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Saint Peter Pale Ale - Great Waters Brewing

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Saint Peter Pale Ale
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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.29%
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-19-2002)
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2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

Hopstout, Jun 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

mhaugo, Dec 07, 2011
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ALifeWellWasted, Feb 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

mothman, Apr 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

jenray, Nov 25, 2011
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3.15/5  rDev -10%
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.

BDLbrewster, Jun 07, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
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...

ADR, Jul 19, 2002
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

stealth, Jun 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

mmulebarn, Aug 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

t0rin0, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
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...

feloniousmonk, Jan 19, 2004
Photo of TastyTaste
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

TastyTaste, Sep 18, 2005
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3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Hhawk06, Jan 14, 2006
Photo of tavernjef
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

tavernjef, Mar 27, 2003
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3.43/5  rDev -2%
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.

Ragingbull, Jul 22, 2009
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3.43/5  rDev -2%
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.

GeezLynn, Feb 22, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
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

gatornation, Dec 19, 2010
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3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
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!

goindownsouth, Apr 05, 2003
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

WoodBrew, Mar 28, 2014
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