Friday, May 23, 2008

BOTW: Snake River Pale Ale

This is a gently hopped pale ale. A minimal amount of bittering hops, but a great deal of finishing hops. The mild punch of hop taste and aroma is prevalent at the start then the taste of hops melts away and blends nicely with the lighter malt.

I would rate this beer 3.5 out 5 stars and very drinkable. This is a medal winning beer for the brewer from Jackson Hole, WY. I have had the chance to visit this brewery, and I would encourage others to do the same when in NW Wyoming.

Here is what their website has to say about the beer:

An aromatic American pale ale brewed using 2 row pale, Munich 9L, and carastan 34L malts.

Subtle bitterness is produced with Washington Columbus hops while assertive flavor and aroma are produced using Washington Cascade.

Dry hopping with Cascade produce a very drinkable pale with a pleasant floral finish.

The opening Plato was 12.5 and the beer was fermented to an ending Plato of 2.5 creating an alcohol content of 5.2% by volume.

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