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RATINGS: 4259   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
run20six2 (119) - USA - JUN 18, 2004
Tried this after a long day working at the stonehouse bistro.. Excellent beer. pretty dark, but overall excellent qualities.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1136) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2004
sort of the de facto standard for an APA. slightly weak aroma of hops and some malt, but plenty of bitterness that tastes mostly like cascades and a solid malt backbone. this beer is (and should be) the basis for all american pale ales.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 17, 2004
Dark golden in color with little head. Has a fruity taste, but not too fruity. It compliments its fruit flavor with a nice bitterness. Has a good aftertaste that leaves you wanting another drink. All and all a solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2004
Pretty good pale ale. Didn’t strike me as one of the best, but it was solid. Being as widely available as it is I guess it was better then i expected it to be. Will purchase when in need of a descent pale ale with enough time to get to my local grocer, otherwise will probably head to binny’s or sams for something a little bolder.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2004
One of my favorites, second only to Boulevard’s Pale Ale for Pale Ales. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2004
This is the signature beer for Sierra Nevada or it ought to be. Golden bronzen color, translucent, small white head. Aroma is piney(yea did they say cascade), slightly peppery and malty sweet. Flavor is slightly bitter, but well balances. Full bodied for the style, this beer is a classic. Balanced(malt and hops) finish. Excellent beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 10, 2004
a beer I’ve had a million times but never rated. deep gold color, perfectly carbonated, nice head with good retention. aroma of cacade hops and light caramel malts. well balanced and easy to drink-malt and hop in excellent balance. great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2004
A good american pale ale, a bit hoppy, but that is ok, I wish it was a little more balanced, but its the top seller where I work, and I’ve never had a complaint about it in five years! People like it, I agree, its a solid beer if you like a bitter ale.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Goodfella (60) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2004
Most likely one of the best American Pale Ales and also a very popular one as well. Great bitter taste and smooth contrast of flavor. Golden in color, Nice head if pored correctly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevin (2129) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 31, 2004
draft. light brown with very little head that fades fast. enjoyable nutty aroma. understated dark fruit taste, might be peach or grape? but not overly sweet. balances out with a nice hop flavor. finishes well.


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