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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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9,285 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,285
Reviews: 2,732
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 157
Gots: 1,160 | 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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4.52/5  rDev +11.9%

jmartinger, Nov 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

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cmfireman, Nov 11, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.24/5  rDev +5%

cferg88, Nov 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Mac_McNelis, Nov 10, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; copper colored; 1 finger off white head that receded slowly to a very thick cap; nice lacing;

S: nice balance between malt and hops;

T: malt sweetness up front; hop - earthy with a little grapefruit - come in mid-palate; bitterness builds from mid-palate through the finish; bitterness is a little astringent;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: the standard bearer; never disappoints;

HamdenHector, Nov 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

zbodnar1, Nov 10, 2014
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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%

Onawen12, Nov 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

The king!

Taking the best of the craft/micro breweries, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale has achieved an APA that is supreme in flavor, mouth feel, and finish.

A marvelous color and body greet you at the tap or glass-pour. Beautiful staunch head and matching foam greets your lips as you sink into one outstandingly smooth and full-featured beers.

I knew it as soon as I tasted this. You cannot get a better beer. You can pay more, but you can't get a better one. Absolutely solid, glass after glass. MOST impressive. Exactly what this kind of beer should be.

Sam Adams introduced the American Micro Brew style into mainstream acceptance over 20 years ago, and Sierra Nevada has taken it to it's next step. A truly masterful brew in every respect. Absolutely my favorite for excellent reasons.

Ag-Hag, Nov 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

robinkimballbrand, Nov 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

Torey, Nov 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

mobrado, Nov 10, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -5.7%

Date: 8/26/2014
Other notes: Packaged 7/21/14

Appearance - 4/5
Deep orange in color. Extremely clear. Can see a few particles floating around in the beer, but not too many. Extremely minimal head retention. Can see a lot of carbonation floating up at a quick pace.

Smell - 3.5/5
Lots of piney hops smell. Perhaps a little citrus smell as well.

Taste - 4.25/5
Tastes of pine hops, but different from all other pine flavors I have tried. It's not as intense, but rather a little more subtle, like in the background...but yet still in the foreground. I like the pine taste in this beer better becaue I find the pine taste is usually overpowering in most piney beers. But here the pine taste is nicely balanced. There is a little sweetness, maybe some citrus flavors

Mouthfeel - 3.5/5
In between creamy and crisp. A nice carbonation kick, but not too overpowering. Medium body.

Overall - 4.25/5
This was a pretty good beer. I like the piney taste in moderation, but most beers with pine tastes have an overpowering pine taste. This beer had just the right amount of pine taste. I will definitely be turning to this beer if I want a piney beer.

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20%

mchegash, Nov 10, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +11.9%

Reverend1, Nov 10, 2014
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 9,285 ratings.