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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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Clear golden hue with a fine head. Hoppy nose with a faint spicy aroma. Malty palate, with hops dominating the flavor, although nicely balanced. Consistantly drinkable, bottle to bottle. In restaurants with a limited beer selection, I will look for this , as it is so widely available.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koreanbobcat (33) - Iowa, USA - OCT 7, 2005
This is a solid pale ale. I read the reviews here and decided i had to try some, great decision. If you want to know what the beer pours like or aroma read other peoples reviews below. This beer is a solid high quality beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - OCT 6, 2005
Bottle. Smells hoppy and slightly fruity. Tastes initially of hops with a little bit of a malt kick after the initial bitterness disipates. Pretty good. I could definately knock back a few of these...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (7710) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Nice drink. It has a Malty and hoppy taste. Drink ends with a smooth finish. A beer everyone should try.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2005 Nice pour with a great golden color and a decent head. The aroma is malty with a classic "beer" smell with hints of cascade hops. The cascade hops are up front on the tongue with the malty flavor following to balance things out. This is a much better beer than I remember. Maybe my beer palate is changing?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmanthe (12) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2005
A good pale ale with a surprisingly genorous amount of american cascade hops. Definetly an american pale ale, not the british pale ales I am used to drinking.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhliesen (831) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Bottle-Geez, a thousand ratings, what can I add. I like the hoppy taste and aroma. Good stuff.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tejas (1000) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2005
well, why not rate this one? might as well finally get around to it. reminds me more of an amber than a pale ale. malt backbone was really strong in the most recent sample. i know lot of folks who dig this brew but i think its well below average.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Finally had a sierra nevada pale ale. Didnt dissapoint, nice amount of hops with a bit of sweet malt, great balance.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pmarren144 (37) - Auburn, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2005 Bottled. A very good ale. A nice hop bitterness sets this one apart from other ales I drimk. When I bought this I was pleasantly suprised to see what a high rating this one has!! It lives up to the rating!! The head pours a little off white, and lasts awhile, and the aroma is somewhat malty -hoppy. The color is a nice deep almost copper color. Definately not one for the llight beer crowd, unless they want to step up to something special!


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