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RATINGS: 4019   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


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2003
On tap:
Poured a golden color with a thin white head. Some lacing.
Hops are in the aroma. Not too much else in the aroma.
Hops and malt are nicely balanced compared to some of the over the top APA's out there. Almost a peaty, spicy hop bite. Pleasent and drinkable.
Smooth palate that improved as the temp of the beer increased.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjw2000 (72) - USA - MAR 29, 2003
UPDATED: APR 22, 2003 Smooth and dry although aftertaste may register briefly. Light body and pleasant aroma.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2003
Clear amber, light flavor (by beer geek standards), this beer is a good stepping stone for people trying to get out of the BMC rut.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2003
Light flaor, easy to drink but still uite rich through a generous use of hops. Pale in color, bitter but strong aroma. Not much malt in it, but extremely rich, wonderful hops tone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Bottle: Pale yellow, clear, with a foamy white head. Aroma has subtle hoppyness mixed with floral notes. Flavor is hoppy and rather bitter at the finish. Palate is a bit on the thin side for me. A very nice pale ale (the hoppyness makes it kind of like a mini-IPA).

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 ...


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