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RATINGS: 4037   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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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChinaCat99 (14) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2001
Good Pale Ale. This one had a great taste and an amazing aftertaste that really made me want to go back for more. Nice hoppy flavor, and good head retention.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (10342) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle courtesy of me, thank me very much! Hazy golden color, large fluffy white head. Aroma of nutty straw. Taste is very bitter cardboard.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lawger (103) - SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2014
One of my favourites of the mainstream APA's. Pours a dark amber with off-white head. Balanced malty and hoppy nose with cereal, a hint of pine resin, some iron and lemon zest. The palate is medium bodied and clean with moderate bitterness, fresh hop profile and a decent finish with good malt structure. A benchmark APA in my book. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
doomy86 (15) - - AUG 19, 2014
Cereal, wheat, american hop smell, lively carbonated, medium bitterness, amber color, frothy tan head

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barnoloid (157) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
A classic Pale Ale. Piney, earthy hops with a mild spiciness on the back end combine with a smooth finish on the palate. Even keeled in terms of bitterness and fruitiness. A "go to" beer if there ever was one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (41) - SINGAPORE - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle, poured into a small glass. Decent sized head. Good carbonation and a romantic of pines and medium hops. A lovely amber colour. A classic.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VulpesVulpes (5) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
One of my all time favorites. When in the mood for a pale, it is either this or OB Dale’s PA. I wish this was the first beer I had ever tasted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (294) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle at the hotel bar in Latrobe, PA. Golden colored ale. This one owns its hops both in aroma and taste. Citrus notes are also present. Resin reigns supreme towards the middle and end. Brings to mind woody and pine characteristics. Always a reliable pale ale. It doesn’t overwhelmingly impress but it’s solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2173) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
Hazy golden colored beer with small white head and lots of carbonation. Hopped aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is hopped bitter.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
peleador (3) - - AUG 12, 2014 does not count
Let’s stop kiddin’ around, when it comes to Ales, this beer is a pure blooded majesty. caramel, floral, herbs, leaves, woody, delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrJoller (52) - ITALY - AUG 11, 2014
Pale orange/deep golden pour with a frothy medium lasting head. Aroma is citrusy and resiny. Taste is very fruity, more pine resin notes, bitter is just right for the style, complex and satisfying. Mouthfeel is ok but maybe carbonation is a bit off.


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