Peeper Ale | Maine Beer Company

2,819 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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4.84/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed on tap at Hopleaf in Chicago.
Poured into a pint glass, it's a somewhat hazy gold with a single finger of foam and lots of lacing as I drink it.
Great aroma with plenty of floral and grass and a hint of citrus.
Man, this tastes amazing! All kinds of flavors going on. Sweet citrus, pineapple, grass, some cracker sweetness, white pepper, and a pleasant, mild, lingering bitter.
This is a VERY smooth beer. It almost felt creamy on my palate.
Overall, just excellent. Great beer.

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4.45/5  rDev +8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Pours a very pale, hazy yellow, an appearance I'd normally associate with witbier, with a generous topping of white foam. Nice gloppy lacing and great head retention.

Smells surprisingly bright and hoppy, with a lot of floral and grassy notes.

Good flavor, but a bit lighter on the palate than I was expecting. A little thin bodied and quite dry, but this one has a really pleasant, well balanced hoppy finish. Not very bitter at all, but just enough for the overall lightness of the malt. Grassy and lemony, with a bit of a peppery herbal tint. The malt is pretty unremarkable, very clean and unobtrusive, clearly intended to showcase hops without getting in the way. The more I drink it, the more peppery flavor I'm getting. It really shares a lot of characteristics of a witbier, in terms of mouthfeel and a strangely peppery tingle in the finish. It's a really well-made beer, and something I'd want to drink while relaxing on the beach in the middle of summer. Not the cheapest beer at $6 a bottle, but it is good. Artistry is usually expensive.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.64/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Quality beer right here. It's not often one I'll pick up, but I enjoy it when I do.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.19/5  rDev +2.4%

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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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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

Maine Beer Co. Peeper Ale - 5.5% ABV APA - Bottled 08/19/14 - Consumed 10/07/14 - Purchased at The Foodery Northern Liberties in Philadelphia, PA.

A: Pours a bright and clear golden yellow with five fingers of rocky white froth and lots of bubbles in the body. Big globs of lacing cling to the pint glass and the head retains well. A near-flawless look.

S: An intense blast of nectarine, kiwi, pineapple, resin, guava and navel orange, balanced by caramel, biscuity malt, and honey aromas. Some yeast and passion fruit notes develop as the beer warms. A fantastic, hop-forward nose, very tropical in character.

T: Biscuit, pineapple, resinous hops, guava, white cracker, hint of yeast, and peach with a subtle hop bitterness and fleeting afters. Good flavours, even though the taste doesn't quite hold to the smell.

M: Crisp, medium-bodied, juicy-oily middle, mild and tangy hop bitterness transitions to a quick, smooth, and drying finish with minimal afters. Solid and thirst-quenching.

O: An enjoyable, satisfying pale that's more tropical and refreshing than your typical APA. Bright, bold, and definitely worth a purchase.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Peeper Ale from Maine Beer Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,819 ratings.
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