Peeper Ale | Maine Beer Company

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
2,836 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:
2,836
Reviews:
616
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
9.54%
 
 
Wants:
203
Gots:
699
For Trade:
12
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,836 |  Reviews: 616
Photo of GetTheYayo
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nhmp105
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Holderness
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Two week old bottle:

Lovely pillowy white three-finger head on this beer. Not so lovely hazy straw colored appearance, but that's ok -- I'm not the biggest fan of pale ale appearance in general. Mild fruity hops on the nose. The taste is outstanding: perhaps the first hop-forward beer I've had where the hops aren't bitter in the least. Almost sweet, actually, and I don't think it's from the malts. Predominant flavors are pineapple, citrus, pepper, and pine. Refreshing mouthfeel with a watery finish that works (clears the palate). This is a great beer, but the price is pretty damn steep nevertheless. I could buy a sixer of 'gansett tallboys for the price of a single pint of Peeper Ale, or in keeping with the style two 24 oz. bombers of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

79/100

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Photo of Kurzman
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buzzy
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjvanston
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jesterr44
4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light golden, slightly cloudy appearance with a citrus aroma. Taste is refreshing mild floral/citrus hops well balanced with just a hint of bitterness on the finish. Very light overall. Light smooth mouthfeel. Some light white lacing. A nice tasting IPA, on the lighter side compared to some of the hop bombs out there.

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Photo of Johnct
2.96/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DJoe
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JRed
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden in body with bubbly white head. Aroma of citrus, lemon skin, pine. Tastes of citrus, pine, lemon skin, pear, grass, pineapple, and some Hop bitterness. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yoshie
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreyGhost4
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leinie13
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjlong89
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsa7783
3.49/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bonds Tavern in West Orange. Pours a golden, effervescent hue with minimal frothing. Crisp, hoppy, subdued aroma with hints of grapefruit and pine. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of MGibbons
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kw_pip
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draught. Earthy slightly. Floral. Mediocre.

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Photo of mmorris15
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rugg315
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Copy from another review that this is a real beer! Not overly fruit but I get lemon on smell and taste. All other aspects are solid. You drink this and you say I just had a great beer.

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Photo of madelf66
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nater919
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1Nrwyscotch
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,836 ratings.
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