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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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Superstar (45) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Pours a nice orangey-gold with a creamy head. Smell is citrusy. A nice crisp and clean mouthfeel - highly drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Didn't care for this one too much. Flavor was mildly skunky and I had a hard time finishing it. Herbal malty flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hvac4sl (31) - Dowling, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2003
Amber color with little head. Maybe the barkeep didn't know how to pour this beer. Aroma of biscuit and cascade. Taste was fairly smooth with a hoppy finish. The benchmark pale? I'll have to have a few others to decide. Isn't beer drinking wonderful!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2004 Rerate: Still one of the best. Love the breadiness of this Pale Ale. Wow! The hops mean business with this beer. It's a shame it's so hard to get around these parts.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhart2 (19) - USA - FEB 28, 2003
So far, still my favorite bottled beer. I would love to try the Harvest. Guess I'll have to go to Cali.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2003
Amber color with a medium tan head. Moderately herbal nose that continues into the mouth along with some bready malt, grass, and sweetness. Finishes much the same. Decent session brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vikingbeau (67) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2003
She tasted great. I may keep her around and hammer her for an entire evening. If you know what I mean. I like when chunks float in my beer...it's intimidating.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2003
Crystal clear, golden more so than amber. Nose and mouth are loaded with bitter hops, I think with some more intensive malt backing the hop presence could be justified.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
koatis (50) - Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2003
This is an excellent American pale ale. Aromatic, crisp, and uniquely hoppy. The only drawback is that it's a bit expensive in some locations.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4510) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2003
Good golden color, not a distinctive aroma but still pleasing. Mild hops and bitter, not much of an aftertaste. For a session beer, this would make my day. I wouldn't of thought I'd like a pale ale, but to knock back a few in a row this would be perfect!


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