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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

8,222 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,222
Reviews: 2,670
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 112
Gots: 661 | 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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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz cans crushed with a few buddies while moving a buddy's stuff out onto his moving truck a week ago, 6/1/2013. I've of course had this plenty of times before, but we finished the rest of the 12-pack today, 6/8/2013.

Aroma: Nice and citrus + earthy hoppiness, not a whole lot else going on besides a little bit of malt sweetness. Thick nose but lighter on the actual aroma. (3.75)

Colour: Poured this out into a glass to assess- pours a light amber body with a nice fluffy 2cm white head that dissipates fairly quickly into a medium-thick film on top of the beer. Lacing isn't too bad. (3.75)

Flavour: It's great- very hoppy and citrusy with some earthiness in there. There's a good presence of malt sweetness in terms of honey although its predominantly hoppy. Very tasty and easy to drink- not a complicated pale ale by any means. I give it points for pretty much inventing the APA style. (4)

Mouthfeel: So easy to drink and refreshing. Beats any of the canned AALs out there- I'll drink it anytime. Crisp, thinner bodied with great carbonation out of the can that finishes refreshingly wet. Aftertaste is hoppy earthiness. (4)

Overall: A classic that still drinks great ouf of the can. If I want to go out to a place where canned beers are the main show, this is one of the first canned beers I'll go to. (4)

Serving type: can

06-08-2013 08:55:47 | More by Stevedore
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braedon_peluso

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-08-2013 01:44:04 | More by braedon_peluso
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Rosanne

California

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Low-mid aroma
Easy drinking, smooth.
That is a high rating for a pale ale for me.

Shared a taster on-tap as part of four flights at the brewery; Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, Chico, USA. Then ordered a half pint later. Yum! As part of a six-week West Coast beer tour. See my blog for more details: carbeers.wordpress.com

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2013 22:31:29 | More by Rosanne
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Matt_Rodgers

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.7%

06-07-2013 05:41:40 | More by Matt_Rodgers
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Minn_Joe

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -25.7%

06-07-2013 02:20:12 | More by Minn_Joe
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bilhelm

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

06-06-2013 20:29:42 | More by bilhelm
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SimonTja

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

06-06-2013 18:47:48 | More by SimonTja
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cjs61679

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

06-06-2013 05:24:57 | More by cjs61679
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BHatfield

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

06-06-2013 01:56:23 | More by BHatfield
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pinnser

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

06-05-2013 23:49:10 | More by pinnser
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APBT91

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-04-2013 23:52:23 | More by Loveyourbeer
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BreweryRun

California

4/5  rDev -1%

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Camjmorton

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

06-04-2013 23:39:52 | More by Camjmorton
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RCLOHR267

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-04-2013 21:13:48 | More by RCLOHR267
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

06-04-2013 19:26:56 | More by discharmingly
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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1%

06-04-2013 19:23:52 | More by Carpentiere
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pisano

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

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DemoniChris

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-04-2013 11:14:39 | More by DemoniChris
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yodagruv

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-04-2013 03:12:11 | More by yodagruv
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Klake

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

06-04-2013 02:37:57 | More by Klake
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Rihup

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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awicker

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-03-2013 23:59:03 | More by awicker
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Qstor

Maryland

5/5  rDev +23.8%

06-03-2013 15:48:31 | More by Qstor
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,222 ratings.