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RATINGS: 4081   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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 6, 2002
The best.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jaedaen99 (2) - USA - NOV 5, 2002 does not count
Argueably the best pale ale out there. Excellent use of hops. Very consistant taste. A great beer for every occasion.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2002
Ah yes...the classic pale. This beer has become standard for the west coast pale ale style. It’s been a while since I had one and it tasted better before. It is very drinkable but of course, better on tap. It kicks the pants off of so many breweries but yet at the same time I could imagine this beer with a little more oomph if ya know what I mean. The cascade hops come through on the aroma with funky citrus hints. Clarity is not an issue with this ale. I could shave in the mirror while looking through a glass of Sierra Nevada Pale. Okay palate, well balance between hop dryness and malty sweetness but again, a little more of both would do this beer a favor. A faithful stand-by beer and this week, on sale!!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 2, 2002
Powerful. Full-bodied.Dry bitterness. Fresh floral bouquet.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BStigz (23) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2002
Great in bottles, even better on tap. This is an old reliable Pale Ale that tastes especially good on a hot summer day.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rhino (57) - USA - OCT 31, 2002
A good beer with a nice aroma to it.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pympynaynteazy99 (31) - South San Jose, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
I really like Sierra Nevada. The Pale Ale was the 1st micro-brew I ever tried. I still order it, as long as it is on tap. GOOD beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2527) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2002
Updated: Copper gold copper, huge white creamy head, which left an inch high dollop in the bottom of the glass when I had finished. Light malty and musty aroma, with some fruitiness and a tingle of citric hops. Flavor was light and balanced, with a touch of light fruity malt and tingly hops. Creamy malt palate. Not as great as I remember it, but still a pretty good beer, and one of the best with such a wide distribution.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
C5Drvr (18) - Tinton Falls, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2002

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ppcpilot (21) - Port Allen, Louisiana, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Very floral aroma, short white head. Little lacing. Kinda reminds me of lebanese tea. Tastes of roses on the first pull, slight but not overwhelming bitterness. A good sipping beer. Lots of carbonation. Slightly on the amber side of Golden.


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