Maine Beer Company Peeper Ale

I don’t know if you can see it from the picture, because the color has darkened a bit, but when I poured this, it looked like a hazy ginger ale.  This is a PALE *in caps for a reason* ale.

On first sniff, I get a lot of hops.  It struck me as closer to an IPA than a pale ale by smell.  A lot of hops with the pine scent, not citrus.  And man is it hazy.  I can’t see my fingers through the glass and the beer.  It almost looks as if there’s something extra floating around in the beer.

And guess what?  That’s a good thing.

The taste is pure pale ale.  In fact, it’s one of the best pale ales I’ve ever had.  At first you get the pine hops, but it almost seems to be mixed with honey.  This is a beer of nature.  You sip this on your back deck as the son sets and listen to the animals.  This is like one of those delicious organic iced teas… but beer.

What’s interesting, though, is the deeper you go, the more malty this beer is.  It’s not supposed to be a hop beer.  You’re supposed to find the malts, which is where the sweetness comes from.  This the first malty beer I’ve liked.

Yeah, that good.

I just want to sip this and relax, let the world ease off of me.  I wish this beer was available here in NJ, because I’d pick it up by the caseload.

Whoaaaaaaa, Nelly.  Good beer.

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