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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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Draft in SanFran: served with small diminishing head. Aroma dominated by hops. Spicy and citrus combined. Also evident in the flavor. Bittering is intermingled with mild maltiness and palatable as well. Session! I’m glad most places are starting to have at least this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Bottle:Just got my first fresh bottle and enjoyed more than the draft. Carbonation from the bottle conditiong a plus.The carb.also made flavors more evident,still balanced.Still,Classic. DRAFT:Had this earlier tonight with dinner. Huge aroma of hops.Much fresher than any bottle I’ve had of this. This is definition pale ale. Big malt flavor and perfect bitterness.Very refreshing and easily quaffible.Will go back for more in future.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikejmadden99 (103) - Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2002
I call this my every where beer, cause I can usually get it any where I go. Fo those moments your at a place that does not have the greatest beer selection.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlabastorJones (805) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 1, 2002
For a such a widely produced ale, its very good. It has a nice crispy-bitter finish and is consistant (as one would expect from a ’big’ brew).

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2002
One of my favorite beers...and by far my favorite pale ale. It’s a wonderful beer with a good head, full body to it,and tastes different with every sip. Drink up.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Supaflyfresh99 (98) - E.Williston, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2002
Its pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2004 Re-rate: very dissapointing and not what i remember, where had all those aromatic hops gone? where was the malty body? mowhere to be found. Its still decent, but this surely can't have gone downhill that quickly, since it was only a year ago i had it. Still, drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Like Brew4Dug says, SNPA is my ’staple’ brew of this genre. Many homebrews were certainly modeled after this beer’s unforgettable Cascade hopping. I know, I know, overhopping with Cascade hops is SOOO 1994, but c’mon, this is Sierra Nevada Pale Ale! In all seriousness, the hops does introduce a strange, juniper-like acidity. It’s not so bitter in my mouth as in my stomach!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 28, 2002
Delicious. One of my favorite pale ales, loved the fruity aspect and of course, the hoppiness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
psychojinx99 (1) - fort collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2002 does not count
The best - period. More than really good beer - no joke...a pseudo-magical ellicter of old memories and good times. This brew does something special to the psyche- no doubt about it...potent catalyst for mello feel-good and positive vibes... Could not live without this stuff.


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