RATINGS: 4662   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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abbamouse (20) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2004
This beer is more than the sum of its parts. The hops are pronounced, but not really secial. The pour was OK, but not outstanding. The flavor is somewhat tart and bitter without being overpowering. Overall, this is a good beer but not a great one. It makes a terrific standby when Im not sure what I want to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (2207) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2007 Ok, 862 people have described this before me, and the hops/malt contingency are listed above in the official description, so why talk about what you already know? Lets talk about the beer itself. Its extremely refreshing after a hot day outdoors. The hops get your attention, and grandly enough, KEEP your attention throughout the session. It is highly recommended with American food, as it cleanses the palate wonderfully, but doesnt stick around forever. Wonderful infusion for a PA. Like it, and definitely recommend it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2004
I cant argue with the fact that some quality resides with this beer. However, I have tried and I cannot get into this beer. I simply dont like the hoppy taste...this does not seem like beer to me. Oh well...

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
bbwcfan (11) - USA - AUG 26, 2004
Disgusting. Horrible. I could not even get down a bottle. Its absolutely hideous. I do not know WHY people reccomend this so much. Not my style at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2004
Pale amber hue, honest white head with good lacing. Moderately high carbonation. Spicy citrusy and soapy c-hops aroma with a generous maltiness reminding sweet honey. More than honest bitterness, grapefruity. Medium body with high, but fading out carbonation. Refreshing and packing a lot of taste. Respect worthy. Terrific balance if not the most interesting in its class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffonyc (3) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2004 does not count
Well, this is the best Pale Ale youll find. There are better ales, but Sierra Nevada can be found locally, and blows most away in its category like Bass Ale. This beer has a bitter after taste, that takes getting used too, but once you acquire a taste for it, youll love it. A top rated beer, very well worth it. ENJOY!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36498) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2004
A light amber beer with a small head. The aroma is sweet with notes of hops, grass, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet and dry with notes of grass and hops. The end is rather dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgentgesdo (694) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 21, 2004
Pours golden with off-white medium head. Nose is floral hops. Taste is well balanced but predominately hops, with an evergreen (juniper) flavor as well. Finishes with a refreshing bitter hops aftertaste. Not particularly complex but excellent as a pale example.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2004
darker golden body. medium head. hops but not over powering good taste. pine, citrus. good but not great. ill try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - AUG 20, 2004
The first Pale I ever tried,and one of my standbys. Great hop flavor that you just gotta love with just enough malts to balance things out.

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