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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Photo of Hendry
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy pale yellow,fluffy three finger white head,lots of lacing in the glass.

The citrus vibe is present aroma in the form of fresh lemon zest,some pine in there as well.

Crisp and snappy flavor,hop forward APA that takes on the lemon quality more so than any that I have tasted thus far. Good amount of lingering bitterness at the back, dry finish that is very satisfying, and what many would consider an ideal summer beverage.

Mouthfeel is the lighter side of medium, spot on carbonation, easy drinking and enjoyable.

It took me a while to get around to reviewing Peeper because every time I picked one up, my left coast buddies wanted it in in their box! This is another solid effort from MBC, and one that is almost always in stock nice and fresh (this bottle was 3 weeks old). Completely worth your time to pick this one up if you can, Maine Beer Co. scores again.

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3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle. Pours hazy -golden with long lasting, foamy, white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops and biscuit malt. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Citrusy, herbal hops and biscuit malt fills the mouth. Finish is long, dry and clean. Very nice session brew.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sometimes it's just nice to keep things calm and cool. And with this one, Raul is just chilling back hard like Lindsay Lohan after a few valiums and a skinny girl margarita.

Light flavors, maybe even a lil tiny bite - like Tom Cruise nipping at your ankle (in a good way, of course).

Raul could sip on this thang while illin, chillin, and uh, yeah.


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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Abilow33
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer is a really good American ale. The color was golden red. The taste was very smooth. I really enjoy the mellow tastes of The Maine Beer Companies beers. This is a great ale. This beer has a great smell. It is nice to have an ale with as much taste.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of notchucknorris
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Disclaimer: I bought this in a weird Maryland bottleshop on a trip over there last week. Didn't think to check the bottling date (for some weird reason) and later found out it was over 7 months old. Then, when I was transferring it to the fridge, I dropped it and busted the cap, so I had to drink it warm. Still, it was good.

A: Hazy honey color with a two finger rocky and very foamy white head.

S: Peppery, floral hops with some lemon, grapefruit and caramel malt.

T: Because of the age, tastes almost more like a pilsner at this point, but it's still really good. Grassy and peppery hops, floral notes, rosewater, caramel and bready malt. Clean finish with notes of pine and white pepper.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.55/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Clean golden with a 1.5-2 finger white head. Light color. Perfect lacing. A little light on the color, but another good looking beer from Main Beer.

S- Dank citrus. Big hop profile. leafy, fruity. Sweet malt with lots of biscuits.

T- Nice hop presence to get things started. Fresh cut grass. But then turns almost acidic. Kept waiting for the malt character to step up to the plate, but never felt like it did. Some cracker eventually comes through, but doesn't seem to work great with the hop profile. Bitter.

M- Solid carbonation. Light body. Slightly dry. Clean and crisp for the most part.

O- I have really loved the beers I've had from Maine Beer so far (Zoe, Mo, Weez), but this one let me down. Not bad, but expectations had been raised and it failed to blow me away. Mo just seemed to have that "wow" factor that Peeper lacked. Probably wouldn't buy again at the price point.

Bottled 4/30/13
Consumed 7/24/13
$7 for 500 ml bottle

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Peeper from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 2,901 ratings
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