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RATINGS: 4318   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2002
UPDATED: APR 29, 2003 I have decided that this needs to be my 100th rating (I can't believe I haven't rated it yet). I remember 10 years ago actually having a tough time finding this gem in bars and packies. It is now ubiquitous and I think our country is better for it. This has a yeastiness I adore, a malt complexity which is remarkable in so light an ale and a Cascade hop bouquet that makes me weep with joy. The palate is a marvel. Thank God for the advent of this ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2003 Pours light golden with thick white head. Good cascade aroma and decent hop bitterness in the nose, followed by a crisp malt finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3819) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2002
This is a beer Iíll have to try again, because Iím sure I didnít appreciate what some find as the balance of this beer. I was completely overwhelmed by the hoppiness of it--I "grew up on" (in the beer-drinking sense) on English pale ales and donít know if Iíll ever quite adjust. Plain golden color, hoppy bitterness. Iíll re-rate it sometime. (on tap, Flying Saucer, Addison, TX)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2002
Each time I have another beer from Sierra Nevada I am more and more impressed. How a micro brewery that is so widely available can maintain such great beer is truly amazing. Besides, nice hoppy pale ales are right up my alley.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2002
The quintessential west coast pale ale. Nice floral smell wondeful color and mouthfeel. A great session beer

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
msutequilaman (84) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2002
Nice caramel color with good, off-white head. Creamy and smooth with just the right amount of malt and hops. A very good IPA.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slovak34 (99) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2002

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2002
The quintessential APA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pastout (27) - Windber, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2002
Good easy drinking beer. Smooth with just the right touch of hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tzakiel (81) - Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2002
Very good. Possibly my new favorite everyday kind of beer. Drinkable and refreshing, not heavy... great aftertaste.


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