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RATINGS: 4008   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
Bottle. Yellow-orange with a small fluffy white head and lots of carbonation. Fruit and caramel in the aroma. Spice, bitterness, and light fruits in the flavor. It has good refreshing character and at the same time has a nice full flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30692) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2008
12 fl oz bottle. Pours almost yellow with a diminished white head. Light peachy and grapefruit aroma. Flavour is mild fruity and grapefruity dry flavour following. Light fruity and hops finish with a slowly growing finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29084) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2004
A light amber beer with a small head. The aroma is sweet with notes of hops, grass, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet and dry with notes of grass and hops. The end is rather dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Apparently the Yanks has this love affair with Pale Ale or IPA’s, tell me, what’s the story behind this? Did a Pommie colonial ship bound for India get stranded somewhere in the Nevada desert? Light amber, slightly hazy. Nice creamy head. Has this magnificently refined aroma from the use of excellent hops. Pronounced but not overwhelming bitterness. Very well done. Now even imported to Denmark - way to go.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20545) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2005
Golden colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of malts, pine needles and hops. Flavour i dominated by hops with notes of malts and pine needles. Not the best pale ale I’ve had.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 4, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2007 Bottled. Reddish golden colour with foamy white head. Fruitish malty aroma. Very fruitish and fresh flavour with hints of caramel. Makes Mouth a bit sticky. 6 3 6 3 13

Bottled. Re-rate Feb 07: Cloudy reddish orange colour with big foamy off-white head. Aroma is strong flowery hops along with cooked vegetables. Flavour is grassy and caramellish with some hops kicking in. 6 4 7 4 13.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19194) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2002
One of the very first US microbrews I sampled. By then I was knocked over by it’s hoppiness, but immediately fell in love with the citrusy hop aroma, combined with the lightish body and overpowering bitterness. A couple of thousand beers later I don’t find it very dramatical anymore, just pleasant and balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16301) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2007
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden color with a longlasting white head. Fruity hoppy citrus aroma. Sweet malty hoppy flavor with some hints of citrus. Sweet malty finish with a long hoppy bitter aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2007 Beautiful hazy copper color; creamy head. Aroma of earthy hops, dusty, white sugar, white pepper, puke. Medium body, dry caramel flavor, quite good hopping level and quality, a bit grassy. Dry finish, quite long. Good but without soul.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2012 amber coloured ale, with lots of citrus and hop resins in nose, full strong citrus sharp with over strong dry bitter finish GBBF tasting session . Massive rescoring ... golden yellow ... sharp hop light fruit hop ... nice light fruit nice balance little citrus ... tk 2 ... bottle at all bar one ... orange mber ... thin white lacing ...fruity citrus hop little american malt nose . ... big citrus hop .... very bittter ... lots of citrus fruits .... nice but tooooo bitter for me

bottle at home ... bbb04/11 drunk 06/12 ... light lumpy sediment in bottle ... crysteal clear amber in glass ... thin white head ... sweet fruits ... soft toffee .. almost oily malt nose... mellow juicy fruits ... peach and apricot ... quite syrupy ... sweet sugers ... light floral hop ... light pine in linger ... im prob gonna stoick at 3,6 better than i remember it.

bottle at home bbf 12/12 drunk 06/12 ... golden amber ... thin white head ... soft yeast fruit nose ... soft juicy peach fruits nose ... little fizzier ... definitly little fizzier ... lighter almost more floral ... light pine ... less sweet than the older version .. stella picking up the faintest metalic edge that im not getting ... light grapefruit ... no sweet malts ... i think i prefer this but only just 3.7


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