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RATINGS: 4137   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schwarzbart (15) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
One of the first hop forward craft beers that I tried back in 1994. A true classic APA. Still good. Light citrus and pine hops on a grainy malt bill. Medium-light body with a slightly sharp, spicy hop finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2375) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle from Fotex, CPH - amber coloured pour white head. Aroma and taste is medium sweet fruity and malty, pleasing hoppy citrus notes, biscuity caramel malts, enjoyable and dependable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1460) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle (just realized there were separate entries for bottle vs draft) - good size foamy head, light copper color, fair citrus and pine hop aroma and flavor, well balanced by biscuity malt, good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SinH4 (249) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Surprisingly dark orange color with medium-small head. A bit citrus and resinous in the aroma. Taste is sweet and a little bit warming, still refreshing and light. A good representative of the American Pale Ale Style, but also nothing too distinct.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (290) - - DEC 8, 2014
Pours a brownish yellow with frothy thick head. Substantial lacing. Pine, lemon on the nose. Medium bodied, crisp mouthfeel. Tangy citrus, lemon peel, and pine. Great pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergaard (122) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2014
Cobber red light brownish beer with a small white head. Aroma of fruity hops, some zesty notes and a decent malt backbone. Nice and refreshing taste with especially notes of citrus, pine, malt and some fresh berries

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (519) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
-short review- Golden with white head. Taste is citrus hops and caramel. Well balanced. overall: Well balanced and easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Partisn92 (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Decided to try this one solely based off the fact that it says Sierra Nevada because I love mountains. Was not disappointed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djoeye (1838) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2014
Huge off white head on a deep golden clear body. Few spread dots as lacing. Aroma of mild resin, floral hops, dough, citrus, fresh and inviting. Tastes sweet soft resin, piney hops, roasted malts, citrus - a moreish taste. Malty finish with some hops. Easy on palate, alright body, soft carbonation. Overall an easy am.pale ale. [355ml br btl, abv5.6%, BB03/04/15, B@Vinmonopolet Tromsdalen]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1491) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a small white head that quickly fades into a small film that leaves good lacing. Nose is of citrus juice, that pretty much sums it up. Taste has a good and firm bitterness counteracted by a lightly malty/caramel base. Flavors are once again of citrus and light caramel. Body is a bit light and carbonation moderately high so it feels slightly watery at times but hey, at least it is not heavy. Overall a classic that is always nice to revisit, I’d drink a lot more of that if I had regular access!


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