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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

8,201 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,201
Reviews: 2,670
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 111
Gots: 652 | 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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ButtomsUp

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-12-2012 07:49:23 | More by ButtomsUp
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xHopHeadx

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1%

02-12-2012 02:46:06 | More by xHopHeadx
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale copper golden colour, one finger of white head with some lace along the glass. Smell is hoppy, citrus, malty and lightly sweet, pineapple and grapefruit throughout, some grainy biscuity notes. Taste is lightly sweet, malty, citrusy hop, mild bitterness present throughout, lots of pineapple flavour in the finish. Medium high prickly carbonation, medium body, light oily and creamy feel, pretty good feel throughout. Nice and easy drinking also dirt cheap and flavourful, I can't think of a reason to not come back to this as often as possible.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 18:43:24 | More by peensteen
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Crazyale

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

02-11-2012 18:09:47 | More by Crazyale
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Pillowburn

Michigan

1/5  rDev -75.2%

02-11-2012 17:34:24 | More by Pillowburn
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RollBeerTide

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -1%

02-11-2012 01:46:59 | More by RollBeerTide
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squidrobot

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

02-11-2012 00:53:13 | More by squidrobot
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Illtryit

Missouri

4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've seen this a million times but never tried it. Decided to go for it this afternoon due in part from the endorsement from a liquor store manager.

Pours a hazy, golden with bright white two finger foam.

Smells slightly floral, slightly wet paper.

Taste is a nice mix of citrus and floral hops. Blended perfectly.

Very refreshing beer. Light and crisp without feeling too thin or watery.

I would recommend this to any BMC drinker as a gateway beer. Good without blowing your face off.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 21:58:10 | More by Illtryit
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HOMEPL8

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

02-10-2012 20:22:31 | More by HOMEPL8
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spark3148857

California

4/5  rDev -1%

02-10-2012 19:53:21 | More by spark3148857
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matt062286

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-10-2012 15:04:01 | More by matt062286
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JohnBeerRun

Georgia

2.7/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried this beer in Athens georgia because I had heard good things about it. The overall look was great and the smell and mouthfeel was good but it's just the taste of pale ales I can't get past. I'm more into dark roast or cream tasting beers. Not knocking this beer at all it's just more for pale ale drinkers.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 14:48:25 | More by JohnBeerRun
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1%

02-10-2012 07:47:36 | More by ltdantheman
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Hoolihan

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1%

02-10-2012 05:59:25 | More by Hoolihan
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makaip

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

02-10-2012 03:13:19 | More by makaip
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Beer21

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

02-10-2012 03:10:10 | More by Beer21
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

02-10-2012 02:01:30 | More by martyl1000
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thomismydad

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

02-09-2012 17:24:12 | More by thomismydad
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psuwiz99

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.7%

02-09-2012 11:11:43 | More by psuwiz99
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mikemoeller112

California

4/5  rDev -1%

02-09-2012 05:49:22 | More by mikemoeller112
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substanceD

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1%

02-09-2012 03:24:38 | More by substanceD
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice golden amber. Minimal head on my pour, but still laces.

Grapefruit express in the nose. Some cracker malt in there, as well. Fresh, not pungent.

Big grapefruit flavors with a slightly dank pale malt refreshment. Light and crisp. Good flavor; hoppy and clean.

Thinner on body, bigger on carb. Easy slug-back APA. Nice bitter backend.

A craft classic. Always good to revisit. If you've never had, shame on you.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2012 01:38:49 | More by thecheapies
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daverdave

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

02-09-2012 01:15:47 | More by daverdave
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wibrewer

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1%

02-08-2012 23:36:31 | More by wibrewer
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Buick222

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-08-2012 22:41:14 | More by Buick222
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,201 ratings.