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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
91
outstanding

9,326 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,326
Reviews: 2,734
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 161
Gots: 1,180 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 9,326 | Reviews: 2,734 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled on 9/10/2014. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, caramel, bread, light honey, floral, grass, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/floral hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, caramel, bread, light honey, floral, grass, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit, caramel, bread, light honey, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of juicy citrus/floral hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent pale ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/floral hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Sunday at 06:28 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Jenstrom, Sunday at 04:49 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

dm123, Sunday at 04:48 AM
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3.72/5  rDev -7.9%

blasass, Sunday at 02:52 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

jsf14, Saturday at 10:01 PM
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4.12/5  rDev +2%

nLikeFlynn, Saturday at 09:17 PM
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3.56/5  rDev -11.9%

TheGreatJustin, Saturday at 07:03 PM
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3.16/5  rDev -21.8%

Purified, Saturday at 02:59 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

ArmyATCBrewer, Saturday at 02:02 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Standard in the quality of beer in taste and quality

ChadwickHines, Saturday at 12:48 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Kjbober, Saturday at 11:50 AM
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3.91/5  rDev -3.2%

mountainzen, Saturday at 04:05 AM
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Myotus, Saturday at 03:38 AM
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2.84/5  rDev -29.7%

dr_boost, Saturday at 12:43 AM
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1.5/5  rDev -62.9%

This beer is sharp and piney. It cuts the back of my tongue like I'm drinking pine needles

Tristal6, Saturday at 12:15 AM
Photo of buzzarooski
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

LOOK: Perfect Golden Amber Ale with a 3/4 inch Foamy White Head that only Decreases Slightly as you drink, Excellent Lacing of the Entire Glass that remains Through-Out.

SMELL: Nice Blend of High Grade Hops, Pine, Bready Malts, and Citrus Aromas

TASTE: Smooth Refreshing Taste, Malty Grains, Spices and a Faint Bitterness with Every Sip.

FEEL: Refreshing and Smooth for the Pallet, Great Balance of Carbonation.

OVERALL: Quality Medium Bodied Ale that has an Easy "Drinkability" about it....Makes for an Excellent "SESSION BEER"... I Highly Recommend and Enjoyed this Delicious Pale Ale which is Widely Distributed, Affordable, and Readily Available in the United States.

buzzarooski, Friday at 05:30 AM
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 9,326 ratings.