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RATINGS: 4675   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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3.3
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 4, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2007 Bottled. Reddish golden colour with foamy white head. Fruitish malty aroma. Very fruitish and fresh flavour with hints of caramel. Makes Mouth a bit sticky. 6 3 6 3 13

Bottled. Re-rate Feb 07: Cloudy reddish orange colour with big foamy off-white head. Aroma is strong flowery hops along with cooked vegetables. Flavour is grassy and caramellish with some hops kicking in. 6 4 7 4 13.

3.3
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - MAR 28, 2005
a very good beer brewed in california. tough to get on the east coast. i thought this beer was pretty good although this was not the best beer that i have ever tasted it still was a great after dinner beer

3.1
joergen (28177) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2005
Golden colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of malts, pine needles and hops. Flavour i dominated by hops with notes of malts and pine needles. Not the best pale ale I’ve had.

3.1
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2005
Sierra Nevada is one of the most respected breweries an dwith just cause, their line of beers are quite tasty. This is their signature brew adn one look of this golden colored ale is enough to entice any beer enthusiast. The taste is crisp with a great balance of the hops. If you are hanging in the bar and are looking for a great beer to hang with then give this a try.

3.6
sloth (2906) - 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

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erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 23, 2005
What can I say that hasn’t been said. It’s 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 isn’t great, but I have yet to try a true APA that was better than this classic.

3.5
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
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2005
Nice copper color with beutiful white head. Goodbitterness with hints of sweetness in the aftertaste.

3.1
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
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 Boulevard’s APA. It’s nothing I want to write home about, but I could drink it pretty much anytime.


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