1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

9,874 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 9,874
Reviews: 2,855
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 204
Gots: 1,696 | FT: 4
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
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 9,874 | Reviews: 2,855
Photo of Kuhnzie8637
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of davesway10
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of TJP21
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of RBuckley73
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of ALLISON01
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of markgugs
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of BellsFan
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of brokerjoe
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can with a packaged on date of 2/4/14; into a pint glass.
Appearance - dark gold; swirling carbonation that builds an ice cream sundae-like white head. Lacing is spot on!
Smell - sweet malts and a blend of grass, pine and citrus.
Taste - wonderfully balanced and complex flavors in true SN style!
Feel - about as easy drinking as you get for the style!
Overall - a bit lacking in the aroma department, but that is nitpicking a stud of a beer!

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of kmoody17
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of dejones
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of OnTheBusWithGus
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Demian
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Lgarciaosuna
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of TychoNDC
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of NickPiezzo
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- a nice 1 inch head with a amber color, looks noisy

S-pretty hoppy, smells like a normal ale

T-one of my more favorite beers I've tried

M- leaves a nice taste on your tounge

O- its a very very good beer especially for one that is available across the county, its pretty loud

Photo of Tegman
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of PriorDoubleDark
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of lr300
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of rogerdandy
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of davidsumner
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Preamble - Pale Ale or IPA ? Hmmmm.... doesn't really matter to me; at the end of the day, it's good no matter how you name it. I prefer this over Torpedo; as Torpedo is a tad too heavy for me. Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale is world class and a mainstay in my beer fridge.

Poor - Good frothy poor leaving a generous two finger head. Decent lacing. The color is a warm amber; carbonation is great and because it's bottle conditioned, there is of course sediment resulting in a slight haze.

Nose - Nice light pine/resin hops with a light sweet malt backbone. Pine,citrus,floral.

Taste - Hop forward; piney, resiny, faint of citrus, biscuit and tea. Just how I like it; I'm a hop head and I prefer heavier hops, lighter malt. All and all, very nice, light quaffable beer.

This is a great sessionable, all times of day beer. It goes with almost any meal, but has enough to be an after dinner Ale as well. One of my goto beers and usually at a great price.

Photo of Cruise1687
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of ambruns1979
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 9,874 ratings.