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RATINGS: 4018   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
homerman (40) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2002
Hey this is hoppen fresh good. I smell the hops. I taste the hops. After a few bottles I hopped up and down. Can’t wait to try other Sierra Nevada Beer.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 15, 2002
i’ve never understood the reasoning by people drinking this bitter water. it’s horrible. the taste..the smell.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2002
Just about the best pale ale ever made. The distinctive hoppy taste is truly something to marvel at. Very smooth, how could you not like it?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2012 One of the best of the Sierra Nevada line and a great go-to tap beer. Perfect amount of bitterness, very smooth and an addictive flavor that improves as the beer leaves your glass. Slight citrus notes in the malt but not overly malty, finish is crisp and hoppy, a perfect happy medium between a pale ale and an IPA if you ask me. Best easy-to-locate beer on the planet, my fridge is never without some.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kumite56 (469) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - DEC 11, 2002
The more I drink this beer the better I like it. Great hoppy nose and dry full bodied brew. White mostly diminising head. Dry and full of flavor. A great and accessible beer. Check it out.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndrewKoransky (30) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2002
Overall a great beer, and easy to find. Wonderful aromatic hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayb0 (1001) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2003 rerate: upping the aroma, just love the fruitiness of this beer's aroma and flavor. previous: Three pints into the evening I switched over to on old, but overlooked of late, favorite - and it delivered. The fresh aroma and immediate impact of the hops and balanced malt reminded me again of why this beer helped shape the revolution. Delicious.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
sofey (16) - Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2002

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hieronim (15) - Schenectady, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2002
Crisp and clean with hints of fruit, one of the hoppier pales I personally have ever had. One of the better choices to be found on the supermarket shelf. Excellent beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frank (2774) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2005 Hopped to perfection. Hoppy nose with hints of lemon zest and grapefruit. Golden amber color, decent head with a tiny whisper of sediment from the last few drops in the bottle. Front is hoppy with malt becoming apparent later. Finish is a nice bitter citrus. Available at almost any supermarket at reasonable price so there’s no excuse not to try this immediately.


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