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RATINGS: 4039   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


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
A.J. Raffles99 (3) - USA - JUL 6, 2001 does not count
I think this is the best widely available American-brewed beer. Iím glad itís easy to find. There are certainly better beers, but its combination of quality and availabilty shows how far American tastes have come in the last 15 years.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lmahony199 (52) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2001
very hoppy and smooth

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
jzal899 (1) - westfield, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2001 does not count
Nice to chill with.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2001
THIS IS VERY BITTER AND ALOT OF HOPS. THE TASTE IS VERY FLAVORFUL,YOU HAVE TO GET USED TO IT. BUT YOU CAN TELL IT IS WELL MADE.I COULD DRINK A FEW OF THESE .

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
k2 (146) - USA - JUN 22, 2001
Americaís best overall microbrewery. This beer is very hoppy and has a clean finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUN 15, 2001
Maybe the most overrated beer on the planet. It is actually a decent version of an American Pale Ale. But for $2 less, or more, you can get a 6 of Saranac Pale Ale, which is just as good.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2001
I have had to recently revisit this fine beer. It has all the malt and enough hops to really satisfy. My first impressions were not that great, too flowery. But on second thought I now appreciate that quality.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ddell99 (12) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 4, 2001
This is one of my favís when it comes to national brands. It is a great strong tasting beer and very hoppy,

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cartel99 (19) - Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2001
A very crisp, well hopped beer. As always, more hops are welcome for the style.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stove Top (43) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2001
Great golden color, big beautiful hop aroma (cascades) and a very well done malt balance act leaning on the bitter side. On tap this beer is awesome ...in a bottle it loses a little but still is very impressive.


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