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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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8,989 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,989
Reviews: 2,714
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 150
Gots: 1,035 | 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 gsuppy
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Hops are not too overpowering for a pale ale. High alc content and very refreshing.

gsuppy, 4 minutes ago
Photo of holder45
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%

holder45, Today at 06:23 AM
Photo of TCJ0100
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Poured into Bloomington Brewing Company stange glass from a 12 oz. bottle from a fresh winter variety pack. Bottled on 9/1/14 which is about as fresh as I have ever had it. It pours clear with an orangish tinge probably due to the caramel malts. Had a decent head that quickly dissipated.

The smell is predominantly earthy hops with a distinct Cascade flavor showing through. I wouldn't really describe this beer as cirtrusy, but it has maybe a touch of grapefruit showing through.

The flavor is very balanced with malts at first, then a grapefruity finish afterwards. It is quite good, and it seems like a very modern sort of beer. Amazing that this was brewed in 1980.

This has changed my outlook on this beer. I drank a 12 pack of cans of this and was not impressed. It's either the freshness or the bottles that make this beer really shine. It is excellent, and it is a testament to how prevalent craft beer is becoming that I can buy this at my local grocery store for nearly the same price I would spend to buy Miller Lite.

TCJ0100, Today at 04:46 AM
Photo of Brackh
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Great beer. I love Cascade hops. Clean and easy drinking beer. Just a bit of citrus. Tastes the same every time I have it.

Brackh, Today at 02:03 AM
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4.36/5  rDev +7.9%

triss16, Yesterday at 08:44 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Jtrigonis, Yesterday at 08:25 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

ZachE, Yesterday at 04:48 AM
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4.04/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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1/5  rDev -75.2%

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4.81/5  rDev +19.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,989 ratings.