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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

8,990 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 8,990
Reviews: 2,714
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 150
Gots: 1,036 | 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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4/5  rDev -1%

prock180, Oct 25, 2013
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jhcfc1, Oct 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

Honeycutt, Oct 23, 2013
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Mgm54, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

cam477, Oct 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

bpasquini, Oct 22, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - A copper-gold liquid fills the glass. You expect this beer to have some flavour and it does. Lacing is generous and sticks around.

S - Grapefruit, a modicum of sweet malt. Hop bitterness.

T - Clean, very crisp due to the hop character. Opens with a little sweetness before the main citrus-hops arrives ending nice and dryly. Hoppiness is definitely at the citrus rather than the pine end of the spectrum. Surprisingly strong-flavoured and has that more-ishness which keeps you sipping

M - Satisfying, well-balanced. I thought the mouthfeel was pretty much spot on with this one.

O - I enjoyed this a lot more on tap than I remember enjoying it from the bottle. It's nice to have a widely available beer of such solid quality to fall back on. A fine beer.

abeeronthebeach, Oct 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

zero_signal, Oct 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Botulizard, Oct 22, 2013
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MO5290, Oct 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Doug_Skipper, Oct 21, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -2.2%

APH, Oct 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

ajzy, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

james582, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

hopkrid, Oct 20, 2013
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hophound, Oct 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

sammyt728, Oct 20, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a nonic glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear, light amber with a fluffy 3 finger head that dissipates quickly. Lots of visible carbonation after the pour with small bubbles continuing throughout the length of the drink.

Scent: The nose is typical of a pale ale: hoppy and citrusy, but with a hint of pine.

Taste: This beer yields some very complex flavors. There's a sharp hoppiness right off the bat, followed up by citrus and pine with a slightly malty finish. There's also just a little warmth from the alcohol. Overall it's a balanced beer, with a slight emphasis on the hops. Very drinkable.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Crisp finish.

Overall: This is an incredible beer for the price. It's drinkable enough to have a few, but it's not boring. Definitely a top contender for my go-to session ale.

jawlessbody, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

BTVflatlander, Oct 19, 2013
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,990 ratings.