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RATINGS: 4206   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2004
Pretty good pale ale. Didnít strike me as one of the best, but it was solid. Being as widely available as it is I guess it was better then i expected it to be. Will purchase when in need of a descent pale ale with enough time to get to my local grocer, otherwise will probably head to binnyís or sams for something a little bolder.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2004
One of my favorites, second only to Boulevardís Pale Ale for Pale Ales. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2004
This is the signature beer for Sierra Nevada or it ought to be. Golden bronzen color, translucent, small white head. Aroma is piney(yea did they say cascade), slightly peppery and malty sweet. Flavor is slightly bitter, but well balances. Full bodied for the style, this beer is a classic. Balanced(malt and hops) finish. Excellent beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 10, 2004
a beer Iíve had a million times but never rated. deep gold color, perfectly carbonated, nice head with good retention. aroma of cacade hops and light caramel malts. well balanced and easy to drink-malt and hop in excellent balance. great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2004
A good american pale ale, a bit hoppy, but that is ok, I wish it was a little more balanced, but its the top seller where I work, and Iíve never had a complaint about it in five years! People like it, I agree, its a solid beer if you like a bitter ale.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Goodfella (60) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2004
Most likely one of the best American Pale Ales and also a very popular one as well. Great bitter taste and smooth contrast of flavor. Golden in color, Nice head if pored correctly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevin (2116) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 31, 2004
draft. light brown with very little head that fades fast. enjoyable nutty aroma. understated dark fruit taste, might be peach or grape? but not overly sweet. balances out with a nice hop flavor. finishes well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2007 The first time I had this brew I thought it was terrible, but I was wrong. It is a classic American Pale Ale with a nice flavor. Had a nice head to it and all in all was very refreshing. I had drank this brew a few years ago and thought it too bitter. Well I was wrong this is really good.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Bottle - Pale amber in color with a medium off-white head. Decent lacing. Strong hop aroma and flavor with citus apparent (Cascades). Needs a bit more malt for the proper balance, but being a true hop head, I donít really mind too much. A good drinking beer; will buy it again and again...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 28, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2006 RE-RATE: 11/18/04 Had this in the bottle at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser. Much, much better. Delightful cascade hop aroma and flavor. tasted like a homebrewed IPA tonight. Smooth and very drinkable. My score goes up, but I still maintain that something was awry at the old Crescent Moon when I first tried this.


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