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RATINGS: 470   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Flawless. Hints of lemon in the flavor. Great head retention and brilliant clarity. Aroma is full of fruitiness. Love this!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 5, 2009
16oz brown bottle, batch #3, purchased at Whole Foods in Portland, Maine. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a good two inches of off-white rocky head that slowly dissipates. Citrussy American hops (C-hops?) come through strong on the aroma, with notes of orange, lemon, grapefruit, and pine. Tastes very hoppy too, but not in an unbalanced way. Thereís just enough biscuit and caramel to balance this very hop forward beer. Orange, grapefruit, lemon jump out immediately, with strong pithy, grassy, and piney notes, as well as a touch of cattiness in the finish and aftertaste. Medium bodied with a smooth creamy carbonation. Leaves a fair bit of lacing as the beer is drank. Very well done - definitely one of the finest APAs I have ever had, up there with Daleís and others. Dangerously drinkable, super tasty, but not overwhelming on any count. I am impressed and I canít wait to see what this brewery does next. Thanks guys for having "decided... to share"!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (8210) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2011
Pale golden pour with a tight white head. The aroma is awesome. Lots of bright zesty almost noble citrusy hops with a lot of zesty/spicy character. A very crisp palate with a bright zesty aroma. Lean and light with a bit of peppery spicy character. There is a little bit of soft fruitiness and a very clean and bright hop character. My words havenít really done the beer justice because theyíve absolutely nailed the balance between the hops and light lean malt. Fresh and zesty. One of the best, if not the best APA Iíve ever come across.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
max.shelton (18) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Possibly my favorite beer that is rather widely available in Washington, D.C. and on the East coast. Very well-hopped, but balanced out by slight citrus/grassy notes and a tad of grain in the finish. The appearance is unmatched in my opinion with a head that can last seemingly for hours and a beautiful, murky, gold color as it is unfiltered. It looks the way a German helles/zwickel is meant to look, but is clearly an American ale due to the slightly heavier hops that you will find in this beer. Incredible stuff. If you ever see this on draft, it is a must.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerfest5 (1062) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 29, 2011
Unbelievable, from out of nowhere, or Maine, comes this truly delicious pale ale. An aroma so nice it makes you tongue water, and looking at this one in a pint glas will make you remember why you love beer. The taste is like angels pissing in your mouth, ok, that last one was over the line, this is one of the best beers ive ever had.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 3, 2011
UPDATED: APR 20, 2012 Bottle, purchased at Belfast Co-op - Belfast, ME. Big, crisp, clean tropical fruit and resin aroma. Amazingly balanced body and hop flavor and bitterness, with a great sparkle. Most APAs are either obligatory brewpub fare or phoned-in seasonals. Some are fun hop experiments. This speaks of classic style example. Detailed, subtle and stunning. The perfect pale ale, without trying to hit you over the head. Iím even more impressed that they did it in bottle-conditioned form.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2013 hazy effervescent tangerine, soapy thick head, moderate lacing. resinous nose, grapefruit, moderate dough and coin. Flavor is thicker, more barky, high attenuation with some cheese and orange in finish, mid showing melon and citrus, bit of mint and cardboard. Decent nose, mediocre flavor.

Had again. Damn Sam! Quaffable pale ale, tons of bitterness with no messy sugars anywhere

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Champss (4) - Rawdon, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2012 does not count
Although it is peeper and not pepper, I thought this beer had a little spicy in it... The hops are litteraly in the mouth while taking a sip, and the bitterness is for me, perfect. A little bit on the citrus side, it is clearly refreshing and light, but with a lot of taste

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2012
bottle date 12/20/11. Nice straw yellow body with great white head. Smells if nicely freshly hopped beer. Surprising that its over 2 months old. Very fresh and spritely as a pale ale. Pretty awesome.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (1971) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Fantastic APA! I enjoyed a pint of this at the Railroad St in Linfield. The beer poured a darker golden color with a bit of a straw-colored hue and an ample white head. The head left some really nice lacing around the glass, too. The nose was full of spicy and dry hops, pine, grapefruit and a bit of toasted bread. The body was super smooth and easily drinkable. I think my pint was gone in under six or seven minutes. It didnít last too long at all! The flavors were extremely delicious, with spicy and dry hop notes, along with pine, grapefruit, oranges, hop resin, and just enough bread and earth tones for balance. The finish was dry and hoppy, as well. This is an incredibly enjoyable and delicious pale ale!


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