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RATINGS: 4448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - AUG 11, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2004 Nice deep golden color, combined with large head that laces well. Aroma is mostly hoppy/pine-like notes. bottle conditioning leaves the beer just slightly hazy. First taste is malty, then the hoppy flavors come through, and finally a slightly toasted flavor on the back of the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Out of the bottle. Nice hop flavor with a slight citrus. Nice availability too, good alternative to the usual beers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2004
Bottle. Again the typical US hoppy, citrus, piney flavour. Hint of grapefruit. A nice brew, an excellent easily available example of the American Pale Ale style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 9, 2004
Pours a really nice copper color. Aroma is quite hoppy. Nice balanced flavor of hops goin on. A little fruity finish has a little bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2004 Pours a deep, deep gold colour. A bit of a tall white head, but the head is thin and doesnít last too long. Lacing is minimal. Nose is great, hops are strong, fruitiness, even a crispness comes through in the nose. A crisp hoppy/yeasty taste hits the pallette early. Finishes crisp and clean, with a nice bitterness to it. One of the best Pale Ales Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2005 Pours dark gold/amber. Smells as it tastes, bitter. Definitley smell the hops here. Nice and smooth going down with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2004
This is a good one. No fan of pale ales, thi was excellent. Golden color, tight faomy head, Hoppy, and a bitter kick. I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
drooge99 (4) - New York, USA - AUG 5, 2004 does not count
Tastes different from the glass than from the bottle. Pours a full solid with minimal head. Aroma is a dry citrus type, found similarly in the taste. Slightly bitter overtones, nothing to intense though. 5.6% alc makes this a very drinkable ale. One of my true favorites.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2004
350ml brown bottle. Poured a clear carbonated amber with gd white head.Floral hops nose.Bitter grapefruit flavour with caramel malt notes- like a slightly stronger version of Honkers Ale. Pleasant mouthfeel & long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedEft (155) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 3, 2004
A nice beer that I see gets a decent amount of respect here in the ratings. Still hard to think itís as high as the 90th percentile, but I digress. Nice flowery-hop aroma and toasty with a bitter aftertaste. Not too shabby.

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