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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Snowshoe Thompson Pale Ale is a medium-bodied, copper-colored ale with malty nose and distinct hop finish. Fruity, hoppy, and refreshing. Very balanced and flavorful. Fresh, clean, and tasty.

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3.5
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.

1.8
keepersj12 (3117) - 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.

2.2
mjg74 (3106) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 6, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2006 Bottled. Pours medium amber in color. Overly carbonated. Mildly hoppy aroma along with a little bit of maltiness. Moderately bitter flavor. Very fizzy. A little metallic towards the finish.

3.6
DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 9, 2004
(Bottle) Fruity, malty and moderately sweet with a mildly bitter hops presence, this is a pretty flavorful and enjoyable pale ale which demonstrates solid balance; The long lasting finish is still quite malty with some sweetness, but the hops becomes just a little more assertive and shows a wee bit of grapefruit-- very nice; Medium bodied but heavier and a little more sticky on the palate than most American pale ales, but I like it; The nose is quite fruity and malty with a mild sweetness, but a very light hoppiness; Deep orange in color with a very slight cloudiness; Light tan head is nice and frothy, with solid retention and fairly dense lacing; The brewer has done well here with a solid and above average effort for this style

3.1
jazz88 (2679) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 4, 2002
Bottle. Some hop flavor and slightly fruity. Rather bland for a pale ale.

3.5
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2000
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2004 The beer after its pour from the 12-ounce brown bottle sets in the glass a slightly bemused golden amber color with a generous white head that is frothy in texture, the resultant lace a thin but covering sheet upon the glass. Nose has a nice malt sweetness, fresh and clean with just tad of hop floral, start is has a nice malt profile and is somewhat sweet, the top light to medium in feel. Finish is prickly in its acidity with the hops modestly spicy and the aftertaste dry and long lasting.

3.4
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Foamy white head, hazy orange body. Dominating fruit hoppy aroma of apple and orange with a soapy tone. Fruity flavor, pineapple and mango and some hoppy bitterness. Refreshing.

3.5
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 21, 2005
12 oz. bottle labled as Yosemite Falls Pale Ale. I contacted the brewer and found out that this is the same beer as Thompson Pale Ale. Typical grapefruity hops on the nose and the tounge. I was suprised. I expected something more in the middle. Decent APA.

3.3
DrNosha (2343) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - APR 12, 2016
12oz Flasche "Yosemite Falls Pale Ale". Klares bräunliches Bier, wenig Schaum. Schöne karamelige Hoofennote. Fruchtig hopfiger Geschmack.

3.2
illidurit (2340) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Labeled as Yosemite Falls Pale Ale. Pours clear gold with a decent-sized white head, moderate retention and lacing. Aroma is mild citrus and pale malts. Flavor is biscuity malts and light grapefruit hops. Finishes bready and not bitter. On the watery end of the spectrum, pretty easy to drink.


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