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RATINGS: 3940   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 4, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2005 The smell of cascade hops and the citrusy/floral smell we’ve all come to admire in an American Pale Ale. It no longer has quite the freshly baked bread flavor that I used to associate in the malt of this beer, but it’s still worth a buy. In our blind taste tests of pale ales, it usually come in the top half, but is no longer a challenger for the top spot.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2003 (sampled at Oliver Twist, Sweden, Stockholm) Golden amber with a small white head. Spicy hops and citrus in aroma. tastes hoppy and oily; citrus, grass and salt. Bready and bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Very lovely. Cascade hops kick ass and give this a nice piney punch. Great sippin beer on a warm day. Perfect break from light swill. Mix it up with a SNPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaBeer1972 (1246) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 2, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2003 Medium (clear) copper color. Light, spicy aroma. Good carbonation of fine bubbles. A few very tiny yeast particles clinging to the side of the glass and settling slowly. The flavor is well and hoppy, with a slight yeasty tang. Loses on palate due to very sticky finish. Not my favorite beer style though.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffmac (3) - USA - AUG 1, 2003 does not count
A little bitter at the finish. Very smooth going down. Great hoppy taste when very cold.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Elvis (5) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2003 does not count
Excellent amber color, nice aroma. Starts nicely, but finish tends to bitterness. For those into very hoppy beers, this is perfect.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerrogge (2410) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2003
Amber coloured, medium head, good lacing. Citrus-hoppy aroma. Nice hoppy bitterness. Somewhat thin.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2004 Delicious Pale Ale. Beautiful look and really smooth down. Great overall ale. One of the first beers I ever had...illegally in a bar in Cleveland. Not my fault. I showed them my underage ID for a concert and they stamped me 21. Memories.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Seems like this one might have slipped a little bit over time. Still it is a good beer and one of the orignators of this style. Nice color and aroma. Citrusy/floral hops (Cascades)are dominate to the nose. The taste is slightly malty with a good bit of bitterness tingling the tongue. A fairly short aftertaste but still pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2003
Body is a clear copper with a small, creamy, white head that is well lasting and leaves good lacing. Light bread malts and fresh sprucy / citric hops. Sweet start rolls into a bitter finish. The finish on this beer is much spicier than the aroma indicates. Watery but nicely rounded body. This is a well built beer.


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