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RATINGS: 4289   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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7175) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 8, 2004
maybe i got a dud bottle of this. maybe, since this wasn´t one of the first microbrews i tasted, i didn´t have much of an emotional attachment to it. anyway to me it seemed decent but average. amber, surprisingly light citric aroma, light body, reasonable bitterness, nothing really stood out. anyway, since duff didn´t think much of the bottle we shared either, i´m guessing we got a stale one

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2004
This is a nice refreshing pale ale. Fruity, sharp hoppiness is the main player here. Good color and pleasant carbonation. Fruity, light malt flavors. Crisp and playful mouthfeel. This could be an everyday beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tony2times (23) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2004
nice golden color with good clarity. a mild start with a mix of grapefruit, hops and maltiness. good stuff

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2004
Very refreshing, surprisingly complex for a pale ale. Hops aren’t over or underdone. Great when you want to have a few or nine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 1, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2005 ah ol’ faithful.the first micro-brew i ever tried.its a little bitter,but still a very good beer.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2004
A middle of the ground pale ale. Not terribly bitter. A delicious beer all in all. Good bang for your buck.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
aquaticape42 (3) - collingdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2004 does not count
my old standby. always goes down easy..sometimes a little too easy. love is an understatement

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abbamouse (20) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2004
This beer is more than the sum of its parts. The hops are pronounced, but not really secial. The pour was OK, but not outstanding. The flavor is somewhat tart and bitter without being overpowering. Overall, this is a good beer but not a great one. It makes a terrific standby when I’m not sure what I want to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1934) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2007 Ok, 862 people have described this before me, and the hops/malt contingency are listed above in the official description, so why talk about what you already know? Let’s talk about the beer itself. It’s extremely refreshing after a hot day outdoors. The hops get your attention, and grandly enough, KEEP your attention throughout the session. It is highly recommended with American food, as it cleanses the palate wonderfully, but doesn’t stick around forever. Wonderful infusion for a PA. Like it, and definitely recommend it.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2004
I can’t argue with the fact that some quality resides with this beer. However, I have tried and I cannot get into this beer. I simply don’t like the hoppy taste...this does not seem like beer to me. Oh well...


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