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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

9,868 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,868
Reviews: 2,854
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 203
Gots: 1,689 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-05-2001

Generous quantities of premium Cascade hops give the Pale Ale its fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor.

37 IBU
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Ratings: 9,868 | Reviews: 2,854
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Appearance
Thick fluffy head. Large soapy bubbles in the head. Lots of lacing. The head takes time to go down. The body is cloudy. The color is amber or maybe light orange. Moderate carbonation. Yeast is at the end of the pour. It settles at the bottom of the glass.

Smell
Piney hops.

Taste
Piney hops. Bitter. Malt body is there but malt flavor is not strong. The yeast bits at the bottom have a bread flavor. IMO there is too much hop flavor with not enough malt flavor to balance it out. Overall still quite good.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied. Hop bitterness lingers.

Overall
An excellent beer. Cascade hops are shown off. "CAN CONDITIONED". Quality.

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Aroma: a delicious interplay of hops and malt.

Taste: same as aroma. Citrusy hops with a pleasant bitterness over a bed of malty goodness.

Mouthfeel: crisp with a nice level of carbonation.

Overall: easy to see why this is a classic. It's balanced, drinkable and delicious.

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 9,868 ratings.