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RATINGS: 4007   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


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 16, 2002
Let it be said I LOVE this style. I had a few (4) bottles of this while I was working my grill. Have you ever noticed your ratings go UP as you drink more than one? Me too. Anyway, this solid brew pours a perfect hazy amber (tiny particles of yummy yeast). The huge rocky/frothy off-white (more white than off) head is mostly to fully lasting with good lacing. The lovely nose is mostly grapefruit (go figure - APA) with the addition of toasty hay/straw, pine, moldy cheese (yum!!), and earth. The balanced flavor is heavy with a beautiful long bitter (yeasty, nutty) finish). The crisp, SMOOTH, creamy satisfying palate is light to medium with soft carbonation and a moderately clean (astringent) finish. Warning - HIGHLY QUAFFABLE, DON’T IMBIBE BEFORE WORK - UNLESS YOU HAVE A CALL-IN TO SPEND!!!!!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2002
It seemed bitter and a little weak, a little too ’pale’ for me.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - APR 14, 2002
Good hoppy pale ale. Very distinct flavor. I like Bass a little better.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2002
A great pale, nice hoppy flavor and aroma, balanced with a pleasent maltiness, deep golden color.I can drink this all day, and sometimes do!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2002
I can see why this beer gets so many good ratings. It has a wonderful hoppy flavor and is really crisp.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2002
Good beer, pours a decent head with some lace and a nice hop finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2002
A good Pale, a little thin. My only gripe is the Cascade hops. Maybe something different I would like better. Not the fault of SNPA, just my taste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2002
Not a bad try. But I’ve had better. A little too much fizz for my taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2002
Good head, large bubbles. Nice level of hops. Really did well on a hot afternoon. Just a touch of cloudiness, but it hit the spot! I’d buy this for myself.


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