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RATINGS: 4448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 21, 2004
This beer is all about the hops. Very good light taste completely dominated by hops. If you want to know what they taste like try this beer. Very clean crisp beer though, i like it for a daily drinking beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 A classic American Pale Ale. I canít believe I havenít rated this one yet. Golden/orange color with a good sized white head. Aroma of cascade hops is predominant. Crisp, clean refreshing hop taste with a hint of citrus.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Pours a light-amber color, with a small head. Aroma is hops, hops, and some more hops. Flavor is awesome, very balanced hop body with a slight roast, fruit bouquet. Overall one of the best Macros out there!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2004
Pours an amber colour with a thin but quickly dissapating head. Nice fresh hoppy aroma. The flavour is the standout in this experience, a good hop hit, floral notes and a big amount of summer fruits. I can see why this would be such a great session beer. Yum

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ramones79 (13) - perryville, Missouri, USA - JUL 16, 2004
This is the beer that first made me understand good beer really exists. Its the perfect everyday beer. A nice bitter taste with a good load of citrus flavor. There is nothing like jamming out on the guitar and sipping on this fine brew. My god I am at a loss for words!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2005 light amber color with thick head that didnt last. Heavy lacing nice fruity aroma with a tangy citrus and hoppy taste. good beer and refreshing .

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4003) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Poured a deep copper color with a thin head and some yeast sediment. Good hoppy aroma with a floral hint. Excellent balance of hops and malt in the flavor. Smooth and a bit bitter and peppery at the end. Very good and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Bottle into small plastic tasting cup, Humulus Lupus @ Jakís Tap (Chicago). Classic pale ale hops smell, orange amber in the cup with visible carbonation and good clarity. Slightly acidic and full of softly bitter hops that fade through the finish. Nicely balanced. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2004
From a keg. This was fantastic. Amber with big, frothy white head. The aroma was citrus/hops and some apricot and spice. Beautiful bouquet. The texture was full and rich. Lively carbonation. A tad astringent. Flavor was wonderfully hoppy and citrusy and fresh and clean. An American pale ale classic. Wow.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2004
UPDATED: APR 13, 2006 Rerate: Iíve been drinking a fair amount of this out of the bottle lately. Not very impressed. Very cardboardy. Hops destroy and fruitiness is pungent but all in all there is something hidden beneath all of the hops that just isnít right.

Wow I had frogotten just how great this brew was and its not all that expensive. Itís even abottle conditioned. What a freaking deal. Copper pale color. White head that dies off. Nose is nice and fruity like any good ale. notes of pear, nectarines and amarillo hops...lots of amarillos. Nice in the mouth very round and at the same time not too overpowering. Mainly cascades and sweet malt. If I brewed at home I would want my pale to aste like this. Grat


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