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RATINGS: 4661   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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3.7
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2005
I remember the first time one of my friends got a fake ID. I gave him money to buy me something "good" and he came back with this. Lot of nostalgia associated with this one. Its still a good beer. Had one today on draught. Light amber color with a thick head. Good crisp flavor and a smooth mouthfeel. Nice hoppy flavor with a hint of citrus. Always consistent and easy to find.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Bottle. Light amber color, white head, nice lacing, lots of bubbles visible. Aroma is kind of hoppy, not that strong, but good floral character. Malt flavor, balanced by a crisp hoppy and spicy taste that is accentuated in the finish. Mouthfeel is quite smooth, maybe a little weak in terms of body. I drink this all the time and finally got around to rating it, this is one of those great dependable beers and the first one that comes to mind when a pale ale is mentioned, an absolute classic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2692) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2006 The standard for an American Pale Ale. Lotsa hops, balanced well and has some complexity. Cascaded with some caramel malts made a very nice APA. Great stuff.


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