Peeper Ale | Maine Beer Company

2,833 Ratings
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.

Added by ToasterChef on 07-30-2009

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4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crystal clear pale yellow on the first pour with a lovely, sudsy white head. Fresh, clean, oily citrus hop aroma...flowery with a waft of cereal grain. A little more bitterness upfront than expected, but the following hoppiness is very nice. Again, super oily and zesty lemon, light grapefruit, melon, perfume-y floral notes, and grass. Light, slick, and crisp with a long bitterness. A good, textbook APA that while full of hop flavor, doesn't try to be an IPA. Too bad I only had the one small bottle and it was as bit pricy because this is a very drinkable beer.

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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle

Bottled 9/10/13
Drank 10/4/13

Another big thanks goes to to facesnorth for this guy! Peeper seems to be the palest of the three Maine Brewing beers I've sampled so far, Lunch and MO being the other two. The body is highly saturated golden nearly bordering on orange but not quite there.A perfectly white, perfectly fluffy head forms on the pour and never lets go. Big globs of lace seem to have pasted themselves to the glass.

Pale malt and grapefruit, and lemon pith are all well represented. There's a really unique, unexpected musty quality I don't think I've ever come across in a pale ale before. The mustiness is of that of wildflowers and similar to the quality found in Belgian pales. Dusty florals and a touch of honey bring up the rear. Again, this is an interesting smelling pale ale.

The flavor profile runs hand in hand with the nose. Pale crackery malt lays a base for the sharp citric bite of lemon, orange, and grapefruit in that order of intensity. The pollen laden wildflowers float around in the back with a modest touch of that honey. An easy drinking pale if there ever was one.

The body is lighter than moderate and very nicely fills out on the swallow. The bitterness grows to moderate in the back of the throat and the there's a juicy, fruity sweetness on the finish that's seems wholly appropriate.

Peeper is another fine brew from the guys over at Maine Brewing. It's a highly sessionable and unique take on the style. I've found everything I've so far had from Maine to be expertly crafted. I would certainly drink more of this is I ever come across it on shelves.

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4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the best "new" (to me) beers I've had in a long time. What a pleasant surprise! Refined, exceptionally crafted and rock solid. I can't say enough good thing about Peeper Ale. When I first picked it up I was thinking, pfft peeper ale, what kind of name is that? And I'm not one to judge a book by it's cover or beer by its label and to think I've done worse things with $5 like sticking it some stripper g...this is one hell of a pale ale. It walks the line between pilsner and pale ale while flirting with some spice and barnyard notes reminiscent of belgians and saisons. The malt base is clean, light and dry with a slightly tart finish and the hop profile is green with grapefruit pith, light floral notes and the lightest touch of spice. Bitterness is pleasant and lingers on and on...

This has session beer written all over it. If you see Peeper ale or any beer from Maine Beer company, pick it up. It may be the best thing you've done with $5 in your checkered history....

I can't wait to try Maine Beer Company's other offerings. Peeper Ale proves they have the tools, talent and teamwork to make great beer.

Thanks guys and gals at Maine Brewing company!

Keep it up!


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Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,833 ratings.
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