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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6149) - Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2014
500 ml bottle to half-pint glass (thanks DuffMan). Bottled on 05/13/14, so it’s a little beyond the suggested 90-day window, but I’m going to enjoy and rate it anyway. Looks good; a hazy apricot with ample foamy eggshell head. Smell is lots of citrus with a medium-bodied bittersweet malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. I’d like to revisit it fresh off the bottling line, but it’s still pretty damn good right now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiereLuc (999) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
Au début, j’ai lu «Pepper Ale» sur l’étiquette et j’ai trouvé que la finale houblonnée apportait une touche poivrée à cette bière. Je suis influençable comme ça! Puis j’ai finalement réalisé que c’était écrit «Peeper Ale»... en maintenant fermement mon avis sur la finale poivrée. Dans la vie, losrqu’on persiste, on doit signer. Tout ce que brasse cette brasserie est bon. TOUT! Celle-ci offre une jolie valse de houblons où chaque variété est mise en valeur dans un solo déchirant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWISLguy (1564) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2014
50cl bottle from Mr A’s in Palatine. Best by bottle date says "12C313" with a 114 over further right? Seriously, what is that? Pours golden orange with a white head. Looks belgian. Aroma appears to have dead hops all over the place, so I guess that answers the bottle date question. Sweet malty, some orange juice. Blah. Citrus and sweet malts in the flavor. Old barnyard. Sigh. Will have to find another sometime. 11.8.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2770) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Sample at first sunday. Sour and a little bitter, lots of wild yeast hay and grass here. Herbal tea flavors dominate. Not getting much of the citrus but there is a touch there particularly on the bitter finish. A little of this goes a long way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (1062) - New York City, TURKEY - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Pale yellow with creamy white head, floral hops aroma, low carbonation, lavender-like hops flavor, medium finish, citrusy aftertaste.Very smooth and nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (866) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Draft "all-in" flight at the brewery. Clear yellow. Herbal hop aroma. They taste adds a light citrus kick. Super drinkable and clean. Very balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Insertpunhere (31) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
On draft, pale yellow, really nice floral hop presence without the bitterness. Quite an outstanding, well balanced beer. Maine is doing something right.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chalumeaux (169) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Light golden color citrus aroma very smooth going down with a well balanced fresh hop finish. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (13132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle from Calgary. Cloudy gold with a massive Duvel-style head. The head falls, aroma has some mandarin, meyer lemon, a touch of dusty yeast. Sweet pale malts are quite attractive. While the bitterness is fairly low, the peachy-sweet citrus fruit is really nice. Good balance, fresh taste, finish shows a little dryness. A good benchmark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcr (2263) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden body with a pillowy white head, fully lasting. Aroma of toasted grain, citrus, lemon, herb, straw. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Starts with taste of citrus, peach, toasted grain, grass, all of which are fairly light. Then the bitterness kicks in. Lots of flavor. Nicely nuanced.

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