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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

8,185 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,185
Reviews: 2,669
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 111
Gots: 643 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Generous quantities of premium Cascade hops give the Pale Ale its fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor.

37 IBU

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-05-2001)
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EdwardK77

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-06-2014 16:42:59 | More by EdwardK77
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WhiteHillsStore

Connecticut

3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A great drinking beer. The appearance is a light orange with a nice white head. The smell is full of hops but does have some more earthy smells in it as well. The taste is great with a burst of hop flavor in the beginning that fades into a toasty malt flavor that finishes the beer well. I can definitely see how this one is a popular beer today.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 14:02:04 | More by WhiteHillsStore
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Joestradamus91

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

07-30-2014 00:21:56 | More by Joestradamus91
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JayKay412

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

07-29-2014 23:05:18 | More by JayKay412
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

07-29-2014 18:43:53 | More by Morecuamanyc
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DCocco86

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-29-2014 18:33:52 | More by DCocco86
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JustinSparks

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

07-29-2014 15:48:02 | More by JustinSparks
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BlueAndBrew

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-29-2014 11:42:57 | More by BlueAndBrew
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Buttstallion

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

07-29-2014 05:16:42 | More by Buttstallion
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GapingMcNulty


3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-29-2014 05:16:20 | More by GapingMcNulty
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AlvinLin

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-28-2014 20:42:48 | More by AlvinLin
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Beerguy15


4/5  rDev -1%

07-28-2014 20:36:32 | More by Beerguy15
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agilmour11

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-28-2014 16:45:23 | More by agilmour11
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twinshen

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-28-2014 16:32:44 | More by twinshen
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Leiermann

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-28-2014 14:49:53 | More by Leiermann
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melza

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

07-28-2014 14:19:38 | More by melza
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Robyn

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-28-2014 12:34:01 | More by Robyn
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Mutton_Mammoth

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-28-2014 12:01:09 | More by Mutton_Mammoth
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dannykay79


3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-28-2014 08:40:50 | More by dannykay79
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Optcynbassist


5/5  rDev +23.8%

07-28-2014 07:50:38 | More by Optcynbassist
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Tahaelmagbri


4/5  rDev -1%

07-28-2014 07:46:52 | More by Tahaelmagbri
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Troublebar

China

4/5  rDev -1%

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Smelo79


3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-28-2014 06:21:11 | More by Smelo79
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enjambed

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Bottle Poured into glass. I thought I would try it at room temperature for something different. (Although it was very good as always, I would recommend it moderately chilled to 40-45 F)

Appearance: A moderate to hefty pour produces a one finger, soapy white head with lively carbonation and decent retention that settles down to a small cap. Good lacing as well, but I'm not that serious about these kinds of things. Color is a nice copper-orange hue standard for a pale ale.

Smell: Sweet malts, with some citrus hops, floral and a bit of pine. Overall, what you would expect in a cascade-based pale ale, but it's executed very well. Normally I can get more out of this beer, but my smell isn't as sensitive today.

Taste: My taste is not so sharp right now either, but I'll give it my best. Starts pretty plain, but finishes with clean, moderate bitterness and a very noticeable (and delicious) citrus/orange flavor. Possibly some pine there too, but it could just be the bitterness.

Feel: Medium, not too interesting, but pale ales aren't known for mouthfeel. There is a decent amount of carbonation that makes it nice and lively, and adds a little bit of crispness that works well with the hops. Dry, dry finish.

Overall: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is a well established benchmark for the American Pale Ale, and for good reasons. Everything is well-balanced, and you can kick back a few of them without hop overload. Someone with an IPA-warped palate will barely be able to notice the bitterness, but that makes it more approachable for non-BA's just starting out in craft beer. It's a solid, everyday pale ale at an affordable price.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 03:40:35 | More by enjambed
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snotster


4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-28-2014 03:22:34 | More by snotster
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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,185 ratings.