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RATINGS: 4296   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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5978) - 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.

4.1
   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

4.2
   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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Good and hoppy. The aftertaste is like a mouthful of flowers--mighty fine flowers, that is.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Decent Pale Ale for being something available anywhere. Bit more on the hops side but with a decent balance

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2002
A little expensive for what the beer gives ya. but and good beer none the less

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Good pale ale - and consistent over the years. The price is right as well. I used to consider this expensive, but now it seems reasonable. As with all of their beers, it looks good too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6066) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2004 Rerate Light copper appearance, fluffy white head, fresh sprucey aroma. Slight nuttty taste mixed in with a bit of fruit cocktail like sweetness. Smooth palate. Very dependable APA - excellent standly that you can always count on. Original 4 Clean, citrusy aroma. Smooth drinking - just enough hops to make it interesting. Good beer to keep a six-pack around the house with.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2003 Pours a golden orange, with a decent sized white head that somewhat lasts, and laces quite well on the descent. Aroma is all about the cascades - floral, piney, citric...maybe a tiny hint of bready malt in the back. Flavor starts with a small bit of malt, and then come the beautiful flavors of the cascade hops, rolling all over the tongue. Medium bodied, extremely easy to drink - one of the best of the style.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - AUG 26, 2002
smooth, fruity hoppy - a great summer cooler, and Iím sure itís quite drinkable other times of the year, as well - one of my favoite pales.


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