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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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8,687 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,687
Reviews: 2,690
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 129
Gots: 894 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

HarmonMW, Apr 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

philistinedream, Apr 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

LordVodka, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%

12 oz bottle from Feb 6, 2012 and poured into a pint glass.

Pours a fluffy white head and a transparent orange body. Leaves some decent lacing down the glass.

Smells of orange and grapefruit fruitiness with some floral character.

It’s got a nice little crisp bite to it. It’s got the citrus flavor going on with some sweet and bready malt character.

Feels great going down. About a medium mouthfeel and a little dry.

The quintessential gateway craft beer perhaps? I know it was one of my first and still holds up even after drinking ridiculous Double IPA’s and Imperial Stouts.

MattSweatshirt, Apr 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

Rozyravens, Apr 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

axres, Apr 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

patrickmw, Apr 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Davit, Apr 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

fuzzbalz, Apr 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

antoines15, Apr 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

GMan, Apr 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Cowman1211, Apr 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

DrFunkenstein, Apr 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

DCas90, Apr 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

zchops, Apr 15, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev -5.9%

24oz bottle with no date

Pours gold-orange with lots of very fine suspended sediment. Small, film-like, bone-white head. Smell is faint; malt, pine, lime, and barnyard. The taste is very one-dimensional in it's bitterness. Some toasted malt and barley in the background, a lemon zest finish, but not much else. Unremarkable but solid flavor. Mouthfeel is great: crisp, smooth, creamy.

One of the best "cheap" craft brew options.

jimmah120, Apr 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

HollyHops, Apr 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

sirpilsofd, Apr 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Richie23, Apr 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

rowmine, Apr 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

blindseer, Apr 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

jlynch1987, Apr 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Cane4Beer, Apr 13, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -4%

Poured from a 12 oz pottle into a pint glass.

Fingertip and half worth of fuzzy head. Head was slighlty yellow in color, and slowly diminished.

A full-colored golden wheat amber in appearance, like a lightly varnished deck. Sweet and hoppy in aroma

Very clean tasting, excellently carbonated and slightly spicy. Hoppy-tasting, but wasn't overwhelmed. Pine flavors with hints of lemon, grapefruit and a soapy astringency. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Bready and biscuit malts present.

An excellent brew for pairing with food I must say. Thoroughly enjoyed with some home-prepared belgian endive smoked salmon boats.

martino_cappachino, Apr 13, 2012
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,687 ratings.