keepersj12 (3112) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Thanks to anggrec for this sample. Unfortunately, this was a bust. The most overly carbonated beer I’ve ever had. Poured into a tulip glass, the head filled it immediately. Even a very slow pour into a tilted glass did little good. The aroma was the best part, malty with a bit of hop balance. The flavor had a metallic tinge, a bit sour. The beer was very thin. Maybe a bad bottle. larryLSB (533) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Poured from 12 oz bottle, picked up at the brewpub. Copper colored with medium off white head. Nose was a little off at first, but as it warmed up it improved. More on the malty side, not a lot of hop characteristics to me. Pleasant taste, smooth and very drinkable. I did open this up with a FW Pale 31 and poured them blind for my mate. She went back and forth for a while, eventually choosing the 31. Overall, it is an interesting PA, completely different then the 31. bnoel09 (587) - Elk Grove, California, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. Color is golden amber. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and resinous hops. Flavor is caramel malt at the start transitioning into hoppy flavors towards the finish. Palate is smooth with light bitterness. Overall a good pale ale. thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Poured into a shaker glass. Aroma is mostly malty. Flavor is more bitter with more malt body. Palate is full bodied. Really similar to Sierra Nevada draft. Overall pretty good! kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Draft @ Snowshoe. Pours a bright, brilliantly clear golden-orange color; creamy, fine-bubbled off-white head with excellent retention and lacing. Some pleasant, rounded biscuity and caramel malts in the aroma (nicely done maltiness) alongside some earthy bitterness; more of an amber than anything. Medium body; medium CO2; round, but well-attenuated. Nice, rounded biscuity and caramel maltiness, along with just enough balancing earthy/mineral bittering hops; balanced overall, and hugely drinkable. Like a winter warmer for summer in the mountains. Medium-length finish: biscuity, minerals, dry.
marcus (10142) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Pours light amber with a decent beige head and a pine aroma. There is a robust caramel malt flavor with with a clean bitter hop finish. Not bad, but a bit watery. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Nice malty and citrus aroma and taste with a caramel bread finish. slowrunner77 (11912) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 a little maltier than i like in apale, but the malt was great. a touch of vanilla and woodsy, with the citrusy hops coming out to play in the finish. underrated, but likely not as good bottled as on tap. dutch23mp (317) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Pleasant beer 12oz bottle. More or less a fools you to think it is a hoppy beer but it is rather smooth. Very favorable with hints of citrus. Good balance of hops and seems like a slightly roasted malt. Great summer brew although it is called snowshoe. I would be happy to have this again. Refreshing sums it up. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Pours copper with a thin orangy head. The aroma is fresh citrusy and fruity hops. The flavor is a nice balance between sweet fruit with a touch of caramel and bread and a pleasantly hoppy finish. A nice go to APA.