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RATINGS: 520   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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raisedfist86 (12) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Great stuff. Poured slow and still produced a massive head. Very light carbonation and mellow hop character make for a super sessionable brew. The aroma is pretty light on the nose but the minute you take a sip the flavor really blossoms. I’d love to try this on tap.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (738) - Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Picked up a bottle while in Chicago. This one pours a bright deep yellow. Very fogged. An aggressive white colored head. A mild aroma of lemon zest and a slight hop bitterness. A yeasty bready taste. Full hop malt and a mostly fruited hop character balanced with a floral background. The lemon zest flavor comes back in the end. Good stuff. Very drinkable. Very dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3646) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong citrus and floral hop. Medium mouthfeel with nice hop bite, grain, citrus, light bitterness, very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5492) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiereLuc (904) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWISLguy (1302) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2580) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (798) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (517) - 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

4
   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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chalumeaux (57) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Light golden color citrus aroma very smooth going down with a well balanced fresh hop finish. Great beer.


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