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RATINGS: 4672   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1507) - - AUG 20, 2012
A-- Pours a clear golden straw color. Few carbonation beads showing after pouring. Two finger off white head. Quite nice and thick. Good body to the head. Slowly recedes to just under a finger and leaves a nice, thick, slightly soapy looking ring of lacing with this. Good beer to look at. S-- Toasted bread, Carmel, soft but apparent pine, orange and grapefruit. slight spiciness to this. Very solid backbone to this. T-- Warm toasted bread, good dose of Carmel, orange, and grapefruit. Soft but gnawing bitterness in the back of the taste. M-- Medium body, medium carbonation. Fruit really builds in the mouth. Straightforward but solid taste of orange and grapefruit. Touches of metal here and there that disappoint but a good long lasting finish. Slightly oily in front and mid but finishes bread dry with a good orange finish. O-- Are there better pale ales out there? Probably. Yet, have they been this consistent for this long a period? Probably not. Forgot how easy to drink this is and just what a good, solid beer it is. Just a classy beer as it is.


4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
shawnmurphy (261) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2017
12-ounce can pours clear, bright, sparkly orange-gold with generous off-white creamy head. Aroma: subdued honey and pine. Flavor: caramelized citrus fruits, some pine resins. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied, somewhat click, creamy. Still one of my all-time favorites.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisOfstad (48) - Hamar, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2017
0,33 litre Bottle from systembolaget Charlottenberg, at home. Golden, little head. Quite Good!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whiskyjan (9) - Seefeld in Tirol, AUSTRIA - MAY 16, 2017 does not count
Eigentlich ein leckeres Bier, aber fr mich kein Pale Ale. Von der Farbe her vielleicht schon, aber mir fehlt so einiges an Hopfen. Fast gar nicht fruchtig, aber ein schn runder malziger (nicht zu malziger) Krper. Leckeres Kellerbier -- schlechtes Pale Ale :(...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Speko (378) - DENMARK - MAY 13, 2017
Bottle 0,355 thanks to Brain. Pours clear amber with small white head. Malts, cereal, pine. Medium body and soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamiemac87 (57) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2017
Pours orange with a good head. Biscuit and caramel on the nose. Biscuit, pine and malt flavours go along with a little bitterness. Fine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerstar88 (580) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2017
Bernsteinfarben mit guter Schaumkrone. Fruchtig bitterer Antrunk, Grapefruit, Zitrone, schn hopfig trocken im Abgang.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (2486) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2017
355ml bottle. Appearance: Clear orange body, with awhite head. Aroma: Hops, floral and berries with som cereal matls and caramel hints. Tast: Malt, cereal and camarel with some herbal hops,berries and only floral hints with a bitter finish. . Low to medium body and carbonation. Maybe not fresh enough or simpley not living up its hype.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Davros IX (300) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2017
2016 catch up - Bottle at home - I drank this straight after the Lagunitas, which in hindsight was a mistake. A gentle flavour of hops, but not a huge amount going on. Very much a pale ale and no urge to drink it again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jooilakon (72) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2017
Bottle from M&S Hammersmith. Good standard pale ale to keep in the fridge for thirsty moments. Hoppy, fruity flavors and good looks.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
chadski (128) - California, USA - APR 30, 2017
Piney aroma. Nice pour with a very long-lasting head. Now classic pine and resin flavors with hop bitterness.


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