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RATINGS: 4096   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - JAN 15, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Had large amount of white foamy head and large amount of lacing. Hazy golden color. Tastes hoppy and citrusy.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tac (124) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Amber body with good head and lacing. Aromas of some wheat, malt, caramel with light floral notes. Taste is somewhat sweet and on the bitter side.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
babyswips (3) - - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
다른 향이 있는 술이 되어서 감각이 무뎌질 수 있으나 코를 찌르기만 하는 홉향은 아닌 다른 홉을 쓴 듯. 거품이 약간 성근정도여서&# 응집력이 좋은 편으로 욕조거품정도 그렇지 않지만 불순물이 많은 듯 보이는 것이 뒤끝이 안좋을 것 같음. light>medium정도 바디 베이스로 깔린 카라멜 에일을 마셔보고 싶다는 사람에게 적절한 균형감과 낮은 세기를 가진 것을 통해 격한 강함을 느끼지 않을 만한 술 처음부터 빈잔까지 품세를 유지 술을 마시지 않아도 빈잔의 향으로 자리를 끝까지 음미할 수 있는 독특한 맥주 8500원

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Artistdave (58) - Austin, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Great pale...pretty much the one that started it all. Nice hops nice biscut flavor all around classic pale ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"lacking in the floral aroma that i like in pales and ipas, and a little more bitter and dry than i like. it is better on tap, but i’ll usually pass this one up for something better. gets a little more kudos than i think it deserves."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewzntunez (7) - - OCT 15, 2014 does not count
Reviewed On: (5/22/14): *Glassware: Tulip *Serving: 12 oz *Aroma: citrus, orange, flowery, grassy *Appearance: Pale amber with a frothy white two finger head, which stayed around for the duration of the beer. The beer left some good sticky lacing around the glass. *Taste: Caramel malt upfront, pale malts in the middle,and cascade hop at the end. Magnum and perle hops in the bitter aftertaste.. *Palate: Light bodied, slick mouthfeel, fizzy carbonation. Finishes very dry, w/ an abrupt bitter finish. *Overall: I usually buy IPA’s over Pale Ales, but this one is a great example of a pale ale done right. It has a nice hoppy bitterness, but not overdone where it is a borderline IPA. A staple for the style. Sierra Nevada is one of the pioneers in the American Craft Beer revolution, and this ale is a strong reminder of how it started.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ColaKid (59) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2014
A solid classic pale ale, good to say this has become the go to and readily available now in Oz. Great session beer, good use of Magnum hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (866) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
355ml bottle poured in a chalice (I know, not suitable but the chalice gives me the chance of smelling it better). Around $3.5 the small bottle. Not too bad, in Switzerland. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale: Classic American craft with good worldwide distribution (bought this one @ Drinks of the World - Basel). A: First of all, nice bottle art. Beautiful golden-orange color. One to two fingers white head, which dissipates reasonably fast (but I think this is because of the chalice, should use a proper glass). Medium carbonation, anyway. Some particles floating around. S: A hop bouquet. Pleasant. Malt (soft). Despite of being an APA, reminded me an IPA. T: Good stuff. Refreshing first of all. Perfect for a summer barbecue (Not for the current Swiss 0ºC). Fresh hops and malt. Delicate bitterness. I’ve heard that’s a 37 or 38 IBUs. In fact, some times, it gives the impression of being a little bit more than this. M: Good. Quite balanced bitterness. A bit bitter end but does not overload the taste sense. Medium carbonation. D: Very good. I could drink a case of this. [ BA Review @ 2/5/2010 ]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (1016) - NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
From bottle 12.10.14. Deep golden. Diminishing off-white head. Fine and well-balanced aroma and taste of grapefruit, orange marmelade and tropical fruits. Bitterness and malt sweetness well in harmony. A superb American pale ale!

4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ngunity (2) - - OCT 12, 2014 does not count
Delicious, my favorite American beer. Sessionable and real joy, brilliant they are so readily available.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (510) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Pours a pale amber with a foamy white head. Aroma is light citrus hops. Flavor is also mild, a pleasantly dry citrus with mild bitterness. Goes down smooth. Very nice to drink.


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