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RATINGS: 4485   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 1, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2005 ah olí faithful.the first micro-brew i ever tried.its a little bitter,but still a very good beer.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2004
A middle of the ground pale ale. Not terribly bitter. A delicious beer all in all. Good bang for your buck.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
aquaticape42 (3) - collingdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2004 does not count
my old standby. always goes down easy..sometimes a little too easy. love is an understatement

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abbamouse (20) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2004
This beer is more than the sum of its parts. The hops are pronounced, but not really secial. The pour was OK, but not outstanding. The flavor is somewhat tart and bitter without being overpowering. Overall, this is a good beer but not a great one. It makes a terrific standby when Iím not sure what I want to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (2131) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2007 Ok, 862 people have described this before me, and the hops/malt contingency are listed above in the official deScription, so why talk about what you already know? Letís talk about the beer itself. Itís extremely refreshing after a hot day outdoors. The hops get your attention, and grandly enough, KEEP your attention throughout the session. It is highly recommended with American food, as it cleanses the palate wonderfully, but doesnít stick around forever. Wonderful infusion for a PA. Like it, and definitely recommend it.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2004
I canít argue with the fact that some quality resides with this beer. However, I have tried and I cannot get into this beer. I simply donít like the hoppy taste...this does not seem like beer to me. Oh well...

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
bbwcfan (11) - USA - AUG 26, 2004
Disgusting. Horrible. I could not even get down a bottle. Itís absolutely hideous. I do not know WHY people reccomend this so much. Not my style at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2004
Pale amber hue, honest white head with good lacing. Moderately high carbonation. Spicy citrusy and soapy c-hops aroma with a generous maltiness reminding sweet honey. More than honest bitterness, grapefruity. Medium body with high, but fading out carbonation. Refreshing and packing a lot of taste. Respect worthy. Terrific balance if not the most interesting in its class.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffonyc (3) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2004 does not count
Well, this is the best Pale Ale youíll find. There are better ales, but Sierra Nevada can be found locally, and blows most away in its category like Bass Ale. This beer has a bitter after taste, that takes getting used too, but once you acquire a taste for it, youíll love it. A top rated beer, very well worth it. ENJOY!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (32872) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2004
A light amber beer with a small head. The aroma is sweet with notes of hops, grass, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet and dry with notes of grass and hops. The end is rather dry.


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