RateBeer
overall
96
99
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 3943   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Share this beer with friends!
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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2003
Bit o' fun in a bottle. Classic hoppy smell, but not over-bitter at the finish. Good texture and balance in the mouth.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4356) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2003
This is a fantastic beer in every way. It has a great hoppy smell and strong hoppy taste. Yum.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carboloader (660) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2008 I’ve had on draft and from bottle. Both are excellent, but draft is rated here. Amber/copper, clear, huge tan head, nice lacing. Aroma of hops, pear, berry (?). Nice, sweet malt initially, then long, bitter finish. Definitely a stand-by at bars that carry it. Excellent cascade hoppy flavor (which I love). Finish is pretty bitter at first, but grew on me. One of my favorites.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2003
Very nice smooth with a little bitter kick. This is very good but I like Boulevard Pale Ale a little bit more. Not as citrusy as I expected. Very Nice very drinkable and I would recommend it to anyone who hadn't tried it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbus (20) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2003
I love the complex bouquet when pouring a glass. Hard to believe something this good is sold at the local drug store!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - AUG 16, 2003
This is the rosetta stone of beer, used to translate macro drinkers to real beer. It had been a while since I had one of these, and I think the quality has gone down just a touch. Still a great 'macro-micro'.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dmcguriman (10) - USA - AUG 15, 2003
My favorite "available everywhere in the US" beer. I just had a keg of it for a recent party and it was a huge hit amongst even the BUD drinkers!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Flipbrewer (33) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Classic West Coast pale ale. Signature Cascade hop aroma and flavor: citrusy-spicy bouquet with a grapefruit like character start to finish. Fine acidity with a nicely balanced maltiness (not to sweet, not too dry). Fine hop bitterness emerges mid-palate and follows all the way to the finish and aftertaste. Estery (fruity) flavors also emerge mid-palate that transforms into a yeasty-bready character in the aftertaste. A wonderfully complex and satisfying pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2003
Very hoppy with a bitterness that is marginally fresh. Good overall body and flavor otherwise.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Draft at Tuckers Pub in Wildwood, NJ. This is the beer that started it for me. Nice cascase hop bite with just the right amount of bitterness to it.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page   1 « 335 336 337  338  339 340 341 » 395


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50