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RATINGS: 4447   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 24, 2005
Nice piney quality showing the cascade hops. Simple but delicious. In the end a well made classic American brew!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bogdi1 (32) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2005
(Bottled) Orange color with small head. Lovely floral nose with lots of Cascade hops and citrus in it. Clean hoppy flavor with nice, light malty backbone. Light to medium bodied and very easy to drink. A good and balanced introduction to the style but otherwise nothing exceptional.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Offwhite head. Coppery amber body. Smells like hops and citrus. Very strong hops flavor, notes of spice and solid malt backbone. Very reminiscent of a milder IPA. This is my standard beer in NC thanks to the 6% law.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2005
This is the kind of beer that people should be drinking as their everyday brew. I like the evenly balanced Hop bitterness with the sweetness of the malts. Good overall everday beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2005
Amber with a lively white head. aroma of hops, apples and malt. Balanced flavors of light fruit, mild spice and hops riding a solid backbone of hearty malt. Fairly dry finish that reminds me of a mild IPA. Hard to go wrong with this beer although it isnít truly outstanding in any particular area.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
willybrew (2) - Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2005 does not count
From a bottle. This beer was a bit darker than I would think for an American pale Ale, but brilliant and clear. Excellent work for a bottle conditioned beer. Aroma contains both malt and hops, as does the flavor. Nicely balanced, perhaps a bit malty for the weather here in Texas.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ingevara (874) - SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2005
Refreshing, a bit of hops,a bit of malt, but overall very fruity for a pale ale. It almost feel a bit like a cider in the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zarniwoop (6) - Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2005 does not count
A nice pale amber ale. Bitter, hoppy flavor, but comparatively mild, thus its broad appeal. No real "problem area" - an all-around good choice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Pours a riviting golden/amber color with a good amount of carbonation. Has a nice strong smell of hops, apracote, and spicyness. Has a nice bite to it. Can really taste the bitter hops, and some piney spices. I really like how this beer feels in my mouth; has a nice body so you can enjoy the hoppy, spicy flavor from the front to the back of my tongue.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Bottle, golden amber in color, medium white head, minimal lacing, aroma of hops with a slight skunky smell, minimal floral, taste of hops and slight skunk and bitterness. a fairly mild and bland pale ale. i definitely donít agree with this being a good american pale ale. iíd drink it over budweiser or miller at the store but thatís about it.


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