Snake River Pale Ale | Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

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3.73/5
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Snake River Pale AleSnake River Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
Wyoming, United States
snakeriverbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-04-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,196
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
235
pDev:
10.46%
Bros Score:
4.21
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
24
Trade:
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Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub in Jackson WY.
Amber body with high clarity and a thin but durable white head.
Inviting aroma with light hops and bready toasted grains..
Moderate strength flavor for style.
Medium+ body.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance was mostly clear golden yellow colored body with a one finger white foamy head that quickly dies within twenty seconds, some light clingy spotty foamy lacing graces the sides of the pint glass. The smell has a light amount of citrus/orange coming forth in the hops, and another light amount of pine coming through, ever so slight amount of malts. The taste is mainly bittersweet and smooth, no aftertaste, dry finish. On the palate, its light, sessionable, and has a slightly sharp carbonation but still good for the style and leads to a good smooth feel coming all around. Overall, I would say this is pretty good for the style and very good to me, I would definitely have this again.

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Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quesophresco
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WillisTalkinBout
3.26/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
3.39/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tiernan
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CPAles
3.07/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GilGarp
4.19/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 10/13/15.

Served cold into a shaker pint glass, Snake River Pale is a slightly hazy golden copper color with about an inch of white head. It settles gradually leaving a little spotty lace behind.

Aroma is fresh and hoppy with a good bit of citrus. Not overly so but this is a pale ale after all.

Flavor has mild malty sweetness up front with good hop bitterness coming through from middle to end to balance it out. Hops provide citrus, grass, and pine in that order.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body and appropriately carbonated. Good balance and drinkable.

Overall a very good pale ale. I only wish it were easier to get.

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Photo of 50StateBeerTour
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ColSanders123
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.46/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice dark yellow color with a sizeable inch of white head. Aroma was c hop bitterness, very minimal dry hopping.

Taste was a standard easy to drink pale ale with ibus in the 40-50 range, far from oppressively bitter, old school c hops all over it, toasted pale malts, minimal caramel, grapefruit impressions.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Very lightly hopped for an APA. Not too much stronger than a crisp German pils. Pours out medium golden. With a small lasting tight white head. Ready aroma and taste, some mild dry hoppiness at the finish.

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Photo of MFMB
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benish
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a soft hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about less than a minute. Lacing was slightly speckled yet sliding downward in a messy sort of way.
The smell had a sweet and bitter floral to bitter piney hop quality leading into a light caramel/biscuity maltiness.
The taste arranged the previously mentioned flavors and sharpened some of the hops to be just a tad more bitter than expected, still nice for the most part.
The mouthfeel had a light to medium sort of body with a slight sweet to bitter sessionable sort of feel rolling over my tongue. Carbonation feeds my tongue appropriately - some harshness, but not overpowering.
Overall, this is a nice APA that does the trick by itself or with its respected food.

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Photo of SitkaSteve
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a slight transparency about it. Carbonation could slightly be seen rising to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Lacing was here and there.
The smell had a sweet caramel and breadiness in the front and leading into a citrusy zesty kicking around a little bit of sweet grass and bitter grapefruit rind to balance.
The taste was more bitter than sweet but ended up developing more of a caramel to bready flavor sweetness that maintained separation from the bitter side. I'd say it was pretty uncohesive in the flavor altogether.
The mouthfeel was about a light to medium in body with an okay sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed fine as there's a slight tingle to hit my tongue but doesn't distract from the overall feel.
Overall, I'd say decent at best as the flavor, one of the most important aspects of practically any beer just doesn't want to come together. Was it old? Was it just an off bottle? I'm not sure, but I might be a little hesitant to have again.

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Photo of SkiBum22
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of halo3one
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Resuin
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 235 ratings
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