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RATINGS: 4004   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerrogge (2450) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2003
Amber coloured, medium head, good lacing. Citrus-hoppy aroma. Nice hoppy bitterness. Somewhat thin.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2004 Delicious Pale Ale. Beautiful look and really smooth down. Great overall ale. One of the first beers I ever had...illegally in a bar in Cleveland. Not my fault. I showed them my underage ID for a concert and they stamped me 21. Memories.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Seems like this one might have slipped a little bit over time. Still it is a good beer and one of the orignators of this style. Nice color and aroma. Citrusy/floral hops (Cascades)are dominate to the nose. The taste is slightly malty with a good bit of bitterness tingling the tongue. A fairly short aftertaste but still pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2003
Body is a clear copper with a small, creamy, white head that is well lasting and leaves good lacing. Light bread malts and fresh sprucy / citric hops. Sweet start rolls into a bitter finish. The finish on this beer is much spicier than the aroma indicates. Watery but nicely rounded body. This is a well built beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rockydog (11) - martinsbug, West Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Good good good beer. Love this. Top ten beer.Nice mild flavor for such an active beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BillAhlman (2) - Grapevine, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2003 does not count
In my NOT SO HUMBLE opinion, S.N. Pale Ale is THE BEST AMERICAN ALE today! Hoppy, Just the right bite, and a wonderful aftertaste. The head seems to hang around a while which is nice! I LOVE THIS ALE!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slaterock (11) - USA - JUL 23, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2005 I love this stuff. What I would call a perfect color for a beer. Almost a light orange. Very hoppy, very snappy taste. Don’t know what else to say, lives up to the hype.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2003
Very hoppy/malt aroma, amber, good sized creamy head, some nice lace too. Hoppy at first, with a solid malt background. Well balanced, good hoppy bite, medium bodied. A truly good beer.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BruceLeroy (111) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Bitter. Kinda crappy. Tastes exactly like Summit's Pale Ale, but it is a little more carbonated and has a little more head. NOT IMPRESSED for a beer with such a high rating. I wish I had picked up some Michelob. I'm thirsty for beer, not this bitter swill.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirtyjj (3) - Healdsburg, California, USA - JUL 20, 2003 does not count
These guys deserve a 20 just for the fact that they've been doing such a great job for so long. A great American standard from the first, and arguably the best macro-micro in the industry.


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