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RATINGS: 4589   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2006 Pours to a golden copper colored body with a thin oily white head. The aroma is bready and light citrus. A touch too weak. The flavor is malty, breads, floral, and citrus hops. Mostly malty with a spicy hop kick. The palate is medium bodied with a light creaminess and carbonation. 3.3 total.
resampled at my companyís quarterly meeting on Jan 19th. The flavor was much nicer this time around. Palate too. Much better this time around.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PaulGator22 (9) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2005 does not count
A great American Pale Ale. One of the best readily available around the country. I can buy it at the local Publix grocery chain. Great aroma and flavor. Crisp clean taste with lots of hops and hints of fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
iamacaktus (4) - granite bay, California, USA - AUG 4, 2005 does not count
Amazing for a bottled beer. Itís better on tap like most everything...but hardly. Easily the best Pale Ale thatís readily available anywhere, and possibly the best one on the planet. Sierra Nevada canít be beat. Perfect weight, not to thin or thick. The color is kinda ugly...but thatís not so important in the longrun.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3454) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2005
Who are we kidding, everyone knows what this beer tastes like. If you donít, go get one. I promise, youíll like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2005
pours amber color decent sized off-white head aroma of hops, malt, & sweetness, good clean taste, very smooth, a tiny amount of hops in the taste, drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDiddle77 (12) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Hands down the best pale ale that is available nationwide. This beer is a great experience to drink. While it is a nice beer that is full of flavor, itís not too filling to enjoy with a meal or with other drinks.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sirphobos (32) - 29 Palms, California, USA - JUL 31, 2005
this is an alright beer but its great when your only other choice is bud light. i guess its a good gateway beer for non sofisticated people and are trying to get into good beer drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
twindadplus2 (677) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Slightly cloudy amber color with a tinge of orange. Fizzy medium head. Aroma was floral hops and spicy citrus. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Flavor is the same as the nose but with the hops bitterness making itself known, especially in the finish. Very good even if you do prefer darker beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2005
Bottle. Amber colour with hoppy nose, good smooth flavour wit lot of hop and sweetish fruit, bit sherberty. Fruits are citrus and berry. Lasting very hoppy finish. First bottle was delicious, but I had 2 more during the evening and I thought that it became a bit too sweet and slightly cloying

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lordplayer (19) - Alabama, USA - JUL 27, 2005
Thank you sierra for this pale ale! This really makes for an excellent, easy-drinking ale that doesnít warp the palate after a couple. Medium body plus 1 is the perfect ratio and this hoppy, floral sweetened ale achieves it. I went to a coors party, but they called and asked if I would like something else, I said get any pale ale if you can - they picked a good one!

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