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RATINGS: 4667   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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

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3.5
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2006
A very nice easy drinking beer, but quite middle of the road. The aroma had plenty of malty caramel and some light resiny hops. On tasting it’s got some hop bitterness, but it’s mostly inert. Not quite as hoppy as I was expecting, but maybe I was expecting too much due to the green bottle with hop flowers all over it! Nowhere near the floral character of a LC, and more of a malty pale ale. Not a bad beer to have as a staple.

3.4
JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2006
Its not Bigfoot 2006 but this beer I drank before I knew what craft beer was still slams a nice bitter end which makes for a pleasurable refreshing beer. The copper tone and fresh crispy hops still resonate even when my pallatte has been destroyed by other beers.

3.4
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2006
Nice use of hops. For a pale ale it offers some small doses of an IPA in terms of the hops. So it has the slight grapefruit sour of an IPA but is smoothened over. Consistant bottle to bottle. Had at a Holiday Inn in Huntsville, AL.

2.8
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - APR 7, 2006
OK, just had to get this in here to get it in here. I’ve had SNPA a million times. Bottle conditioned. Pours a nice clear very light copper with a weak white head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing. Aroma isn’t very strong, but smells of grapefruity cascade hops. Flavor is good, but a little boring. Hoppy and bitter pale ale with a decent malt backbone to balance it, but it sways towards the hops and bitterness for sure. Mouthfeel is light, almost watery, and "cold", and it’s pretty carbonated. SNPA is the go to pale ale when you are somewhere that has nothing but bmc crap. However, if I’m somewhere that has something other than bmc that even half interests me I’m going for whatever that other thing is. SNPA is a decent pale ale, but definitely is nothing special. I like it on draft better than in the bottle.

3.6
IrishBoy (4199) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 5, 2006
Nice amber color with a small yellow-tinged head. Aroma of hops and floral. Flavor is of hops and spice with some bitterness, but not too much.

3.2
jhwarfield (125) - USA - APR 4, 2006
UPDATED: APR 12, 2006 I want to like this beer, but I find myself frequently nursing it. The last drink isn’t as good as the first.

3.5
rayg1 (593) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2006
This beer is really great. First the hoppy aroma is great right from opening the bottle. Pours a pretty orange with a decent cream colored head that fades fairly quick but never completley. The taste is awesome and smooth with the hops adding just the right kick. Great beer to give all those guys that drink Bud Light all the time and the best part is this beer is easy to find. I’m impressed that Sierra Nevada does so well with this beer compared to how much of it they produce.

3.5
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2006
Pours a nice "pale" amber color. Keeps a thin head. Very drinkable. Good palate and overall a fine american pale ale from a brewery that you could find anywhere.

3.5
roner77 (35) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2006
A good pale ale considering the size of the batches it’s made in. A nice fragrant aroma with a white head. The body is a deeper amber color and the body has a mild carbonation. nice smooth hop texture. Enjoyable.

2.7
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2006
poured out like water with a golden color. Not that big of a smell. Actually dipped my nose in the beer by accident and smelled a little floral, hop arangement. Taste of grapfruit and a bitterness, dry sensation at the end. Was not that impressed.


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