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RATINGS: 4555   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2008 12 oz bottle-pours a thin white head. Color is yellow/gold. Flavor is hoppy, good carbonation. 080702-rerate

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Bottle: Clear to cloudy gold color with a fluffly off-white head and thick, sticky lacing. It offers wheaty malts and lemony hops to the consumer. It has a quick bitter taste followed by a nicr malty finish. When it is cold, aromas are hard tp pick up, but as it warmed up I noticed some clover honey scents. It has a lot of carbonation with a thin body. As I drank it, I could see why it is so popular -- it’s a good ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
malika (36) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 20, 2005
Deep golden color. Strong hop aroma. Less interesting flavor, flat; very bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2005
This must be the beer with the highest number of ratings, that I’ve rated so far. Not much to add, except: wonderful bitter pale ale with a beautiful orange golden color. A pleasure.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2544) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2005
A comfortable ale with a several tastes — hops, spice, citrus — none of which hit you over the head. Moderate carbonation. A nice bitterness at the outset. Medium body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Poured a clear amber with decent head and lacing. Disappointing aroma in that there is only a very little to smell of aromatic hops. Not a highly carbonated beer, so the mouthfeel was better than average. The carbonation didn’t burn when you keep the beer in your mouth for an extended period of time. The floral bitterness is what I taste initially, then other sweet citrus and malt flavors rear their heads. Good aftertaste with some complexity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dj4u2no (13) - Alabama, USA - JUL 12, 2005
My everyday beer because i’m a hop head. I think if you haven’t tried this yet you’re missing out on a delicious experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
Couleur orangée surmontée d’une faible à moyenne quantité de mousse blanche tachetée. Des multitudes de dépôts microscopiques circulent librement dans le verre. Arômes très parfumés de houblons citronnés, de levure et de faible caramel . Une intelligente combinaison de houblons floral et amérisant en bouche s’exclame sur un malt plein de corps et un tantinnet sucré. Corps d’épaisseur moyenne, carbonatation active et très piquante, finale légèrement amérisante. Satisfaisante et sans prétention, une excellente Pale Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1444) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2006 I liked the draft of this version better, but the difference is hardly noticable. good beer nice well balanced hop taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thecrazyroach (8) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2005 does not count
bottle; a friend asked me if i were stranded on a desert island with only one beer to choose; this would be it. Hands down, in my opinion, the best american pale ale ever brewed. Cascade hops are great.

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