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RATINGS: 4600   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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2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2004
I cant argue with the fact that some quality resides with this beer. However, I have tried and I cannot get into this beer. I simply dont like the hoppy taste...this does not seem like beer to me. Oh well...

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
bbwcfan (11) - USA - AUG 26, 2004
Disgusting. Horrible. I could not even get down a bottle. Its absolutely hideous. I do not know WHY people reccomend this so much. Not my style at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2004
Pale amber hue, honest white head with good lacing. Moderately high carbonation. Spicy citrusy and soapy c-hops aroma with a generous maltiness reminding sweet honey. More than honest bitterness, grapefruity. Medium body with high, but fading out carbonation. Refreshing and packing a lot of taste. Respect worthy. Terrific balance if not the most interesting in its class.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffonyc (3) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2004 does not count
Well, this is the best Pale Ale youll find. There are better ales, but Sierra Nevada can be found locally, and blows most away in its category like Bass Ale. This beer has a bitter after taste, that takes getting used too, but once you acquire a taste for it, youll love it. A top rated beer, very well worth it. ENJOY!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34952) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2004
A light amber beer with a small head. The aroma is sweet with notes of hops, grass, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet and dry with notes of grass and hops. The end is rather dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgentgesdo (692) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 21, 2004
Pours golden with off-white medium head. Nose is floral hops. Taste is well balanced but predominately hops, with an evergreen (juniper) flavor as well. Finishes with a refreshing bitter hops aftertaste. Not particularly complex but excellent as a pale example.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2004
darker golden body. medium head. hops but not over powering good taste. pine, citrus. good but not great. ill try again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - AUG 20, 2004
The first Pale I ever tried,and one of my standbys. Great hop flavor that you just gotta love with just enough malts to balance things out.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1673) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Dusky and golden with a fully diminishing head. Hoppy aromas and a full palate keep this pale ale interesting throughout the tasting. A little bit of a sour finish preceded by ginger and more hops, but this was a better pale ale than I expected, and more complex. Still, there was a faint old shoe leather flavor in there somewhere.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Quality brew here, especially for something so widely distributed. Some people noted that the head was very thin, but on mine at least it was a full/foamy head and thats with a decent pour.Crisp taste that you would expect from reading the label and a wonderful, faint floral aroma. Slight aftertaste but nothing thats going to keep me away from this one...Quality brew.


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