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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

8,111 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,111
Reviews: 2,666
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 111
Gots: 602 | 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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Schmittymack

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at my watering hole, Old Chicago Westminster as part of their Craft Beer Week mini-tour. Poured a nice golden-amber color with a faint white head. Lacing was wonderful as it hung to the glass during the entire pint. Aroma of some citrus, malt, with some floral tones mixed in. Taste was very nice: malt, bread/biscuit, a touch of honey, with just the right amount of hop bitterness at the end. This is one of the brews that got me hooked on craft; I'll revisit this one again and again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2011 04:08:44 | More by Schmittymack
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4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden with a dense white head. Very lice lacing and retention.

S: This beer smells of balance. Perfect balance of floral citrus hops, light caramel and very light grainy sweet malt. A wee bit of pilsner like aroma is present. Neither the hops nor malt take over the aroma.

T: Starts with a beautiful floral Citrusy, grapefruit and mild pine flavor followed by a lemony citrus in the mid palate. Bitterness is present but subdued and balanced to the sweet malt flavor. The light lemon character and hop flavor persists in a semi dry finish. Quite a complex hop flavor going on here.

M:Medium body with a velvety texture. moderate carbonation. Smooth.

O: This is one of the best overall pale ales I've ever had. Balance is the word here. It's a complex variety of flavors that each have their own identity and distinct flavors are identifiable through the finish. A very smooth and easy drinking beer.

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love this stuff - this is my "go to" - and honestly, it tastes even better from the can. bold, beautiful color, maintains its head - can conditioned - I'm sold. and when the supermarket runs the price special for 12, I'm investing in the future. a truly character laden pale (love the pine and evergreen influence) that has legs - keep up the great work, SN !

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,111 ratings.