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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 152   ABV: 5.05%
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Organic & all natural beer. Brewed and bottled for Peak Organic Brewing Co., LLC by Shipyard Brewing Co., Portland ME. Certified organic by QAI.

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2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
stangger (597) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2007 12 oz bottle. A bit of a disappointment. Claimed to be of an IPA nature, but a very generic tasting pale ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 7, 2007
07-Nov-07 (12-oz bottle, Best Enjoyed Before July, 2007: Purchased 15-Jun-07 at BevMo in La Jolla, CA and kept in cold storage) Lightly toasty pale malt backing is nicely balanced by earthy and citrusy hops. The beer shows medium bitterness and a moderate note of honey sweetness in the finish. With each sip, something different catches my attention, which I think is an indication of decent balance. But overall, sweet and toasty malts, citrusy hops and an earthy tone seem to be the core flavors here. In the nose, toast and earth are dominant, with only a subtle note of hops in the background. Moderately carbonated and medium in body, with reasonable crispness in the finish. Amber in color with moderate haze, the beer is capped by an off-white, half-inch head that settles to a thin layer. Not a bad pale ale, but living on the west coast, I prefer my pale ales to be completely dry and this one has a bit too much sweetness, especially in the finish. Still, it has good flavor and doesn’t have the heavy grain and earth character of some organic brews.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Nice pleasant smelling aroma. Lemony. The taste is somewhat bitter, but kind of skunky. Maybe metallic. Odd aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Bottle from State Line. Deep gold pour with 2-finger whitish head. Aroma is bready pale malt, lemongrassy hops, citrus. Tastes pale malty, with citrus, hops, and some honey dipped Bell pepper late. Again, this one tastes very fresh, but falls short on complexity.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Tap at Brewtopia 2007: Golden pour with a creamy tan head. Vacant aroma. Hints of damp mash and grains. Has a somewhat creamy texture with a grainy malt flavor overall. There’s a touch of oat in there as well. This stuff has near "zero" hop character. Just full of grains, no bitterness. Boring APA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11345) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2007
@VT Beerfest–on tap-pours a thin white head and amber color. Aroma is citrus/flat hops, secondary medium malt. Taste is bitter citrus/flat hops, secondary medium malt. OK carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2372) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 28, 2007
At a beer tasting in Concord, New Hampshire. Amber in color with a generous beige head. A good mix of malts and hops in the aroma as well as the taste. A bit more bitter than a traditional pale ale but that’s why I liked it more than other pales.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2007 I bought this beer before reading what people here rated it and said about it. I thought I was going to be disappointed when I read the comments, but I was wrong. To me this is a really good pale ale. It poured from the bottle with a nice creamy head which left ample lacing on the glass. The amber colored ale had a slight hoppy aroma and a good hoppy finish. I thought the malt and hop balance was perfect for a pale ale. I didn’t experience any of the off flavors or odors that others have mentioned here. I would definately buy this again, and I’m glad I didn’t read the ratings first, because I probably wouldn’t have bought it, seeing that people were saying that it tasted and smelled like hay, cardboard and sweaty mold! I liked this beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Bottle. Fairly decent pour, clear amber with a big frothy head. Light caramel and orangey aromas with some grassy hops and a bit of butterscotch wafting up after a while. Cereal to light caramel malt flavor with citrusy hops. Kind of a thin and weak feeling body. Mouthfeel feels very ’extended.’ Overall, meh, meh and meh. I don’t generally expect greatness from American organic micros, or beers from Maine for that matter (Allagash an obvious exception). For what it’s worth, Wolavers PA is a better choice if you’re an organically-minded Whole Foods maven looking for an APA.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2339) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2007
smelled like hay and malted barley. it was bitter and had a tang. it had a tinglyl ike character -something like a crappy ass pale ale- fruity flavors at first that pretty much just piss you off (because it is not really good pale ale. below average.


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