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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

8,973 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,973
Reviews: 2,711
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 149
Gots: 1,026 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

pretty damn good

Barkape, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Klister, Oct 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +4%

skdavidson70, Oct 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Pens1967, Oct 03, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%

BeerSnobRobinson, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of logicalparadox
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

I like this better than Torpedo. Less bitter. Grainy. Medium to lighter in body. A bit thin. Bitterness is mild, with a good balance of hoppy aroma.

A classic? Maybe. If you revere a beer for its history to the craft movement then, sure. Flavor-wise, I'm underwhelmed and not likely to crave this any time soon--though, it's worth another try if nothing more interesting is on tap.I can see how in an earlier age if might have made waves; nice, but it's not rocking my boat.

logicalparadox, Oct 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

CFH_101Proof, Oct 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.8/5  rDev -5.9%

rolltide, Oct 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

EJJ1848, Oct 01, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.92/5  rDev -3%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

ytisoluben, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of Hoptometrist
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass.

A-Poured a mostly clear orange color with lots of streaming carbonation, bright white frothy head left lots of dense splashy lace.

S- Nice orange citrus and floral hops, some grapefruit and a caramel malt.

T- Quite a bit of floral hop and citrus hop character, grape, bready notes and caramel malt backbone.

M- Prickly carbonation, effervescent , very refreshing, smooth, and medium body.

O- One more can you say about the quintessential American Pale Ale. It has wonderful balance of bitterness and sweetness with strong hop and malt flavor. It is incredibly refreshing too.

Hoptometrist, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

edhead, Sep 29, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +8.9%

Fatty_Mccracken, Sep 29, 2014
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,973 ratings.