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RATINGS: 4501   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2003
Body is a clear copper with a small, creamy, white head that is well lasting and leaves good lacing. Light bread malts and fresh sprucy / citric hops. Sweet start rolls into a bitter finish. The finish on this beer is much spicier than the aroma indicates. Watery but nicely rounded body. This is a well built beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rockydog (11) - martinsbug, West Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Good good good beer. Love this. Top ten beer.Nice mild flavor for such an active beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BillAhlman (2) - Grapevine, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2003 does not count
In my NOT SO HUMBLE opinion, S.N. Pale Ale is THE BEST AMERICAN ALE today! Hoppy, Just the right bite, and a wonderful aftertaste. The head seems to hang around a while which is nice! I LOVE THIS ALE!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slaterock (11) - USA - JUL 23, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2005 I love this stuff. What I would call a perfect color for a beer. Almost a light orange. Very hoppy, very snappy taste. Don’t know what else to say, lives up to the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2003
Very hoppy/malt aroma, amber, good sized creamy head, some nice lace too. Hoppy at first, with a solid malt background. Well balanced, good hoppy bite, medium bodied. A truly good beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BruceLeroy (111) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Bitter. Kinda crappy. Tastes exactly like Summit's Pale Ale, but it is a little more carbonated and has a little more head. NOT IMPRESSED for a beer with such a high rating. I wish I had picked up some Michelob. I'm thirsty for beer, not this bitter swill.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirtyjj (3) - Healdsburg, California, USA - JUL 20, 2003 does not count
These guys deserve a 20 just for the fact that they've been doing such a great job for so long. A great American standard from the first, and arguably the best macro-micro in the industry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2003
This is a great summer beer. Nice amber body with decent head and retention. Cascade hops all the way. This is the ale that gave me the ability to detect Cascade hops in beer. I've drank so many it's kind of programmed in my senses. Light enough flavor and body for the hot Summer weather.Perfect session beer as well and one of the most consistent brews I know of.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EKGoldings (627) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2003
This is the standard by which other American Pale Ales are judged, and rightly so. Typical nose of Cascades hits you straight from the glass. Excellent bitterness and hop aroma profile. There is some malt there, but it is hidden mostly by the hops. It is good in bottles and great on tap. Readily available, this is my favorite beer in a pub as I know I will get a consistently good beer that is well hopped. Personally, I'd prefer that they play around with EKG-Fuggle flowers in the conditinoing tank, rather than Cascades, but thats a beer for another day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2003
UPDATED: APR 11, 2005 The standard all-American pale ale. Cottony white head and metallic-orange body with moderate-low carbonation and dense fine dry hop particles. Bright, citrusy Cascade hops in the nose when fresh. Aroma also has an underbelly of fruity pale malt and a briny note. Well-balanced citrusy spice and woodsy hoppiness and lightly toasted malt character in the flavor. Nice medium bitter finish. Freshness is essential. Lifeless bottles of SNPA are depressing. Often the best beer readily available on tap in the Southwestern U.S. and elsewhere. There seem to be very few beers brewed in such large quanities that still maintain decent quality like this one. On the flip side, this beer is so common that it can get boring.

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