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RATINGS: 4554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2005 Dark yellow, pretty amazing color actually. Small head didn’t last long in my glass. Fruit flavors in this one, and the hops are present but nicely balanced. This is absolutely terrific, especially considering that its’ popularity seems to be in the macro realm these days. Goddamn, this one’s OK.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2003
Dark yellow hue, small but sustained head, minimal lacing, medium-bodied. Aroma hints of grapefruit, sour apple, pine, wild flowers, and spice. Very nice. The taste is straight forward, fruity hoppiness well balanced by malty sweetness. Lively carbonation, dry mouthfeel, mildly bitter aftertaste. Among the best APA's easily available to the market.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjbrown24 (61) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2003
A little to much bite at the end for me. Taste like I was just eating the wheat straight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2003
UPDATED: APR 14, 2009 Mixed aroma. Hops, yeast, spice. Minimal head unless you pick up some of the yeast. Spicy, some complexity to the flavour, tingly on the tongue. A great everday beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2003
moderate hoppy aroma with sharp candy and spices. Pours golden yellow, yeasty floaties; head quickly diminishes. Body is a bit light. Spicy and hops in the flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1613) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUN 16, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2003 I've always been a fan of Sierra Nevada. With this being their flagship beer, I think they did a good job. Nice flavor and good color. Very well balanced. Aroma has hops springing out of the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2005 Major re-rate- So I have found the hops in my palate and I actually find this to be one of my more frequented beer. Little hops in the nose, not overpowering, hops in the taste, pretty consistant. Pretty darn good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ross (2141) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2003
an alright pale ale. not worth 7.99 a 6 pack like the harris teeter charges. give me anchor liberty ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericnixon (743) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2003
Nice gold color with a good sized head. this is a well balanced beer overall that isn't over the top on any one aspect. good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2003
(On tap at the Griffin Grill and Pub in Battle Creek, MI.) Zippy and hoppy, super fresh aroma. With a medium golden appearance, a bare hint of foam and an appropriately thin palate, this is a pure, single-note, quality brew. It's not my favorite Sierra Nevada, but it's definitely a fine pale ale.

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