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RATINGS: 4376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IHCNavistar (93) - Orinda, California, USA - OCT 31, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2004 Bottle. Large Bottle. Aroma is very hoppy. Pours a dark golden amber color. Head is a rich, creamy light-tan color. Good carbonation. Biting flavor, with a strong bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jde123 (768) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2004
A great american pale ale. COmplexities in the aroma and flavor give this beer a lot of character and always a good choice for something as universally distributed as this one seems. Nice biting edge mellows out into a rounder tasting brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Iíve been drinking this forever, it (wrongly) gets passed up for other beers when I go to the store, but I finally have an opportunity to rate it here. Last poster said it right. Itís simple. But if it ainít broke, why fix it, right? Aroma is cleanly hoppy, bit of malt character there. Color is golden copper, very variable when backed to light. Pretty beer. Head is white and fairly persistant. Flavor is very crisp, mildly but sharply bitter, tangy hops ending with sweet pale malts and lingering dry bitterness. Better then most beers out there, and trumps most imitators. Good work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Pleasant hoppy aroma. Not a complex beer, but very crisp and refreshing flavor. I drink this often when Iím not looking for anything to blow me away.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2178) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 27, 2004
Golden with a tinge of amber. Hoppy aromas of grass and mild citrus. Some malt flavors, along with citrus hops and white grape skin. Assertive, but not overpowering bitterness. A little underwhelming, but this is still a solid performer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2004
A really good pale ale that is easily accesible. This tends to be the old stand by when I canít get a CBC or GLB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smasbeer (6) - Lees Summit, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2004 does not count
Awesome beer and potent. Allways a great selection. Smooth. My favorite for now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Thereís not much I can say about this beer that hasnít been said.... It really is that good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Poured amber with a large white head that left a lacing on the glass. Refreshing hoopy aroma. The taste has a huge kick of hops, with some very subtle but delightful citrus undertones. Good mouthfeel. I was really impressed by this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2004
Bottle. Golden/amber color, clear, with a smaller head that goes pretty quickly. Lacing is decent. Nice, floral hoppy aroma. Flavors mainly hops, with a citrus back. Faint bitter aftertaste keeps you coming back for another sip.

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