RateBeer
overall
96
99
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 4018   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


robtdaw99's rating

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
robtdaw99 (3) - USA - MAR 29, 2002
Great hops bite; refreshing, yet substantial


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsht (11) - - JUL 28, 2014
Pale ale de 35cL, bon gout de cereales. À réserver aux amateurs de bières plutôt amères. Les 5.6deg. font qu’elle n’est pas très alcoolisée mais elle est cependant puissante.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (1232) - Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle. It’s an ok pale ale. I guess it is the original. So it deserves some respect.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rick_91709 (155) - USA - JUL 27, 2014
Poured from a can. Amber color with a frothy head. Lots of lacing. Floral notes. Much more bitter than I was expecting. Wouldn't buy again. Many better pale ales out there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tlind2 (1118) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle. Amber color, frothy off-white head. Appetizing hoppy aroma with sweet notes. Smooth flavor with a superb balance between sweet caramel, malts and aromatic hops. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. A true classic that I keep coming back to.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bork (46) - Rockmart, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Arguably the first American Pale Ale and still, again arguably, the best. Perfect body, clean and refreshing, with a delicious bitterness throughout

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Soupoftoday (13) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2014 One of the better easily available pale ales out there. A nice hop presence that delivers the typical flavours from cascade. Nothing special, but a good value beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (159) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Aroma is a little bit stale bread but otherwise a refreshing pale ale with nice bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Amber in color. With a vigorous pour, produces a nice big head that is dense and slow to fade. Slight haze. Aroma is that of spicy hops with floral undertones. Malt taste is understated and has bready or biscuit taste. Taste is that of floral hops and bready maltiness. Sweet Smooth and well balanced dry finish. A go to pale ale Drink well my friends

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
guitarhero (21) - Dante’s hell, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Very good american pale ale, nice medium soft body, great foam, citric flowery taste with a touch of yeast, clean atertaste

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
libertine (194) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2014
pours a hazy straw yellow with a thick creamy head. aroma is citrus, malt, pine and caramel. flavor Is grapefruit, caramel, resin and white pepper. medium body, medium carbonation. slightly dry progressing into bitter finish. tasty. only positive thoughts on this one.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 402


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50