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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

7,926 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 7,926
Reviews: 2,658
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 100
Gots: 520 | 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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drunkboxer1

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been a while since I've had this one. Looks good, clear golden amber pour. Smells of some sweet pale malts and some citrusy American hops. Tastes sweet and bready at first, with some grapefruit like hops in the middle and a fair amount of bitterness at the end. It's a really well balanced beer by my standards -better than Dale's or other hop-forward versions of the style in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2009 16:16:36 | More by drunkboxer1
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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 7,926 ratings.