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RATINGS: 4671   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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4.1
CJfromPhilly (140) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Pours a nice copper color with a 1 1/2 finger head that settles into a nice lacing. Mild carbonation, a few bubbles rising to the top. Aroma is subdued, grapefruity hops. Taste is just about perfectly balanced, the malt and hops (pine & grapefruit come to mind) complement each other, not fight each other for dominance. There’s a lingering hoppy aftertaste, but again, not overpowering. Mouthefeel is smooth, not heavy or watery, and it would be oh so easy to down one after another as a session brew, as I have many a time during football season. A nice, solid, dependable brew for all...just enough oomph for craft brew lovers, but wouldn’t overpower a macro drinker that you’re trying to win over.

3.6
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2006
Thanks to Gonzobeer. Bottle-Agréable odeur de houblon et de fruits et de couleur orange-jaune limpide. Mince mousse blanche. Amertume. Moyen en bouche. Bottle-Sweet smel of hops and fruits. Yellow-orange color. Thin white head. medium palate. Sourness.

3.4
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Sierra’s Pale Ale pours a light amber color with a large, frothy off-white head. Hazy body, good lacing. Aroma is complex, with rose, yeast, light alcohol, and flowery hop notes. Initial taste is lightly sweet, with a light bitter finish. Chalky on the mouth.

3.2
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Bottle-Poured out bronze-golden with a decent head.Aromas of citrus and mucho hops,as well as in the flavor.Not my fav,but it is pretty good.

3.8
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2006
Bottle. Appearance: deep amber with white head. Aroma: malt, sweet floral hop, citrus. Flavor: hop, citrus. Thank Harry

4.3
Fergz99 (17) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2006
This is the one that first turned me into an aled drinker I guess you could call it a gateway ale. Great color and flavor. THis is the one that I use as the measuring stick when drinking other ales.

3.8
TexasAggie12 (64) - Burnet, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Nice head with good color. Has a malty citrus smell. Has a bitter hops and citrus flavor but finishes with a hint of roasted malt. One of my favorite beers.

3.9
thebirdshow (27) - Burlington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Bronze in color with a nice white head. Well balanced full body in taste. Bitter sweet with a hint of malt. You can definately smell the fresh hops. This beer is a solid IPA I can find almost anywhere when in a jam.

4.1
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2006
Nice American beer. Slight bitterness, great smell. Pretty beer, if you can get it. I will try it again if I see it, though it’s a rare find in this part of the world.

2.2
hobyahs (24) - USA - MAR 3, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 I was bummed. This beer is good, no doubt, but it doesn’t live up to the hype. Very bitter, strong citrus flavor.


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