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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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8,809 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,809
Reviews: 2,703
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 138
Gots: 943 | 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 WAbeerfiend
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Bittering Hops: Magnum, Perle.
Finishing Hops: Cascade.
Malts: 2-row Pale, Caramel.

38 IBU.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.23.14.

A: See through orange. 1/2 finger head.

S: Grapefruit. Not as strong as other APAs.

T: Pine, biscuit.

M: Crisp. Nice and bubbly on the tongue.

O: This is definitely a softer APA in terms of hops than others, but that is an unfair comparison since it is from an earlier time than more current hop-heavy APAs. It is a very well balanced, easy drinking beer. This is a classic, a standard, and a piece of craft beer history that you can drink today. Amazing!

WAbeerfiend, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

chillwave22, Sep 24, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -4%

Mark_Robinson, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Hohnbaum, Sep 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

dleiner, Sep 24, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +3%

Sambo4, Sep 24, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +6.4%

DubC14, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Bushwacker393, Sep 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

killcore, Sep 23, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%

intovert2438, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of SitkaSteve
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's hard not to say something on the currently most widely reviewed APA on Beer Advocate.
I poured this into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice glossy amber to orange color with a one and a half finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Light lacing roamed around the glass nicely.
The smell had a nice sharp to sweet citrus to spice with an underlying malt to balance nicely.
The taste copied the smell pretty much exactly the same way.
The mouthfeel was slightly sharp and spicy to add a nice harshness over my tongue. I would say this was pretty sessionable.
Overall, ya know this budget beer is more than solid.

SitkaSteve, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

random846, Sep 23, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -22.8%

Fordknox, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

JoeyStats707, Sep 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

leeswagerty, Sep 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Bis4beer70, Sep 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

dheldman, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Castor, Sep 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

midnightcowboy818, Sep 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Spicy after-flavor. Amazing beer!

BrewtalHonesty, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Sound_Explorer, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

maxcoinage, Sep 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

MichaelProcton, Sep 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Wow. I went on a Pale Ale pilgrimage and think I found it. This had a very nice taste to open matching the initial smell. I bottle drank this and it was crisp with good hop taste mellowed by some slight piny taste. This won the pale ale competition hands down. Sad that I only drank two. Recommend this to anyone.

WillWillows, Sep 22, 2014
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,809 ratings.