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RATINGS: 4673   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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3.9
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2004
UPDATED: APR 19, 2005 Time to rate this for real. Pours a bright copper color with a creamy head at first. The head does not last as long as some other Pale Ales. The smell has some good maltiness which is similar to the Victory Hop Devil. The hops are present in the smell also. The taste begins with a citrusy hopiness but then balances out well with the malts. Caramel and graitfruit round out the taste resulting in an excellent Pale Ale. This tastes much better in a glass. I used to drink it straight out of the bottle and complain that it was too bitter. In the glass it is very good and has a few similarities to the Stone IPA. Great stuff.

3.5
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2004
Considering how long it has taken me to come across this beer, I have to say it was well worth the wait. It’s decent on hops that fill the mouth up with fruity floral goodness. Bready, but still pretty smooth to the last drop.

3.9
hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2004
On tap. Poured a medium to darker amber color with a smaller off white head. Nice hoppy, citrus aromas. Light caramel, behind the hops, in the taste. Starts off lightly sweet and ends with a nice bitter balance. The only thing bad I can say, is they served it in an ice cold glass. A nice beer.

4
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2004
Bottle The colour is brown-copper-red. The liquid is a bit cloudy, as the beer is bottle fermented. The pale yellow foam quickly dissolves into thin air.

The smell is very nice with a dominating sourish note. But there are also some fragrances like coffee, diacetyl, white bread and aroma hops.

The carbonation is quite strong, but not sharp.

The taste starts off with a mild malty taste, but that is soon replaced with a growing, fruity bitterness. The body is liberal with notes of bread, herbs and diacetyl. The finish and aftertaste is a mixture of mild hops (cascade?) and a sweet-sour note that reminds me of lemon curd.

A nice “micro” pale ale from a not-so-micro American brewer. On the whole one may call this a nice experience.

2.9
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Probably thr best pale ale I’ve had to date. It had a bitter mid-taste and a decent amount of hopsa at the end. it had some nice carbonation with a slightly think and light body.

3.5
caesar (7156) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2004
Slightly hazy golden color, short white head. Aroma of cascade hops. Sweet and bitter taste, like an american pale should be i guess. Nice beer.

3.8
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2004
(Bottle)This is the beer that really started me down the road to hops. Pours out golden amber with a kick of sweetness and citus hops on the aroma. Sweet grapefruit flavor with bitterness emerging but definitely not overpowering at all. Nice bottle conditioned creamy carbonation mouth feel.

3.7
skortila (5873) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2004 hoppy aroma, sweetish. some fruit (citrus). Hazy, golden coloured with a medium white head. Taste is hoppy and sweet, some citrus and very smooth. Quite good. Thanks to Noize for bringing this on to europe.

3.8
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2004
Nice beer, bitter taste with a really smooth aftertaste. My mouth is happy. Yup, really like this beer.

3.6
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2004
I’ve had this pale ale more than any other, so i guess it has become a personal classic for me. Very refreshing with a crisp citrus bite, nicely hopped and a well done beer. Mouth feel is nice as it is unfiltered. I like this beer in the spring and summer.


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