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RATINGS: 4600   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lordplayer (19) - Alabama, USA - JUL 27, 2005
Thank you sierra for this pale ale! This really makes for an excellent, easy-drinking ale that doesnt warp the palate after a couple. Medium body plus 1 is the perfect ratio and this hoppy, floral sweetened ale achieves it. I went to a coors party, but they called and asked if I would like something else, I said get any pale ale if you can - they picked a good one!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thoreaubred (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2005 I like darker beers, but if I ever change my mind about that it will be because of this pale ale. Once again Sierra Nevada makes an amazing beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ceejmomeechmo (58) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Bottle. Poured a murky golden with a small white head. Nose and flavor is very hoppy and slighty citrus with small hints of spice mixed in. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2005
A great American Pale Ale. I really love this and have tried to copy it homebrewing numerous times. My standard at establishments that dont have world class brew (not that this isnt world class). Nice hoppyness in the aroma and taste, have to love the grapefuityness of the Cascade and a nice malt bill.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
masedawg (156) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Nice dark golden color with good head and lacing. Aroma is nice but not overpowering. Flavor is bitter with a hint of sweetness. Palate lingers, but is not overwhelming. Very nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12252) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2008 12 oz bottle-pours a thin white head. Color is yellow/gold. Flavor is hoppy, good carbonation. 080702-rerate

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pinkzambia (1903) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Bottle: Clear to cloudy gold color with a fluffly off-white head and thick, sticky lacing. It offers wheaty malts and lemony hops to the consumer. It has a quick bitter taste followed by a nicr malty finish. When it is cold, aromas are hard tp pick up, but as it warmed up I noticed some clover honey scents. It has a lot of carbonation with a thin body. As I drank it, I could see why it is so popular -- its a good ale.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
malika (36) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 20, 2005
Deep golden color. Strong hop aroma. Less interesting flavor, flat; very bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2005
This must be the beer with the highest number of ratings, that Ive rated so far. Not much to add, except: wonderful bitter pale ale with a beautiful orange golden color. A pleasure.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2584) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2005
A comfortable ale with a several tastes hops, spice, citrus none of which hit you over the head. Moderate carbonation. A nice bitterness at the outset. Medium body.


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