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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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - SEP 9, 2003
Very crisp and hoppy tasting pale ale, my first of the Sierra Nevada offerings. Very nice on a hot summer day...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2003 High citrus(cascade)flavour, crisp finish, excellent on tap. becoming more available at convenience outlets so you can have your cake and drink it too. If I were king it would replace Budweiser as the nation's session beer. Then again I am king, so I think I shall have another.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
r464 (1915) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2003
A nice pale ale with a hard finish. Hoppy and bitter, but still very easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sethatuml (38) - USA - SEP 1, 2003
What a great Pale Ale. Crisp and bitter. No matter how many you drink, they still taste good...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2003
Bit o' fun in a bottle. Classic hoppy smell, but not over-bitter at the finish. Good texture and balance in the mouth.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 28, 2003
This is a fantastic beer in every way. It has a great hoppy smell and strong hoppy taste. Yum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2008 I’ve had on draft and from bottle. Both are excellent, but draft is rated here. Amber/copper, clear, huge tan head, nice lacing. Aroma of hops, pear, berry (?). Nice, sweet malt initially, then long, bitter finish. Definitely a stand-by at bars that carry it. Excellent cascade hoppy flavor (which I love). Finish is pretty bitter at first, but grew on me. One of my favorites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2003
Very nice smooth with a little bitter kick. This is very good but I like Boulevard Pale Ale a little bit more. Not as citrusy as I expected. Very Nice very drinkable and I would recommend it to anyone who hadn't tried it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbus (20) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2003
I love the complex bouquet when pouring a glass. Hard to believe something this good is sold at the local drug store!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - AUG 16, 2003
This is the rosetta stone of beer, used to translate macro drinkers to real beer. It had been a while since I had one of these, and I think the quality has gone down just a touch. Still a great 'macro-micro'.

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