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RATINGS: 4514   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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrat (1325) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2005 Small Bottle.Pale orange in colour,Plenty of jif and hops,some satsuma,maybe clementine,sweet and cloying at the same time.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2005
This one of my favorite stock beers to just have around. It’s one of the first beers that got me interested in better beer (i.e., craft beer). It’s a great beer to introduce people to better beverages than they are used to. Great aroma with flowers and citrus (grapefruit), malt (hay or straw) and a bit of yeast. Very drinkable looking beer. The flavor is very nice to just sit and drink. I found that if I taste this in usual tasting fashion (for rating), I like it less. The flavor does not balance out as well as I would like and there is a very unpleasant bitter nutshell aftertaste. However, if I just sit and drink this thing, relatively cold, I really enjoy it. Though it may not be world class, it has its merit and I enjoy it very much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Sierra Nevada is "The Budweiser of California" as I remember overhearing in a bar years ago. That comment made me laugh, because it is to appropriate. It is THE signature US west-coast dry-hopped pale ale with, what seems to be the widest distribution. Cascade hop flavor, but not too much. Nice body, but not too much. Extremely clean alcohol finish. A good beer, but not much character. A nice sanitized introduction to the US west coast pale ale style.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2005
dark amber in color with about a quarter inch white head. tasted of spices and hops, nice even taste. nice smooth finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JAN 3, 2005
After having had this on draft, I was not very surprised that this beer was almost exactly the same. Perhaps a little stronger in the bottle, this beer preserves its hoppy taste and fragrant nose. A bitter aftertaste makes me like it less, however. Not a bad beer with dinner.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4368) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2013 A quality ale with complex floral/pine/citrus hoppy aroma and taste. The palate is smooth and neither thick nor thin. Overall I really like this beer,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1536) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Bottle. Pours a light orange with thick fluffy off-white head. Aroma is of spices and hops. Taste is hoppy and spicy. A little on the smooth side. Solid go-to beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2004
The Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is one of the great stalwarts of good American beer, and it never ceases to disappoint. Its hoppiness is exceptionally bracing, and though it does not have the degree of bitterness to be an IPA, it offers something to the hop lover. It is crisply refresing on a hot day, yet still enjoyed on a cold Canadian evening.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cdog (32) - Farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2004
A Pale ale that borders a IPA. Great malt to hops ratio. Very crisp ale with lots of hops and lots of flavor.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2004
I am done with this company, this was the last straw, everything they make taste awful, horrible flavor, nothing but a pure pale ale like if budweiser started making pale ales. never again with anything from them.


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