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RATINGS: 4137   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2003
UPDATED: APR 9, 2004 I used to hate this beer. We all know what it pours like and what it looks like. Pleasant hop presense, along with citrus fruits. I can't review this beer. I am not worthy. It's a legend. A great beer. That's all I can say.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2004 Medium hopped aromas, with a sweet malt smell of caramel and candy sugar. Feel tingles on the tongue at first sip, rolls over your tongue with a pleasing mild bitterness, and finishes sweet. A good amount of hops, but not my favorite hop flavor... seems fresh, but plastic-like in the hop flavor. Finish is just better than fizzy, with a sticky maple and LME flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
desurfer (1224) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2004 This is my go-to beer. Readily available and fairly inexpensive. Hazy amber with a small tan head. Crisp and hoppy with a nicely balanced maltiness and a smooth, dry finish. I never tire of drinking this.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monkeyman (57) - Alabama, USA - FEB 7, 2003
11-21-02 bottling date. Thin malt; sometimes prominent hops. What has become of Sierra Nevada, Inc.? In the late 90's, you could get a bottle of this with the yeast still visible at the bottom... sigh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2003
I am not a big fan on pale ales but this one is pretty good. Nice amber color somewhat long lasting white head, and a nice hoppy rich flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2003
A dependable one to order out at the bars. Nice and hoppy. One of my favorites from this brewery. It's nice that you can find this all over the country.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2003
Very crisp and dry, good hops character. Malt is toned down tremendously with the hops. I love most of the beers from Sierra. This is no different.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2003
Not my favorite beer. Tried it after a friend recommended it and was un-impressed.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2003
Caramel color with light foamy head. Aromatic of citrus, hops and lightly of caramelized malts. A hoppy bitter flavor with citrus.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diablokev (153) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2003
When I was in my early twenties, this was the first brew I tried that was a non-standard American brew... I hated it, simply because it had a bitter aftertaste. What I have come to realize many years later is that this was the first beer in my life that actually had some flavor I just didn't know it at the time. Long stor short, my taste have become refined, and now for the rating. The aroma is one of the best I have come by yet, sweet,hoppy,floral, excelent. The appearance is a bright burnt orangish/golden color, with a nice bubbly head. The flavor is of citrus, and hoppy, with that previously mentioned bitter aftertaste (but now I know this is a good thing). The beer is smooth and a pleasure to drink. Overall a very nice pale ale.


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