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RATINGS: 4316   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


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Another "micro" that has the cult following...pours copper with a decent head that laces the whole glass...fruit then floral...small hint of sweetness followed by a nice coat of wool on the tongue...will definately order this at a restaurant that carries "exotics" over Shiner...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1443) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2004
The SN Pale Ale pours a bubbly golden orange with a decent white head that has good retention and laces the glass.

Its aroma is malty biscuit with some metallic hops.

The taste is biscuity malts up front with some faint floral hops and then a fairly harsh bitter aftertaste. It is medium bodied with a sticky finish.

Overall, Iím not too impressed. I was expecting more fruity notes to balance the bitterness. I can respect what this beer has done for the microbrewery business, but Iíve never been able to get into it.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10684) - SÝborg, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2004
Bottled: Amber coloured. Clear. Light beige head. Lasting. Has a sweet and fruity aroma. Hops are definately present. Fresh and toasty flavour with hops and fruit notes. Is light bitter in the end. Nice and unharming beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 27, 2004
a good copper, bitterish-spicy flavor, interesting taste. its drinkable, but not one that i would buy a whole lot.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Bottle @ The Haunted Hamburger, Jerome, AZ. Golden to copper colored body, with a very creamy white head. Very fruity aroma, very dominated by cascade hops. Maltyness in the bakcground, then the flavor becomes fruity and at last a good cascade hop flavor, oh those pines and citruses. Its very drinkable and very addictable!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUL 27, 2004
The more I drank this, the more I liked it, not a bad pale ale at all. Its nice a crisp and has a little bitter flavor to it, Iíll keep drinking this one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2004
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 Copper in colour, head quickly fades, citrus notes and very clean tasting with a respectable ABV,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AustinGuitar (14) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2004
Very crisp. Refreshing, pleasant flavor with a faint hint of citrus. I like this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 21, 2004
This beer is all about the hops. Very good light taste completely dominated by hops. If you want to know what they taste like try this beer. Very clean crisp beer though, i like it for a daily drinking beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 A classic American Pale Ale. I canít believe I havenít rated this one yet. Golden/orange color with a good sized white head. Aroma of cascade hops is predominant. Crisp, clean refreshing hop taste with a hint of citrus.


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