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RATINGS: 4407   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
DrnkMcDermott (3104) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2009 Big ol’ 24 oz bottle, rated 8/22/2005. Original rating moved to the draft version. Light brown body, pours a "dirty" fluffy head: that is, it leaves little bits of lace as it fades. Nice hoppy smell, no slap in the snoot. Taste is a clean balance of caramel and bready malts with a good package of hops. Just as much fun from the bottle as on draft.

2.7
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2004
Golden, with a thin head. Sweet aroma, aroma is hoppy and malty, but not one of my favourites...

3.5
dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2004
A light amber color. Good taste of hops (Not too much) with a slightly fruity flavor.

3.9
jburbey (14) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2004
This beer is a great session beer. It is fairly light and crisp. The color is kind of weird with a light orangey amber tint. The flavor is very fruity and slightly sweet. There is a touch of hop bitterness, but it is not overpowering like some other pale ales or IPAs. Overall, I really enjoy this beer and could easily drink it all night.

3.2
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 19, 2004
The hoppiest pale ale without India in front of it. Not overly bitter with just the right amount of hop bite. Something about these and summer just go together so nicely.

4
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2005 funny how long it took me to rate this beer considering there’s always a couple in my fridge. This is my favorite session beer. Pours a medium orangy-gold color with a near perfect off-white head. Strong flowery smell with a little spice. Mostly hop taste but not too overdone. All around great Pale.

3.6
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2014 Nice aroma of toffee and vanilla, dull uninspiring colour with little or no head, but lovely clean mellow flavour with an excellent bitterness. This reminds me of Marstons Pedigree 20 odd years ago when it was really goodScore 3.7
Subsequent ratings scored 3.7, 3.7, 3.7, 3.6, 3.6, 3.6, 3.5, 3.7, 3.4, 3.6, 3.6, 3.6, 3.6, 3.4, 3.4, 3.6, 3.3 and 3.5 Average becomes 3.6

3.7
aleindulger (12) - Venice, California, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Sweet/bitter shock with a refreshing finish. Leaves you longing for another.

3.4
theprofessor (3) - Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2004 does not count
A bitter taste that catches you off guard but then are fully impressed upon completion of second and third.

3.6
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2004 Clear light amber with a medium diminishing off white head. Nice floral hop aroma with notes of citrus, honey, and toasted bread. Medium light watery body with lively carbonation. Very smooth and refreshing, an excellent session beer. The flavor has the characteristic Sierra Nevada hop bite with notes of citrus, honey, pine and a hint of spice.


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