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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

8,081 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,081
Reviews: 2,662
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 109
Gots: 586 | 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 goblet:
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goblet

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

served it in a pint glass from a brown conditioned bottle with a green cap.

clear orange golden amber colour with white frothy head that fades to a thin sheet that leaves a nice web of lace down the glass.

the aroma is clean and refreshing with mild citrus hops,lite carmel malt followed by some grainy back ground .

the taste is so smooth and clean tasting with subtle citrus/pine oily hops,along with a great lite malt and grains flavor. simple .beautiful.

the feel is a light body with a slightly dry bitter hops after taste.

a classic beer one of the best pale ale out there on the beer market.if you haven't had sierra nevada pale ale yet ,go get one! if this was unfiltered it would bring this up to a new level in my book.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2009 23:24:16 | More by goblet
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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,081 ratings.