Chad9976 (1163) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured a 500ml bottle into a tulip glass. It was bottled on 7/22/14 and cost $5 ($0.30 per ounce).
Appearance: Beautiful glowing golden hue over a clear body with visible bubbles. Pours to a large, bright white, frothy head which retains and laces quite well.
Smell: A sweet citrusy aroma, almost candy-like. Hints of pine.
Taste: Peeper Ale is probably the mildest beer made by the Maine Beer Company, and that’s really saying something considering this is quite a bold pale ale. Like most beers in their repertoire, this is a hop-forward brew with a classic citrusy flavor and strong bitterness. Orange is definitely the predominate hop character due to the Amarillo hops, though there’s some underlying pine and a hint of tea-like taste from the Cascade and Centennial hops, respectfully. The Magnum hops impart strong bitterness, especially around the apex of the swig. I’d probably criticize this beer for not having a strong enough malt backbone as there isn’t much in the way of distinctive grain flavor. I wouldn’t say the palette is radically skewed towards the hops, but a little more balance couldn’t hurt.
Drinkability: Of all the beers in their portfolio, Peeper Ale is Maine Beer Company’s lightest, though you would never consider it light in any way (unless 5.5% ABV is your definition of light). The delivery process is nice: a medium to full body with a mouthfeel to match. The finish is smooth, though there’s definite lingering bitterness and a drying sensation. This is not a beer I would consider refreshing, but that’s okay because it’s probably not supposed to be, anyway.
SG111 (83) - - JUL 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Pours a very pale yellow color almost like a pale lager. Nice white head with lacing. Aroma is wheat, hops, lemon, earthy spices. Flavor is awesome lemon and spice up front with malt balance. Finishes a little hoppy but not overwhelming. Maybe the best pale ale I’ve had.
drsandman (262) - New York, USA - JUL 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Roof at Park South, NYC. Pours a light golden haze with small white head. Aroma is crisp fruity hop, bready biscuit, clean pale malt, grassy hop. Flavor is grass & light pine hop, fresh citrus & melon, bread. Light/Med mouthfeel, very well balanced & semi lively carbonation.
Minderbinder (1748) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours blond with medium white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, tropical fruits. Taste is of citrus, pepper, bitterness, fruits, tropical fruits. Palate: Light body. Medium carbonation. Nice balance. Overall: Very good. Dangereously drinkable. Well attenuated. Great beer.
Ipaluvr082 (53) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. A clear blonde effervescent pour with pillowy white head. At a glance it looks like a lager or pilsner. Aroma of fresh citrus fruit and hops. The taste is subtle, dry, hoppy, detect straw and almost a little savory. A solid sessionable beer.
agl108 (786) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9 oz. bottle. Poured hazy orange with fluffy white head that left solid lacing. Faint floral nose. Sweet biscuity malt with lemon and light citrus notes. Great balance. Crisp, dry finish.
olost (15) - - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gosto de lúpulo bem forte, mas a cerveja é suave. Gosto mais da textura da little sumpin da Lagunitas.
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Ferris (3909) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Lemon grass hops and a touch of spice. Clear gold with a rich white head. Light citrus and grassy hops. Light pale malt sweetness to balance and slight bitter finish.
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as impressed with this ale as I was with the "Another One" IPA, but still a great tasting beer! Funny story is that my wife and I thought this was a pepper beer....goes to show that you should read the names of your beers carefully!
Imaena (1817) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This is back from the spring peeper bathes. Really well crafted pale ale with great hopping and balance.