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RATINGS: 4603   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghett0yeti (29) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2005
I had this for the first time in years. i was at the bar and saw it on tap and thought "why not". Its better than I remembered. Bitter for a pale, but I love a little kick of hoppy goodness. Great amber color and smells tasty too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Good job. This beer is everywhere, praise the Lord. When I cant find something Ive never tried, Ill probably drink Sierra Nevada. It never wrongs me.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - FEB 14, 2005
One of my favorite "standard" ales. I try to keep some on hand at all times. If i go to a bar or restaurant, this is my fall-back if they have nothing else special. Fortunatly it is often at most places weve gone to. Just a little hoppier than most pale ales, but still nicely balanced. Great color, aroma, and lingering taste!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2005
A true USA microbrew classic, but still not my favorite offering from Sierra Nevada. I thought that this had a lot of bitter hops until I tried a Stone India Pale Ale, which makes this seem mild mannered in comparison.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (3014) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2009 This is one of my all-time favorites and has to be about the best example of the style. Perfect color, dark orange with red tint, nice white head that stuck around. Nice aroma of hops. Palate is malty but the hops are there for balance. Not too much though and not too dry. Perfect integration of hops and malt and perfect balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2005
Bottle at lbaren Cph. Dk. Orange red colour with a big white head. Cascade hop aroma with some citrus and a hoppy dry taste. Medium to full body and a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2005
On tap at the Elmwood after finishing midterms. Pours a nice Golden Brown with a frothy head. Nice hoppy aroma with some wheat and barley undertones. Taste is mildly hoppy with a nice crisp flavor that lingers on the tongue. Great easy drinking beer that started the style according to ClarkVV.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Tons of hops and bitterness. Usually offered in swill bars so its a good supplement. Also looks very fashionable in a swill bar trouble is that swill bars charge $5.50 for a bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ToolHead (266) - Kbenhavn, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2005
35 cl bottle. Served in lfabrikken tulip. Amber color. Decent head w/ good longevity. Fresh, grassy and citrusy hop aroma. The flavor is impressively, freshly, cleanly hopped (citrus, pine, grass). Long, moderately bitter, nicely dry finish. Slight, pleasant sweetness. Superbly balanced. Extremely drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2005
This is the beer that converted me from ignorance back in the ninetys. Has a nice cascade hops aroma. Head fades to almost nothing. Not as bright tasting as I remember. Bought this a supermarket about to go out of business; maybe its old. Still this is (one of?) the best crafted beers available in a supermarket. SNPA is to craft beer what Nirvana was to grunge rock.


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