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RATINGS: 4287   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


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2004
Foggy amber-colored pale ale with a light, crisp taste. Satisfying head, especially for a pale ale. Thickly carbonated that makes it enjoyable to drink, but not too carbonated as to leave you with a stomach full of air. Starts off hoppy and slightly bitter, finishes with a faint spicy aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2465) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2004
Copper in colour. Aroma was hoppy, floral with quite a bit of citrus. Flavour was quite hoppy(grapefruit and flowers), oranges, nice mouthfeel. Slightly sweet up-front, medium body. Finished with a medium bitterness. This grew on me as I was drinking it. Very easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2004
Nice dark golden colour - don't think a pale ale could look any more appealing. Nice and hoppy nose, with lots of floral notes. Good 'mouthfeel' and level of bitterness make this an easy-drinkking ale that would be a great everyday beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenaibrew (11) - Sterling, Alaska, USA - MAR 12, 2004
Great tasting pale ale, the cascade hops can be tasted and this is a good thing since they make a great ale. Deep color and full body also lend to the great taste of a great beer, if you haven't tried on tap, it beats the hell out of the bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2004
Draft--Nice golden-amber color, somewhat thin head. Aroma is hoppy with a hint of citrus. Smooth taste that is well balanced, good finish. An easy drinker that isn't overly complex.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianGirl (89) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Nice, fruity aroma. The color is a light golden color. Flavor is hoppy with some bitterness in the aftertaste. Very easy to drink and it goes well with any meal.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2004
Rich amber color with a dissipating white head. Nice hoppy bouquet that gives way to a smooth, slightly bitter taste. Very easy on the palate.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 6, 2004
I'm gonna have to go against the grain on this one (ha-ha, get it?). I have tried this on more than one occasion and just do not like it. The flavour is both hoppy and malty, but somehow yuppy. I mean, I feel like a yuppy drinking it. Not only is appearance-wise totally not my style, but taste-wise as well. Pale ales I don't dig so much. In this style, I prefer the flavour of Sweetwater 420. Frankly, I'm surprised Sierra Nevada Pale Ale gets such a high rating - and a little puzzled. I don't understand it. This kind of thing just isn't my bag.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - MAR 4, 2004
nice orange gold color with a white head, lots of carbonation. lovely aroma of citrus, hops, spice, and a bit of carmel. very good hop flavor with a bit of spice...dry finish. i think this is a great pale ale...again a very drinkable beer, especially on a nice hot summer night.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2005 Bottle. Pours a nice translucent golden, quick diminishing thin head. Crisp, fresh, hoppy aroma. well balanced, hops & malt. I absolutely love this stuff!


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