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RATINGS: 4402   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2004
There is already hundreds of reviews for this beer so I will keep it brief and to the point. Pours a nice golden amber color with a slight white head that left some nice lacing. Hops are definatly present in the smell with citrus notes. The flavor is very similar to the smell with the hops being upfront but not too much so and a bit of malt and spice is present too. It also has a slight bitter after taste and the mouthfeel is good. The best thing about this beer is its availability, this can be found either on tap or atleast in the bottle and a wide variety of establishments. A good beer to covert macro drinkers over with in my experience, a good taste but not too aggresive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoestring (321) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2005 has taken me a while to discover this ale here in scotland, but now available through ’asda’(walmart subsiduary).Excellent stuff indeed. ifound the nose very floral and fresh. Refreshingly different to my usual , but will defintely return often..Lovely.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2004
New to this rate beer thing.So you will have to bear with me if you agree or disagrre with my ratings. Found this beer to be an average beer nothing great but ok. Went good with my Hungey Man tv dinner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biznizness (1140) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Crisp and hoppy, yes. Delicious, I love this beer. I’ll have it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
loomis (43) - Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2004
A good solid pale ale. Nice finish. Reminded me of Fuller’s 1845. This beer is a fantasic bargain too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
brewrater (92) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2004
The stardard of this style. While one may have a more favorite brew, this is the one to point out to friends and relatives (that you like) to intro them to craft pale ales using US grown hops. The best overall finish I have found in this style. Bottle conditioned.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2004
UPDATED: APR 19, 2005 Time to rate this for real. Pours a bright copper color with a creamy head at first. The head does not last as long as some other Pale Ales. The smell has some good maltiness which is similar to the Victory Hop Devil. The hops are present in the smell also. The taste begins with a citrusy hopiness but then balances out well with the malts. Caramel and graitfruit round out the taste resulting in an excellent Pale Ale. This tastes much better in a glass. I used to drink it straight out of the bottle and complain that it was too bitter. In the glass it is very good and has a few similarities to the Stone IPA. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2004
Considering how long it has taken me to come across this beer, I have to say it was well worth the wait. It’s decent on hops that fill the mouth up with fruity floral goodness. Bready, but still pretty smooth to the last drop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2004
On tap. Poured a medium to darker amber color with a smaller off white head. Nice hoppy, citrus aromas. Light caramel, behind the hops, in the taste. Starts off lightly sweet and ends with a nice bitter balance. The only thing bad I can say, is they served it in an ice cold glass. A nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2004
Bottle The colour is brown-copper-red. The liquid is a bit cloudy, as the beer is bottle fermented. The pale yellow foam quickly dissolves into thin air.

The smell is very nice with a dominating sourish note. But there are also some fragrances like coffee, diacetyl, white bread and aroma hops.

The carbonation is quite strong, but not sharp.

The taste starts off with a mild malty taste, but that is soon replaced with a growing, fruity bitterness. The body is liberal with notes of bread, herbs and diacetyl. The finish and aftertaste is a mixture of mild hops (cascade?) and a sweet-sour note that reminds me of lemon curd.

A nice “micro” pale ale from a not-so-micro American brewer. On the whole one may call this a nice experience.

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