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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

8,200 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,200
Reviews: 2,670
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 111
Gots: 651 | 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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HeadyBroughtMeHere

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-04-2013 01:12:03 | More by HeadyBroughtMeHere
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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
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -1%

06-03-2013 03:00:54 | More by MinorThreat
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calcutron

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-03-2013 02:58:03 | More by calcutron
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nineworldseries

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-03-2013 00:16:09 | More by nineworldseries
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-02-2013 23:17:35 | More by Kerrie
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TravisR

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-02-2013 20:23:56 | More by TravisR
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itracy63

Alaska

4/5  rDev -1%

06-02-2013 19:25:08 | More by itracy63
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PlinyBeMiney

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

06-02-2013 03:36:38 | More by PlinyBeMiney
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gpaul926

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

06-02-2013 03:34:35 | More by gpaul926
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Slackerville

California

3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Truly a legend in the pale ale realm. Brewed with strong hop character on the nose and palate with a balanced malt base well before the US IPA revolution. After a few decades still a great example of the style.

Probably everyone has had at least one of these so no need for a detailed review. Too sum it up, if I was stranded on a desert island and could drink as much beer as I wanted but only have one beer this would be it. Great balance, not overpoweringly strong, hoppy, or malty, just a solid dose of each. Keep them coming.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 03:29:48 | More by Slackerville
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Miha

Slovenia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-01-2013 23:49:05 | More by Miha
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Mcvs1507

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1%

06-01-2013 22:42:49 | More by Mcvs1507
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sjanowiak

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-01-2013 19:54:43 | More by sjanowiak
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randymanar

Arkansas

4/5  rDev -1%

06-01-2013 19:49:50 | More by randymanar
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shanny1981

Georgia

2/5  rDev -50.5%

06-01-2013 19:29:13 | More by shanny1981
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Beric

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle poured into pint glass
Served: 28 Aug 2013
Brewed: 23 July 2013

Appearance: A copper-reddish color with a nice one finger head that collapses to just a ring of foam around the edge. Little carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass. Frothy semi-dirty looking head.

Smell: Great balance of malt and hop here. The aroma hops won't whack you over the face, but they are present in the nose. Sweeter smelling malts play great with the smell of the hops.

Taste: A more intense version of the nose. Great interplay between malts and slightly bitter hops. A nice assertive bitter-citrus hop quality is balanced with malt that allows the palate to remain fresh and conditioned for another sip. The hops are not too strong, but can certainly be tasted slightly. A masterfully balanced taste.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation allows this one to feel thicker on the tongue than the beer actually is, allowing it to be enjoyable for some time in the glass.

Overall: This is my standard for comparison for APAs. Sierra Nevada has a fantastic, delicious beer here that is easy to compare to others in the style in all categories, especially color and hoppiness. This is a go-to beer for me due to it's balanced flavors, yet noticeable complexity.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 11:46:14 | More by Beric
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gferg10

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-01-2013 10:53:35 | More by gferg10
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timoteo833

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

06-01-2013 02:56:23 | More by timoteo833
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Woodman70

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1%

06-01-2013 02:28:36 | More by Woodman70
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M1A2

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-01-2013 01:13:11 | More by M1A2
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Ragnarok88

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

05-31-2013 22:38:41 | More by Ragnarok88
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DMB

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-31-2013 17:10:49 | More by DMB
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Luiz0930

California

2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

05-31-2013 09:18:30 | More by Luiz0930
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,200 ratings.