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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

8,117 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,117
Reviews: 2,666
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 111
Gots: 606 | 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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thufflife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-23-2014 16:12:35 | More by thufflife
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Jdra

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

07-23-2014 14:05:38 | More by Jdra
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zacalabeer76

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-23-2014 13:14:11 | More by zacalabeer76
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

07-23-2014 13:11:53 | More by Chuffbomb
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Shinnywing


1.25/5  rDev -69.1%

07-23-2014 08:43:09 | More by Shinnywing
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Jfkepley


5/5  rDev +23.8%

07-23-2014 07:14:22 | More by Jfkepley
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wjoelbrooks

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-23-2014 06:03:12 | More by wjoelbrooks
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Octoberist

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-23-2014 05:25:32 | More by Octoberist
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npeifer2308

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-23-2014 04:35:06 | More by npeifer2308
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Boneswally

Texas

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look...if you can't give this beer its props, stop reviewing. This beer is the original groundbreaker of microbrews and continues to be the most solid choice you can make... anytime. Heineken and Corona can suck it...I will kiss anyone right on the mouth like Lydia Loveless who brings this classic to my party. Sierra for President!

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 04:32:49 | More by Boneswally
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kristenrae8

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-23-2014 02:43:39 | More by kristenrae8
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mrsk500

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.8%

07-23-2014 02:15:50 | More by mrsk500
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metmorg

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank from a can on a muggy summer evening.

Slightly hoppy and Easy drinking IPA. Smell the hops. First taste is slight hops and bitterness. Finishes to sweet and dry. Probably first IPA I ever had 20 years ago and still is a great intro to bolder flavor beers.





Serving type: can

07-23-2014 02:07:51 | More by metmorg
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tharper178

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

07-23-2014 00:04:38 | More by tharper178
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DTSweet


3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-22-2014 23:42:34 | More by DTSweet
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MikeB12

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-22-2014 23:15:24 | More by MikeB12
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Honeybourne

California

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

07-22-2014 23:15:22 | More by Honeybourne
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matildamadeusdoit

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-22-2014 21:48:07 | More by matildamadeusdoit
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Tgunz247

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-22-2014 21:47:48 | More by Tgunz247
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Nickcal

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -1%

07-22-2014 21:01:56 | More by Nickcal
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ryanjtravis

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +23.8%

07-22-2014 20:33:20 | More by ryanjtravis
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Lordhelmit

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Keep in mind that I am more of a stout/porter/dark brew fan than I am of ales and lagers.

Still thought this was great. The appearance was beautiful - poured a deep golden amber but did not have a very thick head, thin and white with no lacing at all. Would have rated Appearance at least 4 if it had more persistent head/more lacing. We'll see if the next bottle is any different. Smelled kind of. piney in a way. Smells hoppy. Spice-y. Smells good. The taste is one of my favorites for a pale ale. Absolutely perfect blend of hops and malt. Got a hoppy flavor which transitions into a bready spiced barley kind of flavor. Finishes a bit dry. Light-medium bodied, closer to the light side. Slightly above average carbonation. Overall I'd say a 3.75. High drinkability, might purchase again if I'm ever in an ale mood.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 20:15:50 | More by Lordhelmit
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EricKelly386


4/5  rDev -1%

07-22-2014 17:55:33 | More by EricKelly386
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Drumtgot

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

07-22-2014 17:13:27 | More by Drumtgot
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alexm1309

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-22-2014 12:38:18 | More by alexm1309
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,117 ratings.