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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

7,962 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,962
Reviews: 2,659
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 102
Gots: 540 | 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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Reviews by boxvic:
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boxvic

Kentucky

3.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Drank straight from the 12oz bottle.

The smell is rich, and almost sickly sweet. Others say fruity but only if rotten fruit. That isn't a knock against the beer either, the smell is right on for a Pale Ale- though I've always preferred a more crisp smell.

Appearance, well I dunno I didn't pour it, and I frankly don't care what it looks like- it is all about the taste.

Taste, a yeasty almost dark lager taste. I prefer this taste to the sweet taste I've experienced with other Pale Ales.

Mouthfeel... this is where Sierra Nevada turns me off. The bitter, almost copperish, aftertaste coats your mouth. I'm not sure if it is the yeast or what, but something about it just stuck in my mouth. For some this is a good thing, but I prefer a rich tasting, yet crisp, beer.

Drinkability, with a meal this would certainly be the beer of choice. The aftertaste would be neglected, and the taste would compliment a steak better than A-1 (and yeah, A-1 it's that good).

For a night of drinking I'd take Blue Moon. The aftertaste is less pronounced.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2007 03:59:20 | More by boxvic
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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 7,962 ratings.