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RATINGS: 4081   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


b7j0c's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b7j0c (10) - USA - SEP 2, 2005
often this pale ale is the only decent brew available in restaurants and many bars. its extremely pervasive in the bay area. nice color and light malty taste, certainly a journeyman ale but still often your best choice in many places that offer this and a few other beers.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (231) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Aroma is light, malt, hops, pine and citrus. Appearance is a beautiful amber, white head. Taste is hoppy and balanced, a bitter pine, decent malt presence, not so light. Mouthfeel is good, decently carbonated but thick enough to let you know where it stands. Overall, it’s easy to see why this beer is the inspiration for so many craft breweries, and the reason many people got into the scene. This beer deserves the praise and respect it gets, and is a clear go-to beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
metalspice (74) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2014
På flaske på The Elk i Fulham distriktet i London. Fikk det servert i plastglass mens flaska ble kasta av en uvitende bartender. God aroma med sitrus og gress. Dette følger i smaken sammen med et hint av smør. Lang ettersmak.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thechasm442 (312) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Ah yes. The first real craft beer I tried over 12 years ago. I can’t believe I have not reviewed it yet. Bottle poured into a pub glass. The beer pours a mostly clear orange gold with an inch or so of off white head that shrinks and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is fresh cut grass, pine, and some light bread/malty smells. First sip is immediately quenching. Juicy citrus fruit up front. Orange and lemon for sure, there is also pineapple and some more tropical flavors as it develops. There is a solid caramel malt in the back that mixes well with the hop additions. The palate segment of this beer is perfect. It’s quenching every sip, and sticks to your mouth without leaving any off flavors. It’s just a perfect, sessionable pale ale for any occasion. I can’t believe I keep overlooking it for new beers. It needs to make it’s way back into my rotation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollerton (40) - SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle from SB Kållered. Pours about one finger of head. Nose is neutral but with a hint of citrus. Taste is balanced, very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Astaldo (165) - Bremen, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2014
Light amber beer, nice medium creamy head. Very balanced, with some great hoppiness and a pleasant mild bitterness. Me gusta.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OskarinBcn (10) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 24, 2014
Color ambar, con espuma cremosa y un toque anaranjado en el aroma. Muy equilibrada entre lúpulo y malta. Perfecta!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scarab (31) - - SEP 23, 2014
Really nice american pale ale. Piney-citrus aroma with some malty notes. Nice, well-balanced taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
einherjar (42) - CROATIA - SEP 22, 2014
Amber color with medium white head. Floral aroma with citrus hint. Balanced sweet and bitter body, and a little bit more bitterness in the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnoel09 (434) - Elk Grove, California, USA - SEP 21, 2014
How have I never rated this? From the bottle into a Sierra Nevada shaker glass. Medium amber color with a cream-colored head. Aroma of bready and caramel malt and floral hops. Flavor matches the aroma well with light sweetness and a nice hoppy finish. Medium bodied with mild astringent. A classic that’s always good and a common go to at restaurants

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
andrealboome (15) - - SEP 21, 2014
Una Pale ale dalla luppolatura americana, classico del suo stile, una birra purtroppo troppo blasonata, dalla quale ci si aspetta molto, ma che alla fine lascia con l’amaro in bocca (in tutti i sensi)... deludente e sopravvalutata.


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