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Peak Organic Summer Session Ale

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A traditional summer wheat beer marries a west coast Pale ale. Brewed with locally grown wheat, providing a complex mouthfeel, and single-hopped and generously dry-hopped with Amarillo, creating a glorious citrusy aroma and finish. The approachable 5% abv makes this the perfect session beer on a summer day.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drjohnrock (416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Twelve ounce bottle from Beer Of The (Every Other) Month Club, tasted on June 30, 2013. Cloudy light gold/amber hue, firm citrus aroma, small white head, light body, initial watery mouthfeel followed by quite tart citrus flavor. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MunBro (132) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
Pours a tawny yellow with minimal head. Aroma is of hops, lemon, and pine. Taste is simple yet subtle and complex. Notes of citrus, pine, lemon, hops, and a trace of bitterness (no sourness here). A smooth, wonderful brew.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Curtis2010 (7) - GUATEMALA - DEC 20, 2013 does not count
A - hops and wheat maybe a hint of citrus A - pale yellow with dense white head. Good head retention. T - Its pitched as a session beer so I was not expecting much...and I was not disappointed. Its worst fearure is a very one dimensional hops taste...just a bitter finish almost like it was bitter with hop extract. Devoid of oher hops character. P - light bodied, noticeable carbination, appropriate for a session beer. O - just donít like this beer. Taste is the flaw...all other categories are appropriate...but taste is just a one dimensional moderate bitterness...I was surprised to see it was dry hopped. Not a session beer for me...definately donít have the urge to drink another one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansermadide (1450) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
I must apologize in advance to Peak Organic. Iíve had this beer for over three months now. The reason why I havenít drank this yet is simply because the beer doesnít look like something I want to drink... from the outside. Yes, Iíve been judging this book by its cover for an entire season, and itís not even summer anymore. Soft yellow, with hues of caramel, this wheat ale looks more pale ale than wheat, and has a bright white head. It has a surprisingly pleasant citrus hop aroma thatís bright and delicious, with absolutely no trace of wheat. Whew. Itís relatively bitter and strong of hop flavor in the mouth, with wheat chewiness and sourness nonexistent. Iíd definitely peg this as a straight up West coast summer session pale ale above anything. Holy crap, this is kinda good, dare I say more than good. I feel so ashamed. Although it rates in the 80th percentile for the style and only the 46th percentile overall, Iíd have to disagree with everyone else. However unattractive the label, and the style, may be, itís a pleasant surprise. Although it has a slight wheat ale-like body, the only other wheat-like character is a slight sourness in the finish. Otherwise, itís straight up, just a nicely hopped summer ale - and I have to say that the wheat fills in just enough of the weight to make it satisfying.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1582) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
Refreshing and crisp with a moderate hop on the finish. A nice summer brew or even a nice fall day brew. Pours a bright golden yellow with a foamy fizzy white head. The nose is wheaty, lightly spiced, toasted and a tad hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2379) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
12oz brown bottle. Medium yellow pour with a little haze. Good looking white cap, very creamy and long lasting with some sticky shoulders. Nose has lemon and grapefruit hops. Int he mouth the beer is dryish and wheaty with nice Amarillo notes, slight lemon and grapefruit notes. Some yeast and wheat in the aftertaste with some mild bitterness. Light body and refershing carbonation. Better than I expected. a nice simple hoppy, wheaty quaffer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (2985) - Georgia, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Comes out of the bottle a slightly hazy solar yellow with a fluffy and somewhat persistent ivory head. Wheaty and slightly citrusy aroma has a surprising hoppy overtone. Wheaty flavor is quite refreshing - if itís hot youíll wanna chug it (but please do so responsibly!) and enjoy the hints of hops and lemon. Texture is smooth, though not too fizzy, so it glides down the pipes easily. A perfect way to welcome summer, or bit it farewell.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
jgauquie (33) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2013
I will just say that this is a very bland beer. I may be biased towards heavier beer but this is a cross between a pale ale and Michelob ultra. Very floral aroma, but missed the mark with a grainy aftertaste. Not my fav.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Tap at Victoria Gastro Pub. Pours hazy straw yellow/gold with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with spare lacing. Aroma is wheat malt, lemon peel, citrus and pine hops. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light wheat notes, lemon and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
furman82 (11) - New York, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Little bit hoppy for a non-ipa summer beer, but still easy enough to drink. Light and mild.


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