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RATINGS: 4590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2004
(Bottle)This is the beer that really started me down the road to hops. Pours out golden amber with a kick of sweetness and citus hops on the aroma. Sweet grapefruit flavor with bitterness emerging but definitely not overpowering at all. Nice bottle conditioned creamy carbonation mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (5341) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2004 hoppy aroma, sweetish. some fruit (citrus). Hazy, golden coloured with a medium white head. Taste is hoppy and sweet, some citrus and very smooth. Quite good. Thanks to Noize for bringing this on to europe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2004
Nice beer, bitter taste with a really smooth aftertaste. My mouth is happy. Yup, really like this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2004
Iíve had this pale ale more than any other, so i guess it has become a personal classic for me. Very refreshing with a crisp citrus bite, nicely hopped and a well done beer. Mouth feel is nice as it is unfiltered. I like this beer in the spring and summer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IHCNavistar (93) - Orinda, California, USA - OCT 31, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2004 Bottle. Large Bottle. Aroma is very hoppy. Pours a dark golden amber color. Head is a rich, creamy light-tan color. Good carbonation. Biting flavor, with a strong bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2004
A great american pale ale. COmplexities in the aroma and flavor give this beer a lot of character and always a good choice for something as universally distributed as this one seems. Nice biting edge mellows out into a rounder tasting brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Iíve been drinking this forever, it (wrongly) gets passed up for other beers when I go to the store, but I finally have an opportunity to rate it here. Last poster said it right. Itís simple. But if it ainít broke, why fix it, right? Aroma is cleanly hoppy, bit of malt character there. Color is golden copper, very variable when backed to light. Pretty beer. Head is white and fairly persistant. Flavor is very crisp, mildly but sharply bitter, tangy hops ending with sweet pale malts and lingering dry bitterness. Better then most beers out there, and trumps most imitators. Good work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Pleasant hoppy aroma. Not a complex beer, but very crisp and refreshing flavor. I drink this often when Iím not looking for anything to blow me away.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2362) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 27, 2004
Golden with a tinge of amber. Hoppy aromas of grass and mild citrus. Some malt flavors, along with citrus hops and white grape skin. Assertive, but not overpowering bitterness. A little underwhelming, but this is still a solid performer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2004
A really good pale ale that is easily accesible. This tends to be the old stand by when I canít get a CBC or GLB.

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