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RATINGS: 4142   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - JAN 23, 2002
Great beer on tap or in bottle. Full bodied, not too bitter, clean taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2007 Huge hop nose. Hop presence in the taste with solid malt grain taste. finishes nice with more hops. Awesome APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2002
Not unlike many of the IPAís Iíve tried lately. Moderately hoppy in both taste and aroma. Itís nice that you can find this beer just about anywhere you go.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
211Gramma99 (38) - Chico, California, USA - JAN 19, 2002
This is the best beer in the world. Here in chico this is all anyone drinks. It the best tasting beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2014 Bottle. Head is small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin), moderately yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Basically a raw yeast-bomb. The stink of vitamin B overpowers even the hops. Havenít rated this in 10 years but itís STILL got this same problem (as do many other, but not all, Sierra Nevada beers). Sad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2004 Light amber color, lively carbonation, citrus hoppy aroma, balanced medium body west coast pale, gotta love them cascade hops, an enjoyable brew when you can't find anything else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adamlau (76) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2002
The very first beer that I enjoyed solely for its flavor. A bit more carbonated than I would prefer, but semi-bold, extra clean hoppiness more than makes up for it. Nice, very tolerable bittering at the end. Enjoyable and one of my favorite readily-available beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
geofflilley99 (6) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 14, 2002 does not count
Definitely an acquired taste. Not the most aggressive pale ale Iíve had, but sufficiently hoppy to grab my attention. Good summer drinkiní.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2002
nice beer, great head,smooth finish...grat for guzzling on a friday night...not too bitter, with a nice malty taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1860) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2002
Aroma, color, head, and hoppy taste are all correct for my desire of an Amercian pale Ale. Great to drink in bottles and draft. Best thing about Chico, California is Sierra Nevada Brewing Company closely followed by Scapegoat Wax.

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