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RATINGS: 4494   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmshulk (4) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Aroma: A fresh citrus, hay mix. I really like the smell of this beer, makes me think of a nice summer day. Appearance: Pours a clear, golden yellow/orange with a frothy white head that leaves nice lacing. Taste: A little malty to start and eventually leads to a nice hoppy finish, but not too bitter, just right. The only knock might be that it lingers a little too long. Palate: Medium bodied, with a silky feel. Overall: Great beer, I feel bad drinking this with 5 inches of snow on the ground, but I wouldn’t turn down another.


3.1
doriangrey (178) - Diamond Creek, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2018
An amazing beer in its time but now superseded by many better ones. Still very refreshing though. Not too hoppy and quite malty and packs a bit of a pinch at 5.6%. Light mandarin orange background and pretty quaffable

3.6
thejackpacker (849) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2018
Bottle from system. A decent ale and a big history behind it. Nothing remarkable

3
Beerwithwings (431) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2018
UPDATED: APR 14, 2018 Bottle at home bought from a local supermarket. Is an okay pale but is so old school now. Lacks hops and lacks flavour but is a fairly good beer

3
Letshaveatry (49) - Winchester, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2018
UPDATED: APR 12, 2018 355ml bottle. Clear amber beer with sweet taste changing to a slight bitterness. No real hop aroma or taste, but solid malt. No carbonation, but a nice head

3.7
snowcrash000 (209) - Cologne, GERMANY - APR 6, 2018
Pours a clear, deep gold/light amber coloration with a medium, fizzy head. Smells faintly of biscuity, bready malt, with a certain graininess coming through as well and the merest hint of citrus and pine. Taste is a good balance of biscuity malt and citrus hops, with just a hint of pine coming through and an underlaying grainy and slightly flowery note. Finishes with crisp, light/medium bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel with a light/medium body and medium carbonation. I wasn't gonna review this as first, as my bottle is a good six months old. However, reading the other reviews and knowing that SN are actually masters of brewing beers that keep well, I feel that the beer is actually supposed to have this slightly understated malt/hop presence, which is kind of typical of a classic, old school Pale Ale, I suppose. It's well balanced, crisp and easy-drinking, but lacks a certain bite and doesn't really seem that special. Maybe it really is better fresh, who knows.

3.7
DejanSt (641) - Trencin, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2018
flasa z tesca. velmi prijemna svieza vona. medova mierne kalna farba. pena nedrzi. chut horkasta emne sadka vyrazna prijemna. na konci ostava.

4.2
MaltoseTrub4 (4) - - APR 3, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: APR 3, 2018 Schiuma panna! molto beverina , caramellata pale ale facile da bere!! Amabile e non picchia sul palato. Da gustare... una delle migliori Pale ale!!

3.9
Oiolosse (244) - Granada, SPAIN - APR 3, 2018
El borrador de SNPA en todos los otros lugares es una receta diferente y se enumera por separado. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale es un delicioso ejemplo del clásico estilo pale ale. Tiene un color ámbar profundo y un carácter excepcionalmente corpulento y complejo. El aroma fragante y el sabor picante son el resultado del uso generoso de los mejores lúpulos Cascade. <P> Botella acondicionada. IBU: 37 Saltos amargos: Magnum & Perle Finishing Hops: Cascade Maltas: dos filas pálido y caramelo

3.7
Banksiz (166) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 1, 2018
Piney nose, with some flowery notes. Orange and tangerine notes as it breathes. Medium body, moderate malty sweetness. Pleasant bitterness with a nice hop flavor. Bitter finish with no harshness. Well-balanced pale ale that's not overdone in alcohol or bitterness.

3.7
BudBlack (35) - GERMANY - MAR 30, 2018
(0,355l Flasche) Klar bernsteinfarben im Glas, mit moderater Schaumkrone. Im Aroma sehr schöner heller Malzkörper mit sehr dezenter Fruchtigkeit. Im Geschmack steht eher eine reife, südfruchtige Note über dem Malzkörper. Sehr dezente Bittere, vor allem im Abgang. Insgesamt ein schön ausbalanciertes PA.


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