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RATINGS: 4229   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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   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (439) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours slightly hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is grassy, citric,pne, malty.Taste is medium bitter, with some sweetness, grapefruit, pine, softering malts. Medium body. Bitter finish. Medium carbonation. Well balanced.Good APA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer_est_deus (803) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
Klar, ljus orange med ett ljust guld färgat skum. Doft: Malt, lite frukt, äpplen, gräs, jäst. Smak: Malt, jäst, frukt soda, lite knäckebröd, jäst, citrus skal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ordybill (382) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a big hop aroma with some additional grain as a backdrop. Appearance- This is a clear golden amber colored beer with a small white head. Taste- Has that nice APA hop bite. Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation, has a nice hop dry finish. Overall- A solid beer that i rank well above average, I personally other Sierra Nevada brews better than this, but I would drink this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (301) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAR 25, 2015
SNPA is an American institution. It changed the game for craft beer in the usa. Compared to the wave of bitterbombs over the last 10-15 years it’s very mellow, but the hop character is still really pleasant. Nice light body, but at 5.6% it’s no slouch, especailly on a hot day. A pioneer that deservedly retains it’s prestige.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1130) - Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2015
A classic. Good solid pale. Toasted malts, orange peel bitter hops, crisp finish. Won't blow anyone away, but never a bad choice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomekboniek (148) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Butelka. Ważne do 26.06.2015 r. Barwa bursztynowa, klarowna. Piana biała, średnio pęcherzykowa, szybko znika. Mało wyraźny aromat brzoskwini, ananasa, grejpfruta. Smak lekko wodnisty cytrusów, żywicy z goryczką na poziomie blisko 0 IBU. Wysycenie wysokie. Piwo niestety rozczarowuje. Spodziewam się przynajmniej piwa na poziomie dobrego polskiego APA niestety wyszło wprost przeciwnie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beastmaster (363) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle pours nice light brown thin head. Aroma malt heavy, light citrus hops, pine, and grapefruit. Immediate malt sweetness with little bitter aftertaste. Light citrus notes. Medium carbed. Well balanced go to beer that can be foind everywhere.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (844) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Amber orange color. Big rocky beige head. Wonderful toasted malt nose with a big Cascade hop bouquet. Complex toasted malt flavor has notes of caramel, citrus hops and white pepper. Finish is fruity, tart and bitter. One of the first micro/craft brews I ever had some 30 years ago. Still delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
99smithsamuel (31) - - MAR 17, 2015
355ml can from ales by mail. Poured golden amber with large white, slowly diminishing head. Aroma is floral, fragrant with honey and malt notes. Taste is subtly spiced, grapefruit, orange peel. A bitter finish on the palate rounds off an overall delicious pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (680) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
(350ml bottle from Systembolaget - so not fresh!) Pours pale ambe. Aroma pine, light citrus peel - grapefruit mostly, a little caramel, touch grainy, floral hints, not strong and edging on macro character. On the palate, a bit sweet with caramel and pale malt character and a hint of grain, some pine needle, touch of resin, a little grapefruit peel and pith, bitterness appearing near the finish is pretty light. Finish is pretty dry with a bit of hop astringency and a little grain. Lightish body with average carb. I know this isn’t fresh so I’m giving it the benefit of the doubt, but it still was a fairly lightly hopped and somewhat malty APA with no real wow factor, even a muted one. A classic, and decent to drink I’m sure, but not something I’d go for regularly.

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