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RATINGS: 4124   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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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


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Oldschool_Mike (34) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle into IPA glass. Pours a clear golden colour. Aroma is of light grapefruit. Taste is mild citrus and a little toastyness. This is exactly what a pale ale should be like. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Godfather50 (62) - SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Looks exquisite when poured. Lovely foamy head which lasts a good while and slides slowly down the glass with lacing. Nothing too distinctive about the nose. The taste is simply very refreshing. Nice bitter balance with a good fruity malt. I’d say apply but mellow, not sweet. It’s got depth around the mulled cider area and the mouthfeel is Devine. No thin watery ness but lovely water treatment warming slightly raspy bitterness. Oh this is good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (507) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
This is the plae ale Standard. Crisp, flavorful. Plenty of hops, plenty of malt. Classic example and delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Classic beer. One that always goes down smooth. Darker amber color and well bodied to the fullest. Interesting aroma.

3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JulioRangel (2) - - NOV 23, 2014 does not count
O Aroma é bastante interessante e remete aos lupulos utilizados. - semelhante a cerveja "Baltic Alt" da Gievitzer Braumanufaktur (eick bräu) - Alemanha, porem vom amargor mais suave.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2778) - Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2014
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 9/10/2014. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, caramel, bread, light honey, floral, grass, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/floral hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, caramel, bread, light honey, floral, grass, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, caramel, bread, light honey, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of juicy citrus/floral hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent pale ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/floral hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora (11) - West Milford, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2014
About an inch head. Faint hop aroma. A little bitter in your mouth. Going down it almost tastes like a lager. Ok beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
obe83 (44) - Livorno, ITALY - NOV 21, 2014
Di color giallo arancio con poca schiuma senza persistenza, al naso esplodono tutti gli odori dei luppoli americani (erbaceo, resinoso, citrico) che si tirovano anche in bocca ottimamente bilanciati dal malto. Corpo un filo esile e carbonazione giusta la rendono di una facilitŕ di beva "disarmante"!!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YigSvartka (89) - Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Translucent golden orange with few bubbles and a nice sized head. Aroma containing hops, citrus, maple, and caramel. Mid bodied, slightly creamy. Wonderful taste consisting of caramel, citrus, grass and a perfectly executed hoppy pale ale finish. Sierra never fails to impress.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (1530) - Ghent, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Cloudy golden colour, white foam. Aroma of citrus. Clean taste. Dry and bitter finish. Easy drinkable, not much flavour. Ok.


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