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RATINGS: 4141   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


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4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nrime99 (13) - USA - JUL 30, 2001
Sometimes on, sometimes off, but one of the best. If you know how REAL ale should taste, you’ll appreciate this brew.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (529) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle. Amber pour with a white head. Citrus and pine hop aroma and taste. An excellent, clean, crisp pale ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
torejh (19) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 20, 2014
350 ml bottle. Pours a dark orange color with a medium off-white head. Nose of citrus (grapefruit) hops and caramel malts. Medium carbonation. A nice hoppy well-balanced finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bearislandbeer (15) - - DEC 20, 2014
I find that many craft beer drinkers underestimate this ale. This is the ale that helped our cause! Still my favorite go-to for regular drinking and refreshment, crisp drinking with cascade aromas and wonderful vitamin B provided from their yeast in bottle conditioning. Hats off Ken Grossman to a great company with a staple that helped people switch to good craft beer!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukasmh (222) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2014 Bottle. Pours cloudy orange with awesome off white thick head. Aroma of hops is too old. Mellow fruits, elderflower, bready malt, slight slight citrus. Taste is sweet malts, caramel, dry hoppy finish. Some pine and mellow citrus fruits. Sessionable. Like it a lot when fresh. Medium well carbonated body. Some sediment.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schwarzbart (20) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
One of the first hop forward craft beers that I tried back in 1994. A true classic APA. Still good. Light citrus and pine hops on a grainy malt bill. Medium-light body with a slightly sharp, spicy hop finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2383) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle from Fotex, CPH - amber coloured pour white head. Aroma and taste is medium sweet fruity and malty, pleasing hoppy citrus notes, biscuity caramel malts, enjoyable and dependable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1460) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle (just realized there were separate entries for bottle vs draft) - good size foamy head, light copper color, fair citrus and pine hop aroma and flavor, well balanced by biscuity malt, good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SinH4 (251) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Surprisingly dark orange color with medium-small head. A bit citrus and resinous in the aroma. Taste is sweet and a little bit warming, still refreshing and light. A good representative of the American Pale Ale Style, but also nothing too distinct.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (290) - - DEC 8, 2014
Pours a brownish yellow with frothy thick head. Substantial lacing. Pine, lemon on the nose. Medium bodied, crisp mouthfeel. Tangy citrus, lemon peel, and pine. Great pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergaard (124) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2014
Cobber red light brownish beer with a small white head. Aroma of fruity hops, some zesty notes and a decent malt backbone. Nice and refreshing taste with especially notes of citrus, pine, malt and some fresh berries


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