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RATINGS: 4553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - NOV 21, 2003
The best pale ale I've ever had. If I were ever gonna buy pale ale again I would surely buy this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jzzbassman (1580) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2003
This is a beer that makes living in a place with a lack of good beers bearable. You can get it nearly everywhere, and you always know that you will get the standard by which the style is measured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9755) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2003
Cloudy gold in colour. Aromas are light pine needle and spices. Floral flavour that is light and refreshing. Nice dry hops to finish but not as much bite as the more alcoholic pale ales. The lighter way to enjoy pale ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2003
Deep golden hue with an off-whote foamy head. Floral, hoppy nose with hints of citrus and yeast. Lovely floral taste that follows the nose with a crisp dry finish. Not as intensely hoppy as some APAs but yet another fantastic beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2003
Very hoppy pale ale. Cascades. Very enjoyable. Deep Amber in color. Very tasty beer. Well balanced with hops and malt. Fresh keg. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2003
The standard by which all other American pale ales are judged. And usually there when there is a shortage of good beer. Nice spicy hop aroma. Pleasing hop/malt balance. Very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
captspastic (20) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2003
One of my standby ales. Good flavor overall. Good body. An ok beer that's usually always available in bars trying to handle real beer, but don't quite make the grade.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheGeek (6) - Columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2003 does not count
Very smooth and full of flavor with a pinch of sweetness that really sets it all off. One of the better pales I've tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2003
the session beer of choice at the bar i frequent most.... tastes like, um, well, a simple APA. smooth, a tad sweet, with a some decent hoppiness. this was the beer i drank a couple of years ago when i thought i was being cool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2003
Wonderful bitter hoppy aroma. Slightly orange color, lightly clouded with sediment. Strong Cascade presence, backed up by a somewhat sweet maltiness. An excellent brew considering it can be found almost anywhere

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