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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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2005
a hoppy ale with citrus flavors. a bit watery with subpar mouthfeel especially when compared to the better pale ales including the alpha king. not much depth here but a decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Not quite clear with some small opaque floaters. Amber with a creamy off white head. Distinct hop and perfume aroma with caramel, malt, some burnt toast and celery. Very complex, delicate and well balanced flavor and palate. The body is rich but not too heavy. The hop flavor satisfys but leaves you wanting more. The bitterness hits right on, not too harsh and is a counterpoint to the malty sweetness. When I first has this ale on 1985 I thought it was too much. Now I recoginize it for its perfection.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2005
Pours a hazy light amber color. Interesting aroma and flavor of floral hops and caramel with a bitter finish. Light body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Its good and straight to the point but somewhat uninspiring.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2005
Boy am I mad that I cant get this one at home. What a wonderful ale. Hoppy, refreshing, full bodied without being self-consciously huge. Smells good, tastes great and leave the hops to dance on the tongue. Bitter, full and refreshing. This is a great ale.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguzzler (31) - Louisiana, USA - APR 29, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2005 got a six pk. of this one >>>pretty good beer....amber in color . good hoppy aroma and taste to it...enjoyed

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2005
Initially pungent aroma, as if I just walked into the Small Mammal House at the zoo. Subsided to moderate pine hops with hints of nuts and ice cream, and a slight background of some sort of fuel... maybe kerosene. Spicy hop flavor to start with a woody, honey middle and a mildly bitter end. Golden amber color with a sudsy, almost-white head and teeny-tiny particles.

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgeDaddy (8) - Abingdon, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2005 does not count
My brother introduced me to it last summer. Excellent beer and one of my personal favorites. If youre tired of drinking watered down tasteless beer then give this pale ale a try. Full of flavor with a lot of bitterness at the begining but it smoothes out as you get into it. One of the best drunks Ive ever been on too!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2005
Pours a nice, golden color with mild carbonation. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. A bitt hoppy for a pale ale, but very enjoyable. Another fine effort from a great brewer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2005
Pours golden amber with a good off-white head. Nice hoppy aroma. Great balance of malt and hops in the flavor with hop bitterness picking up in the aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Very nice pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
demitriustown (1188) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2005
Tasty, and this is a mass produced beer oh my god Budweiser and Miller and all the other swill makers should follow by example. Sierra Nevada PAle ale....MMMMM BEER


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