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RATINGS: 4018   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 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2001
UPDATE - 3/26/01. This is my new ’drinking’ beer. It’s full of flavor (Cascade and Perle hops magic). In fact, I’m brewing a clone of this right now, I hope I get it because this is a phenomenal APA.
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I am a huge dark beer fan, but this brew has nearly all the kick and flavor of their porter. Had it on tap, highly recommended with something grilled.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StoutOrDeath (121) - USA - MAR 17, 2001
Not bad. Not great. Average beer. Refreshing, I suppose. This is more of a trendy college type beer. Not for me.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rosebud (47) - Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 11, 2001
An excellent pale ale, the hoppiness and bitter aftertaste are fantastic. SN has certainly done well with this product. A beautiful tasting beer that stays with you from 1st to last sip. Every microbrewery should bottle condition their beers!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2001
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 Has a mild grapefruit/citrus aroma and hoppiness, which compliments seafood nicely.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChinaCat99 (14) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2001
Good Pale Ale. This one had a great taste and an amazing aftertaste that really made me want to go back for more. Nice hoppy flavor, and good head retention.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
celticg99 (22) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2001
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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aledrinkerLS (101) - New Brunswick, USA - FEB 25, 2001
This is the benchmark for american style pale ale. Very drinkable, hoppy enough without being ridiculous, nice session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2001
In comparison to other pale ales there are better beers out there. The nice thing about this beer is it’s a beer that is fairly easy to find both at bars and retail

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2001
A classic American PA indeed, but I still lean to Anchor Liberty to lead the pack on this style. A floral Cascade hop nose with a crisp, fruity flavor. Assertive but at the same time delicate. Light amber in color with a moderate hop bitterness with a nice long finish. Always a treat.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 1, 2001
too mild, nice amber color though. decent


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