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RATINGS: 4174   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2003
Has a nice amber color with some carbonation and a hop smell. Taste is slightly malted and finishes with a crisp hop flavor. Overall this is a fine pale ale, but the BBC Steel Rail is my choise.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2003
A classic West Coast pale ale. Well-balanced with good use of hops. A solid beer, but not my first choice these days when there are so many more unique and interesting beers out there. Still, you can't go wrong with this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3179) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2003
A pleasant pale ale. Crisp and hoppy, yet not as complex as standouts in the style (see Three Floyds Alpha King or Founders Pale Ale). A good option when faced with a wall of Budweiser or Miller products.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2007 Beautiful hazy copper color; creamy head. Aroma of earthy hops, dusty, white sugar, white pepper, puke. Medium body, dry caramel flavor, quite good hopping level and quality, a bit grassy. Dry finish, quite long. Good but without soul.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2003
Good beer. A sweet fruity amber ale. Nicley balanced malt and hopps. Could use a little more hop pressence though. Good brew!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2003
On tap:
Poured a golden color with a thin white head. Some lacing.
Hops are in the aroma. Not too much else in the aroma.
Hops and malt are nicely balanced compared to some of the over the top APA's out there. Almost a peaty, spicy hop bite. Pleasent and drinkable.
Smooth palate that improved as the temp of the beer increased.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjw2000 (72) - USA - MAR 29, 2003
UPDATED: APR 22, 2003 Smooth and dry although aftertaste may register briefly. Light body and pleasant aroma.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2003
Clear amber, light flavor (by beer geek standards), this beer is a good stepping stone for people trying to get out of the BMC rut.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2003
Light flaor, easy to drink but still uite rich through a generous use of hops. Pale in color, bitter but strong aroma. Not much malt in it, but extremely rich, wonderful hops tone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Bottle: Pale yellow, clear, with a foamy white head. Aroma has subtle hoppyness mixed with floral notes. Flavor is hoppy and rather bitter at the finish. Palate is a bit on the thin side for me. A very nice pale ale (the hoppyness makes it kind of like a mini-IPA).


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