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RATINGS: 4464   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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4.1
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
mrnutsnbolts (204) - anywhere usa, - 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
radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, 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
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
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
jhliesen (836) - 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
Tejas (1009) - 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 it’s well below average.

3.4
Sregnar35 (1033) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Finally had a sierra nevada pale ale. Didn’t dissapoint, nice amount of hops with a bit of sweet malt, great balance.

4.6
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!

3
drhall61 (1) - USA - SEP 24, 2005 does not count
My staple beer. Long on flavor and high in specific gravity. If nothing else, the beckoning, hoppy aroma will draw you into the bottle.


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