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RATINGS: 4447   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
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2006
Hazy amber color with a small white head. Aroma of caramel malt and floral hops. Sweet caramel flavor with some light hopping in the end.

3.5
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Attractive color and aroma. Quite smooth with a pleasant hoppy flare. Medium-Full bodied. Just an excellent flavor. The quality of this ale is more than worth the price!

4
zsb19 (480) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Bottle - Pours nice copper color with thick foamy white head. Aroma is full of citrus and hops. Palate is somewhat thin, but crisp and clean. Taste has some nice bite with a good amount of hops and a grapefruit-like follow through. Overall an excellent pale ale with a lot of flavor.

3.7
decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2006
My favorite pale ale. The beer that inspired me to brew 3, 5 gallon batches (so far) trying to duplicate it. I really like the sweet malt and hop aroma. With a balance of flavor between the hops and malt that make it a shear pleasure to drink. The palate is just a tiny bit weak but man it’s a good beer.

3.5
SocietyIsAnSTD (6) - Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2006 does not count
On the orange side of clear gold. Slighty citrusy, perhaps bready aroma. Taste is mostly hops with a bit of spice and some vague undertones. crisp, clean mouthfeel with lingering hop bitterness. A bit too hoppy for my tastes, but delicious all the same. Satisfying pale ale.

3.7
jrohn92 (105) - USA - MAY 8, 2006
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale has a very nice clean and crisp taste. It also has a yellow/orange body.

3.6
spclerk (47) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Pours a light orange/yellow amber with a big soapy head. Not an overwhelming aroma, but has a nice floral/citric "fresh" smell along with some bready malts. The taste is really nicely balanced between the bready, not-too-sweet malt and the very floral hops. Good long, bitter finish. Very flavorful, and first-rate for the style.

3.6
Zinnamon (40) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2006
This was a tasty beer. Probably the best mass produced beer that I have had. It was delightfully bitter. An amber color and a good long standing head. I modeled my first homebrew after this.

3.8
jsquire (4599) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Golden amber color out of the bottle with an attractive cream colored head. Buscuity malt nose with fresh cutris hop notes. I can’t believe that I haven’t rated this standard beer yet. It is always a safe bet in bars without a lot of geek beer. Carmelly sweetness and bready malts balanced with sharp grapefruit and orange rind bitterness. Very solid beer after all these years.

3.6
Christian (13815) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2006
Golden with little head. Floral, clean cascade aroma. Wonderful flavour with enough sweetness to balance the hops. Simple and great beer.


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