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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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9,514 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,514
Reviews: 2,757
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 169
Gots: 1,285 | 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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Photo of cdizinno
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Golden amber with a nice head that settles into a lasting white lace.

S: Loads of floral, spicy hops. Touch of earthiness.

T&M: Smooth, medium body. Sharp, tangy, fruity, citrus bitterness. Light floral and spicy. Large hop finish.

This is one of my favorites. I always come back to this for a regualr drinking ale!

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of jreitman
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice floral hop aroma with a very subtle earthiness. Some sweetness comes across as well. Pours a deep gold in color with a light tan head. Citrus grapefruit are most evident in the mouth but the beer still has a nice malt backbone. Dry finish with a good hop bite. Medium-light carbonation is very evident. A finely crafted brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of bunnyhustle
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally reviewing after several tastings, both in bottle and on tap. Pours a nice golden amber with thick, almost rocky head. Nice smell of hops and a hint of pine. Taste is good, not great though. A good balance of malt and hops leaning towards the hop side. Moderate carbonation leaves a crisp and light feeling in the mouth with a dry and bitter aftertaste. Easily drinkable and has a good flavor do to the hop presence. Overall this is a very good beer, not an amazing one. Due to its availability definitely worth drinking over most other beers commonly found on tap.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of pmlondrigan
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can't believe it has taken me this long to review this beer, I've only been drinking it forever. Decent pour honey amber with a white head that actually creates lacing, surprising as I usually drink this out of the bottle. Aroma is kinda hoppy I guess, more bitter and grassy and vegitile. The flavor is of pale malt, and grassy whole leaf hops, some herbacious taste and a mite of floral woody hops. Regular body, nothing special, overall it is sierra nevada pale ale. Period.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz->Anchor Steam Pint
A ~ pours a perfectly pale honeyed-brown. Constant steady carb
with a bit of lacing.

S ~ Solid nose of grass, fresh barley, brewer's yeast & grass

T ~ Nice balance of crisp hops & pale malts...bit of
bread-crust, and a finish of their tasty house yeast.

M ~ Crisp & clean. Simple, with a nice balance.
I don't understand how some think this is too hoppy.

D ~ Just good...really good. It's a given
to buy this beer in 12-packs. The definition
of the (American) style. Not a big beer by any
means, just a solid one. We all started w/ this.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 9,514 ratings.