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RATINGS: 4587   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Apparently the Yanks has this love affair with Pale Ale or IPA’s, tell me, what’s the story behind this? Did a Pommie colonial ship bound for India get stranded somewhere in the Nevada desert? Light amber, slightly hazy. Nice creamy head. Has this magnificently refined aroma from the use of excellent hops. Pronounced but not overwhelming bitterness. Very well done. Now even imported to Denmark - way to go.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mathis (48) - KBH K, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
Hops, fruit and a little malt in the aroma as well as the flavor fla! Also a bitter finish - i like alot! Not that special, but a great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Strongly aromatic pale ale with a dark orange pour and medium white head. Spicy and citrusy with a slight bitter finish. Exceptionally clean taste and feel; Sierra Nevada seems to have a knack for producing beers without a single false note. A great ale for regular consumption.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2005
I had heard great things about this beer, and every one of them was true, had this one on my 21st and loved it, great choice, great flavor

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2005
Pale amber colour. Medium white head. Clear hoppy taste. A little yeast flavour. Fresh, fruity, spicy and smooth with segments of lime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mj23 (63) - south holland, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Light citrus hop aroma with a small white head. The light orange beer had little lacing in the bottle conditioned beer that I had. Light bitter grapefuit taste with a small finish not bad but not great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
Thanks Kevin! Pours a cloudy yellow body with minimal white head. Buring nose hops in the aroma, citrus. Huge citrus taste, slight sweetness up front. Lots of hops. Finish is bitter, with quite a bite to it. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
Thanks Mustang3 for sharing! Pours a cloudy orangey yellow body. head is thin, white. Aromas are hoppy, citrus, bready. Nice. taste is sweet and bitter, hoppy, herbs, grassy. Good. FInish is bitter, nice bite. A great beer that is apparently very accessible everywhere else but here. Thanks Kevin!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LutzBrau (43) - iowa city, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Nice golden brown color with nice hops & grapefruit aroma. Love the sweetness and bitterness together in the initial flavor. Finish is a bit too floral for my taste, but this is a great APA. Truly a beer lovers beer, others just cringe and question your sanity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - MAR 6, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2005 probably my favorite american pale ale. nice aroma and great body. very tasty.

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