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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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9,802 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,802
Reviews: 2,833
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 194
Gots: 1,604 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-05-2001

Generous quantities of premium Cascade hops give the Pale Ale its fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor.

37 IBU
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3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A crystal clear golden orange blend. One third of an inch white colored head retained about a minute. Only a handful of small carbonation bubbles. Thin sticky lacing ribbons.

A super sweet malt aroma lies right on top of the hops scents. Light citric blend of hops aromas comes and goes. A decent blend, with surprising grain scents in the style.

Strong hops right up front in the taste. A definite citrus sense to the hops with a faint pine note underneath. Malty sweet flavors of brown bread are subdued but noticeable.

An average thickness to the body which clings on the sides. Carbonation pop in the finish.

A very nice choice in the style. Great beer to go with a sandwich. A solid choice to always keep on hand. If you like your taste buds, treat them to one of these.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The standard "you can find it everywhere" IPA. And not a bad option, either.

This one is a decent yellow orange, with a good fluffy head that laces a bit.

Spicy hops, fruity aroma. Very floral.

Decently mild hop flavor with just enough bite to make it interesting. Finishes very sweet and mellow, with just a touch of caramel.

Slightly dry mouthfeel, and a decent load or carbonation. Refreshing in spite of the slight dryness.

Like I said, a standard. Nothing mega-spectacular but a worthy option anytime.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Well after I finished my Newcastle Brown I finally got the Sierra Pale that I had ordered. Maybe the knockout I got from the Newcastle caused my Sierra impressions to suffer, but this was purely slightly above average across the board.

It poured clear gold with a white head. It smelled of hops and malt. It's taste was clean and sharp with a malt start and a hop finish. It was light and dry in the mouth. A decent beer, but not one I'll be searching for.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 9,802 ratings.