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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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Good pale ale - and consistent over the years. The price is right as well. I used to consider this expensive, but now it seems reasonable. As with all of their beers, it looks good too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5195) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2004 Rerate Light copper appearance, fluffy white head, fresh sprucey aroma. Slight nuttty taste mixed in with a bit of fruit cocktail like sweetness. Smooth palate. Very dependable APA - excellent standly that you can always count on. Original 4 Clean, citrusy aroma. Smooth drinking - just enough hops to make it interesting. Good beer to keep a six-pack around the house with.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2003 Pours a golden orange, with a decent sized white head that somewhat lasts, and laces quite well on the descent. Aroma is all about the cascades - floral, piney, citric...maybe a tiny hint of bready malt in the back. Flavor starts with a small bit of malt, and then come the beautiful flavors of the cascade hops, rolling all over the tongue. Medium bodied, extremely easy to drink - one of the best of the style.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - AUG 26, 2002
smooth, fruity hoppy - a great summer cooler, and Iím sure itís quite drinkable other times of the year, as well - one of my favoite pales.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3553) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2002
Wonderful hoppy/tangy aroma. Dark golden amber with small foamy head that laces. Medium heavy carb w/medium body. Bit of sweetness and big on hops and bitterness. Crisp, with bitter sweet finish. I really like this APA.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Panzuriel (1257) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2002
This beer is Okay, but lots of their other offerings are far better

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2011 Nice copper color. The nose is both spicy and floral. Very full mouthfeel. Nice hop bite. Finishes dry and fairly bitter. Attention HopHeads... this beer is for you.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2002
Iíve never been a fan of SNís Pale Ale, not that itís bad, I just donít get the hype that this beer creates. Itís better than a macrobrew, but thatís not saying much. Just an average pale ale though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2002
What can I say that hasnít been said before. Good pale ale... even great in some instances; i prefer this on tap obviously and wonder if hippies own the brewing company

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2002
7/25/02: Orange-gold color with white pock-marked head--intricate lace..nice...aroma pleasant and slighty hoppy, yeasty...on the light side. Flavor features a nice hop-malt balance with subtle spicey (nutmeg) and fruity overtones..Finish is subtle and also fruity/dry. Body is medium-light and well-suited to this style..carbonation is moderate and its flavorful finish leaves the entire mouth slightly abuzz. overall this is a well-constructed pale--a little more subtle than optimum for my tastes, but clearly a quality product. This draught pint also made me think I like this better from the bottle, which I now must test by going to the market...Oh, well...the research continues only by the efforts of the dedicated...


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