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RATINGS: 4485   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4762) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2003
Good golden color, not a distinctive aroma but still pleasing. Mild hops and bitter, not much of an aftertaste. For a session beer, this would make my day. I wouldn't of thought I'd like a pale ale, but to knock back a few in a row this would be perfect!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2003
Sweet malt backbone, good hoppiness with both bitterness and citrus / orange taste. Bitter finish. So this is what a craft beer tastes like from a BIG brewery. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodolito (163) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 13, 2003
A great session beer. Poured a gold/light amber color with a white head. Aroma of floral hops and esters. Bitter hop flavor with a light malt aftertaste. Very well balanced. Crisp, dry, clean finish. Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rib Eye (148) - USA - FEB 12, 2003
A fine example of American pale ale. Better than Sam Adams lately. Still as with most P.A.'s a little hoppy for my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
One of the better American Pales, and very widely available (thank God)...an always worthy libation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2003
Tasty. Reminds me of making 10 to 15 figurines, but can only come up with three. An eye that was popped out of a skull, dangling in a lonesome space of blackness and confusion, a toy truck that has bottle caps and soap stars for wheels with a killer exhaust system made from an old slinky that comes out of the center of the pre-existing wheels that Ive made out of soap stars and beer bottle caps, also the bed is filled with red paper hearts and super wood glue, that however hold down the back spare tire, just incase of a flat. The last figurine is an eyeball, but this time its not hanging out of a socket because its very motionless and still, very blood shot and unwelcoming, very chilling to the eye and if you stare at it… you would think it really sucks ass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headmint (5) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - FEB 10, 2003 does not count
Hmmm...a somewhat strange beer I thought. Nice color, a deep yellow with a twinge of red. Small head that quickly skeedattles, no lace. Pretty good flavor with no aftertaste. Very little creaminess, perhaps a bit on the thin side, but this is a pale. I also feel mine was a little too warm. I like this pale as far as pales go. I have a 12-pack to drink, so I can't be too harsh ;)....An update: this beer really finishes well. Creaminess increases and flavor mellows and blends as one approaches the dreaded bottom of the glass, where some yeast can be found. Beer that finishes well is a good sign, unlike, say, Bud, which starts out nasty and finishes like lukewarm spit. I'm upping the flavor, palate and overall a notch.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pwyman (71) - Hubert, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2003
Good but not nearly the best. Not as smooth as I expected for a pale ale. Does have an after taste that causes lower ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2003
UPDATED: APR 9, 2004 I used to hate this beer. We all know what it pours like and what it looks like. Pleasant hop presense, along with citrus fruits. I can't review this beer. I am not worthy. It's a legend. A great beer. That's all I can say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2004 Medium hopped aromas, with a sweet malt smell of caramel and candy sugar. Feel tingles on the tongue at first sip, rolls over your tongue with a pleasing mild bitterness, and finishes sweet. A good amount of hops, but not my favorite hop flavor... seems fresh, but plastic-like in the hop flavor. Finish is just better than fizzy, with a sticky maple and LME flavor.

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