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RATINGS: 4669   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dunn4040 (129) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Pours a golden amber with a nice, one finger white head. Smells great. Like a basket full of fresh citrus fruits, flowers, and pine needles. Nice lacing on the glass. Taste starts off very citrusy, and a little bitterness from the hops, but finishes with a nice maltiness that coats the palate. Very well balanced flavors here. Nice full mouthfeel to it. I’ve had this beer a multitude of times but I’ve never really sat down and just appreciated it for what it is, a solid beer. As far as Pale Ales goes this is one of my favorites when I’m in the mood for something a little more mild than a big hoppy IPA. One of my go-to beers when I’m at a restaurant since I can get it just about anywhere around here.


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 (310) - 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.

3.9
chenko (13) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2017
Aroma - More malt smells with bread, cereal, caramel. Appearance - Pours a dark gold to light amber, crystal clear and a thin white head. Taste - Nice smooth malt sweetness, very clean, light to medium bitterness with a little floral hop flavour. Mouthfeel - light to light medium body, medium carb with a good bitter finish that lingers around awhile. Overall - Really good balanced American pale ale that’s just easy to drink but still full of flavour.

3.7
PilsnerCommander38 (14) - - JUL 13, 2017
Bouteille 33cl. Couleur ambrée-cuivre, bulle fine. Fine couche de mousse également. Au nez, on retrouve le malt, le litchi, la passion, des notes florales également. En bouche, c’est fruité : litchi et passion également, mais aussi agrumes, épices, et quelques notes de caramel et de malt grillé. Finale amère agréable. Belle complexité pour une Pale Ale au carrefour de la bitter et de l’IPA.


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