on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 4233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Share this beer with friends!
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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2004 This is another fine beer from Sierra Nevada. It pours with a nice head, although it quickly disipates and leaves just a little lacing. The beautiful light orange color and hoppy aroma, lets you know what you are in for. The taste is a great marriage of malt and hops, with the hops winning out in the end. This pale ale is close to perfect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Simon (42) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 12, 2002
Good Pale. Light in color, very little head. Hoppy bitterness as standard in a Pale. A little more carbonation than I would like. One of the drinkable pales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeermanLayton (33) - Rohnert Park, California, USA - SEP 12, 2002
Tastes better in a Keg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2002
One of my favorite pale ales. Not filling and really flavorful. Refreshing. Itís always a safe bet at the bar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mancer99 (13) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2002
Though Iím not a real fan of pale ales, this one rises above the others to a degree.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dave420 (55) - O.C, California, USA - SEP 7, 2002
ive got a taste for this now... i guess i had to get used to it. Its a good beer if your drinking all night .... but when did they start using laundry detergent as a ingrediant? cuz thats exactly how it would taste if i ever drank it

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (20450) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2002
One of the very first US microbrews I sampled. By then I was knocked over by itís hoppiness, but immediately fell in love with the citrusy hop aroma, combined with the lightish body and overpowering bitterness. A couple of thousand beers later I donít find it very dramatical anymore, just pleasant and balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5952) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2007 If Iím ever stranded on a desert island and am given the opportunity to choose one and only one beer to live with for the rest of my days, SN Pale Ale has to be on the candidate list. Is it the best beer Iíve ever had ... well, no. But it is perhaps the best EVERY DAY beer Iíve ever had. I could drink gallons of this, like a fish-tank full, and never get tired of it. It has the pentultimate balance of malt and hops with an awesome bouquet of ... well, everything. If some day I ever have the guts it takes to start my own brewery, I only hope my flagship brew is as good as this. Or, if I start my dream tavern some day, there will ALWAYS be a tap reserved for SN Pale Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - AUG 31, 2002
aroma nice and hoppy taste clean with nice malt finnish with a small hop kick

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2002
Yep. This is a classic american pale ale. Huge cascade aroma and flavoring hops of cascade and perle blended perfectly to make this citrusy/flowery beer melt wonderfully with slighly more hop bitternes than usually found in session type ales. LOVELY.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 390 391 392  393  394 395 396 » 424

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50