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RATINGS: 4067   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hvac4sl (31) - Dowling, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2003
Amber color with little head. Maybe the barkeep didn't know how to pour this beer. Aroma of biscuit and cascade. Taste was fairly smooth with a hoppy finish. The benchmark pale? I'll have to have a few others to decide. Isn't beer drinking wonderful!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rouhlas (98) - 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 (302) - 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 (53) - 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 (553) - 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 (531) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SzopPiwosz (142) - - SEP 8, 2014
Zapach z butelki: Chmielowy, żywiczno-cytrusowy. Piana: Biała, kiepska, średniopęcherzykowa. Kolor: Jasnobursztynowe, zmętnione paprochami. Zapach: Chmielowy, średnio intensywny. Sosnowo-cytrusowy. Nutka miodowo-ziołowa w tle. Smak: Dość wytrawne, chlebowość jasnego pieczywa. Nieco trawiaste z nutą miodu. Posmak chmielowy. Ziołowa nuta alkoholowa. Tekstura: Lekkie i bardzo smukłe. Nasycenie: Średnie. Goryczka: Średnio-wysoka, dość długo zalega, ziołowa. Pijalność: Średnio-wysoka. To piwo, które na przestrzeni lat zyskało zapewne status kultowego zrobiło na mnie dość dobre wrażenie. Trudno nie patrzeć na nie z pewną taryfą ulgową, mając w świadomości, że receptura powstała przed laty. Trzeba przyznać, że zapach nie jest zbyt intensywny i złożony, natomiast jednoznacznie jest on bardzo przyjemny. Piwo jest dość wytrawne, a goryczka znajduje się na poziomie łączącym możliwość łatwego, sesyjnego odbioru i wyrazistość. Szału nie ma, ale zdecydowanie warto tego piwa przynajmniej raz spróbować.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Digzis (74) - Nancy, FRANCE - SEP 8, 2014
Goûtée dans un burger assez fameux à San Francisco. Un peu déçu de ne pas trouver d’IPA, je me suis rabattu sur cette pale ale qui ne m’a pas déçu. Assez légère et pas très longue en bouche, elle reste très bien équilibrée avec des notes d’agrumes et de citron assez rafraîchissantes. Une bière assez facile d’accès et qui se déguste à n’importe quel moment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
orangesol (853) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Drank a few of these this past weekend at the beach. Reviewed from notes.

A - Pours hazy golden yellow with a small half finger tall white head leaving spotty lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of citrus, pine, lemon, toasty grain and biscuit like malt. Nothing too over the top, just a solid nose. This one might be a bit old.

T - Starts off with a nice, light, citric hop kick quickly giving way to a mix of caramel and biscuit from the malt. It has a good overall balance of flavors. Finish has some hop bitterness, lingering for a short time. A tad old but still very nice.

M - Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Slick feel with some lingering bitterness in the finish.

O - How can you go wrong with a SNPA. It is perfect for a hot summer day at the beach like today. I can, and plan on, drinking this all day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (17) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Pours a golden colour with a white foamy head. The aroma has a cereal smell to it with a hint of citrus. Taste has a hint of vanilla with a floraly hops. A nice beer I could drink all night

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