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Saint Peter Pale Ale - Great Waters Brewing

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Saint Peter Pale Ale
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Reviews: 17
Hads: 38
Avg: 3.56
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Waters Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-19-2002

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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 38
Reviews by mothman:
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of MattyG85
3.95/5  rDev +11%
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.

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Photo of ADR
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy amber/chestnut color. Head is minimal. A little grapefruit to the smell. The malt effort in this beer is weak and that's not to say the hops are particularly strong. Bittering to the finish but without a strong American hop statement. Not a favorite, and unlike the cask brews, Great Waters pushed beers are not helped by being served too cold.

Note from much later...this beer is playing much better in growlers, and I don't know why...great lace and very balanced...its my "go-to" growler choice...

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of BigAl18
3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of YogiBeer
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Photo of edbeered
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This review is of a dry-hopped cask version of this beer. First, a caveat: I love the appearance of cask beers. This one cascades magnificently and gradually reveals a rocky tan head that lingers and leaves copious lacing on the glass. The smell is citrussy. The taste is citrussy with hints of grapefruit and lemon, as well as a more floral flavor. There is a mildly sweet malty backing as well. This is not as hoppy as an IPA, but the predominant flavor is the hops. The mouthfeel is rich and flavorful. This is a beer one can drink all day. More please!

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Photo of Ragingbull
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of GeezLynn
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Photo of gatornation
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
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

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Photo of BigBry
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub.
Clear amber copper with a short, tight, off white head. Good retention, lots of lacing on the glass.
Sweet aroma of bread, pale malt, caramel. Light earthy hops.
Taste is similar to the smell. A more sweet and malty flavor than I was expecting from a pale ale.
Some hop bitterness, herbal and leafy but quite light.
Light to medium body and mouth feel. Creamy and smooth.
Balanced but not the hoppy kick I was looking for.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This arrived with a thick, foamy, egg-shell white head that evidenced good retention. The nose tended more towards a malty sweetness, surprisingly enough. The color was a medium copper with very good, but not quite NE, clarity. The mouthfeel was medium with a good mix of hops and malt on the palate. The finish was slightly dry and somewhat hoppy.

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Photo of TastyTaste
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My second St. Peter ale, also had the one at Bandana. This is a pale ale, poured at the brewpub. Copper in body, white in head, very standard for a pale ale. Taste is slightly sweet, with a good malt presence, and a hop finish that is just about right for the style. It was a god beer, it cleaned up after their South West Chicken Salad quite nicely.

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Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

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3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

Photo of Hhawk06
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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Saint Peter Pale Ale from Great Waters Brewing
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