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RATINGS: 4352   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


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   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.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2003
A nice little pale ale. It had nice citris notes with well balanced hops, a easy drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2003 Clear amber in color with an adequate head. Hoppy aroma with a touch of citrus. A touch of sweetness with a full serving of hops. Crisp and clean finsh, I'll have another.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2451) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2003
Ok head which ends up as a nice lacing. Floral, citrusy aroma. Color of a medium foggy orange. Microfine particle of yeast in suspension make is slighty foggy. Nice mild hops flavor with a finish that is slightly dry and bitter with a nice hops aftertaste. A very good pale ale that is a good refreshing summer brew. Also recmmend to those who look for a mild hops flavor in their beers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2003 This is a Qaulity Pale Ale.Full of flavor. Hoppy aroma and taste. Crisp and fun to drink. Nice balance.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2003
this is a perfect example of a quality apa. pours a light copper color with a slightly off white. the hop flavor is perfect. a little bit floral, a little bit citrusy, and a very nice bitterness to it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 11, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2010 Re-Rate March 25, 2010
Had from bottle. Pours golden-amber with a slight, quickly dissipating head. I might be a little too used to the Torpedo, so the hops are a bit too disguised within the malts in this finely balanced pale ale. Aroma of hops, citrus, and sugars. Flavors are a nice balance of hops and malts. I have to just remind myself that this is a pale ale, and not an IPA or an extra IPA. It’s supposed to be balanced, not too hoppy, and not too bitter. In that case, Sierra Nevada does a great job here. Re-rate: 3.6

Had from bottle May 9, 2003
Poured with a slight head and a yellow-orange coloring. Head is slight and dissapates quickly. Taste is hoppy with a good amount of malts. A very reliable tasting beer, but not my favorite pale. Original Rating: 3.2


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