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RATINGS: 4265   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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2003
The brew to imitate in the American IPA category. Floral and citrus notes from the cascade hops dominate the aroma. Excellent balance between the hops and malt with a subtle but present caramel flavor. Deep gold with a long standing white head. One of the beers that pulled me away from the macros.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - JAN 5, 2003
Hazy, golden color, short-lasting head. Slight citrus note to the mainly hoppy aroma. Excellent balance between malt and hops, full body. Lighter color and greater hoppiness distinguish this from English-style pale ales; not sure if I have a preference for one style over the other, probably would depend on my mood at the time.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierlieber (49) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2003
one of the most consistent and flavorfull american pale ales available

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oristo (67) - Orinda, California, USA - JAN 3, 2003
Good clear yellow. Great taste, citrusy in the nose with a good finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spydog (75) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2003
Good hop flavor. Great body. Nice bitterness to finish. Excellent brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (962) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2003
One of the best Pale Ales Iíve had so far.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2002
A standby. Does everything thatís asked of it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2006 Balanced just a bit on the bitter side, could finish better. A good APA but not the best.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2002
Nice golden appearance. Cascade aroma and profile come though nicely, and the hops and malt are well balanced. A good example of the style, but my bottle isnt tasting as good as it should. Iíve had this a few times before Iíve rated, so I will need to re-rate once I have a chance to sample again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2002
Golden appearance, foamy white head. Sweet caramelly malt aroma. Spicey with a touch of vanilla and nice hoppy notes. Body is slightly roasty with a sweetish malt backbone and great balanced hoppy finish. Sierra Nevada does the pale ale right. Great balanced pale ale. Nice work here.


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