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RATINGS: 4654   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2868) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2005
You know it. Its the mother of APAs, like it or not. Nice head,nice aroma, nice color, nice flavor. Easy to drink but also gives ya something to ponder. I do prefer the draft version myself. Enjoy! Bert

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 23, 2005
What can I say that hasnt been said. Its the classic. Pours a straw yellow with a restrained head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine wafts from the glass. The flavor is clean and simple. A tried and true idea of adding a great amount of piney cascade hops and lite caramel malts to make a great beer. Some really overdo the bitterness or try to get cute and deviate far from this recipe. Not that experimentation isnt great, but I have yet to try a true APA that was better than this classic.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Pours a nice deep honey color with very thick and lasting head. High carbonation is present at first but dissipates fairly quickly. Nice smooth taste with a light hint of apple. Ends with slightly bitter taste on tongue and back of throat. I prefer a little more bitterness, but this is a really good APA. Highly drinkable. Well worth trying.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2005
Nice copper color with beutiful white head. Goodbitterness with hints of sweetness in the aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Bottle. Indeed different from the draft version. Clear medium amber color with an off-white soda pop head. No lacing. Musty hop aroma. Highly carbonated. Flavor is better with a decent balance of malt and hop. Hops provide a lasting bitterness. Fair. Preferred the draft version.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 21, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2005 Pours a light amber color. Hoppy aroma...solid...but nothing too special imo. Citrusy, hoppy flavor, with a mildy bitter finish. Very solid brew. I like it better than the Bells APA and about the same as Boulevards APA. Its nothing I want to write home about, but I could drink it pretty much anytime.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deafnessashout (4) - USA - MAR 20, 2005 does not count
Sometimes I feel like this beer is overrated and too expensive for the taste. Too many people buy this beer cause they like the look, there are many better pale ales, Bells, Three Floyds, etc.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
buzzard (3) - Smithton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2005 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2005 Bottle. Pours orange to light amber. Hazy with light suspended particles. Small creamy white head mostly diminishes but a spare one holds throughout. Good lacing. Smells of citus and hops with hint of pine. Medium body with a nice silky, slick mouthfeel. Slightly sweet at the start with a moderately bitter finish as the hops come through and a nutty flavor coming out late. Good everyday beer

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Good citrus, hop and light floral taste. I just like the fact of the well balance and strong hopness of it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2005 Decent Pale, pours amber with a light white head. Smells kind of bad though, like a hop head gone bad, I think the citrus and hop smell in this one doesnt work out as well as it does in other pales. Kind of a rotten hop taste to it as time goes on but still Im being a little harsh its a fine beer.


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