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RATINGS: 4149   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oneStar (15) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2004
Tap. The second batch I brewed was a pale ale. When it was finally ready, I had to go out and try a pale ale as I had no idea how it was suppose to taste! I'm learning...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 14, 2004
Ahh, I finally try the much talked about, ubiquitous SNPA. Floral, citrusy aroma. Great dark body. Really refreshing, delicious beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SmokeyJ (20) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2004
Great beer. Love the way this one looks in a glass. Nice head and great aroma.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2004
top ten beer - when it's fresh it's unbeatable - the combination of a beautifully amber-yellow color with a perfectly aromatic floral head - finished with the ultimate hop flavor. aaahhh

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2004
One of my all time favorite brews. I've had hoppier, I've had maltier, but I don't know if I've had a more balanced pale ale. Deep amber color, with tons of hops, citrus, and slight honey in the aroma. Tastes like a dream, super smooth, very crisp, very hoppy, and very well balanced. Finished smooth, hoppy, malty, and clean, with wonderful citrus overtones.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zoidberg (25) - USA - APR 6, 2004
Now this is good stuff. Probably my most frequently bought beer. Pale copper/amber tone, medium snow-white head, hoppy and even a bit citrusy flavor. Great crispness. I'd never turn one down. It's just an all-around good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfontain (818) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2004
Pours orange/amber with an extremely thin white head. Hoppy smell with just a little spiciness. There is tons of stuff floating in this beer. Has a nice, clean sweetness, with a solid hop bite at the end. A very pleasant, if not-that-complex APA, although slightly overrated if you ask me; SN's Celebration Ale is significantly better.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2004
Thick white head, medium lacing. Slightly bitter while being thick in flavor. The nose is mild and just a little spicy. Finishes strong with a sweet aftertaste. Only complaint is the sticky sweet taste left on the palate after finishing. An onverall good beer for those who like a beer with a little challenge, but not that complex.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 This is a beer that graces my beer fridge quite frequently. It is a marvelously balanced and enjoyable brew that I feel gets overlooked too often. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a fairly cloudy dark golden color with a medium sized tan head that lingers. There is a strong sweet hoppy aroma. Moderately thick and chewy in texture. A flowery hoppy flavor coats the tongue and a mild pleasant hop presence fills the aftertaste yet the beer maintains an excellent malt balance. .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Antonioism (11) - Warrensburg, Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2004
I'm a big fan of the floaties. This beer has a thin lace and thin head. Definitely one of the best pale ale I've had.


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