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RATINGS: 4515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fatehunter (2121) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Pint glass. Almost two fingers of head, medium straw colored, clear with lots of bubbles. Nice smell of pine and lemon, Great taste with a good malt backbone, pine and citrus bitterness. Moderately bitter and well balanced. Manages a soften to the texture but still crisp. Moderate carbonation that compliments everything else well. An outstanding pale ale. In the crowded Pale Ale style, SNPA stands out.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shot (402) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours copper with a sticky white head. Substantial cling. Aromas of pine, toffee and stone fruit. Flavors are pine needles, bitter citrus, stone fruit, cut grass and bread. Medium carbonation. Peppery mouthfeel, but slightly oily. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pastymc (39) - Niscemi, ITALY - JUN 24, 2016
Bottiglia da 35cl Bionda, molto limpida con schiuma bianca non molto persistente. Al naso il malto si intreccia bene con le note erbacee del luppolo, stesso equilibrio presente in bocca, con l’amaro ben bilanciato dalla componente malto. Carbonatazione media, poco corposa, quasi "watery". Finale amaro, secco e dissetante, molto beverina. Decisamente equilibrata

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wendigo (43) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 22, 2016
Aroma of pineapple, caramel and mature peaches. Pale amber colour with low white head. Taste of caramel and pine with soft sweetness. Medium body with low carbonation and moderate-lasting bittersweet finish. Much more than a good ALE. I will drink it again definitely.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregNC (67) - - JUN 18, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2016 Bottled 33cl. Color : clear golden ale with nice white head. Nose : citrus, floral hops, yeast. Nose is a bit poor in my opinion. Aromas : citrus and cereals. Dry texture, high carbonation, very nice bitterness for this style. A nice pale ale!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepatrickman (679) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Can at a friend’s house. Every time I drink this it takes me back. Back to one of the first "hoppy" beers I ever had. Back to when this would be considered hop-forward. Now it tastes firmly middle-of-the-road. The hop flavor is subdued and kinda piney and menthol-y for my taste. But still, it is the benchmark for the whole style and it deserves some serious respect.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Majek (665) - Ząbki, POLAND - JUN 13, 2016
Clear golden colour with big, but quickly diminishing head. Medium intensive aroma of citrus, floral and light malty background. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter with medium long bitter/sweet finish. Soft to medium carbonation. Medium body. Decent and drinkable stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zubblwump (36) - Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2016
I was introduced to this brew by a friend probably 15 years ago. Haven’t had it in a number of years though, so I thought I should see how it stands up today. Pours slightly orange-amber. Lots of carbonation. Smells faintly of mild pine. Thankfully, taste is more pronounced than the aroma. Still hops, but slightly stronger and a little spicy. Little bitterness, nice and smooth with no aftertaste. There are better brews these days, but this one still compared favorably.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thellgren (711) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2016
0.33 l bottle from Alko Ruoholahti, Helsinki. Well, time to add this classic beer. Appearance is amber and clear with a OK head. Looks more like bitter than most modern APAs. Taste is not just citrus like hops like the modern APAs. This is more complex beer. The hops are between citrus and bitter European taste. Also malts are presented quite nicely in the mouth. Very well balanced. Yes, more close to English Pale Ale than the numerous followers of this style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ozzatoadisback (50) - ITALY - JUN 6, 2016
Light orange, quite hazy with some carbonation visible, head is not big but dense and persistent. Aroma shows caramel malts and resinous/piney freshness, with a bit of fruitiness underneath. Taste has a caramel malts base, resinous/piney hops, some floral hints and a bit of lemon. Sweetness and bitterness in good balance with a moderately bitter finish. Light to medium body, average crispness, quite easy mouthfeel. Overall this is a well made and quite refreshing beer.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
UFleku (31) - SOUTH KOREA - JUN 5, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2016 aroma: fruity great appearance : gold amber taste : malty fruity palate: medium body clean finish on the way to barcelona beach


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