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RATINGS: 4101   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2003
I think this is the definition of an APA. Color is amber. Aroma is citrus and some malt sweetness. Flavor is slightly malty with bitterness on the tongue. Dry short aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garrison (778) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2003
This is a good beer, but I prefer real porters to pale ales... still. this one has a complex taste, richness, and a wonderful aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2003 Big hop aroma, big hop taste. Not my favorite APA, but definitely not bad. For some reason this beer sticks out to me. More than once I've thought "Man, I could drink a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale". Don't know why?, but it happens.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2003
Light rosy pink, small white foam head. Bitter hops smell. Tastes like bitter ruby red grapefruit. Great flavor in a pale ale. The finish is bitter and a bit too long. Not bad considering Pale Ales arent my favorite.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4530) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2003
Great floral aroma with fruit and hops. Light brown color. Flavor of hops, bitter. A good American pa.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2003
Draft: very nice example of a typical West Coast PA. Nicely hopped with Cascades for a citrus finish. Just like I like 'em! Well done, but not my favorite.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1904) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2005 How does this make it onto the favorites list? This was nothing great at all.

RERATE: Clear light orange. Soapy white head. Hop aroma isn’t all that sharp. Smooth easy to drink. Clean palate with a raspy hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Nice citrus hops aroma. Clear, golden with a nice head. It's all been said before, so I'll just say that its an above average APA that I'd never pass up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - OCT 17, 2003
Average looking light amber. Some caramel malt character backing the cascade hop aroma of citrus and pine. Moderate bitter finish with a lingering citrusness. Solid pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2003
Big hop aroma and bitterness. I know this is the defining APA but the overpowering bitterness wasn't well balanced or enjoyable.


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