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Saint Peter Pale Ale - Great Waters Brewing

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Saint Peter Pale Ale
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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 12.82%
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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Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -35.9%

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.5%

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

3/5  rDev -14.5%

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

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.5%

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

United Kingdom (Wales)

3/5  rDev -14.5%

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

Texas

3/5  rDev -14.5%

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

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden amber color with very little head that fades quickly. Some web-like lacing and moderate visible carbonation.
What little I can smell reminds me more of a rye than a PA. Some sweetness and also a dull hop profile that throws off some sweet piney notes. Not much alcohol or malt character noticeable.
The taste matches the smell pretty well. Subtle toffee like sweetness on the front, backed by dull spicy hop flavor. The aftertaste is astonishingly watery and this brew, surprisingly carries only a little bitterness.
The mouthfeel held up well, there was ample carbonation and also a surprising amount of body for the style.
Drinkability is pretty good, the growler will take me two sittings, but it wouldn't be a challenge to polish it off in one.

Serving type: growler

06-07-2009 05:23:44 | More by BDLbrewster
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ADR

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
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...

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2002 08:16:15 | More by ADR
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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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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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

Minnesota

3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear amber color, decent head.
Aroma is light hops, mild fruity esters.
Neat little spritz of hops on the palate, tingly, tasty. Rather light in body, with a brief finish. A pretty average pale ale, decent session brew, nothing to wake the neighbors for...

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2004 00:52:14 | More by feloniousmonk
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2005 13:57:25 | More by TastyTaste
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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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tavernjef

Minnesota

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

St. Peter Pale, named after the street they happen to be on.

Color is hazy, yellowish-orange, with a light lacey head. Very light aroma of hops. Hardly much to smell on this one. Taste is pretty strong at first due to it being served quite cold, solid pale hop presence. Finishes dry and bitter, a cirus note is there but is weak in malt. Somewhat watery, could be better and improved upon in the body. Its very light and sort of empty, gets better though as it warms. Not a favorite of mine, I stick with the casked goodies.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2003 06:18:27 | More by tavernjef
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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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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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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This turned out to be a pretty good gamble. It poured out a hazy colour with a head that was obviously was going to cling to the glass upon consumption of the brew. One sip, without knowing where the beer was from, smacked me in the face as a German bier. It was amazingly close to a German in flavor, due to the malts, to be sure. Worth the try. Bottoms Up!

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2003 06:00:23 | More by goindownsouth
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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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YogiBeer

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

05-02-2014 14:39:46 | More by DaveMiller
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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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Saint Peter Pale Ale from Great Waters Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.