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RATINGS: 4501   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2005 Very good beer. Easy to find. One of the best beers that is availbale in just about any store.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Not big on pale ale’s but.... the smell is malty and a bit yeasty with some nice floral hops coming through. Pours a wonderful amber with a medium white frothy head. Starts with some spicy/sweet maltiness and finishes with just enough hop bitterness/citrus to balance it out. Medium to full bodied and not overly carbonated. Very nice pale ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (6290) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2005
350 ml bottle, bought in Denmark. Deep golden / amber colour, slightly hazy, large head. Pleasant hoppy aroma with strong fruity notes (citrus, raisins, prunes). Hoppy flavour on a decent malty base, notes of fruits (grapefruit, raisins) and spices. It’s easy to understand why this beer has become part of the staple diet of many American beer afficionados.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2005
The frist micro I got into, although its hard to call this a micro anymore. Pours a pretty copper color with a good head. Maltly citrus aromas. Has a little bit of spicyness to it and finsihes on a nice hop note. One the the best pale ales out there, and thankfully available everywhere.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Okra23 (28) - Flowood, Mississippi, USA - AUG 17, 2005
Not a bad beer for a Pale Ale which is definately not my favorite type of beer. Starts out with a pretty harsh taste then kinda mellows out as you go. Not bad but definately not my everyday beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smackie (54) - St. Augustine, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2005
Agreed standard in APA’s. inviting aroma, decent appearance, delicious flavor, agreeable palate and overall a great beer. 5.99 at Plaid, 6.08 at WinCo.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gandalf007 (4) - Kittanning, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2005 does not count
Picked this up near the end of vacation in South Carolina and brought the leftovers home. Nose is malty and a bit yeasty with some nice floral hops coming through. Pours a wonderful amber with a medium white foamy head. Starts with some spicy/sweet maltiness and finishes with just enough hop bitterness/citrus to balance it out. Medium to full bodied and not overly carbonated. Very nice pale ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teachgerman (5) - Hickory, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2005 does not count
Generally a good beer. Nice golden to amber color, clear with a good amount of carbonation. Nice 1/4 inch head, tightly packed, lasting. Good initial bite of flavor, spicy but not overpowering. Finishes with a nutty flavor.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Amber color with a large covering cream. Stinky, doughy and sweaty yeast aroma, which hints of medicine and vitamins, unsuccessfully attempts to disguise itself with a lightly aromatic, herbaceous and floral hop scent. Light caramel in the nose as well, but pretty much just stinky yeast and dulled hops. I still find the yeast character to be obtrusive upon tasting, though not as bad as the aroma. The malt flavor is very light and grainy and to me, doesn’t blend well at all with the mildly aggresive hop flavor and bitterness. The hops which shift from herbaceous, to floral to piney (on the finish) are moderately pleasing, but overall, this is just a poorly balanced beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2005
A good solid beer. A little after taste that was pleasant to have. A pleasure to drink. Went well with the hot wings.


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