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RATINGS: 4075   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrotherBeer (13) - Colfax, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2002
Very hoppy. Great hop smell, and great bitterness. A little more cloudiness would be great to match that big hop flavor. Maybe they could cut back on the flavor hops to balance the pale and hop flavors. Pretty good beer though!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2003 Foamy, slight carbonation, deep amber color. Malty, and fruity on the nose, both of which appear in the flavor. Yeast adds to flavor, followed by sour citric aftertaste. Easy drinking and thirst-quenching.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2002
A good hoppy pale ale, this is the one that got me turned onto pales. Bonus, in thats its available almost anywhere.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldJack99 (114) - USA - MAR 14, 2002
I know it is special beer, but doesnít suit my fancy. Great aroma, but maybe itís too much hops or something, I find it too bitter, pretty imbalanced IMO. Too much hype for this beer, my friends buy emí for me cuz they know I like ales and stouts and darker beers and figure this is the King but I was disappointed, Iíll have to try some of Sierra Nevadas other brews.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2002
When Iím in the mood for hops, this is what I reach for. I enjoy this beer more each time.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAR 9, 2002
I put American beers into three categories: Crap on football commercials (Bud, Coors), things that arenít spectacular but at least theyíre not Bud (Sam Adams, Shiner Bock), and then the rare American brew that is truly something nice. This definitely falls into the third category. Good floral, rich smell. Nice smooth taste, slightly fruity but hard to describe. Light, refreshing aftertaste. Best drank with a cigar in the other hand.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
quiksilverxtc99 (99) - USA - MAR 9, 2002
bad finish, the end game at the bottle bottom was swillwater. I was highly disappointed with this beer after all the hype around it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2002
Good color, good aroma. Has a good flavor that I canít really describe. Finishes nice and leaves your palate thirsting for more.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Skrip99 (82) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 7, 2002
so-so is all I can say. Not bad and not the best.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2002
An excellent pale ale. It does not sacrafice flavor. It goes down smooth, finishes nice, and leaves you begginí for more.


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