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RATINGS: 4568   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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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4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hfchiu (4) - - MAR 24, 2013
Good head retention. Extremely refreshing with floral aroma. Can easily gulp down a bottle without any effort.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
55x11 (41) - - SEP 26, 2016
16 oz can Into glass Aroma: some subtle citrus and maybe a bit piney hop aroma. Cascade hops. Low malt aroma. Clean. Appearance: clear amber (maybe dark gold) with white quickly disappearing foam. Some thin lacing. Just a tad darker than what I expect from "pale" ale. Flavor: moderate hop bitterness balanced well by the malt. citrus notes. Low hop bitterness. Mouthfeel: low to medium bodied. Low to medium carbonation. Smooth and clean no harshness and moderate hop bitterness. Malt takes back seat to hops. Overall: very drinkable, balanced, perhaps even a bit conservatively boring pale ale (or session IPA). Not extreme in any criteria except a bit more amber than pale ales. SRM is 8-9 range by eye. And slightly more malty than many traditional pale ales ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gehbe (225) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - SEP 26, 2016
Pours clear deep gold with a bit beige head and decent lacing. Light aroma of citrus, resin and light malt. Well balanced crispy taste. High carbonation, light body. A perfectly balanced pale ale, no astringency, no off-flavors. Refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1359) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 24, 2016
Clear, copper colored, medium off white head, good lasting. Aroma is of malt, biscuit, fruity peachy, bit floral and citrusy hops, light yeast. Taste is medium sweet malt, biscuit, citrus and peachy hops, bit floral, medium- aroma and moderate bitterness, dry finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, oily.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Villyzzz (45) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours amber with medium white head. Aroma is subtle hops and citrus. Taste is fresh and bitter with citrus and caramel. Light bodied. Pretty nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phfyysik (704) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2016
Pours amber with medium white head. Aroma is lilac, grass, fresh hay, some dust, sweetness, floral notes. Taste is bitter, grass, floral notes, citrus, lime, some grapefruit, freshness, light watery. Nice beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Claves77 (240) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Great easy drinking, everyday beer. Good medium hop smell, caramel color, even body taste, lingering palate. Overall a classic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (1091) - SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2016
Clear golden beer, smells of fruit and bready spices. There’s a spiciness to the taste as well, along with some grassy, zesty fruit, bitter hop and a floral feel to it. There’s a bit of a caramel base to it as well giving it a slightly richer feel than many pale ales. Really very tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blueshawk (349) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2016
- bernstein, mit guter, anhaltenderr Schaumbildung - Aromen nach Pfirsich, Mango und Grapefruit - passende Carbonisierung - der Antrunk ist überraschend würzig mit einer leichten Harznote - im Mittelteil kommt noch ein leichter Malzkörper hinzu - erst im Abgang legt die Bitterkeit noch einen Zahn zu, aber leider auch verbunden mit einer leichten Wässrigkeit Fazit: Gut ausbalanciertes Pale Ale

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
s00sl (347) - - SEP 10, 2016
Pours deep amber with medium head. Medium bodied and medium carbonated. Aroma of American hops (some citrus, some resin), medium bitternes with fruit flavor. Highly drinkable and without any flaws.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danjs5 (20) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2016
This is a well balanced beer from the bottle. Nice amount of hops and great body. 5.6% alcohol and minimum fruit taste. This is a nice regular drinking ale. An interesting bottle. Recommended.


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