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RATINGS: 4662   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
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2014
A: Hoppy with citrus and pine notes. A: Light copper color with some haziness and a rich, long lasting head and generous lacing. T: Bread and cracker malt up front followed by some grapefruit and orange, pine dankness, and a little bit of tropical notes show up, especially pineapple. M: Medium bodied, smooth and with nice carbonatation. O: A very hop forward, classic APA, smartly balanced against a strong grain-note malt base. Very, very good APA.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vincentvega72 (617) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2017
Mooi amberkleurig bier met romige witte schuimkraag die snel inzakt tot fijn laagje. Aroma en smaken van citrus, grapefruit, licht harsig. Uiteraard wel een bittertje maar zeker niet uitgesproken bitter. Redelijk droge afdronk. Prima tussendoortje, drinkt lekker weg.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thomatito (85) - SWITZERLAND - APR 22, 2017
0,33l bottle. Nose: malty sweetness, grassy, piny. Taste: well balanced maltsvs hops, piny hop bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexmate (150) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2017
Really pleasant taste with some biscuity malt. light pepper, citrus and grapefruit. Nose is similar with caramel and grass. Very easy to drink, session ale. Tried in a restaurant with a burger for my birthday.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grumpelmies (290) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 13, 2017
Bottle. Amber coloured with a nice head. Strong aroma of piney and fruity american hops. Taste is piney, malty, grassy and modetately bitter and fruity (lemons and a little bit of grapefruit). Medium to strong carbonation. Very balanced. Easy but flavourful drinking. Great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tanel025 (94) - ESTONIA - APR 8, 2017
Fruity aroma. Golden liquid with almost white head, stays. Taste is hops, malt. Aftertaste is grapefruit and hops. Almost no sweetness, medium bitterness. Good beer, easily drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gangstergafje (957) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2017
The looks of the beer are quite nice. The color of the beer is a nice deep amber. The beer has some cloudiness, but Ive seen cloudier beers. On top of the veer a crisp layer of rough white foam is formed. The majority of the foam collapses rather quickly, but a nice drape still remains on top of the beer. The beer sure smells nice. The first things I smell are malts and hops. The maltiness is quite high. I smell some nice clear malts and some more almost biscuits touches. Besides this are the lovely American hops. I smell aromas of pine and some grassy aromas. No real citrus aromas are present. Hops and malts are in good balance. The taste of the beer is also well balanced. The beer isnt as bitter as some APAs can be. There is a mild biter hop flavour, that pairs well with and balances the malt flavours. The hops also give a nice freshness. The palate is good. Medium body, rather thin texture and high carbonation. The finish contains some hops and a nice alcohol touch. The finish is quite long. It ends in a rather dry sensation to the tongue. Not bad.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ZodiacM (1060) - NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2017
LCI. Uit de fles geschonken. Wsl. wat te oud, tht 21-6-2017. Weinig smaak derhalve, geen fruit, bloemen of hop. Jammer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkydodson (1450) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 26, 2017
the aroma is fruity and hoppy with hints of orange, pine, grapefruit, resin and spicy herbs... the taste is well-balanced, fruity and malty, with notes of swet orange, pine needles, grapefruit, key lime, resin and spicy grasses... the aftertaste is bitter and dry...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marstonlad (852) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours cloudy golden with a medium-sized, dense and frothy head. The aroma displays solid citrusy and floral hoppiness with pale, grainy maltiness in the background. Taste is built on a combination of pale maltiness and solid citrusy hoppiness; fresh, crisp citrus fruitiness rises to the fore. Bitterness is about medium, strong enough also for hopheads but weak enough to be drinkable for everyone. The palate is light to medium bodied, smooth, average in carbonation. Benchmark for all APAs.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nikokaoja (183) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - MAR 25, 2017
25. 3. 2017, Romeo, Ljubljana. Classical PA, with medium bodied flavour, almost no aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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