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RATINGS: 4069   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2003 Aroma- dreamlike, Palate – soft and buttery, Flavor – Striking, Hoppy as hell. After about two of these Pale Ales I generally need a glass of water due to the IBU’s. Every beer enthusiast and their mother has sampled this beer, I find no need to ramble on any longer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cAPSLOCK (155) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Very balanced. A deserving benchmark in the APA genre. The aroma is wonderful... spicy and sweet... a little honeysuckle. Not as hoppy as some other APAs but that might not be a bad thing. The balance is nice between the malt, citrus, and hops. Still... when it comes to APAs Anchor Liberty is my favorite!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Cascades are everywhere in this classic american pale ale. Nice body and color, this beer is perfect anywhere. One of the best mass-produced pale ales you can find.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
1more4dessert (330) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2003
for a mass produceda, widely distributed product about the best in category

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Great Pale ale. the color is wonderful (a golden yellow). Smells great. The taste is a good balance of hops amd malt. My only beef with the stuff is that it kind of bites back on the after finish. A little bitter but one my top pale ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2005 Dark yellow, pretty amazing color actually. Small head didn’t last long in my glass. Fruit flavors in this one, and the hops are present but nicely balanced. This is absolutely terrific, especially considering that its’ popularity seems to be in the macro realm these days. Goddamn, this one’s OK.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6037) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2003
Dark yellow hue, small but sustained head, minimal lacing, medium-bodied. Aroma hints of grapefruit, sour apple, pine, wild flowers, and spice. Very nice. The taste is straight forward, fruity hoppiness well balanced by malty sweetness. Lively carbonation, dry mouthfeel, mildly bitter aftertaste. Among the best APA's easily available to the market.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjbrown24 (61) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2003
A little to much bite at the end for me. Taste like I was just eating the wheat straight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4625) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2003
UPDATED: APR 14, 2009 Mixed aroma. Hops, yeast, spice. Minimal head unless you pick up some of the yeast. Spicy, some complexity to the flavour, tingly on the tongue. A great everday beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2003
moderate hoppy aroma with sharp candy and spices. Pours golden yellow, yeasty floaties; head quickly diminishes. Body is a bit light. Spicy and hops in the flavour.

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