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RATINGS: 4687   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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3.8
blankboy (7662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2005
Bottle. Pours a clear bubbly orangey-gold with an average size diminishing white head. Aroma and flavour of citrus hops and caramel malt. The sweetness and bitterness of the flavour are very well balanced. Medium bodied. I often tend to prefer my Pale Ales hoppier than this but every now and then this is just what the doctor ordered: tasty, goes down easy and just downright enjoyable -- a great session Ale.

3.6
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Hazy orange amber colour with a frothy and fizzy off-white head. Fresh citrusy hop aroma with caramel and bready notes. Light caramel lead-in to a fresh citrusy bitter finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, and highly quaffable.

3.5
silver15 (15) - USA - NOV 9, 2005
(lager glass) crisp scent, pine-straw like color with a big head that leaves only the slightest lace on the top of the glass. Looks good in the glass and has a nice crisp taste that remains in the mouth after you swallow. This beer is good to sip on, but also goes down easy enough to drink in abundance

2.9
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
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
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
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 don’t venture out beyond the budweiser type beers.

3.9
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, it’s 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
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
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.


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