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RATINGS: 4071   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2009
I have intentionally not rated this beer before. This will be my 100th rating and I figured I would use the opportunity to comment on what I feel is a grave injustice. So often these days you hear people disparage SNPA as being boring or not as big as it used to be. I think the problem lies not in this great beer, but in the "Imperialization" of craft brewing. Everything has to be bigger, hoppier, smoked or oaked or many turn their nose up at it. The mentality seems to be if it doesn’t go to eleven it isn’t worth drinking. While this bigger is better philosophy has produced some truly great beers it has also caused some great beers, like this one, to get marginalized. As I am typing this I look below at the top ratings for American Pale Ales and see a list of beers that are really examples of IPAs. How can SNPA not be among the top APAs? It invented the style for crying out loud! OK, rant over, SNPA really is a great beer from the mouthwatering citrus aroma, to the decidedly hoppy, but beautifully balanced flavor, it is a true classic. Could it have more of everything? Of course it could, but then it wouldn’t be an APA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lele (112) - Padova, ITALY - SEP 19, 2014
Rinfrescante American Pale Ale. Dal colore ambrato chiaro, limpido. Schiuma lievemente giallognolo crema, abbastanza fitta, abbondante e persistente. L’aroma non è fortissimo: si avverte soprattutto del netto luppolato e dell’erbaceo. Anche il gusto tende al luppolato, ai frutti tropicali e soprattutto all’erbaceo (si avvertono molto sentori di paglia). Amaro inizialmente non accentuato, ma si avverte soprattutto nel lungo e persistente retrogusto, soprattutto nella parte posteriore e laterale della lingua e nel palato. Leggero acidulo e mieloso. Carbonizzazione media. Corpo tra leggero e medio. Bevibilissima e molto dissetante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CopterScott (142) - Kansas, USA - SEP 18, 2014
clear light copper color with a thin tan head that persists and leaves some lacing. aroma is light hops and light malts. Flavor is pine and earth hops, bread, and some pepper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Calisky (724) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 16, 2014
Couleur ambrée légère, forte mousse blanche. Nez houblonné fruité assez doux. Gout houblonné fruité assez doux avec note amères resineuses. Corps moyen. Fin de bouche assez légère.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (90) - ITALY - SEP 16, 2014
Hazy copper with a longlasting creamy head. Citrus hop aroma, fruity, bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rouhlas (107) - GREECE - SEP 14, 2014
355 ml bottle at The Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Golden amber color with white head. Light hoppy - fruity aroma, malty - bready. Sweet taste, little bit spicy with a some bitterness at the finish. Light to medium body, oily feel, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Humlehode (85) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Pours golden with quickly disappearing head. Pleasant aroma of citrus, pine, bread crust. Very well balanced in all respects. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (310) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2014
All over the place, all the time, what a staple. What a hoppy clean pale ale, readily available across the world... Props to SN. Pours orange amber, white head. Aroma of pine, bread, citrus. Flavor is light sweet, malty, and hop finish. Straight down the fairway, crisp, fresh, clean.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Hops (65) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Really can?t believe I have not rated this yet. I am sure I have had it at least 15 times since downloading this app. Well, now it is done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fattybladdy (557) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Fizzy orange appearance with airy white head. Earthy hops in the aroma. Taste of piney and citrus hops, very easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoNm (536) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - SEP 9, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy orangey color topped with average white frothy head. A mild citrusy aroma with some biscuity notes. Pleasant hoppy bitterness in the body, with a bit more bitterness in the finish.

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