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RATINGS: 4334   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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2002
Yep. This is a classic american pale ale. Huge cascade aroma and flavoring hops of cascade and perle blended perfectly to make this citrusy/flowery beer melt wonderfully with slighly more hop bitternes than usually found in session type ales. LOVELY.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Good and hoppy. The aftertaste is like a mouthful of flowers--mighty fine flowers, that is.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Decent Pale Ale for being something available anywhere. Bit more on the hops side but with a decent balance

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2002
A little expensive for what the beer gives ya. but and good beer none the less

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2002
Good pale ale - and consistent over the years. The price is right as well. I used to consider this expensive, but now it seems reasonable. As with all of their beers, it looks good too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6214) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2004 Rerate Light copper appearance, fluffy white head, fresh sprucey aroma. Slight nuttty taste mixed in with a bit of fruit cocktail like sweetness. Smooth palate. Very dependable APA - excellent standly that you can always count on. Original 4 Clean, citrusy aroma. Smooth drinking - just enough hops to make it interesting. Good beer to keep a six-pack around the house with.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 26, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2003 Pours a golden orange, with a decent sized white head that somewhat lasts, and laces quite well on the descent. Aroma is all about the cascades - floral, piney, citric...maybe a tiny hint of bready malt in the back. Flavor starts with a small bit of malt, and then come the beautiful flavors of the cascade hops, rolling all over the tongue. Medium bodied, extremely easy to drink - one of the best of the style.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - AUG 26, 2002
smooth, fruity hoppy - a great summer cooler, and Iím sure itís quite drinkable other times of the year, as well - one of my favoite pales.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2002
Wonderful hoppy/tangy aroma. Dark golden amber with small foamy head that laces. Medium heavy carb w/medium body. Bit of sweetness and big on hops and bitterness. Crisp, with bitter sweet finish. I really like this APA.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Panzuriel (1427) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2002
This beer is Okay, but lots of their other offerings are far better


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