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RATINGS: 4566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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


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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2005
Bottle. Dark golden with nice head and lace. Sweet and pleasently hopppy - lesser hop-punch than expected. Dry finish. My expectations weren’t quite met though it is nice enough.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackamackson (127) - USA - FEB 22, 2005
pours a light gold color. with a quickly dissapating white head. aroma is very faint hops. flavor is crisp and mildly hoppy, with a slightly bitter finish. overall, a good pale ale. sort of boring, but thats the point. i can see myself buying this often, though, because it’s pretty cheap and good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DogfishKing (22) - USA - FEB 21, 2005
pretty good, the only thing I did not like was a slight soapy flavor ? went away after the 2nd one. hoppy and delicious

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
bdeleon (3) - Valencia, California, USA - FEB 20, 2005 does not count
Since it is commonly availible at my local keg supplier, I am inclined to consume this as an everyday drinking beer. The balance of hops and aftertaste are just enough to really enjoy a cold one after a hard day’s work, without suffering the absence of taste found in the common domestic guzzlers.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2005 Bottle; Nice compact head on top of a copper colored crystal clear beer. No real aroma, maybe except for some diesel oil. Flavor of hops and a little bit of fruitiness. Some lingering bitterness. OK and quaffable, but not making any lasting impression. Rerate: Incredible soft mouthfeel. Hazy orange with bigbubbled head. Good hop aroma nad caramelly flavor with hints of licorice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muckrakerr (33) - Muskegon, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Not tremedously complex but it isn’t intended to be. I bought a 6-pack on sale for $6.56. I need to find a store where I can get a case every month at an even deeper discount. To consider this bland is a misinterpretation of the style.


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