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RATINGS: 4490   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2003
This pale ale is the staple that every other pale ale is compared to. Great balance to the beer, good hop flavor and aroma. A little citrusy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2003
On draft at local restaurant. Beautiful amber color with a small white and rapidly diminishing head and little lacing. Light aroma - hoppy with touch of malt sweetness and a faint soap smell. Intial flavor is malt with a burst of hoppy bitterness quickly kicking in. Long finish with slight metallic taste and lingering hop astringency. Nice drinkable pale ale and a good match for the cajun spiced food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2003
A nice little pale ale. It had nice citris notes with well balanced hops, a easy drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2003 Clear amber in color with an adequate head. Hoppy aroma with a touch of citrus. A touch of sweetness with a full serving of hops. Crisp and clean finsh, I'll have another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2491) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2003
Ok head which ends up as a nice lacing. Floral, citrusy aroma. Color of a medium foggy orange. Microfine particle of yeast in suspension make is slighty foggy. Nice mild hops flavor with a finish that is slightly dry and bitter with a nice hops aftertaste. A very good pale ale that is a good refreshing summer brew. Also recmmend to those who look for a mild hops flavor in their beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2003 This is a Qaulity Pale Ale.Full of flavor. Hoppy aroma and taste. Crisp and fun to drink. Nice balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2003
this is a perfect example of a quality apa. pours a light copper color with a slightly off white. the hop flavor is perfect. a little bit floral, a little bit citrusy, and a very nice bitterness to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 11, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2010 Re-Rate March 25, 2010
Had from bottle. Pours golden-amber with a slight, quickly dissipating head. I might be a little too used to the Torpedo, so the hops are a bit too disguised within the malts in this finely balanced pale ale. Aroma of hops, citrus, and sugars. Flavors are a nice balance of hops and malts. I have to just remind myself that this is a pale ale, and not an IPA or an extra IPA. It’s supposed to be balanced, not too hoppy, and not too bitter. In that case, Sierra Nevada does a great job here. Re-rate: 3.6

Had from bottle May 9, 2003
Poured with a slight head and a yellow-orange coloring. Head is slight and dissapates quickly. Taste is hoppy with a good amount of malts. A very reliable tasting beer, but not my favorite pale. Original Rating: 3.2

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 9, 2003
I love this macro-Pale Ale. Full flavored, malty and very hoppy in aroma and taste. A very refreshing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
topper71 (19) - USA - MAY 9, 2003
Yumm - a great beer. Very full tasting with a delicious flavor. A great 6 pack beer.

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