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Snake River Pale Ale - Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

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Snake River Pale AleSnake River Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

174 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 174
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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katan

Colorado

3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into a pint

A - Pours hazy, golden in color. Light white head, mostly a film with some lacing.

S - Balanced nose, a combination of some nutty malt notes and a few light citrus hops.

T - Starts off light and smooth, a little nutty malts and then some citrus hops. Almost tastes like tea in the mid-stream, some earthy flavors come in to make it more balanced. Finishes smooth and flavorful, very balanced.

M - Full bodied and a lighter carbonation. Comes off strong and thick.

O/D - A very balanced PA. Not really breaking out in any particular attribute, but it has a nice solid set of flavors. Perhaps a little too nutty for me. Worthwhile to try.

Serving type: can

03-23-2013 16:45:24 | More by katan
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metter98

New York

3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that quickly died down, leaving delicate lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—oranges seem to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of citrusy hops along with initial hints of caramel malts and sweetness; this is followed by a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is well balanced and very easy to drink. The hop aromas and flavors won't blow you away like an IPA, but it is a solid representation of the style.

Serving type: can

03-09-2013 00:42:47 | More by metter98
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

02-13-2013 02:34:02 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

02-13-2013 00:33:54 | More by djrn2
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ChrisComparetto


4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-31-2012 22:28:01 | More by ChrisComparetto
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

12-24-2012 01:00:08 | More by outoffocus
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casapy

Idaho

3/5  rDev -19.6%

12-04-2012 03:45:41 | More by casapy
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tbone1384

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

11-11-2012 15:03:08 | More by tbone1384
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beerbrains

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -19.6%

10-30-2012 04:25:22 | More by beerbrains
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Chucker17

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +7.2%

10-18-2012 01:13:57 | More by Chucker17
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz can. Pours slightly hazy straw yellow with a medium creamy white head that quickly goes to a thin film that laces the glass some.

The aroma is toasted caramel malts with some grassy hops.

The flavor is toasted caramel malts and a little fruit with a light bitter grassy hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a solid pale ale.

Serving type: can

10-04-2012 22:59:07 | More by Beaver13
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expansive


4/5  rDev +7.2%

09-03-2012 23:41:11 | More by expansive
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cosmicevan

New York

3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

huge thanks to pokesbeerdude for sending me a nice mix bag of snake river cans!!! had this one in bottle about 2 and a half years ago. enjoyed from my bluepoint snifter.

a - brew poured a semi transparent golden with some soft visible carbonation bubbles. the brew poured with a nice finger plus of head and as it dissolved, it left big foamy chunky lines of lace on the glass.

s - honey, malt, and a hint of citrus. fairly biscuity.

t - much like the nose malty and biscuity. classic malty pale ale. not really much of any hops. not sure of the age on this one, but seems to be lacking in the hops that i had picked out last time i had the beer and what i'm seeing others review about. none-the-less there is a nice flavor profile.

m - smooth and easy. feels like a beer i can drink all day long. nice carbonation and a tinge of a bitter uptick on the extreme end of the finish.

o - overall, solid pale ale. nothing fancy, nothing crazy...just a classy malt forward pale. snake river makes some really solid beers. if i was in WY i'd be super happy to have them as my local.

Serving type: can

08-22-2012 00:57:10 | More by cosmicevan
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spark3148857

California

3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep gold with slight orange ting. Eggshell white head quickly diminishes to a quarter finger. Good lacing. Aroma is of slight citrus and floral hops. Some caramel malt sweetness is present. A very balanced pale ale, though the malt may dominate the palate a little more than I would like. Hop bitterness is present, however the lingering flavor left on the palate is of bready malt. A serviceable pale ale, though it doesn't deliver on the hops like I would like.

Serving type: can

08-08-2012 01:37:57 | More by spark3148857
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3/5  rDev -19.6%

08-03-2012 08:41:26 | More by DerwinWentworth
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crobinso

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-15-2012 01:08:55 | More by crobinso
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BurghFanSC

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-25-2012 14:57:28 | More by BurghFanSC
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-13-2012 15:52:55 | More by cbcrunch
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DuckDodgers

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

06-11-2012 13:10:12 | More by DuckDodgers
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JVoyager

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-16-2012 23:50:35 | More by JVoyager
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whahappened27

Washington

3/5  rDev -19.6%

03-01-2012 06:48:17 | More by whahappened27
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-27-2012 06:21:14 | More by RoryOMoore
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jhitchco

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-02-2012 02:19:24 | More by jhitchco
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My man KC hooked this after his recent trip to Jackson Hole!

Poured from 12oz brown bottle to pint bottle.

A - The beer pours a nice yellow golden color with decent retention and lacing.

S - A good aroma consisting of a some biscuit malt character along with some mild fruit tones and mild hop character.

T/M - The beer is similar to the nose and starts with the nice malt character. It develops to a more complex palette with some mild fruit, mild bitterness, and mild hop flavor. A nice sweetness accompanies the palette. Finishes crisp and clean. Medium bodied and well carbonated.

D - Very drinkable.

Overall, I am quite fortunate to have been given a few brews to sample, thanks again KC. I would drink this again if I found it ;)

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-27-2011 02:40:54

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 14:28:48 | More by hopfacebrew
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DCon

Missouri

4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a 12 fl. oz. can of this from The Trap Bar & Grill in Alta, WY for $4. Poured from the Green/Black Labeled can w/ a Swan in front of the Tetons into a 16oz Pint Glass. Has no freshness date on the can but am sure its fresh since we are within miles of the brewery.

Aroma- This aroma pops at you with tons of citrus and better yet pine! More like an IPA and I'm never against this. A bit dry hopped as well.

Appearance- Pours a 2 finger head thats frothy and lasts forever! Has a medium orange colored body and clear (maybe not too much dry hopping?). Leaves thick lace both in ring and random form.

Flavor- The hops are very sweet in this one and almost can be characterizes as wet. Awesome! A small amount of malt is involved too. The grassy hop flavor overpowers towards the finish with a Light-Medium Bitterness level.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, Creamy, but then a bit watered down... Not sure where this came from!

Overall Impression- Things were on the up and up with this one until the mouthfeel... Not sure how it could have been a watered down finish with all the character in it. Either way, a great APA and while all attributes were more like an IPA, maybe this watered down finish helped with balancing everything out?

Serving type: can

01-25-2012 17:07:02 | More by DCon
Snake River Pale Ale from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
84 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.