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RATINGS: 4501   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (1035) - - APR 24, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2015 330 ml bottle from Järve Selver. Pours nice, slightly hazy golden with a little head. Aroma has a bit of fruitiness, floral hops. I guess it has gone a bit stale compared with what it should be closer to bottling date - but it’s still good. Taste has abundance of bitter hops, strong malt backbone balanced with heavy hops. Not much of carbonation left. Doesn’t have much fragrance though, quite down the earth drink. Has some lingering bitterness at the end. Good beer, not too pretentious and a great example of the style. Will try it again, especially when I get it closer to the brewery, not the half a world away as I am trying it right now. // Re-rate in June 3, 2015. Got it now in Japan, quite fresh. Aroma is still quite laid back, taste is a lot maltier than I remember from first time.Citric hops, making my tongue tingle. Still, simple in contemporary terms but I can understand why this has become an icon in the beer world. +0.3 points


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jakubwloszcz (71) - Piastów, POLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Barwa bursztynowa, lekko zamglona. Piana niezbyt obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, trwała. Aromat owocowy, żywiczny, lekko kwiatowy. W smaku jest dość pełne, dominują nuty białych owoców. Goryczka średnia, trochę zalegająca. Klasyka gatunku, ale wyraźnie ustępuje nowym piwom w tym stylu.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JRisWasted (14) - La Palma, California, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Poured into a SN imperial pint glass. Has a golden-reddish appearance with foamy head. Smell of earthy hops and sweetness. Initial taste of grapefruit with tiny amount of pine followed with a clean sweet finish. Definitely the standard barer for this style.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Leightonbl55 (7) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2016 does not count
absolutely love this pale ale, one of my go to pales when nothing else takes my interest! great brew!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
murran (532) - - MAY 21, 2016
Pours an amber body with a medium head. Plain hoppy aroma. Nice balanced taste with hoppy tones and a creamy feel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobbysutts (19) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2016
355ml bottle. It's a classic, had this a lot over the years but never rated it. Super citrus and refreshing. Not much else to say really. One of the pioneers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Samuel214 (349) - SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2016
Flaska från SB. Dags att rate:a. Klar bärnstensfärgad med vitt fluffigt skum. Doften är brödig, kakdeg, lite blommig och örtig. Lätt kropp, något torr. Nära doften i smaken.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pavol (34) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 20, 2016
I am very displeased by this beer. It may have been because of the import time and long time in the bottle. Beer looks golden, almost no head, very quickly dropped. Aroma was malty and honey sweet, no sign of citrus or cascade AT ALL! No hops aroma whats so ever. Beer tasted very mildly. Kept on the balance between bitterness and maltiness. But nothing special. Aftertaste was bitter. I will not get another one, unless fresh or bought in u.s. store. Until then, this is my score.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hrabren (651) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 12, 2016
Big thick lasting head, stands like an ice cream. Medium hopped, fruity, raspberry, spicy. Great balance, sweet, getting bitter near the finish, lasting finish with citrus notes. Top!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ritzn (142) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2016
Orange gold with little white head. Aroma is fruity floral hops, melon and grape sugar. Taste is somewhat bitter and citrussy sour. Smooth, even a little watery, but good to drink. Overall good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alex60 (102) - - MAY 10, 2016
Bouteille 35 cl - mousse trés éphémère, couleur orange foncé, grosses bulles, odeur de fruits, fruits de la passion, goût: fruité avec une belle notion de fruit de la passion, légérement sucrée, finale séche sur l’amertume très légére


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