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RATINGS: 4374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2660) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2002
Updated: Copper gold copper, huge white creamy head, which left an inch high dollop in the bottom of the glass when I had finished. Light malty and musty aroma, with some fruitiness and a tingle of citric hops. Flavor was light and balanced, with a touch of light fruity malt and tingly hops. Creamy malt palate. Not as great as I remember it, but still a pretty good beer, and one of the best with such a wide distribution.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
C5Drvr (18) - Tinton Falls, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2002

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ppcpilot (21) - Port Allen, Louisiana, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Very floral aroma, short white head. Little lacing. Kinda reminds me of lebanese tea. Tastes of roses on the first pull, slight but not overwhelming bitterness. A good sipping beer. Lots of carbonation. Slightly on the amber side of Golden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freekyp (1692) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2007 Extremely hoppy, citrusy pale ale. An old standby. Best in hot weather at a BBQ. OBVIOUS use of cascade hops to great effect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2002
The popularity of this beer amazes me. A top seller anywhere. Awesome floral bready aroma. Clean white head. Deep golden hue. Expertly balanced, pleasant malts first, medium bodied, and lovely long hopped out finish. A classic no doubt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puc86 (19) - USA - OCT 26, 2002
A great tasting beer that is widely available. The natural carbination is a definate plus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2002
This is really really good- perfectly done. Nice and bitter yet still some malt character. Available practically anywhere and the price is decent for how good it is. I am impressed with how they bottle condition every bottle- that adds a lot to the cost of producing and I appreciate that they take the extra effort- it makes a big difference.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faulstich (25) - Davis, California, USA - OCT 22, 2002
Great on tap, good from the bottle. Practically flat sometimes, though. Flavorful. In Northern California you can find it everywhere.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlamminScott (40) - USA - OCT 21, 2002
Has a great flavor, kind of a citrus taste. An excellent beer to drink outside on a warm summer night. Would definitely buy again!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - OCT 17, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2006 I was dissapointed with this beer, Poured out a lazy light amber with a small head. I must have missed the complexity because all I noticed was a grapefruit base with a hoppy finish. By far not the best pale ale I have had and not one I will look for again. Re Rate 3/21/06 I have to re rate this. It’s one of my first ratings and truely an injustice. The initial deScriptors still stand that hops dominate but it is a quality beer and one of my go to brews.

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