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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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8,748 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,748
Reviews: 2,695
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 136
Gots: 920 | FT: 2
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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Photo of SitkaSteve
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's hard not to say something on the currently most widely reviewed APA on Beer Advocate.
I poured this into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice glossy amber to orange color with a one and a half finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Light lacing roamed around the glass nicely.
The smell had a nice sharp to sweet citrus to spice with an underlying malt to balance nicely.
The taste copied the smell pretty much exactly the same way.
The mouthfeel was slightly sharp and spicy to add a nice harshness over my tongue. I would say this was pretty sessionable.
Overall, ya know this budget beer is more than solid.

SitkaSteve, Today at 05:13 AM
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3.12/5  rDev -22.8%

Fordknox, Today at 04:00 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

leeswagerty, Today at 02:39 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Photo of dheldman
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

dheldman, Yesterday at 06:14 PM
Photo of BrewtalHonesty
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Spicy after-flavor. Amazing beer!

BrewtalHonesty, Yesterday at 02:17 PM
Photo of WillWillows
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Wow. I went on a Pale Ale pilgrimage and think I found it. This had a very nice taste to open matching the initial smell. I bottle drank this and it was crisp with good hop taste mellowed by some slight piny taste. This won the pale ale competition hands down. Sad that I only drank two. Recommend this to anyone.

WillWillows, Yesterday at 12:36 AM
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4/5  rDev -1%

bpk59, Sunday at 11:35 PM
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Mr_White, Sunday at 08:34 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

watt1cw, Sunday at 08:06 PM
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4.01/5  rDev -0.7%

sully22, Sunday at 05:03 PM
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3.96/5  rDev -2%

klub24, Sunday at 02:33 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

KShophead, Sunday at 05:29 AM
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4.8/5  rDev +18.8%

anchie, Sunday at 03:48 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Grodd87, Sunday at 01:26 AM
Photo of sierratwohearted
4.7/5  rDev +16.3%

appearance - pale golden-yellow, not too hazy. nice finger or two of head.
aroma - floral, slightly piney.
taste - balanced. taste very similar to the smell- floral hops up front, a little piney. solid malt backbone to make this such a well-balanced pale ale.
mouth feel - medium body, smooth.
overall impression - this is my staple pale ale, i've been drinking it for years, but just kinda started reviewing beer. its a classic and i compare many pale ales against this one - which i think says a lot.

sierratwohearted, Sunday at 12:55 AM
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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,748 ratings.