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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3798) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Poured a deep copper color with a thin head and some yeast sediment. Good hoppy aroma with a floral hint. Excellent balance of hops and malt in the flavor. Smooth and a bit bitter and peppery at the end. Very good and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arjoseph (640) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Bottle into small plastic tasting cup, Humulus Lupus @ Jakís Tap (Chicago). Classic pale ale hops smell, orange amber in the cup with visible carbonation and good clarity. Slightly acidic and full of softly bitter hops that fade through the finish. Nicely balanced. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2004
From a keg. This was fantastic. Amber with big, frothy white head. The aroma was citrus/hops and some apricot and spice. Beautiful bouquet. The texture was full and rich. Lively carbonation. A tad astringent. Flavor was wonderfully hoppy and citrusy and fresh and clean. An American pale ale classic. Wow.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2004
UPDATED: APR 13, 2006 Rerate: Iíve been drinking a fair amount of this out of the bottle lately. Not very impressed. Very cardboardy. Hops destroy and fruitiness is pungent but all in all there is something hidden beneath all of the hops that just isnít right.

Wow I had frogotten just how great this brew was and its not all that expensive. Itís even abottle conditioned. What a freaking deal. Copper pale color. White head that dies off. Nose is nice and fruity like any good ale. notes of pear, nectarines and amarillo hops...lots of amarillos. Nice in the mouth very round and at the same time not too overpowering. Mainly cascades and sweet malt. If I brewed at home I would want my pale to aste like this. Grat

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUN 27, 2004
(12-ounce bottle) This has to be one of the most overrated beers ever; Iíve never found this beer to be all that pleasant to drink; It has a mild maltiness, and the hops is moderately bitter, but the overall flavor just canít hold a candle to the better pale ales out there; I think I just donít like the flavor of the hops, but then again, I love many beers that use Cascade hops, so who knows; The nose is somewhat hoppy, I suppose, but thereís nothing here that makes me look forward to tasting the beer; Medium golden in color; The head is off-white and of average size on the pour, but fades to almost nothing after awhile; No sign of lacing on the glass; Itís not a bad beer by any means, but itís just an average brew, and not something Iíll ever buy, even if to just "have a beer" because there is so much out there that will blow this away

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bassy15 (60) - Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2004
Purchased a 6 pack of this from a walmart near my college, so it may of been skank by the time i drank it. I do not know to this day, but so many people said it was so freakín awsome, so i picked it up tried it and it was good. Kinda stale though, and very little aroma, the head rarley stayed around, but the color was purtttty. I went ahead and took a sip it was bitter, but had texture. The hops were quite noticeable, left a crisp feel and taste. It was the first Sierra Nevada brew i had and now i look forward for more.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Bottled from 157th street bodega,1.50/12 oz poured a bubbly white head,on top of a light amber body.Good blance of hops and citrius. not too bitter.I like It.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drinker101 (54) - East Ridge, Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2004
I like plae ales and this one was pretty good. Nice fruitty aroma and pretty golden apearance. Nice mild flavor that was not overpowering. Pretty decent beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2004
Great Pale Ale with a fine amber color.It has a rich,dry and fruity aroma with a good touch of noble malt and fine hops.The taste is very maltlike and has a great boost of hops in the end.In the afthertaste there is fine bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Not being a fan of pale ales, I was surprised and pleased with Sierra Nevada. Very good Brewery.


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