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RATINGS: 4671   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (1595) - - APR 24, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2015 330 ml bottle from Järve Selver. Pours nice, slightly hazy golden with a little head. Aroma has a bit of fruitiness, floral hops. I guess it has gone a bit stale compared with what it should be closer to bottling date - but it’s still good. Taste has abundance of bitter hops, strong malt backbone balanced with heavy hops. Not much of carbonation left. Doesn’t have much fragrance though, quite down the earth drink. Has some lingering bitterness at the end. Good beer, not too pretentious and a great example of the style. Will try it again, especially when I get it closer to the brewery, not the half a world away as I am trying it right now. // Re-rate in June 3, 2015. Got it now in Japan, quite fresh. Aroma is still quite laid back, taste is a lot maltier than I remember from first time.Citric hops, making my tongue tingle. Still, simple in contemporary terms but I can understand why this has become an icon in the beer world. +0.3 points


3.2
MRMedellin (299) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - JUL 22, 2017
Clear orange beer, with standard carbonation and a nice foam head. At nose caramel notes and some floral notes are evident, however none of them is strong than the others, which translate in a nice balanced beer. At palate has a medium body, with a well balanced flavor as well, but more bitter than I was expecting but the overall characteristics are good.

4.5
blkcld5150 () - - JUL 21, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2017 The original and still one of the best west coast pale ales!

3.4
TavernRogue (25) - Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2017
355ml bottle from Tesco. Appearance looks a bit watered down; 1-finger off-white head dissipates very quickly. Aroma is a nice smack of pine and citrus. Taste is a nice malt-y backbone with a lingering bitter finish. Palate is OK but it deteriorates over time, getting quite flat.

3.7
pims (23) - - JUL 21, 2017
355ml bottle. Nice gold/orange one with small white head. Aroma is citrus, hops and pine. Nice biter taste with also a sweet something I can’t pinpoint. Doesn’t stay long in the mouth tho.

4
phenom5 (16) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2017 pours amber/ golden with a loooong lasting head. carbonation from the can spot on. says served chilled, but gets better as it warms to room temp. lovely sweet piney smell, short bursts of tropical then bitterness kicks in to clean the palate. good malty goodness too, almost sweet, but bitterness saves the day. this is a well balanced gem of a beer - a real classic! only drawback is pricey (in Australia)...

3.2
Macieg (39) - Lipno/Wloclawek, POLAND - JUL 19, 2017
Butelka kupiona w supermarkecie w UK. Piwo o barwie jasnego bursztynu, delikatnie zmetnione. Piana srednioobfita, drobno i sredniopecherzykowa, utrzymuje się do końca picia. Wzorowo wyglądający pale ale. W nosie słód, lekkie klimaty ziemiste, delikatnie cytrusowe. W smaku głównie slod pale ale, delikatna chmielowosc. Bardzo pijalne, rześkie i poprawne pale ale bez wad

3.7
coil (49) - - JUL 19, 2017
355ml bottle. Slightly cloudy amber colour with tiny white head. Big juicy grapefruit citrus, lemon, blood orange, tomato, floral hops, pine.

4
DavidWoodruff (619) - Windsor, California, USA - JUL 17, 2017
Amber/orange with large dense white head. Malty aroma with citrusy notes. Nice balance of malt sweetness and hop bitterness with it being just perfectly leaning toward the bitter. Medium bodied with a moderately bitter finish. Classic American style pale ale.

3.5
limbonicartbeer (105) - - JUL 17, 2017
Cerveza color ámbar corona de espuma de baja retención de burbujas compactas. Aroma a cítricos, sutil toque a dulce. Al paladar consistencia ligera, con notas dulces de inicio que se ve opacado por un amargor ligero que perdura en el retrogusto. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
czlowiekmotyka (313) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 17, 2017
In terms of texture - really good. Aroma scarce and not pleasant rather lager like. Fine bitter palate but too brief and not hoppy enough.


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