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RATINGS: 3940   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
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2002
One of my favorite pale ales. Not filling and really flavorful. Refreshing. Itís always a safe bet at the bar.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mancer99 (13) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2002
Though Iím not a real fan of pale ales, this one rises above the others to a degree.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dave420 (55) - O.C, California, USA - SEP 7, 2002
ive got a taste for this now... i guess i had to get used to it. Its a good beer if your drinking all night .... but when did they start using laundry detergent as a ingrediant? cuz thats exactly how it would taste if i ever drank it

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (18949) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2002
One of the very first US microbrews I sampled. By then I was knocked over by itís hoppiness, but immediately fell in love with the citrusy hop aroma, combined with the lightish body and overpowering bitterness. A couple of thousand beers later I donít find it very dramatical anymore, just pleasant and balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2007 If Iím ever stranded on a desert island and am given the opportunity to choose one and only one beer to live with for the rest of my days, SN Pale Ale has to be on the candidate list. Is it the best beer Iíve ever had ... well, no. But it is perhaps the best EVERY DAY beer Iíve ever had. I could drink gallons of this, like a fish-tank full, and never get tired of it. It has the pentultimate balance of malt and hops with an awesome bouquet of ... well, everything. If some day I ever have the guts it takes to start my own brewery, I only hope my flagship brew is as good as this. Or, if I start my dream tavern some day, there will ALWAYS be a tap reserved for SN Pale Ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - AUG 31, 2002
aroma nice and hoppy taste clean with nice malt finnish with a small hop kick

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2002
Yep. This is a classic american pale ale. Huge cascade aroma and flavoring hops of cascade and perle blended perfectly to make this citrusy/flowery beer melt wonderfully with slighly more hop bitternes than usually found in session type ales. LOVELY.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Good and hoppy. The aftertaste is like a mouthful of flowers--mighty fine flowers, that is.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Decent Pale Ale for being something available anywhere. Bit more on the hops side but with a decent balance

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2002
A little expensive for what the beer gives ya. but and good beer none the less


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