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RATINGS: 4070   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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - MAY 4, 2003
This was one of my first "specialty" beers I tried. I got a 6 pack I'd say about 10 years or so ago, mostly because I liked the artwork on the package. I was surprized by the flavor & aromas of this fine beer. It poured a deep straw color, lots of tiny bubbles rising as it was drank. Excellent,off-white,long lasting head on it also. The head lasted to the end of the glass. Nice hops aroma, not too strong, just right for me. Deep malty flavor, lots of complexity to this beer. The flavors just keep coming. If there was ever a great Spring/Summer ale, this is one of them. I like to try different beers from all over the world, but I keep coming back to this one because I like it so much. I always have at least a 12 pack on hand for when friends drop by to say "Hello". I highly recommend trying this beer, if you haven't done so already. It is worth every effort to seek it out & purchase it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2003
One of the true standards. Great crisp hoppiness that is just about perfectly balanced. Never disappointed by this one. Goes with just about any food too.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2003
This pale ale is the color of dark urine. It tastes very bitter, but after a few sips it's not so bad.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TrinityRoseFae (11) - san mateo, California, USA - APR 30, 2003
burnt orange colour, the most lucious floral scent that mixes quite well with the taste and adds to the complexity of the beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2003
This is the highest rated beer I have rated thus far. Head quickly disappates. Lighter in color than I would expect for a pale ale. Nothing notable about the smell. Taste is more complex than other pales I have tasted. Bitter and sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2004 My favorite pale ale thus far. The Sierra Nevada has a great spicy flavor and the hops are tasteful. Truely a great beverage.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2003
Has a nice amber color with some carbonation and a hop smell. Taste is slightly malted and finishes with a crisp hop flavor. Overall this is a fine pale ale, but the BBC Steel Rail is my choise.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2003
A classic West Coast pale ale. Well-balanced with good use of hops. A solid beer, but not my first choice these days when there are so many more unique and interesting beers out there. Still, you can't go wrong with this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2003
A pleasant pale ale. Crisp and hoppy, yet not as complex as standouts in the style (see Three Floyds Alpha King or Founders Pale Ale). A good option when faced with a wall of Budweiser or Miller products.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2007 Beautiful hazy copper color; creamy head. Aroma of earthy hops, dusty, white sugar, white pepper, puke. Medium body, dry caramel flavor, quite good hopping level and quality, a bit grassy. Dry finish, quite long. Good but without soul.


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