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RATINGS: 4662   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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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SunSkates (47) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Light amber with white head and some lacing. Light malty and citrus aroma, with some yeast too. Clean citrus flavors with a crisp sharp bitterness. Some residual malty sweetness. Very refreshing. Had been years since I had this beer and was looking forward to drink it again now that Ive started to rate them. I was a little disappointed, but this is still a good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bkurtz (1075) - MOROCCO - JUN 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2007 Poured a cloudy golden amber. Nice aroma of yeast Some bitter hops, nice on a warm day. A great pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
steprous99 (28) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2005
This microbrew isnt too hard to find so when I cant find anything else decent at my local bar Ill get this. its a bit too dry for my liking but usually this will be the best thing they have in the bar. I cant drink too many of them due to the strong aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Pours light amber with a short off-white bubbly head. A faint grapefruit aroma. Very mild and smooth flavor. A decent summer beer. Mild hopping. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2005
nothing really stands out too much in this hoppy APA, but that is probably because it is so often immitated. obviously a great example of the style. and one of the better qualities o fthis beer in addition to the taste is that you can purchase it at almost any supermarket or even bars with so-so beer selection.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 18, 2005
Pours gold with a small dissipating white head. Smells of flowery hops with some spiciness. Taste is bitter with some grapefruit elements.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2005
White head on top of a goldish red body. Smell is rich, with a bit of spice, hops, grain, and fruit. Taste is smooth and dry, with definite hop presence and an underlying sweetness that doesnt take over. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
telepork (84) - USA - JUN 15, 2005
This is now in heavy distribution in Texas/New Mexico market. I love this beer. Bottle or tap (cared for tap is better). Creamy taste surrounds your tongue and skunky (in a good way) smell complemnts your palate in every sip. Dont gun this stuff like a Rolling Rock, but dont let it sit in your mouth too long. Drink it like water when youve got a dry throat. Cant say enough about this affordable yet spectacular micro form California.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IslandHaole (1250) - Misawa, JAPAN - JUN 14, 2005
This is my "Go to" beer when in CA. Amber color with medium creamy head. A great West Coast Pale. Hoppy, citrus, pine. A balanced brew, nice malt and just enough bitterness. Solid

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Bottled. Pours a fairly clear copperish amber with a medium white head that leaves some decent lacing. Aroma is pure Cascades and sweet crystal malt squeezing its way through. Flavor starts malty sweet (sometimes I get a bit of diacetyl) with some breadiness and with an excellent bouquet of citrussy/floral hop flavor and just the right amount of bitterness. Finishes quite dry. Mouthfeel, while not full, its perfect for an easy drinking APA. A stand by beer for me given its availability and freshness.


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