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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

7,926 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,926
Reviews: 2,658
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 100
Gots: 520 | 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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ghstrp


3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-09-2014 01:43:53 | More by ghstrp
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Tywilly132

Utah

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-09-2014 01:40:34 | More by Tywilly132
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ZagZagg

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into tulip

A: Deep goldenrod hue, a bit hazy without being completely opaque. Pouring for effect yielded a nice two and a half finger head of a paper white color - moderate to light retention. Lacing is minimal, but present. Carbonation is visible and the body appears medium to light

S: Sweet pine mixed with apricot, peach, and traces of very light mango. Mild resinous aroma – oak and fresh pine needles – juicy characteristics along with some spicy renderings – Citrus peel and minced ginger. Tail end of the nose is sweet and tropical.

T: Dry and resinous initially, mixture of oak bark and pine, notes of dry earth and peat, fresh grass with piquant notes of lemon citrus in the background. Crisp and diverse on the palate – the middle mouth introduces some maltier elements that articulate the caramel backbone while also being a bit bready. The light fruits from the nose are even more suppressed on the palate, only contributing a transient zest. The finish moves from zesty back to wood-bready hybrid, very well balanced.

M: Medium body, with medium-light carbonation – solid mouth feel, copes with the palate nicely – easy drinking – Aftertaste is dry but sweet.

O: One of my first craft beers and a delicious one at that. Finally sat down to review. This beer essentially began a revolution and remains a solid go to today. Fabulously balanced with superior drinkability. An easy choice anyone looking for craft brew

Serving type: can

07-09-2014 01:14:09 | More by ZagZagg
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Dustin201811


4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-09-2014 01:09:46 | More by Dustin201811
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Provizor


5/5  rDev +23.8%

07-08-2014 20:04:48 | More by Provizor
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yarnanimal

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-08-2014 18:28:51 | More by yarnanimal
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MisterBisco

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-08-2014 14:40:58 | More by MisterBisco
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Matt_Felix

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-08-2014 14:18:10 | More by Matt_Felix
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Mealhouse

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-08-2014 14:09:42 | More by Mealhouse
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nate-henry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

07-08-2014 06:29:38 | More by nate-henry
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Kappakoosh

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-08-2014 02:16:28 | More by Kappakoosh
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the_encinitan

California

4/5  rDev -1%

07-08-2014 01:54:33 | More by the_encinitan
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knoxbeerman

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-08-2014 01:11:28 | More by knoxbeerman
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lis_cordner


3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-08-2014 00:40:07 | More by lis_cordner
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metamorphosis316


4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-07-2014 21:32:14 | More by metamorphosis316
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Showtime1234


3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-07-2014 21:31:23 | More by Showtime1234
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DBL222


3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-07-2014 20:46:15 | More by DBL222
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HevvyMetalHippie

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-07-2014 20:24:43 | More by HevvyMetalHippie
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Beernoobie

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-07-2014 05:53:33 | More by Beernoobie
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dar482

New York

3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer comes in a clear light ruby amber.

The aroma has sweet candied grapefruit and orange peel, floral, lots of malt, a big candy sweetness.

The taste goes the same with lemon, grapefruit peel, a medium bready malt in the middle, a punch of potpourri, spicy on the back, a hint of dry grainy quality in the back.

A light hoppy pale ale with a substantial yet relatively clean malt profile. Incredible that this recipe is almost 35 years old! Obviously it has been outshined by many world class brews, but this still stands on its own hoppy feet.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 05:36:14 | More by dar482
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bobv

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1%

07-07-2014 04:18:33 | More by bobv
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JakeBarnett

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

07-07-2014 04:18:31 | More by JakeBarnett
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MASSHLE

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-07-2014 02:38:20 | More by MASSHLE
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Squacher

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-07-2014 00:54:46 | More by Squacher
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robvan18

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-07-2014 00:43:57 | More by robvan18
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 7,926 ratings.