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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

9,682 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,682
Reviews: 2,803
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 182
Gots: 1,478 | 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:
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of izzyismyrott
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Need to buy more often. great beer

Photo of Jeff_ODell
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EvieE
4.64/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Dark orange, a little cloudy looking. A nice head about two fingers, settled quickly but left a nice lace.

S: Can smell the hops, which I love about any IPA. It has a nice citrus scent. A good smelling beer.

T: Outstanding taste. A good hop without being overpowering. A nice citrus finish.

F: Thick foamy feel. Even throughout the mouth. A nice bite on the front of the tongue that doesn't die down towards the back.

O: Would definitely drink again. This may be my new go to IPA.

Photo of BAM12
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Brevbin
3.07/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at a local spot. I usually really like pale ales but this one just didn't seem to hit the mark with me. Had great smell, but the taste seemed to fall short. Maybe it's just an old keg? Maybe It was too cold I'm not sure. I just wasn't a huge fan of this one.

Photo of gelasin
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kdotson
4.62/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JLSIV
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DKinPA1
3.26/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of italianstallion
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZebraCakez
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not much to say about this that hasn't been said, this is a timeless classic. Super well rounded, clean finish, and the Sierra Nevada hoppy twist that is to be expected from them. Always has a place in my fridge.

Photo of bbanks
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Soxskier
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I have been drinking this for tears. It always satisfies.

Photo of snilsen13
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ohiolager
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DerekCarruth
3.39/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JDbudget87
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2beersaday-stronglikebull
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJNAPS
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Still one of the best pale ales I've ever had.

Photo of SayBoom
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjs246
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The most consistent (and consistently available) Pale Ale around.

Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tunemx
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 9,682 ratings.