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Peeper | Maine Beer Company

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2,873 Ratings

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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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light golden appearance. Very light but visible head upon pouring. It was much less hoppy than I was expecting and left a slight soapy after taste that I wasn't too fond if. Poured from a 1 pint 9fl oz bottle. This beer grew on me the more I drank it.

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Peeper from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 2,873 ratings
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