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Snake River Pale Ale - Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
84
good

176 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 11
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub visit their website
Wyoming, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Snake River Pale is an American pale brewed with domestic malt and plenty of Cascade hops. Golden in color, it has a citrusy hop flavor which is followed by a crisp, firmly bitter finish. Pale ale is a great foil to spicy ethnic foods and can also complement a salad well.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-04-2002)
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Reviews by ThreeWiseMen:
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ThreeWiseMen

California

3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ordered a pint of this at The Gun Barrel in Jackson, WY a few nights ago. Following review composed from notes.

Served in a standard American pint glass.

Appearance: Pale gold body shows perfect clarity and gentle carbonation. A thin, white cap sits on top and leaves notch-like rings of lace on the glass walls.

Smell: Crystal malts and dinner rolls make up the malt aspect; lemon zest and soft pine resin show the hop side. A very mild aroma overall. No off-flavors that I can discern, but pretty bland as well.

Taste: Follows the nose very closely, with sweet bread, lemon zest, and pine resin all playing major roles. Hops meld with bready yeast in modestly bitter, somewhat grassy, finish.

Mouthfeel: Light and easy with mild bitterness and fine carbonation. I wish this had a bit more body and bitterness, but it's certainly smooth.

Overall: Very smooth and well-crafted, but also very mild. I'd prefer a bit more boldness and kick, but that's me. For those Trader Joe's shoppers out there, think Mission St. Pale Ale.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2011 16:38:36 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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This is a solid pale ale offering by snake River. The beer poured a clear pale golden color with thin white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent carries fresh hop. The taste is crisp and clean, very well balanced that finishes just a touch bitter. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with decent carbonation. Overall this is a very sessionable pale ale and well worth the try.

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3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
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A creamy head rests at half a finger on a hazed, dark yellow brew that's just shy of amber. Retention is very good, and lacing as creamy as the head itself clings hard to the glass with some thin curtaining on one side.
Ultimately, this beer is a standard (good) APA with pretty good strength to it. It balances caramel malt with an additional honey-like sweetness against a moderate bitterness consisting of flora and pine with a little citrus. It does have a light bite of peppery spiciness and finishes with grass and orange zest.
While remaining crisp and smooth from start to finish, with a nice bite and a good flow, there's something just lacking in the depth that holds it back slightly. It's clean in its medium body.

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Aroma: pleasant combination of floral and pine hop aromas with a sweet caramel bready malt. Mouthfeel: fairly light bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Finish is dry.
Flavor: delicious combination of well balanced hops and malt. There is some floral, pine, and citrus from the hops. This is met with a sweet maltiness as well as some cracker flavor. It is easy to see why this ale is a multi-year medal winner at the GABF.

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Nice aroma of fresh oranges, honey and biscuit malt.
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from a 12oz brown bottle at The Granary (Jackson Hole, WY). Reviewed from notes.

A: Dusky amber with a hint of sunlight yellow poking through with a 1/2-finger frothy small bubbled off-white head with decent retention and a thin line of lacing.

S: Light caramel malt is dominated by grapefruit, pine, and citrus hops

T: Solid APA flavor, not flashy, but it gets the job done and matched well with my underwhelming pasta primavera-like entree. The malt component is more than adequate with a solid caramel and bready/light toast combination. Hops are ahead, but the beer is balanced. Grapefruit, pine resin, and orange are the chief flavors with a little bit of grassiness/herbal character. A good hosp complexity overall. No yeast component detectable and the bitterness is a touch under moderate.

M: Good dryness with a light-medium body and even carbonation. Very drinkable.

O: Another very god effort from Snake River Brewing. I have tried 3 beers this trip and all have been very good, spanning from hoppy (SR APA and Pako's IPA) to bready (SR Lager). Check these guys out if you are in Jackson Hole or the surrounding area.

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Snake River Pale Ale from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
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