Peeper Ale | Maine Beer Company

BA SCORE
91
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2,847 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:
2,847
Reviews:
618
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
9.54%
 
 
Wants:
203
Gots:
705
For Trade:
12
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,847 |  Reviews: 618
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of fourstringer
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500 mL bottle into a pint glass with moderate hand. Label yields a born on date of 12/03/13. Freshie fresh! Doin' what's right according to the bottle's instructions.

A: Slightly hazy, pale golden body with solid 3 fingers of white, frothy head. Impressive retention. Lots of lacing.

S: Fresh, balanced hop with notes of pine, citrus, grapefruit. Light pilsner malt.

T: Crisp, and hop-forward with fruit notes, light pine. Dry finish with a lingering bitterness. Lemony/orangey citrus, grapefruit and pine are again featured. Some pepper notes. A bit floral. No alcohol. Very light malt presence. Clean.

M: Moderate carbonation with nice fullness despite a light body. Touch of creaminess.

O: Dry, hoppy, exceptionally smooth pale with very fresh hop flavors that feature predominantly. Great brew. Not the most complex, but damn if it doesn't go down like butta. Quality is the word here. Pricey, but you get what you pay for sometimes.

Prost!

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of dedbeer
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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

Bottled 12th November, consumed 06 December 2013.

A clear light golden yellow with a nice, dense, white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks great! The nose is beautifully hoppy. Soft, resplendent, fresh citrus hop character, with notes of clementine zest and mandarin juice, this is great. Complemented very well by the doughy, mildly honey like malt character, this is really good! The citrus character reminds me of tangerines that aren't at their peak ripeness , in a way I'm having a hard time describing.

The palate opens with a moderate pungent bitterness , grapefruit and citrus zest being most prominent. Quickly followed by hop flavor, with citrus juice and a little floral character, there's a mild malt character that works nicely. A little doughy, a little bread-like, a touch of orange blossom honey... This is good. Medium light in body with moderate carbonation, this if quite creamy on the palate. A little qcidty, probably from the carbonation, is present. A pleasantly bitter and resiny hop oil character lingers on into the finish. Super yummy.

Arguably overpriced for regular consumption but too good to pass on, this is a wonderful beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of DovaliHops
3.49/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium white head that goes down quickly. Scent is lightly hoppy with a hint of citrus. The nose is very subdued and lacking in aroma. Taste is dry hops with some light, crisp malt profiles. The malt disappears and becomes more dry wheat and hops. Very simple...not very complex. Mouthfeel is light and dry. Drinkability is high. Overall, this beer is ridiculously drinkable...just not a very memorable pale ale. I would take a Daisy Cutter over this ANY DAY. This is the first Maine Beer that hasn't "wow'd" me.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

P: 16.9 fl oz bottle poured in to a DFH tulip

A: SRM is straw yellow. Translucent. Head is white, foamy, 1 in, reduces to 1 cm. Medium/light carbonation. Light lacing.

S: Mild hoppyness. Straw, medium roast malt, caramel notes.

T: Mild and earthy hop presence. A dryness accompanies the initial palate. Very light malt base. Touch of caramel sweetness. Mild hop aftertaste.

M: Medium body. Very light feel. Semi wet finish.

O: Great pale ale. Very easy to drink.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,847 ratings.
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