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RATINGS: 4625   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (6306) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2006
12 oz bottle. Clear copper pour with a firm and creamy off-white head. Citrusy hop aroma, very clean with some bready malt. Fairly aggressive hop flavor with caramel malt background. Lightly bitter and refreshing on the finish. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation, just shy of creamy texture. Its a classic. Aggressive enough to please your average hophead but subtle enough for an into to craft beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4921) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2006
White small fizzy head that mostly diminished, fine-small sized bubbles, sparse lacing, hazy, carbonated, and a golden orange hue. Aroma was malty, sweet and hoppy. Flavor was sweet, malty and not overly hoppy. Medium body.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gdub171 (30) - USA - JAN 4, 2006
always a classic choice... its a great IPA that is growing nationally even though it started from a small little town. The best widely avail. microbrew in the US.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 4, 2006
"Out of the bottle it pours a nice golden color with a nice head. Had a sweet aroma. Carbonation was good with an average mouthfeel. This beer had a creamy sweet taste to it. Not bad for a pale ale."

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trafford (171) - Germantown, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2006
This is a great example of an American Pale Ale. Rich with hops and bitterness and yet still smooth to drink. When ever in doubt I pick up this beer for a nice enjoyable evening.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2006 Amber, slightly cloudy color with an even, frothy white head. Nose is nicely floral with hops and a small bit of sweet grapefruit. Flavor is smooth and slightly buttery with a clean, hoppy finish. Very good beer to have around for an all-purpose everyday drinker.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
twcguy (32) - USA - JAN 2, 2006
Overall a good, hoppy beer. Grapefruit aromas abound from the cascade hops. Interesting to see that it is bottle conditioned.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Amber, Clear with a short white head. Aroma is dominated by hops and a hint of sweetness. A light palate with a light texture but not watery. Refreshing with medium carbonation and a metallic and slightly spicy finish. The main body is hopsy and floral with a touch of fruit and sugar.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2005
12 oz bottle Pours a good amber with a frothy white head. Aroma of carmel and grapefruit. Light bodied and very even tastes. Not too hoppy or strong. Good carbonation and an enjoyable ale.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
racer2k (4) - Alabama, USA - DEC 30, 2005 does not count
One of the finest Pale Ales available. I recall my first taste of this tasty beer in the early 90s as the craft brewing craze began to percolate. This is an excellent every day reliable beer with a moderate hop content and nice finish. Now if the Celebration Ale were available all year round who knows...


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