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RATINGS: 4292   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1472) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Dusky and golden with a fully diminishing head. Hoppy aromas and a full palate keep this pale ale interesting throughout the tasting. A little bit of a sour finish preceded by ginger and more hops, but this was a better pale ale than I expected, and more complex. Still, there was a faint old shoe leather flavor in there somewhere.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Quality brew here, especially for something so widely distributed. Some people noted that the head was very thin, but on mine at least it was a full/foamy head and thats with a decent pour.Crisp taste that you would expect from reading the label and a wonderful, faint floral aroma. Slight aftertaste but nothing thatís going to keep me away from this one...Quality brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3845) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2004 Bottled. Charneol colour, not much of foam. Fresh, flowery, very rich hoparoma, almost overhopped but thatís what I love. Wonderful flavour with a fat, chewy, herbal hoppiness and some grassy undertone. Flowery all along with a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 13, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2005 12oz. Golden and hazy with a medium off-white head and generous lace. Musky leather and a honeyed malt profile hedge out the aroma. Body is medium, lightly foamy carb and a pleasant finish. Flavor is dominated by hops. Rather bitter for a PA, but quite refreshing. Doesnít keep well in the fridge, so donít let it sit long. T_T

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - AUG 11, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2004 Nice deep golden color, combined with large head that laces well. Aroma is mostly hoppy/pine-like notes. bottle conditioning leaves the beer just slightly hazy. First taste is malty, then the hoppy flavors come through, and finally a slightly toasted flavor on the back of the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Out of the bottle. Nice hop flavor with a slight citrus. Nice availability too, good alternative to the usual beers

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2004
Bottle. Again the typical US hoppy, citrus, piney flavour. Hint of grapefruit. A nice brew, an excellent easily available example of the American Pale Ale style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2720) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2004
Pours a really nice copper color. Aroma is quite hoppy. Nice balanced flavor of hops goin on. A little fruity finish has a little bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cstuartj (1017) - Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2004 Pours a deep, deep gold colour. A bit of a tall white head, but the head is thin and doesnít last too long. Lacing is minimal. Nose is great, hops are strong, fruitiness, even a crispness comes through in the nose. A crisp hoppy/yeasty taste hits the pallette early. Finishes crisp and clean, with a nice bitterness to it. One of the best Pale Ales Iíve had.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 Pours dark gold/amber. Smells as it tastes, bitter. Definitley smell the hops here. Nice and smooth going down with a bitter finish.


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