly pine/floral notes. Slight lemon citrus.

T: Grapefruit/lemon citrus notes. Lemon rind. Toffee and caramel backbone. Some slight metallic alcohol on back end. So drinkable.

M: Medium bodied, could drink a few of these.

O: Just a solid beer--on the hoppier side for a pale ale but it still has subtlety and nuance in its delivery.

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4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a. Cloudy yellow with a two finger head that lasted a bit when poured into a tulip glass.

s. hops and some citrus, malt and yeast.

t. Excellent. nice hoppy ale as advertised. Hot and malt dominated.

m. Very smooth, very nice

o. This beer is better than expected. Maine Beer Co. has not let me down yet. Excellent beer and brewer.

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Peeper from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 2,892 ratings
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