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RATINGS: 4138   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2002
Good head, large bubbles. Nice level of hops. Really did well on a hot afternoon. Just a touch of cloudiness, but it hit the spot! I’d buy this for myself.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2002
I have reconsidered. This is a well crafted pale all which is a little hoppier than others in its class.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 This beer pretty much sets the standard for a great pale ale. This ale has the perfect amount of bitterness. Probably at the top of my pale ale list.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zentiel99 (1) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2002 does not count
Tasty brew, goes great with good pizza. Its worth it to seek out and try this one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
robtdaw99 (3) - USA - MAR 29, 2002 does not count
Great hops bite; refreshing, yet substantial

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2002
A decent pale ale, but not my favorite. The Bridgeport Blue Heron is a lot smoother, and has more body, where the Sierra Nevada seems a little thinner. but satisfying, and strong enough to rank well in the Pale Ale family. It does have a nice hoppy bite, but the aftertaste bears a lot of bitterness that I’m not sure if I like. It does get better with each beer, (but I think that formula works for every beer!)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
twocycle99 (61) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2002
OK but it didn’t jump out

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2002
This made a favorable first impression, but I was at an Oscar Party and not really concentrating on beer, so I do want to try it again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RedTickBeer (39) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2002
Well you can check the list and tell I am a big Pale Ale fan. So my rating shouldn’t be a shock. Clean bitterness. Always seem to find this fresh and at the grocery store no less. A workhorse pale ale which manages to be in my top five APA list. Drink don’t ask.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2006 Solid malt backbone is really quite nondescript. The hops are a bit more forceful, although this is really a quite balanced beer. One of the more aggressive APAs out there.


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