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RATINGS: 4402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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

jebb12's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jebb12 (47) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2009 A real honest beer you can enjoy several of in any season. Sierra Nevada has a nice smell of Northwestern hops and beautify cooper appearance that invites you to start drinking. The body is medium to light, caramel sweet and hopped just right, kind of like an English pale ale, more floral and grapefruit than bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (173) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
355ml bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with a small foamy white head. Aroma is orangey citrus, spices, caramel malt. Some bitter fruitiness in the flavour, with spices, orange peel, lots of hops. Very nice, refreshing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonbenali (7) - ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015 does not count
Bottle from M&S. Wonderfully reliable pale ale. Aroma is full of classic US cascade, but the malt is there as well in a balanced ale. Colours of caramel. Long finish. Clear despite the bottle conditioning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AnG_BrgNor (28) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2015
0,355 l bottle from Vinmonopolet. Copied from another scoresheet.The aroma is hoppy with fruit (citrus) notes and some pine (from the cascade?). The taste is hoppy with medium bitterness. A absolute favourite APA. I will always come back to this one. A great buy!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heyden (120) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 21, 2015
The first beer of my trip to the US of A! One of the original craft beers, so the perfect way to ease into the hardcore-hopped double and triple IPAs of the west coast. Easy drinking and well balanced, not one to knock you off your feet but a reliable and dependable brew. A reminder to commercial and homebrewers alike that sometimes simplicity is what works best

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nie (61) - - NOV 20, 2015
Can poured to cup. Orange, tiny suspended yeasts. Sappy mellow citrus. Medium body, active bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chiapon (5) - New Taipei, TAIWAN - NOV 19, 2015 does not count
Bottled from 7-11. Beautiful amber color and sweat taste. Pretty match to Doritos and cheese!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (886) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2015
Tried at Craft Beer Market YEG. Sierra Nevada tap takeover Nov 18. Yum! Some nice earthy floral hop aromas and flavours, good suble blend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2689) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Pours a dark golden orange color with copper/tangerine edges and a one finger, frothy white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Streaks of lace left behind. Earthy floral hop aroma with some grassy, resinous pine and subtle citrus countered by bread/yeast and pale malt sweetness. A touch of grapefruit and citrus peel followed by some caramel malt and toffee. Surprisingly full bodied for the style with a blast of dank, sticky hops giving off strong dry bitterness that lingers over the yeast and sweet malt notes into a dry finish. Hop flavor is a bit one dimensional with bitter earthy character. Lots of grass, pine needle and spruce tip with very little of the citrus/tropical fruit notes found in the nose. It’s there providing subtle sweetness but is overpowered by bitterness and strong malt flavors. Hop bitterness is countered by bready yeast and malt sweetness. Lots of caramel, bread, toffee and nut. Well balanced with some nice hop flavor but it’s not really light or easy drinking and doesn’t really feel like a pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ston3s42 (102) - - NOV 11, 2015
Golden appearance with some head. Tastes of hops, krokan and floral caramel. Medium creamy body, little carbonation and a nice hoppy aftertaste. Smooth and refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nijstrom (272) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle. Tropical fruits, caramel, citrus, pine and grass. Moderate bitterness and sweetness. Quite dry and bitter finish.

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