RATINGS: 4447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asmithbeer (71) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Golden color with little head. Sour aroma. Flavor is standard west coast pale, hoppy and crisp.

Betta (33) - ITALY - NOV 19, 2017
Intramontabile. Per una bevuta solida di malti. Aspetto motlo bella, bella schiuma, ma poi è malti e finale non troppo grasso. Crosta di pane.

ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 14, 2017
I can’t believe I’ve never rated this beer before. Tried it for the first time in 2007. Well balanced, it has a nice pine and lemon bite, bread body. Pretty tasty.

Mpuntmuts (282) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2017
Clear golden orange pour. Aroma of malts, fruity hops and honey. Taste follows the nose. Body is medium. Not overly complex but this beer never lets me down. I guess you never forget your first love.

Scipio (1219) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2017
Another one of those that I should have rated a long time ago. Pours a clear amber with a full white head. The aroma is a good mix of hops and malt. Its grassy, with caramel, pine, grapefruit, and slight cereal. The taste is mildly bitter. The flavors are a lot of what the nose presented. Grassy hops, caramel, and pine are bigger, and bread, honey, and pineapple are undertones. Grassy, piney aftertaste. Light in body and with a slick texture. This one is your solid, middle of the road APA. You can do better, and you can do far worse.

nohopspleez (77) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2017
sorry, I should never have tried this one, way too much hops.......... It would be nice for USA crafties breweries to consider there are more ingredients to go in beer than hops and spices. they dont seem to have understood that point yet.

Bill Becker (1806) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2017
From Nov 2007 This one has escaped my review radar for long enough! ;^) It pours from 12oz bottle a slightly hazy gold with a good 2 finger head of foam from the initial pour and it stays for the entire session as a solid 1" layer. Good lacing to be had here as well. The smell is hop dominant to the nose but it's fairly light. The taste is hoppy with a mild bitterness of grapefruit and a touch of grass. I can just taste some malt, especially when I swish the beer in my mouth, but it's just there to cut through the hops a bit...not really to balance it as hop is king in this very tasty APA that I've enjoyed for many many years. This was actually one of my main gateway beers bridging the past of light tasting, oh so similar tasting brews to the present, where you can pretty much sample flavours all over the spectrum. And....after all these years, it does more than hold its own. This is a *classic* and rightfully so. The mouthfeel is medium as is the carbonation and it finishes dry and has a nice bitter aftertaste that lingers on for some time. *Still* one of my favourites of the style and one I frequent often. It is that good.

19Michi38 (219) - Cracow, POLAND - OCT 31, 2017
Jasno-bursztynowe, klarowne piwo. Piana biała, drobna, jest jej mało, zostaje na powierzchni i obręczy. W zapachu słodowo i chmielowo. W smaku słodowa podstawa się wybija i w miarę upływu czasu kontrują ją chmiele. Wysycenie wysokie, goryczka niska, posmak słodowy, lekko chmielowy.

TheChaBra (15) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2017
This is a beer you can't go wrong with (assuming you like pale ales). It has just the right amoung of hoppiness to give the flavor you want without overpowering. Most bars carry this it seems, and I find myself ordering it fairly often

AVLarsen (203) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2017
Bottle. A very nice and pleasant pale ale. Bitter but not too much. Nice and smooth.

sPOKEtacular (26) - - OCT 22, 2017
Very nice consistent pale ale Not lots of hops but well balanced with good malt. Bisquity breads flavor with just the right bitterness to balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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