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RATINGS: 4625   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gandalf007 (4) - Kittanning, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2005 does not count
Picked this up near the end of vacation in South Carolina and brought the leftovers home. Nose is malty and a bit yeasty with some nice floral hops coming through. Pours a wonderful amber with a medium white foamy head. Starts with some spicy/sweet maltiness and finishes with just enough hop bitterness/citrus to balance it out. Medium to full bodied and not overly carbonated. Very nice pale ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teachgerman (5) - Hickory, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2005 does not count
Generally a good beer. Nice golden to amber color, clear with a good amount of carbonation. Nice 1/4 inch head, tightly packed, lasting. Good initial bite of flavor, spicy but not overpowering. Finishes with a nutty flavor.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Amber color with a large covering cream. Stinky, doughy and sweaty yeast aroma, which hints of medicine and vitamins, unsuccessfully attempts to disguise itself with a lightly aromatic, herbaceous and floral hop scent. Light caramel in the nose as well, but pretty much just stinky yeast and dulled hops. I still find the yeast character to be obtrusive upon tasting, though not as bad as the aroma. The malt flavor is very light and grainy and to me, doesnt blend well at all with the mildly aggresive hop flavor and bitterness. The hops which shift from herbaceous, to floral to piney (on the finish) are moderately pleasing, but overall, this is just a poorly balanced beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2005
A good solid beer. A little after taste that was pleasant to have. A pleasure to drink. Went well with the hot wings.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2005
sadly this beer used to be one of my favorites. until i started drinking more beer. that said it is still one of the best more mainstream beers around. great starter beer. not as hoppy or full bodied as some of the better ones but definitely your best choice in most bars and clubs.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
windowpaine17 (3) - USA - AUG 9, 2005 does not count
This a very unimpressive pale ale that is all too often drank by people trying to drink good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2006 Pours to a golden copper colored body with a thin oily white head. The aroma is bready and light citrus. A touch too weak. The flavor is malty, breads, floral, and citrus hops. Mostly malty with a spicy hop kick. The palate is medium bodied with a light creaminess and carbonation. 3.3 total.
resampled at my companys quarterly meeting on Jan 19th. The flavor was much nicer this time around. Palate too. Much better this time around.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PaulGator22 (9) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2005 does not count
A great American Pale Ale. One of the best readily available around the country. I can buy it at the local Publix grocery chain. Great aroma and flavor. Crisp clean taste with lots of hops and hints of fruit.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
iamacaktus (4) - granite bay, California, USA - AUG 4, 2005 does not count
Amazing for a bottled beer. Its better on tap like most everything...but hardly. Easily the best Pale Ale thats readily available anywhere, and possibly the best one on the planet. Sierra Nevada cant be beat. Perfect weight, not to thin or thick. The color is kinda ugly...but thats not so important in the longrun.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3524) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2005
Who are we kidding, everyone knows what this beer tastes like. If you dont, go get one. I promise, youll like it.


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