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RATINGS: 4004   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
007lund (92) - Ann Arbor, USA - JUL 27, 2002
A good pale ale, if you donít mind the malt overpowering the beer. Tastes very floral, almost too much.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4028) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2002
Mild, but menacing, hops on top a dream-cicle (orange and vanilla) aroma. Dominant dry-hop flavor, with some vanilla. Pale orange. Keep this on the front of the tongue, because the bitter really builds if you let it get onto the sides and back of the tongue. I know that people like this, but itís a ham-handed ode to Cascades hops -- thatís done much better by Anchor.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Racegoer (351) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2002
My go to Beer for Summer . get it by the six or by the 1/2 case, just get some. I am starting to see this beer widely available and I am glad. Much better than other choices at most resturants,even my local grocery has it. This is a good choice to give to those who have been indoctrinated thru marketing that a Bud or Coors light is a good beer.I will keep my beer fridge full of this stuff, canít wait to get my first 1/2 barrel keg of it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vryce99 (2) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2002 does not count
Iím not much of an ale drinker, but I did enjoy this pale ale. Very nice flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2004 Excellent flavor for a bottled ale....flavor is consistent and it tastes like it looks..very good. Pours a melancholy amber..clear, but cool. Some swathy white head, but fairly trivial. The nose is malty and fruity..perhaps apples. The taste is crisp, but heavy...sweet and malty... the finish is dry and sweet, light on the carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2002
A darker version then the IPA, but less harsh. Good flavor and very drinkable make this something actually worth paying for.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
areitz (5) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2002 does not count
I have actually sampled SN Pale Ale on several occassions and every time I have come up wanting more. The beer has a smokey taste but not much flavor. I think will move on.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Excellent Pale ale, they do things right. Very smooth, wonderful hoppy flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnson2020 (79) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2002
Iím not as high on this beer as a lot of people, but it is still very drinkable. Seems almost too one dimensional(almost no sweetness).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2002
Golden with a fast falling head that only leaves a soapy layer. Hoppy aroma with notes of peaches in whipped cream, citrus fruits and icing sugar. Nice hop flavors, like freshly cut cereals and a well balanced bitter finish.


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