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RATINGS: 4289   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


leo2x4us' rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leo2x4us (65) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Clear golden brown with medium head. Bitter pale ale could pass for a low IPA beer.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jultsu (253) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Astetta tummemman lagerin värinen, niukka vaahto. Tuoksussa ei oikein mitään. Kuivahko, katkerahko suutuntuma, samettisen vaahtoava, kirpeähkö. Ihan ok.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Piotr (51) - POLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle at home, average aroma, nice taste of citrus at the beginning, well balanced bitternes. Very pleasant! Surprisingly good!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brew_Cat (14) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle @ Pulp Pub, May 3rd, 2015. Average lasting off-white head, full body, clear amber color, very good lacing. Excellent combination of aromas and flavors, caramel, straw, flowery fragrance, notes of green apple, caramel, hints of butterscotch, bittersweet finish. Significantly balanced, with strong character, very refreshing. Top class example in its category!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (52) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
My first American Pale Ale, and one of my favorites. On the hoppy side, so also an introduction to IPA’s for me, but not overwhelming.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoRoBeNiKi (57) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle from a concert a while ago. Aroma: Light fruit (grapefruit/citrus,) hops Appearance: Yellow with a white head Taste: Same, with some nice dryness in the back Ends dry with some refreshing flavor. Easy to drink but very flavorful. Nice stuff

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
zymurgirl (1) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015 does not count
Bright orange colour, watery head is quick to disappear, vigorous carbonation. Aroma of floral orange with oaky notes. The flavour is tangy, dry and slightly spicy. Very refreshing and a solid example of its style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3072) - Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle: Brilliant golden body with darker amber highlights. Hefty white head forms on top & simmers down slowly, decent lacing. Nose loaded with American hop aromas; leafy, earthy, lightly spicy, with a bit of citrus rind underneath. Small twinge of toasted cracker malts, baked bread, & yeast. Flavors of white peppery & ashy hop leaves, earthy floral notes, very light perfume, grapefruit rind, toasted grains, bread, biscuits, & a very small hint of sulfur near the finish. Relatively clean, medium-thin bodied, crisp. While there are many other beers I’d choose over this, it’s still a benchmark of the original style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrBlueSky93 (400) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours medium amber, single finger white head. Aroma of orange, lemon, light malts...Taste of light malts, then some orange, lemon, pine. Nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ngejo (507) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle. Hazy, golden, frothy, white foam, very bitter, medium sweetness, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, & bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlennHendry (84) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2015
Aroma of grapefruit and herbs and spices. Tastes of citrus, biscuit, sweet fruit and wild flowers. Balanced. An old classic finally makes it to Ontario.


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