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RATINGS: 4041   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Available in bottles. Special draft of this beer is available only at the brewery!
Draft SNPA at all other locations is a different recipe and is listed separately.
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is a delightful example of the classic pale ale style. It has a deep amber color and a exceptionally full-bodied, complex character. The fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor are the results of the generous use of the best Cascade hops.<P> Bottle Conditioned.
IBUs: 37
Bittering Hops: Magnum & Perle
Finishing Hops: Cascade
Malts: Two-row Pale & Caramel

beerequalizer's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerequalizer (22) - - APR 5, 2010
Bottle from Regional... Classic beer, one that tastes great, smell great, and has that moreish quality. Sure, there was a little bit missing from the overall flavour, but considering how far and long it had to travel, it still held up fairly well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (984) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Always a great go to beer. Beautiful marriage of pine and citrus aroma. Orange and clear with a solid white head. Taste is clear, citrusy, woody and pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (241) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Had to rate this classic. Bottle at the Encore, Southampton. Pours golden with a white head. Big hop aroma, citrus. Very bitter edge to the taste with some sweetness. End of the day so not picking up everything!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Javaman1983 (1) - - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
Hoppy, refreshing, as good from a bottle as it is draft. Bit pricey on draft mind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cimbasso (51) - - AUG 22, 2014
An amber colour with a firm white head. The aroma is fruity with a hint of plums. There is a rich maltiness in the mouth and plenty of fruity hop taste. The fruit notes are plums and raisins as well as more grapefruity top notes. Nice finish, which is long, dry and slightly fruity. This is a very well-made beer, and I can see why it is considered an American classic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (10588) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle courtesy of me, thank me very much! Hazy golden color, large fluffy white head. Aroma of nutty straw. Taste is very bitter cardboard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lawger (103) - SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2014
One of my favourites of the mainstream APA's. Pours a dark amber with off-white head. Balanced malty and hoppy nose with cereal, a hint of pine resin, some iron and lemon zest. The palate is medium bodied and clean with moderate bitterness, fresh hop profile and a decent finish with good malt structure. A benchmark APA in my book. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
doomy86 (15) - - AUG 19, 2014
Cereal, wheat, american hop smell, lively carbonated, medium bitterness, amber color, frothy tan head

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barnoloid (160) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
A classic Pale Ale. Piney, earthy hops with a mild spiciness on the back end combine with a smooth finish on the palate. Even keeled in terms of bitterness and fruitiness. A "go to" beer if there ever was one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (54) - SINGAPORE - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle, poured into a small glass. Decent sized head. Good carbonation and a romantic of pines and medium hops. A lovely amber colour. A classic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VulpesVulpes (5) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
One of my all time favorites. When in the mood for a pale, it is either this or OB Dale’s PA. I wish this was the first beer I had ever tasted.

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