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RATINGS: 4532   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15170) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2005
Bottle. Hoppy, citrusy aroma. Golden colour, stable head. Flowery, aromatic bitterness. Creamy head and mouthfeel. Distinct bitterness nicely balanced by the floweriness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tobi98ab (32) - Taste of Beer, Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2005
Nice pale ale, served in bottle, however not an exceptional experience. It is a good beer that tastes like a pale ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotty (1133) - SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2005
Clear amber in colour, good steady bead maintaining a good off-white head. Very pleasant citrus, hoppy aroma with hints of sweet crystal malt. Lovely complex flavour, well balanced, with hops at the fore and sweet malt sneaking in after a few seconds, good citrus balance too. Very satisfying finish. Lovely beer, but prefer Goose Island IPA, try it!!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Talk about a "lawnmower beer," this tastes like it was shot out of one! That’s a little too harsh, but really- this thing tastes like grass. Not much of a real hop kick to it, but at least there is some flavor.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2005 The best mass-market IPA I’ve had. Heavy, citrusy hops. Heavy bitter finish. This is a tasty beer. Well worth the price.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 25, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 Pours a cloudy orange color with a bright white foamy head. Nose is piney, sweet. taste is light citrus fruits, some more pine, a nice hint of sugar and a light bitter palate.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
greghate (10) - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2005
The smell of this beer never fails to get my mouth watering, the aroma is just in-your-face Cascade hops. Crisp, hoppy flavor with a fruity malt finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2005
Cloudy amber colour with a white head. Aroma is malty and fruity with a fresh hoppyness. Flavor is mostly hoppy and bitter with a slight sourness. dry bitter finish. Nice smooth palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikealfred (2) - USA - FEB 24, 2005 does not count
Obviously one of the most popular pale ales. I will drink this is on tap regularly because this may be the only non-Miller/Busch product available at many bars in San Diego.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
brandonfisher (16) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2005
It does not smell all that bad, but the taste has something to be desired, but then again I am not much pale ale drinker either, but something I would not buy for myself to drink. I would suggest to others if they are into something hoppy


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