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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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8,726 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,726
Reviews: 2,692
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 132
Gots: 913 | 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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4/5  rDev -1%

BrandonOakes, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of TheBierBand
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a couple bottles of this before the Reds game at Game Day Sports Bar just down the street from Graet American Ball Park, Cincinnati.

I poured the bottle into the 16 oz plastic cup to produce a 1" off white head over an amber colored beer. The head dissipated to a thin cap over the course of drinking this beer... lacing.... somewhat (even on a plastic cup).

The aroma was of floral hops with a bit of a sweet/malty profile in the background.

The taste: fairly good. Good hoppy taste but not overbearing. The malt came trough to balance this out.

Mouthfeel: nothing offensive hear. appropriate carbonation and not too thick... a good "gateway beer".

Drinkability: decent beer, best I could find at Game Day... nothing special. I'm sure that I'll have more... wouldn't turn one down....

TheBierBand, Jul 30, 2007
Photo of TheBronze
3/5  rDev -25.7%

TheBronze, Jul 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

smithmd4, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of cclark67789
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

cclark67789, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

cwreay90, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of JLeet
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

JLeet, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

PassMeAZima, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of rcatalano
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

rcatalano, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of nasty15108
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a classic American Micro-Brew. This ale was poured from the classic brown 12oz bottle into a glass.

A - The ale poured a golden amber color, with a thin head of white foam. Lots of carbonation and lacing.

S - Hoppy and fruity with hints of flowers.

T - Crisp, light and refreshing with lots of hoppy punch in the finish.

MF/D - Clean and refreshing taste. Lots of bubbles and pleanty of dry flavor. A classic American Pale Ale. One of the best out there. If you haven't tried this classic, get out there and find one.

nasty15108, Feb 29, 2008
Photo of uustal
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Faint citrus hop taste upfront followed by a sweet, refreshing malt and the hops come back around for the finish to complete the cycle. The malts are top notch and makes the beer. Incredibly well balanced, drinkable and well done. A classic American Pale Ale

uustal, Jun 23, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

mquinn919, Aug 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

prock180, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

DioS, Aug 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

ninner00, Feb 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

2neardead, Feb 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Durb777, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

ronin926, Jun 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

mlklein27, Feb 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

chefbigjon, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of BeerBob
4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

All aboard for the hops flavor train!

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is exuding floral hops form the nose, from the palate, and after taste, and maybe into the after life.

Pours a golden amber from a 12oz bottle. Carbonation is fair, and leaves one to wonder what it would be like if the cap weren't a twist off.

The next time I drink this Beer, I’m going to do a roast duck with an orange sauce, the two should pair up eminently.

Aromatics abound from Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and you will be bound to try this marvelous brew again.

BeerBob, Jul 16, 2002
Photo of velosuds
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a clear pint glass. No freshness date, but coded printing on label.

A-Pours a golden amber with a one finger, off-white head with average retention and modest lacing.

S-Piney and citrusy hops.

T-Too bitter for an APA, but the malt presence became more noticeable as it warmed.

M-Very smooth but not quite enough malt presence.

D-A good APA, somewhat overrated in my opinion. Very easy drinking. Definitely improves as it warms, but I like to drink APAs cold and in large gulps to quench thirst on a hot summer day. Doesn't quite do it for me.

velosuds, Aug 09, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

jskennedy, Jan 27, 2012
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,726 ratings.