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RATINGS: 4014   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - JAN 5, 2003
Hazy, golden color, short-lasting head. Slight citrus note to the mainly hoppy aroma. Excellent balance between malt and hops, full body. Lighter color and greater hoppiness distinguish this from English-style pale ales; not sure if I have a preference for one style over the other, probably would depend on my mood at the time.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierlieber (49) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2003
one of the most consistent and flavorfull american pale ales available

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oristo (67) - Orinda, California, USA - JAN 3, 2003
Good clear yellow. Great taste, citrusy in the nose with a good finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spydog (75) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2003
Good hop flavor. Great body. Nice bitterness to finish. Excellent brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (798) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2003
One of the best Pale Ales Iíve had so far.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2002
A standby. Does everything thatís asked of it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2006 Balanced just a bit on the bitter side, could finish better. A good APA but not the best.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Nice golden appearance. Cascade aroma and profile come though nicely, and the hops and malt are well balanced. A good example of the style, but my bottle isnt tasting as good as it should. Iíve had this a few times before Iíve rated, so I will need to re-rate once I have a chance to sample again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2002
Golden appearance, foamy white head. Sweet caramelly malt aroma. Spicey with a touch of vanilla and nice hoppy notes. Body is slightly roasty with a sweetish malt backbone and great balanced hoppy finish. Sierra Nevada does the pale ale right. Great balanced pale ale. Nice work here.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2002
Crisp clean flavor could be less assaulting with the aftertaste though


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