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RATINGS: 4662   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastdog75 (364) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2004
Slight malt flavors here, but the hops are the true showcase. Citrus, pine, and woody notes appear in the flavor and smell. Quenching dryness in the finish. Hoppiness lingers long after the beer is finished. An American classic all the way.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2004
UPDATED: APR 4, 2005 This is just a great overall brew. The hops are pleasant and fruity, and the beer is pretty balanced overall. It pours a nice deep gold with a lasting, offwhite head.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2004
a great looking micro-brew with clear amber color and nice off white head. i understand more about what they mean by full -body. this beer is full bodied....complex to explain but many spicey flavors. can't wait to try another one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankR (146) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 14, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2004 Citrus aroma. Moderate thick white head with ample lacing. Well balanced body and a bitter hop finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
celogan (204) - Oroville, California, USA - JAN 13, 2004
Outstanding. This is amongthe best Pale Ales thus far. Poured dark copper with plenty of head and lacing. Good carbonation. Full flavor with nice finish. A Must try!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3589) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2004
It is easy to see why this is a benchmark beer. It's high quality, assertiveness, and ready availability have made it the beer that is "American Pale Ale". It's simplicity is classic, yet refined. A beer that is good to come back to from time to time with never any regrets.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2004
(Bottle) Pours an amber color with a medium-sized white head. A slightly above average APA, weak on hoppy flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elsberry (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2004
Nice amber pour, with a nice aroma. Almost like a malty IPA, but not quite there. Much better on tap (remarkably so). A bitter taste that can become overbearing if you drink too much. It's a very fine example of the APA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yupnc (2) - Arden, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2004 does not count
Certainly, not the best beer on the planet - but it will never do you wrong. This beer is always fresh and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 8, 2004
it has a nice and tight white head that loves to lounge. pale gold body, fizzy - tiny bubbles. weak aroma, but refreshing and hoppy. it has a nice bitter bite with minimal malt backing that comes with a shy yet juicy citrus punch. it's crisp and reminiscent of herbal tea. it's nothing anywhere near a miracle and nowhere deep in complexity, but it's damn drinkable.


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