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RATINGS: 4070   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


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
carcam3699 (5) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - AUG 14, 2002 does not count
My #1 choice in the US. Great color, amazing aroma and flavor, with hops eveywhere.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CE619 (81) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2002
a nearly perfect beer. beautiful copper color, the beer sparkles invitingly. a light, fluffy off white ahead rests on top. crisp and refreshing, with a nutty flavor, with perfectly balanced hops. one of the best beers to be found anywhere

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philosopher99 (24) - arnold, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2002
an old standby, lots of fun to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - AUG 11, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2003 Very nice beer. One of my favorites. Slightly dry, goes great with food. edit: Still really like this beer, but I had to bump it down after tasting the 2002 Celebration Ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2002
A wonderful standby that seems to be available many places. A wonderful bitter beer from a microbrew that doesnít seem to have lost its character or quality as its distribution increases. Bravo.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JB99 (27) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2002
Iím not a big fan of pale ale anyway but this one seems to have a bad aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3609) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2002
Bottle, GBBF London. Amber colour, low head and condition. Nice hoppy aroma , lots more hop flavour and bitterness with a balancing malt in the body and a long hoppy finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2002
I have finally given in to rating SNPA. I probably have had more Sierras than any other better beer. That all happened without thinking about the beer most of the time. The nose is very floral and spicy. The palate is packed with a tropical fruit tamed by malt. A wonderful example of an APA. Nice dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2002
Not a bad pale ale I have had better. But the beer goes down well. It has a nice fruity bitter taste to it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2002
Not bad considering itís use of Cascade hops. Bitter but not overwhelming, but not a very pleasing aftertaste, thanks to the Cascade hops. Not the best, but not the worst either. It tasted OK cold with a sub and was free.


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