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Saint Peter Pale Ale - Great Waters Brewing

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Saint Peter Pale Ale
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Waters Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-19-2002)
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Reviews by Hhawk06:
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Hhawk06

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decided to try this one at home....

It poured light caramel with a hint of gold and a nice pillowy, off-white head. There are big hops in the nose at first, then mellows to a more floral feel. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and slightly cloying; a little rough for me. Pale malts add to the edgy and somewhat citrusy hop character. There is certainly an encounter with some prickly bitterness. It finishes with a little grapefruit and some floral notes. This really borders more toward the IPA side, but overall it just seems a bit too rigid for the style.

Serving type: growler

01-14-2006 13:17:59 | More by Hhawk06
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

07-19-2014 14:08:16 | More by MNBeerGeek
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

05-08-2014 01:46:42 | More by XmnwildX12
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Minnesota

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United Kingdom (Wales)

3/5  rDev -14.5%

04-24-2014 02:15:03 | More by mothman
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

03-28-2014 22:49:24 | More by WoodBrew
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.5%

01-14-2014 04:39:33 | More by mattmarka1
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YogiBeer

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

09-28-2013 21:29:15 | More by YogiBeer
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stealth

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

06-10-2013 05:55:36 | More by stealth
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

10-08-2012 01:35:22 | More by t0rin0
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

08-06-2012 08:57:26 | More by CWhite
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ryancl

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +14%

08-03-2012 17:47:34 | More by ryancl
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Hopstout

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

06-29-2012 00:42:59 | More by Hopstout
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MattyG85

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Poured into a standard shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright copper/golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles and a solid two finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves lots of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Sweet bready pale malts with a good amount of caramel and biscuit. Some wheat grains and some light hints of earthy, grassy hops in the background. A pretty sweet malt forward aroma.

Taste: Similar to the aroma. A fairly sweet taste of pale malts and wheat grains with some good notes of caramel and biscuit. Light hints of grassy and earthy hops in the background to provide some balance. Definitely a bready malt forward ale.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy, slick, and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid beer. One of the more malt forward pale ales I've had but it doesn't lack in taste.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2012 22:59:16 | More by MattyG85
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

04-01-2012 05:30:17 | More by Localdrinklax
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

03-22-2012 04:50:55 | More by BigBry
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Growler labeled “Pale 3-14”

A: Copper/brown with a faint white head.

S: Caramel, biscuit…surprisingly sweet smelling and very similar to their brown. Nice, but would like at least a hint of hops.

T: Just like the aroma – sweet with caramel and biscuit malt flavors. Very little in the way of hops. Slight bitterness in the finish is only indication hops were used, but even finish is more sweet than bitter.

M: Medium-bodied, carbonation is on the soft side and overall, it’s a bit sticky.

Very malty and flavored more like an amber or brown. It was tasty enough, but I am seriously questioning whether I ended up with a mislabeled growler as this was the maltiest (English or otherwise) pale ale I’ve ever tasted. I’d rather have one of Great Waters’ Brown Trout if I wanted this type of beer.

Serving type: growler

02-22-2012 04:33:44 | More by GeezLynn
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ALifeWellWasted

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.5%

02-12-2012 18:04:00 | More by ALifeWellWasted
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zeff80

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap and cask - the latter was better.

A - Poured out a hazy, copper color with a two-finger, off-white head of pillowy foam. It left sheets of sudsy lace on the glass.

S - It smelled floral with some sweet citrus notes. A touch of sweet toffee, too.

T - It tasted of sweet caramel and toffee with a nice spicy bite of bitterness.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a very nice APA. Better on cask, but good either way.

Serving type: cask

01-04-2012 02:40:56 | More by zeff80
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -14.5%

12-07-2011 02:10:42 | More by mhaugo
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -14.5%

11-25-2011 14:05:00 | More by jenray
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

good looking hazed honey colored pale ale with nice lacing and a good 2 finger head , to me this is the house ale its has citrus and pine with fruit and a honey..taste follows the nose itd has a good hop and pine taste wit a good malt finish..the mouth feel is medium well carbonated with a nice hop presence.. its a drinkable house pale ale that should be ordered when going to great waters this is a must try on your visit..but it is not an extraordinary pale ale ..its just one of the best they offer

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2010 23:03:07 | More by gatornation
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Redrover

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first beer at Great Waters. It was served in a standard pint glass. The beer is a chill hazed copper with a thick off-white head and good lacing.

Nice citrus and pine aroma. It is fresh and inviting.

The taste is pleasantly bitter with caramel and pinesap. There is a bit of nuttiness and crackers. Hits all the right notes.

The mouth is blessed with mid level carbonation and a touch of oiliness. I thought it was an easy beer to session.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2010 18:57:50 | More by Redrover
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Ragingbull

California

3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange color with a light head. There isn't anything about the nose that pops out at you. Pretty mellow, a little malt maybe. The flavor is pretty straightforward and nicely balanced. There are touches of hops, but nothing ever gets out of balance with the malt. A "safe" and standard type of beer. Good drinkability, but nothing that is going to get lodged in your brain for the next 5 years.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2009 17:40:31 | More by Ragingbull
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