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RATINGS: 4318   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
weisinator (67) - USA - JUN 2, 2003
It looks like any other American Pale Ale, except there's no head retention or lacing. Decent quantities of hop aroma, flavor and bitterness make up for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5551) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2006 Poured an amber color with a small, off white head that left nice sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, toasted dough, light toffee malts, grass, and citrus fruits. Balanced taste of citrus fruits, caramel malts, and a bitter hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2003 I lIke it. Small to medium head, copper/gplden color with some floaties, creamy palate, light carbonation. Good hop bitterness, a good citrus favor. This and Boulevard Pale Ale taste quite similar to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holdwine (1125) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2003
One of my favorites. This is the american pale that others should be measured against. They have consistently put out a quality ale. I'm glad they have done such a good job with distribution. It is nice to fallback on an old, reliable brew. Nice floral notes, great malt and a zippy hoppiness that makes this pale very enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrenalin112 (57) - Lake Forest, California, USA - MAY 24, 2003
The great safety net of beers. I call this one "default", this is were u go to when your at a restaurant & the other choices are bud, miller, corona, & the like. Many a meal has been saved for me by the SN pale. Nice color, smooth taste, & most importantly... loaded with hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - MAY 23, 2003
great bite to it, kind of a piney taste, smooth and way too easy to drink, beautiful color, one of the best pale ales

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2003
UPDATED: APR 10, 2004 What more can I say about this perfect deep golden brew that has turned most "beer lovers" into hopheads.Preparing our palates for hopdevils' & what not.Nice lace,Great balance,I love this.Don't get me wrong people but this is closer to an IPA than alot of brewerys will ever get.An american staple.The pave the way Pale ale(Liberty ale is grandpa of heady pales)Seek out those blessed 24 oz. bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deprogram (115) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2003 64 oz. draught, Kent OH Well established hop tones, rather the best beer on tap at this place. For what that's worth... Bitterness never too overpowering, nice underlying sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2003
This pale ale is the staple that every other pale ale is compared to. Great balance to the beer, good hop flavor and aroma. A little citrusy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2003
On draft at local restaurant. Beautiful amber color with a small white and rapidly diminishing head and little lacing. Light aroma - hoppy with touch of malt sweetness and a faint soap smell. Intial flavor is malt with a burst of hoppy bitterness quickly kicking in. Long finish with slight metallic taste and lingering hop astringency. Nice drinkable pale ale and a good match for the cajun spiced food.

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