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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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9,808 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,808
Reviews: 2,835
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 196
Gots: 1,610 | 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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Photo of HopTopher2014
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of caseyrobertson
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a pint glass.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is an amazing beer at a pretty cheap price ($10/6 at my local BD). The beer pours a hazy amber with a thin white head. The smell is overwhelming with citrus (mostly clementine). The taste is primarilly grapefruit, with a balanced amount of hop bitterness (this is hoppy for a pale ale, but not bitter enough for an IPA, this beer sits somewhere in between). The mouthfeel is nice and clean. Perfect beer if you're not looking for something too intense, but still want a great tasting beer.

Photo of bkeller04
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Sam-VW
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep dark amber colour, thick white head which clears quickly but the lacing is great

S - Subtle aroma, floral notes and slight hop.

T - spicy floral bite with a smooth malty aftertaste

M - Crisp to begin but smooth at the end with a touch of dryness.

O - Great beer, drinkable all year round and still enjoyable. Definitely one of my old favorites.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of kristen56
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The color is a dark, golden bronze-ish brown. It has a very light smell, not over powering at all. There are some fruit notes coming through. The citrus tones are definitely apparent. Definitely can taste the hops, and I'm surprised it doesn't smell a little more hoppy. Still isn't overbearing hop in the taste. It has a very clean finish. Easy to drink, and crisp. Very good!!

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 9,808 ratings.