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RATINGS: 4555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kane (111) - USA - OCT 21, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2005 The standard for its style. A beer that has maintained its quality while increasing its distribution range. The increase in availability has been perceived as a downgrade, but this beer is the preeminent American pale ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 21, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2004 I love this beer! Thank God (and Sierra Nevada) that you can walk into almost any place that sells beer and know that the worst you can do is SN Pale Ale. Very smooth and easy to drink. Hops stand out more than the malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sbrewno (49) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Nice and hoppy, citrus aroma with great body! This is certainly a go-to beer when there is nothing more exotic on tap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcanj (23) - Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2004
This is a pretty good pale ale that is very easy to find. It is light enough that you can drink it as one of your "common" beers. For a pale ale it is one of the best. It is also a good beer to buy at places that don’t carry the "good ones."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BJM8 (17) - USA - OCT 11, 2004
One of my very favorite everyday beers. A classic pale ale that is very affordable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Loddeer (171) - USA - OCT 8, 2004
Being a fan of IPA’s, this one is often the most accessible at bars and restaurants ... and for good reason. A good overall balance of flavor, with a certain richness with each consumption. Quintessential IPA after-taste, but not as complex or impressive as many other offerings. Always a good selection, rarely disappoinrs.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - OCT 5, 2004
Not anything really wrong with this beer, except that my crazy roomate buys nothing but it. That said there isnt really anything this beer has going for it. Its a pale ale thats better than rolling rock but that isnt saying much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheFnTexan (14) - Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2004
A good pale ale, although a bad pour can make it taste like you swallowed the Head & Shoulders during your morning shower. Not something I order often, but it’ll do when I crave a pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Perhaps the best easily-attainable pale ale on the market. Dark golden color with marginal head. Flavor is deliciously hoppy with spicy note. Quite smooth for a beer with such a high alcohol content. Good for almost any occasion. Might be one of the finest easily-accesible american beers of ANY style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidCC (130) - New York, USA - OCT 1, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2004 A terrific pale ale, One might argue it’s the best and i would not put up a fight. A good amount of golden tan head and the beer itself has a golden color.

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