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RATINGS: 4069   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 17, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2004 7/17/02: A very nice American pale ale. A benchmark for others to surpass. 3/25/03: Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber with a rocky off white head and lots of tiny bubbles rising to the surface. Light hops to the nose. Flavor: Starts sweet (a hint of apricot) with a quick hop bite on the tongue and a sharp bitter finish. Don't drink this one ice cold, the bitterness is not as sharp at 55 degrees. 2/22/04: At $20 a case@Costco, this has become my staple session brew.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTapeworm99 (13) - Sonora, California, USA - JUL 17, 2002
Not bad. I donít drink that many Stale Ales, but they have it on tap at my fav bar, so itís good if I canít figure out something better to swill.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
anticop (79) - Porterville, California, USA - JUL 16, 2002
gotta love the paley aley. lets go fishin, this is my favorite beer of all time. i will drink it anytime, esp. in the mountains.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2002
I donít really like the bitterness of beer but this is a nice change of pace. Crisp and refreshing, and very flavorful. Not as light and drinkable as many, but excellent nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2002
This was pretty tasty. It has quite a bit of bite and a smooth, long finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 13, 2002
Has the color of honey, with a thick, white head. Smells sweet and sour with alot of hoppyness thrown in. Has a peachy, pineapply flavor with hop dryness on the finish. Hops are extremly well balanced with the malt.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUL 12, 2002
Nice beer. I tasted citrus (grapefruit maybe) and alot of hops. The finish was very clean and dry. The aroma did not catch my interest, but the taste was great.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaymobrown (1664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2002
Fairly clear, watery and thin. No real taste, but high on carbination. Little taste of any hops - an average pale ale at best. An easy beer to drink, but no real character.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerlovinman99 (124) - USA - JUL 9, 2002
I find this a little thin for a pale ale - but then again, I love Summit. Tastewise, itís really excellent and has an great aftertaste. And it looks gorgeous!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
olympian (107) - USA - JUL 9, 2002
The great American Pale! Magnificent blend of hop bitterness with a distinctive malt . Absolutely a permanent resident on my íTop10í list. I love Bass, but this is even better - okay, a LOT better!


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