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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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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

9,809 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,809
Reviews: 2,835
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 196
Gots: 1,613 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 9,809 | Reviews: 2,835 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of bsu2005
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jadler16
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jho3325
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ryguy31
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

not bad as a pale ale

Photo of mluchies
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sethberry
4.56/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gwrobs23
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShanePB
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of svenness
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lanypany88
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good for sure. Good taste

Photo of Rabersutton
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A standard pale ale for craft beer, Sierra Nevada's pale ale is hoppy, yet with a juicy, citrusy sweetness that doesn't leave your mouth dry. Piney refreshing taste makes this classic a must have for hop heads.

Photo of nigeldazooman
3.33/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of arthurry
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Hozat
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of almostjay
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pingaelipa
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good starter beer for a PA beginning drinker.

Photo of winningwes91
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Meh. Another middle of the road pale

Photo of fps_dean
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a copper color with little head that disapears quickly.

There's a feint smell of piney hops.

Tastes piney hops balanced with some caramel and some grainy malts. Very well balanced and with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Very tasty and smooth, and exactly what a hoppy Pale Ale should be!

I would picking this one up if you haven't already. Sierra Nevada is pretty much the original microbrew, and the Pale Ale has earned itself as a staple in their lineup. It makes a great session beer for hop lovers, as it has enough hops to satisfy IPA fans but with a lower alcohol content so you can drink these all day.

Photo of Tim725
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpolewan
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of renatopi
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lzepplin01
3.38/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rogacks
3.72/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DownSouthGeorgiaBrew
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

World Class....Well, not in my world. LOOK: Honey colored with 1inch of bubble bath-like foam, and there was decent lacing. Smell: very mellow aroma of hops and piney. Taste: A malt presence up front, followed by a very mild hops and mellow bitterness. Feel: Mild carbonation and smooth...very drinkable. Overall, it was ok.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 9,809 ratings.