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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

7,361 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 7361
Reviews: 2627
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Fabric8r

Montana

3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The hops really grab you right away. The hop smell, and the taste. I believe they use Pearle and Cascade hops, a nice combination. If you like hops, it can't be beat, if you like to taste malt, get another brew, or really think of malt and you can find it in there somewhere. The second glass is better, as you begin to get used to, and like the hops. Bottled version not quite so hoppy. Great Beer, these folks know how to brew!

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2003 11:23:11 | More by Fabric8r
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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 7,361 ratings.