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RATINGS: 4353   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


2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Not being a fan of pale ales, I was surprised and pleased with Sierra Nevada. Very good Brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - JUN 18, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2006 On first taste the bitterness came out strong, but then settled into a nice refreshing slightly fruity taste. A good hot summer day beer. This is great on tap. one of my favorite easy to find beers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2008 Bottled. Rusty orange colour, thin disapparing head. Gentle carbonation so surprisingly fizzy in the mouth. Hints of watery fruit, crisp and malty taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 18, 2004
I haven’t yet had many pale ales, but I have to say this was suprisingly tasty. I was expecting more bitterness. I noticed the fruitiness, but only slightly. Definitely will return to this beer in the future.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
run20six2 (119) - USA - JUN 18, 2004
Tried this after a long day working at the stonehouse bistro.. Excellent beer. pretty dark, but overall excellent qualities.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1144) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2004
sort of the de facto standard for an APA. slightly weak aroma of hops and some malt, but plenty of bitterness that tastes mostly like cascades and a solid malt backbone. this beer is (and should be) the basis for all american pale ales.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 17, 2004
Dark golden in color with little head. Has a fruity taste, but not too fruity. It compliments its fruit flavor with a nice bitterness. Has a good aftertaste that leaves you wanting another drink. All and all a solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2004
Pretty good pale ale. Didn’t strike me as one of the best, but it was solid. Being as widely available as it is I guess it was better then i expected it to be. Will purchase when in need of a descent pale ale with enough time to get to my local grocer, otherwise will probably head to binny’s or sams for something a little bolder.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2004
One of my favorites, second only to Boulevard’s Pale Ale for Pale Ales. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2004
This is the signature beer for Sierra Nevada or it ought to be. Golden bronzen color, translucent, small white head. Aroma is piney(yea did they say cascade), slightly peppery and malty sweet. Flavor is slightly bitter, but well balances. Full bodied for the style, this beer is a classic. Balanced(malt and hops) finish. Excellent beer.


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