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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.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8170) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11310) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2304) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2321) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Pours with a translucent but hazy amber body with a half inch of off-white head. Smells malty, fruity, caramel, and butterscotch. Roasty caramel and chocolate malts play a big role with a fair bit of supporting diacetyl and fruity flavor. Unlike in many beers, the diacetyl actually helps this beer. Very balanced. The flavors mix, but also come through individually one at a time at different places in the mouth throughout a good sip in a way that few beers do. Medium in body with a bit less carbonation than expected. Overall this makes a good EPA and a tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cazort (551) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2007
This beer was more pale-lager-like than pale-ale-like. It had a darker color, but the flavor and aroma was weaker, creamy and smooth, and there was not much complexity to the malt. The hops were weak, tasting of caraway and leaving a slightly bitter aftertaste. A metallic taste lingers. Bonus points for being organic, but it doesn’t have much else going for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky (1466) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Something new hiding in the cooler of the beer depot. For 1.50, a deal. Hooray for the Organic market. Pours a nice golden with a small head that dissipates fast. Nose is malt and hints of sweet oranges. Body is fast and end in some nice gentle hops. a nice change from power hops I’ve been consuming all day. Not Great, but a nice all day drinker.

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