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Peak Organic Summer Session Ale

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (5243) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Bottle: Slightly hazed yellow gold with a puffy white head. Grapefruit, orange-peel aroma. Flavour is fairly strong grapefruit-peel bitter...... Really nice....very hoppy and citrusy.....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quick3Beers (527) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Pours a clear golden from a bottle, aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, a little resin, very hoppy obviously. Some slight wheaty edge to the flavor but not much, not as cloudy as many wheat ales are. Rather bitter, but has a full mouthfeel. Okay beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (9468) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle. Catty orange peel and orange malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet citrus malt and moderately bitter earthy grapefruit peel flavor. Excellent balance. Great hop flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BreWedge (421) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
On tap @ The Pig Washington DC. Pours a very light gold with a thin white head. Aromas are strong grapefruit and some pine. Tastes are grapefruit and a lactic sour. Light body, medium to long sour finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (1109) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Clear yellow pour, foamy white head. Citrus, floral, wheat and hop aroma. It seems pretty hoppy for a wheat ale. Is there cinnamon in it? Some spice for sure. I bought it was a session IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1292) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Very light yellow. Aroma grass orange. Tastes orangy pale soft wheat vanilla. Great pale not too sw3et.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocLock (8797) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Pours hazy orange with frothy, white head. Nose is orange marmalade, hopcitrus, grains, lemongrass. Tastes hoppy, fruity, with some pale malt. Medium palate heft and complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Berard (503) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Draft. Pours yellow with a slight haze and a light white head. Grassy aroma and a nice hop flavor in a session. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (6119) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2015
6oz bottle. Poured a hazy yellow-orange color with a small white head. Aroma was light orange, grapefruit. Flavor was light lemon peel, some light bready notes. Weak, but refreshing on a 90+ degree day.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClarkVV (4648) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle, best before November 2015, drunk 6/10/15
As one of biggest opponents of Shityard and Alan Pugsleyís evil empire and his ruinous effect of buying out small Maine breweries and centralizing the brewing at Shipyard (and thus ruining the beer), I was loathe to drink this. And to clarify, Iím not suggesting Pugsley is aggressively trying to buy out small breweries (I donít know if he is or is not), but the fact remains that their yeast and, primarily, backwater, shameful brewing practices produce mostly terrible, horribly diacetyl-ridden beers.
Anyways, itís too bad Peak voluntarily contracts out of Shipyard. The beer dosent seem so bad; the amarillo are quite well-done, light, lemony, succulent and not overdone. The honey and cracker malts are perhaps a touch too sweet and the malts a little dominant overall. But these are fairly minor details compared to the diacetyl that is rampant. Even from the aroma you know what youíre in for. That this has been going on at this brewery for this long is just shameful. Do the brewers taste these beers?? Iíve got to imagine yes. Guess they just donít care that much? That lack of care is reflected in their product, of course. Ok rant over. Do the beer world a favor and donít buy beer brewed at Shipyard (my girlfriend bought this, I would never).

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