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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

8,550 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,550
Reviews: 2,682
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 122
Gots: 829 | 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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ycortez


4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-08-2012 03:51:01 | More by ycortez
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

Appearance: Clear light amber. Pours with a nice carbonation. Head is bubbly, sticky, and loose. Drops to a thin cap and collar in short order. Some lacing. Cap lasts for the duration.

Smell: Biscuit malts and spicy/citrus hops. Almost earthy. Something akin to salt almost. Pith and dry, dusty bread crust. Some sweetness punches through. Raw grain and very floral.

Taste: More of the raw grain. Cracker crumbs and bread crust. Citrus comes through and layers over a slightly spicy, almost herbal base. Earthy at times. Mellow sweetness helps to balance things out. More bread than bread crust, but it's all there. Faint dusting of that same salty thing on the nose. Works well.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with a dry finish. Carbonation is on the higher side of moderate and the body swings the other way. Lighter side of medium. Easily quaffable.

Overall: This is definitely the baseline for the APA style. Nice balance without ever overdoing it. Loses a little in the long run with the drying hop profile, but solid and always worth keeping around.

05-08-2012 01:19:06 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Icehalo

Arizona

4/5  rDev -1%

05-08-2012 01:17:26 | More by Icehalo
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jlpbama

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-07-2012 23:17:42 | More by jlpbama
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baysider15

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-07-2012 16:52:54 | More by baysider15
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BourbonDemocrat


4/5  rDev -1%

05-07-2012 03:29:43 | More by BourbonDemocrat
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sommersb

Tennessee

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%

Tasted On: 05-06-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Signature glass
Purchased: 6-pack from Kroger

A: Head is white and creamy, one and a half fingers high on a bright, copper-colored and clear beer. Head retention is good with a very nice amount of lacing.

S: Aromas are clean and hoppy, with citrus, pine and floral qualities.

T/M: First taste is of hop bitterness, plus citrus and orange zest. After that comes the caramel malts. Crisp feeling, with a bitter and spicy finish. Body is medium with carbonation in the medium to high range.

O: Nicely balanced beer, with an obvious lean towards the bitterness. Very good American pale ale.

05-06-2012 22:13:58 | More by sommersb
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Geesechops

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

05-06-2012 19:49:14 | More by Geesechops
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Dray

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

05-06-2012 18:46:53 | More by Dray
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BRW

Spain

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-06-2012 10:08:26 | More by BRW
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avisong

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-06-2012 03:40:12 | More by avisong
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ElGato33

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

05-05-2012 16:59:29 | More by ElGato33
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Fbm427


4/5  rDev -1%

05-05-2012 04:37:07 | More by Fbm427
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Ankur

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

05-05-2012 02:04:32 | More by Ankur
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kmfreeman1

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-04-2012 17:44:49 | More by kmfreeman1
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PluckyDucky


4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-04-2012 08:46:59 | More by PluckyDucky
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haley744

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-04-2012 04:19:32 | More by haley744
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dorf

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-04-2012 03:09:37 | More by dorf
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marckobi


4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-04-2012 02:32:19 | More by marckobi
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tbeer40

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-04-2012 01:20:55 | More by tbeer40
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upNadam


4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-04-2012 00:39:00 | More by upNadam
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Beejay

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

A: A medium orange amber in color, with a nice soft white head. Just short of crystal clear.

S: Pine and a touch of grapefruit. There is some light caramel sweetness in the background. There is a touch of earthiness in the finish.

T: The bitterness is immediate right away, solid, but not overpowering. Pine and juniper come out in the flavor right away. Fresh baked bread notes follow, and it finishes with a touch of caramel, and a little herbal bitterness.

M: Medium in body, the carbonation is certainly active, but not overpowering. Crisp and clean on the finish.

O: Overall a really good beer. Clean, crisp, refreshing. Enough hops to keep you interested, but not overly bitter. All around good APA. Extra points for being fairly cheap, and available nearly everywhere.

05-03-2012 23:46:47 | More by Beejay
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gtown_operator


4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

05-03-2012 23:19:45 | More by gtown_operator
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Jamcrae16


4/5  rDev -1%

05-03-2012 22:53:00 | More by Jamcrae16
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justinlaz

Arizona

4/5  rDev -1%

05-03-2012 22:37:05 | More by justinlaz
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,550 ratings.