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An American-style ale brewed one barrel at a time. The malt bill is built on American two-row malt and accented by crystal 10, Vienna, and white wheat malts. Magnum hops give the beer a nice clean bittering and Amarillo, Cascade, and Centennial hop varieties provide a pleasant floral and citrusy hop flavor. A healthy dose of additional Amarillo and Centennial are dry hopped to give this beer an inviting hop aroma. The beer is fermented with a neutral yeast strain and allowed to dry out so it finishes crisp and clean.

Note: Formerly known as Spring Peeper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1206) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SG111 (147) - - JUL 31, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (342) - New York, USA - JUL 30, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1900) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle 1pint9oz. 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ipaluvr082 (60) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
agl108 (791) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olost (18) - - JUL 13, 2014
Gosto de lúpulo bem forte, mas a cerveja é suave. Gosto mais da textura da little sumpin da Lagunitas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4526) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2014
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (1858) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle. This is back from the spring peeper bathes. Really well crafted pale ale with great hopping and balance.

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