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RATINGS: 4101   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigbish (544) - California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
A good pale ale that you can always find even in the crappiest of beer stores. Not amazing, but a good beer.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cakes (370) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Just what you want in a pale ale. A beautiful marriage of pine and citrus aroma. Orange and clear with a solid white head. Taste is clear, citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1028) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle as part of the snow pack. Bottled 9/6/14. No idea how I haven’t rated this, but tonight is the night. I’m sure with 4100 ratings of this beer my rating is going to make all the difference in how the world sees this beer. My nuanced critique will blow your fucking mind.

Rearranging the letters of "Sierra Nevada Pale Ale" unveils their secret agenda: "reinvade paella areas" -- obviously a call to launch an assault on Spain. How dare you, Sierra Nevada. How dare you.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pringao_Toribi (261) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 26, 2014
In short: citric and fruity bitter beer. Aroma: citric and hoppy. Taste: starts soft but packs a punch of biterness in the end (more IPA than normal Pale Ale) Palate: bitter finish and very drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
filippomassari (7) - Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
Amber beer with a light aroma. The taste is particular, with a bit of sweetness and some bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
remice2 (47) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Très bonne pale ale,un coup de coeur américain, au nez beaucoup de pamplemousse,des herbes fraiches, de la lime et quelques épices, au gout c’est résineux, du gros cascade je crois, cascade(américains et non québécois). c’est très aromatique , parfaitement équilibré c’est très honnête comme produits, bien bonne des bon souvenirs d’été en Virginie

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tac (126) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Amber body with good head and lacing. Aromas of some wheat, malt, caramel with light floral notes. Taste is somewhat sweet and on the bitter side.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
babyswips (3) - - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
다른 향이 있는 술이 되어서 감각이 무뎌질 수 있으나 코를 찌르기만 하는 홉향은 아닌 다른 홉을 쓴 듯. 거품이 약간 성근정도여서&# 응집력이 좋은 편으로 욕조거품정도 그렇지 않지만 불순물이 많은 듯 보이는 것이 뒤끝이 안좋을 것 같음. light>medium정도 바디 베이스로 깔린 카라멜 에일을 마셔보고 싶다는 사람에게 적절한 균형감과 낮은 세기를 가진 것을 통해 격한 강함을 느끼지 않을 만한 술 처음부터 빈잔까지 품세를 유지 술을 마시지 않아도 빈잔의 향으로 자리를 끝까지 음미할 수 있는 독특한 맥주 8500원

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Artistdave (58) - Austin, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Great pale...pretty much the one that started it all. Nice hops nice biscut flavor all around classic pale ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5985) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"lacking in the floral aroma that i like in pales and ipas, and a little more bitter and dry than i like. it is better on tap, but i’ll usually pass this one up for something better. gets a little more kudos than i think it deserves."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewzntunez (12) - - OCT 15, 2014
Reviewed On: (5/22/14): *Glassware: Tulip *Serving: 12 oz *Aroma: citrus, orange, flowery, grassy *Appearance: Pale amber with a frothy white two finger head, which stayed around for the duration of the beer. The beer left some good sticky lacing around the glass. *Taste: Caramel malt upfront, pale malts in the middle,and cascade hop at the end. Magnum and perle hops in the bitter aftertaste.. *Palate: Light bodied, slick mouthfeel, fizzy carbonation. Finishes very dry, w/ an abrupt bitter finish. *Overall: I usually buy IPA’s over Pale Ales, but this one is a great example of a pale ale done right. It has a nice hoppy bitterness, but not overdone where it is a borderline IPA. A staple for the style. Sierra Nevada is one of the pioneers in the American Craft Beer revolution, and this ale is a strong reminder of how it started.


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