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RATINGS: 4037   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2003
Over the year's, I have yet to experience a bad bottle of this. Always pours with a great copper color and a strong head. Solid hop aroma leads to a slight malt sweetness that is coupled with moderate grapefruit bitterness. Very well balanced and consistent, it is the prototypical American pale ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kindestcut (30) - Addison, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2003
The SN Pale Ale pours a clear and pale golden amber. The head is quite frothy but dies a brave death in only a few minutes. Quite a refreshing looking beer before the first taste. The aroma is, as would be expected, hoppy, with a spicy and very subtle floral. The SN Pale Ale is what it is, and that's tasty. Not delicious. Not hearty. Refreshing and tasty. It drinks smooth with a bitterness that is not overpowering. The initial bitterness fades after a sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The Etruscan (528) - Tuscany, ITALY - SEP 22, 2003
White weak head. Dark orange color. Aroma is moderately hoppy with fruit (citrus) notes. Flavor is hoppy too with wooden tones, ending in a moderately bitter and spicy dry finish. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfcjenn (30) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2003
nice nose with hints of fruit, pours a nice pale golden color with minimal off-white head. bitter yet sweetly smooth. a lovely drinkable beer!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2003
Pours a beautiful gold color, with a medium frothy off white head that goes away fast. Nice floral hops aroma, maybe even some fruit to the nose. Smooth, not as hoppy as I expected. A little bitter, yet creamy to finish. A very drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2003
A nice alternative to most beers you'll find at a bar. A clean crisp and hoppy pale ale, but lacks a solid malt backbone and a thick body. Maybe I'm just spoiled by good ipas or imperials.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zeprck (24) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2003
I really like this beer. Looks great in the glass, laces well, and has a nice hoppy taste that's real easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2003
I have this on draft at my local watering hole almost weekly. It pours a nice amber and has a good every day flavor. Nothing overly special about this one, just more like an old friend now. Good hop flavor too.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
jek803 (41) - USA - SEP 16, 2003
I had this on my 40th Birthday...on a hot August evening. It was excellent. Great hop bite, without going over the edge.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2003
Pours a nice amber. Nice floral nose, some citrus. Great hop flavors with a bitter finish. A very fine pale.


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