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RATINGS: 4045   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
spacemonster (77) - Igo, California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
This is the only craft beer that’s available in Igo CA. It’s found at the Igo store and beer bar. No liquor but who needs it anyway? Not me. This pale ale is wonderful. Sierra Nevada’s bedrock beer. This beer broke barriers and is as good as almost anything you can find.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PigMine (31) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2014
After hundreds of craft brews, I realized I missed an original. This six-pack has dated bottles, and looks good! I notice a nice sediment layer in the bottle! Lots of smoke upon popping the bottle cap. An aggressive pour makes a nice, thick, two-finger, rocky, near-white head. It has a lot of particulates in it, I am guessing finishing hops particles. Smells floral, caramel, slightly astringent, west coast clean and bright. The taste is similar to the nose. Hop forward, a medium body, and a dry, clean finish. Big swallows are easy with this refreshing brew. It is one of the best Pale ales I have had. It seems more in the style than something like Dale’s, which is very hopped for a pale ale. I will be drinking many more of these in the future hopefully!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (878) - Poway, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Pours amber with a one finger off white head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of pine, citrus, biscuit malts, caramel, and some grassy hops. Taste is pine, citrus, bready malts, biscuit malts, grassy hops, caramel, and sweet malts. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi-moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a classic, well balanced APA that has always been one of my go to beer at bars and restaurants.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6314) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Light biscuity malt and lemony hops, Cascade. Soft, mellow malts, decent bitterness, very fruity. Still tastes good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
terefere (212) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden, a little hazy, nice frothy head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, dark fruits. Taste: grain, caramel, some citrus zest, sweet fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (988) - 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 (244) - 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 (62) - - 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 (10953) - 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

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