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RATINGS: 4655   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Offwhite head. Coppery amber body. Smells like hops and citrus. Very strong hops flavor, notes of spice and solid malt backbone. Very reminiscent of a milder IPA. This is my standard beer in NC thanks to the 6% law.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2005
This is the kind of beer that people should be drinking as their everyday brew. I like the evenly balanced Hop bitterness with the sweetness of the malts. Good overall everday beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuilTTy (733) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2005
Amber with a lively white head. aroma of hops, apples and malt. Balanced flavors of light fruit, mild spice and hops riding a solid backbone of hearty malt. Fairly dry finish that reminds me of a mild IPA. Hard to go wrong with this beer although it isnt truly outstanding in any particular area.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
willybrew (2) - Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2005 does not count
From a bottle. This beer was a bit darker than I would think for an American pale Ale, but brilliant and clear. Excellent work for a bottle conditioned beer. Aroma contains both malt and hops, as does the flavor. Nicely balanced, perhaps a bit malty for the weather here in Texas.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2005
Refreshing, a bit of hops,a bit of malt, but overall very fruity for a pale ale. It almost feel a bit like a cider in the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zarniwoop (6) - Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2005 does not count
A nice pale amber ale. Bitter, hoppy flavor, but comparatively mild, thus its broad appeal. No real "problem area" - an all-around good choice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Pours a riviting golden/amber color with a good amount of carbonation. Has a nice strong smell of hops, apracote, and spicyness. Has a nice bite to it. Can really taste the bitter hops, and some piney spices. I really like how this beer feels in my mouth; has a nice body so you can enjoy the hoppy, spicy flavor from the front to the back of my tongue.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Bottle, golden amber in color, medium white head, minimal lacing, aroma of hops with a slight skunky smell, minimal floral, taste of hops and slight skunk and bitterness. a fairly mild and bland pale ale. i definitely dont agree with this being a good american pale ale. id drink it over budweiser or miller at the store but thats about it.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
riot8088 (3) - USA - JAN 13, 2005 does not count
The pale ale to compare other pale ales. Im not saying its the best though, but I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 13, 2005
Pours amber with a small and quickly dissapearing head.. Nice floral and malt aroma. Has a mildly sweet taste with a good hoppy mix.. Good Pale Ale.


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