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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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9,517 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,517
Reviews: 2,756
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 168
Gots: 1,290 | 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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Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a golden/amber color and is very clear. About 1.5 finger head with very nice lacing and good head retention. Looks like a textbook pale ale, and that's not a bad thing.

S- Dominant aromas are a pleasant piney smell along with citrus, primarily grapefruit. Smells very bright and crisp.

T- Very much reinforces the nose: pine and citrus, although this time the grapefruit overtakes the pine. Hop bitterness balances out the somewhat present sweetness, and it is mostly felt toward the back of the tongue and is mostly felt in the aftertaste. Refreshing and crisp just like the nose.

M- Mouthfeel is relatively light, although definitely not watery. Pleasant amount of carbonation makes it seem lively. Very easy to drink.

O- Just a great American Pale Ale. If you are unfamiliar with the style, you would have a hard time finding a better example to get introduced to it. Just a great beer with a lot to like.

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Appearance: Golden yellow.

Smell: Grassy and earthy.

Taste: Nice balance. Crisp hops. Mid-tone malts. Nothing overwhelms anything else. The model of what a Pale Ale should be.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and light body.

Drinkability: A pale ale that aims for and hits the straight-down-the-middle pale ale target. Bullseye. A Classic for a reason.

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 9,517 ratings.