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RATINGS: 4352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2004
Thick white head, medium lacing. Slightly bitter while being thick in flavor. The nose is mild and just a little spicy. Finishes strong with a sweet aftertaste. Only complaint is the sticky sweet taste left on the palate after finishing. An onverall good beer for those who like a beer with a little challenge, but not that complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5591) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 This is a beer that graces my beer fridge quite frequently. It is a marvelously balanced and enjoyable brew that I feel gets overlooked too often. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a fairly cloudy dark golden color with a medium sized tan head that lingers. There is a strong sweet hoppy aroma. Moderately thick and chewy in texture. A flowery hoppy flavor coats the tongue and a mild pleasant hop presence fills the aftertaste yet the beer maintains an excellent malt balance. .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Antonioism (11) - Warrensburg, Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2004
I'm a big fan of the floaties. This beer has a thin lace and thin head. Definitely one of the best pale ale I've had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5198) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2006 Bottle – Poured a golden brew with a nice head. Aroma of sweetness from the cascade hops is killing me. Carbonation is ok with average body. Taste is just incredible, huge creamy and sweet taste with a lingering aftertaste at the end. I thought this one was overrated since I couldn’t understand how a pale ale could be rated so high, I now understand.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAR 27, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2004 The perfect American Pale Ale. This is the measure by which all others are judged.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 24, 2004
on tap in a plastic cup at a block party. not bad for a kegger fest! not much left to say that hasn't been said already here, enjoyable dark golden with thin white head and nice mild hoppy mouthfeel. had many of these in the bottle, but long ago!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2004
Draught, at Dukes Sports Bar, Manhattan.
Served in a dukes own bespoke glassware, a mug come jar?%? Amber slight lacy white head. Hoppy aroma. Moderate length of flavour on the palate. Perfectably acceptable and particularly welcome before my expedition into American historic larger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2004
Pours copper with white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with a nice balance of malt and hops. The flavor seems to tip the scales in the hop direction with excellent grapefruit flesh flavors. The mouthfeel nicely coats the mouth and the hops leave a slick feeling resting on the tongue. A very refreshing and tasty brew, a great every day drinking beer and transition beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chispito (21) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2006 Re-rated: I had to up my rating for Ol’ SNPA. Delicious, goes with hearty food, especially spicy. Say, carne asada burritos with ample lime. Definitely don’t drink this with a dainty, or nuanced meal, as this Pale will totally annihilate the food and, frankly, embarrass it with a masterstroke of bold complexity. It smells like fruit and flowers and the first taste is like, "Whoa, hops." Then you actually taste the fruits and flowers, before a delicious wheatiness glides over the palette and prepares you for the next mouthfull. How do they make so much, and make it so delicious? At $7 a sixer at the local supermarket, I’ll take it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goblincat (394) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2004
Nice light orange coppery color, with very thin head. Nice hoppy scent. Very floral taste with a very nice hopp bite. A solid beer.

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