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RATINGS: 3943   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asmithbeer (70) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Golden color with little head. Sour aroma. Flavor is standard west coast pale, hoppy and crisp.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sloshgator (353) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2014
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is a regular favorite. Nice aromatics rising from an amber pour with a thick head topping. Taste is well-balanced with a few floral notes to delight the tongue. Finish is clean and only mildly bitter. SN Pale is a nice brew to have around for any occasion or a find meal.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vighals (777) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Gylden brun kornete med kremete offwhite skum. Malt, sitrus og bærlukt. Søtlig malt og sitrus, noe humlebitter smak. Fyldig smak, medium kullsyre

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
satanda (410) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 19, 2014
Pitelné ALE. Jantarově žlutá sytá barva, chuťově poměrně výrazné, nachmalené. Lahváč v San Franciscu.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnymusky (106) - Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2014
Cannot believe i have not rated this beer yet....one of my all time favorites...after 20 years still fan flippin’ tastic....i just keep drinking them....yum!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TYearby (7) - New Prague, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014 does not count
Ar- Spicy an average hop character Ta- Very hoppy for an ale with a wonderful finish Pa- Smooth with bite Ov- I great drinking beer that is a go to

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (453) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 12, 2014
Bue à la pression. Belle couleur ambrée. Nez floral et sur les fruits jaunes. Légère amertume au palais très agréable. Elle finit sur les malts caramélisés.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (827) - FNQ, Australia, - APR 12, 2014
355ml bottle from BWS. Pour is deep amber with an ample short lasting white head and decent lace. Aromas are hoppy (tropical fruits with pineapple to the fore, citrus) with caramel malts and honey in there as well. Palate is delicious and refreshing with good balance of sweet malts and sturdy fruity hop bitterness at the back. Medium bodied and easy to drink for a few more. Justifiably considered an American classic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lambister (183) - FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
Large bottle from local market. Slightly cloudy dark golden color with a long lasting white head. Nice aromas of citrus fruits and yellow flowers. Flavors are similar to aromas and are well presented in nice structure. Sweet malty finish with a long after taste which is very pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5660) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 10, 2014
Orange-goldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig fruchtig, hopfig, blumig. Geschmack leicht nach tropischen Früchten, malzig, leicht bitterer Abgang.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint (502) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2014
Bottle purchased from Tesco’s. Amber/copper, slightly hazy with clumpy white head. Big hops dominate the nose with apricots and pine resin, but there are other notes of caramel, bread and butterscotch. Taste is a fruity bittersweet with a nicely balanced bitter finish. This is a wonderfully understated beer, it all fits together so well. A modern classic.


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