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RATINGS: 4096   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2002
Decent. Iím not a huge pale ale fan, but Iíve had better ones than this. Strong flavor, very hoppy. I guess itís the way itís supposed to taste, thatís just not my style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bwgerg99 (3) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2002 does not count
Good Beer to just kick back and drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2002
This is a pale ale that all other American pales seem to be compared to , and rightfully so. Nice color, great hoppy aroma, and well balanced hop filled flavor make this one of the nationís best.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2004 This is another fine beer from Sierra Nevada. It pours with a nice head, although it quickly disipates and leaves just a little lacing. The beautiful light orange color and hoppy aroma, lets you know what you are in for. The taste is a great marriage of malt and hops, with the hops winning out in the end. This pale ale is close to perfect.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Simon (42) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 12, 2002
Good Pale. Light in color, very little head. Hoppy bitterness as standard in a Pale. A little more carbonation than I would like. One of the drinkable pales.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeermanLayton (33) - Rohnert Park, California, USA - SEP 12, 2002
Tastes better in a Keg.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2002
One of my favorite pale ales. Not filling and really flavorful. Refreshing. Itís always a safe bet at the bar.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mancer99 (13) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2002
Though Iím not a real fan of pale ales, this one rises above the others to a degree.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dave420 (55) - O.C, California, USA - SEP 7, 2002
ive got a taste for this now... i guess i had to get used to it. Its a good beer if your drinking all night .... but when did they start using laundry detergent as a ingrediant? cuz thats exactly how it would taste if i ever drank it

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19659) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2002
One of the very first US microbrews I sampled. By then I was knocked over by itís hoppiness, but immediately fell in love with the citrusy hop aroma, combined with the lightish body and overpowering bitterness. A couple of thousand beers later I donít find it very dramatical anymore, just pleasant and balanced.


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