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RATINGS: 4655   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Bottle. Aroma floral, citrus, bread. Pours a light yellow orange, with a generous but quickly dissipating off white head. Very little carbonation. Citrus, malt, and a little bit of of that floral hop flavor. Good mouth feel for a pale ale, almost the consistency of orange juice. Finishes with a bit of yeast, malt, and hop bite. That lightly floral hoppiness really stays around awhile. Refreshing and tasty. Yet again another cheap, easy to find beer that makes me wonder why in the world anytime has to be miller time. And its all natural.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Crisp, fizzy, true-gold color with a subdued hop bitterness just right for the style (at least in its American incarnation). A good summer session beer and nicely accessible, perfect to bring to parties when you want to look beer-sophisticated but not beer-arrogant, or when you want to start luring someone into the world of better beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2005
A Mes rate: Mmm yeah, fairly decent stuff. Even though this is not at all my chosen style this is going down well. A decent hoppy aroma which I have enjoyed more and more since my initial pour. (ups to a 7) Gently floral with a touch of citrus. Pretty fine in the looks department too. Golden with a delicate amber hue. Nice. Sweet and tangy then mellow and hoppy then back to the start again. I like beers that do that little dance back and forth. It reminds me quite a lot of the Little Creatures but not quite on a par. A good brew all the same and well worth a purchase.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
newtrip (54) - USA - NOV 6, 2005
Poured with average white frothy head wich was mostly diminshing. Color is light gold/orange color and is hazy. Nose is of hops and a nice yeasty smell. Initial flaver is slightly acidic. Body is light to medium and somewhat dry. Finish you can really taste the hops, they add a medium bitterness to the finish. The finish duration is nice with the taste hanging around for a while and gradually diminishing in bitterness. This is a very drinkable beer and I feel it would be a great transition beer for those who dont venture out beyond the budweiser type beers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Good tasting, easy drinking, consistent quality. A good round the shop beer, offer to friends when they come over (who are likely BMC guys), crack one open, its light and drinkable. Sure the big beers are fun, but when it comes to sitting down & taking a break from rebuilding a transmission, this is a great beer to reach for.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
enstill (10) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2005
An ale with not a big bite of hops in it. Very smooth and has a tendency to stay flavorful in your mouth after you swallow. Carbonation is a bit high, but it is perfect for this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2005
(BJCP Class) Here is the standard of Pale Ales. A nice dark gold color with good head. Strong hops in the nose with some light fruity esters. Good hops flavor with a balance with the malt. Good carbonation a nice refreshing beer to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kfarrnd (113) - Oldsmar, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Bottle. Pours out a a nice orangy gold with a medium off white head. The aroma is hoppy with a touch of citrus. This pale ale is medium bodied on the palate, but not even a bit watery, nice and complex. The flavor is sweetly malty with a decent, but not overpowering, hops flavor. You can also taste a bit of the citrus in there as well. Very crisp and refreshing, would be great after a long round of golf.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
35 cl bottle. No yeast in bottom. Nice little hoppy aroma with a beige head. Great hoppy flavour with a nice bitter and dry finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2005
12oz. bottle. Medium yellow gold color, medium sized rocky white head. Grainy malt aroma with tinges of citrus hop character. Grainy malt with a mild sweetness. Citrusy hop notes peer through, especially in the finish. Mouthfeel is light and very crisp.


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