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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

8,203 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,203
Reviews: 2,670
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 111
Gots: 653 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by meechum:
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meechum

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I last had this beer before last night approx a year ago..before I was a BA and absolutely hated it..I thought it was so overly bitter and unpleasant...what a difference a year makes

A - Poured a golden yellow to soft amber color with a nice fluffy white head that fell moderately and left a nice bit of lace

S - Very citric with a hint of the bready malted flavors in there

T - A nice sharp citric hit up front that mellows out and gives a nice full flavor of bread and grains and then finishes with a re-awakening of the citric hop bite that finishes a little dry and crisp

M - Nice crisp and clean flavor with a little drying at the end..no bad aftertaste

D - This may be the epitome of the APA...and is a great example for the style

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2008 17:38:20 | More by meechum
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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,203 ratings.