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RATINGS: 4004   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2004 Anytime I drink this beer, I think of one of the first times I tried it, sitting on the deck of a small restaurant overlooking the Pacific near Big Sur. That's all I can taste in this beer, cool summer breezes and camping in the woods. Well balanced beer, not too bitter, best example of a good pale ale. Rerate: Not changing the score, just adding notes. Somewhat of a pine, citrus (lime), dirt aroma. Flavor is initially sweet and acidic, lingering bitter finish. Hard to describe what makes this beer so enjoyable, but it is.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Dark golden with a moderate off white head. This is the first SNPA that I've ever had that has had tiny white particles swimming about. Smooth and silky feel. Light grapefruit and malt aroma. Balanced and very much a pale ale. This is no longer a hops demon as others have stretch/broken the limits of hops IBUs. Just a classic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Nice citrus hop aroma. Nice balance of hops throughtout. A good session beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hysteria (38) - USA - MAR 21, 2003
Medium copper color. Hoppy aroma. Light piney hops up front that lingers. I missed the malt somewhere. A drinkable pale ale and nothing more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trubucho (20) - PAKISTAN - MAR 21, 2003
pale ale isnt my thing, but as pale ale's go this was too my liking. pleasant aroma for a pale ale ... simple flavoring that go down easy and linger just long enough ... ill prolly pick more of these up when summer rolls 'roun' and i want something simple and refreshing ...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2003
strong hop aroma. nice head- Coppery appearance. Hoppy flavor, goes straight to the nose. Light palate. Pleasant finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Probably one of the best Macros ever. It is that beer you get when your at a bar and there is nothing "really" good. Nice fruity/bitter aroma with a hopped taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2003 Lover of cascade hops? Then welcome to paradise! Nice head and fresh citrusy aroma. Taste is hoppy and slightly sour quite similar to grapefruit. This beer continues to grow on me and I continue to up my rating of it. I have a friend who swears by this beer and I never understood why, but now I understand! Many props go out to this brewery for making thier beer so widely available without sacrificing quality or selling out to a mega brewery (Yeah I'm talking to you Redhook!) This is truly a fantastic beer for hopheads and otherwise. Excellent!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MicroRob (42) - Kelowna, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2003 One of my favorite Pale Ales. Perfect balance of hops makes for a robust flavor. Gentle sweetness as it passes over the tongue and lingers just the perfect amount of time.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dI5tIL (15) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2003
This is the beer I want to see when I open my fridge. I have loved this beer since first sip, it never gets tiresome. Cascade hops never had it so good. The only people who will ever diss this beer will do it while drinking a Bud Lite.


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