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RATINGS: 4531   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robpet (98) - Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2005 I don’t know what happened in the course of one week, but I decided to try another of the ones I had left in the six. I really enjoyed it. Aroma was much cleaner. Rerate this much better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2005
I like this beer. Pours amber. Tastes of floral hops with little malt character. Easy drinking beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
flynnguy (14) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2005
I think the cascade hops are just too overpowering but I seem to be in the minority. Starts off nice and then wham.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13259) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2005
BOTTLE. DARK AMBER COLOR WITH MEDIUM TAN HEAD. COMPLEX AROMA AND COMPLEX STRON FLAVOR. UNDERSTAND WHY IT IS DRINKABLE CROWD FAVORITE.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obisbeer (568) - 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 isn’t 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.


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