Saint Peter Pale Ale - Great Waters Brewing

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Saint Peter Pale Ale
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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.29%
Wants: 0
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-19-2002)
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Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

Photo of Ragingbull
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.

Photo of BDLbrewster
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.

Photo of edbeered
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%
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!

Photo of Cleb
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Eye: Was quite incredible how clear that bottle was after I poured that beer. Darker than i thought Good head.

Nose: A bit hoppy.

Mouth: smooth, nice hops and a good blend of flavor.

Mouthfeel: Has that European ale feel.

Drinkability: Good stuff,Would most defiantly recommend this beer.

Photo of woodychandler
3.85/5  rDev +10%
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.

Photo of Hhawk06
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.

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.

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...

Photo of goindownsouth
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!

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.

Photo of ADR
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...

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Saint Peter Pale Ale from Great Waters Brewing
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