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RATINGS: 4427   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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3.5
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Pleasant hoppy aroma. Not a complex beer, but very crisp and refreshing flavor. I drink this often when I’m not looking for anything to blow me away.

3.3
piscator34 (2621) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 27, 2004
Golden with a tinge of amber. Hoppy aromas of grass and mild citrus. Some malt flavors, along with citrus hops and white grape skin. Assertive, but not overpowering bitterness. A little underwhelming, but this is still a solid performer.

3.6
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2004
A really good pale ale that is easily accesible. This tends to be the old stand by when I can’t get a CBC or GLB.

3.7
smasbeer (6) - Lees Summit, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2004 does not count
Awesome beer and potent. Allways a great selection. Smooth. My favorite for now.

4.2
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2004
There’s not much I can say about this beer that hasn’t been said.... It really is that good.

3.7
IMtheOptimator (1170) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Poured amber with a large white head that left a lacing on the glass. Refreshing hoopy aroma. The taste has a huge kick of hops, with some very subtle but delightful citrus undertones. Good mouthfeel. I was really impressed by this beer.

4
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2004
Bottle. Golden/amber color, clear, with a smaller head that goes pretty quickly. Lacing is decent. Nice, floral hoppy aroma. Flavors mainly hops, with a citrus back. Faint bitter aftertaste keeps you coming back for another sip.

4.3
mjurney (64) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2004
Really nice brew. Pours out deep golden color with a head. Citrus (grapefruit) flavor. Hoppy taste to it. I really like this brew.

4
kane (111) - USA - OCT 21, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2005 The standard for its style. A beer that has maintained its quality while increasing its distribution range. The increase in availability has been perceived as a downgrade, but this beer is the preeminent American pale ale.

4.3
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 21, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2004 I love this beer! Thank God (and Sierra Nevada) that you can walk into almost any place that sells beer and know that the worst you can do is SN Pale Ale. Very smooth and easy to drink. Hops stand out more than the malt.


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