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RATINGS: 4352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Sierra Nevada is "The Budweiser of California" as I remember overhearing in a bar years ago. That comment made me laugh, because it is to appropriate. It is THE signature US west-coast dry-hopped pale ale with, what seems to be the widest distribution. Cascade hop flavor, but not too much. Nice body, but not too much. Extremely clean alcohol finish. A good beer, but not much character. A nice sanitized introduction to the US west coast pale ale style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2005
dark amber in color with about a quarter inch white head. tasted of spices and hops, nice even taste. nice smooth finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JAN 3, 2005
After having had this on draft, I was not very surprised that this beer was almost exactly the same. Perhaps a little stronger in the bottle, this beer preserves its hoppy taste and fragrant nose. A bitter aftertaste makes me like it less, however. Not a bad beer with dinner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2013 A quality ale with complex floral/pine/citrus hoppy aroma and taste. The palate is smooth and neither thick nor thin. Overall I really like this beer,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1457) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Bottle. Pours a light orange with thick fluffy off-white head. Aroma is of spices and hops. Taste is hoppy and spicy. A little on the smooth side. Solid go-to beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2004
The Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is one of the great stalwarts of good American beer, and it never ceases to disappoint. Its hoppiness is exceptionally bracing, and though it does not have the degree of bitterness to be an IPA, it offers something to the hop lover. It is crisply refresing on a hot day, yet still enjoyed on a cold Canadian evening.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cdog (32) - Farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2004
A Pale ale that borders a IPA. Great malt to hops ratio. Very crisp ale with lots of hops and lots of flavor.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2004
I am done with this company, this was the last straw, everything they make taste awful, horrible flavor, nothing but a pure pale ale like if budweiser started making pale ales. never again with anything from them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Very nice pale ale. Deep amber color. Very easy finsih. Always available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dub85323 (9) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2004 does not count
This is the go to beer when you can’t find anything else worth a damn. Excellent body and aroma. This is a straight up pale ale.

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