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RATINGS: 4463   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
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2006
i don’t know man. i used to love this beer. i remember one night having a couple of these, then having a couple st. pauli girls. the latter were god-awful. but i recently picked up a 12-pack of the bottles, and i agree with my friend zeswaft (look him up) when he said some batches of the SN pale ale can be really grassy tasting. this one is that way. it’s still one of my favorite beers at a bar (like honker’s, it can be a godsend at an otherwise shitty bar in chicago). but nevertheless, i’m not happy with this batch.

3.9
whistlebird (22) - USA - FEB 4, 2006
great american pale ale, dark brown, slightly bitter. my uncles drink crudweiser reject on the way to ballgames not me i drink a couple of these wondeful ales

3.3
Pinnhead (93) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2006
it looks, tastes and is generic beer. It is certainly not bad as it is most thirst quenching. contains some thought though in terms of making concessions for mass production.

3.7
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2006
A very nice beer. Beautiful golden body with a huge white head that fades quickly. Aroma is floral with hops and citrus. Nice light flavor with some citrus and hop bitterness. A tasty and drinkable everyday beer.

3.7
gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2006
Finally a real pale ale. No Keiths here. Copper tint in the pour with a thin head. Flowery arouma that was very apealing. Slightly bitter bite in the back of the throut but not at all unpleasant. A good beer.

3.4
gunnfryd (15493) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2006
Dark golden beer, a typical american pale ale with a hint of cascade. Bottled.

3.8
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 31, 2006
What’s not to love about this beauty. Always a nice "go-to" beer when you are running late, going into a stop & rob and the selection looks like this....Bud..Bud Light...MGD..Coors..Coors Light...and then you see it...Sierra Nevada Pale Ale! A deep amber colored ale with a nice complexity about it. I think they use Cascade hops for this one (not sure though) and it has a nice floral aroma, full bodied mouthfeel and a unique spicy-hoppy bite to it. Definite notes of orange blossom in this one too. Try to find it. Really damn good beer.

3.9
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2006 I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Wonderful, full-bodied, and not too heavily carbonated. Seemed to be hopped just right and had a spicieness that was unique and enjoyable. Bitter finish that I liked and a slightly sweet aftertaste. Very good.

3.7
direwolf2002 (14) - USA - JAN 27, 2006
Pours with a nice thick white head. head diminishes quickly with nominal lacing. NIce sweet and light aroma, hints of fruit scents. Nice clear yellow color. Seemed to be medium bodied, Thinker than bud or Corona, but a lot lighter than most of the porters and Stouts I partake of. NIce Carbonation, not too fizzy like a pop, but not flat as kool-aide. NIce falvor, normal for a P.A. HInts of citrus notes in teh flavor, Lemon, bananna notes, and just a very tiny bit of apple maybe. Quite tasty. Nice dry slightly bitter finish, excellently hopped. IMHO. NIce bitter aftertaste with some lingering faint sweetness.

3.9
barleyologist (16) - ECV, California, USA - JAN 23, 2006
This is a great beer although I used to say that I could not drink this beer, now I brink it all the time. Sierra Nevada is my second favorite major brewery next to Samuel Adams.


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