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RATINGS: 4014   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2002
A very nice pale ale, nice smooth hoppie taste, a rich aroma, leaves a pleasant aftertaste, all in all I would have to say it is my favorite pale ale of all time.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puckguy23 (2) - USA - MAR 3, 2002 does not count
Quite enjoyable. I canít afford to drink it as often as Iíd like, but itís a nice beer if Iím splurging.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2007 Itís wonderful that such a fine beer is so ubiquitous in the supermarkets around here. Lovely hops.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2002
What a pretty boy. Wonderful aroma, spicey and floral. A bit thin for my liking. Enjoyable in a noncommital way.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2002
Yep, good beer. If youíre a fan of pales this is one to try. Nice floral, sweet aroma. Clear golden color. All in all very crisp, refreshing and enjoyable. Good brew

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2002
Not for me at all.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2002
just what this beer needs: a one hundred seventy-eighth rating; one more wang (me) to affirm itís noble lineage with a burp and trite but earnest proclamation: íyeh, thish izzz puuuurdy good...í SNPA is a great standard: a few better pales are out there, sure, but even more hacks and losers and charlatans. available in many of the most dismal grocery store beer coolers nationwide, like a friend waving from a crowd of drones. faint haze in the color, yellow like a kodak box. perky little head. nice aroma of-duh-hops, but also a grassy scent of burlap thatís not at all unpleasant. a little sweetness and biscuit in the taste, not much bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yakbreath (13) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2002
Though a little flat, not a bad Pale Ale if you find it on sale.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
logan99 (4) - USA - FEB 27, 2002 does not count
Very good pale ale. I have tried this beer in many locations and have had a couple bad batches though. I would recommend giving it a few tries to be sure you experience it at its best.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2002
Cloudy light orange appearance with a weak, but not distasteful, flavor. Easy to drink, but underdeveloped flavors and lacks punch--preponderately attributable to the weak hopping. The Spanish Peaks pale ale I recently enjoyed embarrasses this sierra nevada offering.


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