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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

8,818 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,818
Reviews: 2,704
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 138
Gots: 945 | 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 dlcoblen
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A great looking beer, the pour starts with a nice head diminishes rather quickly. The color is orange/amber.

S: From the nose Im getting floral/citrus aromas.

T: This beer taste great, it has a nice hop presence and has a malty sweetness to it. Some notes that shine are orange, and a grainy bread of some sort. This simply just tastes good!

M: The mouthfeel is great, carbonation is present, I would say this a medium bodied beer.

O: I will be buying this again, no doubt. This beer is good, while not being overly complicated. Its a simple go to beer. Thanks Sierra Nevada.

dlcoblen, Jun 10, 2012
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2/5  rDev -50.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

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Photo of mjtiernan
4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz can poured into an oversized tulip

A: Fairly aggressive pour creates a nice fluffy white head. Color of the body is a hazy golden with slight copper hues. Average head retention and spotty lacing.

S: Generous citrus and floral character with hints of pine. Some tangy sweetness is a nice complement.

T: Taste has all the components of the aroma but the sweetness is muted and the hops really explode. The citrus provides a nice bite and then transitions to the floral flavor that I think is the real signature of this classic brew.

M: Body is light to medium. Texture is a little watery but the finish is dry. Carbonation is above average and those scrubbing bubbles do an excellent job of cleansing your palate with all sorts of foods.

O: My gateway craft beer. I’ve been drinking this on and off for about 15 years. A special beer with a classic flavor that is refreshing in the warm weather and satisfies completely.

mjtiernan, Jun 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,818 ratings.