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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

7,930 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,930
Reviews: 2,658
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 101
Gots: 521 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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TheFlern

Idaho

3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Honey. White head that dissipates to a thin layer. Small amounts of lacing.

Smell: hoppy and light. Small amount of malt aroma.

Taste: small malt and pretty bitter for a pale ale.

Mouthfeel: high carbonation. dry. drinkable.

Overall: This is a pretty good beer. If you want something easy drinking and cheap on a hot day don't pass this one up.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 01:41:22 | More by TheFlern
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JohnnyChimpo

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-24-2011 19:56:02 | More by JohnnyChimpo
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beerguy36

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -1%

12-24-2011 18:15:55 | More by beerguy36
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andrewmonks

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-24-2011 09:05:54 | More by andrewmonks
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jtw21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

12-24-2011 06:38:17 | More by jtw21
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jk3

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

12-24-2011 03:10:40 | More by jk3
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snowsurfer422

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-24-2011 00:59:33 | More by snowsurfer422
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-24-2011 00:11:18 | More by jophish17
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Kevin79

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-24-2011 00:07:01 | More by Kevin79
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

12-23-2011 19:36:06 | More by ShemRahBoo
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volta

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-23-2011 18:30:07 | More by volta
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Polasiuss

Ireland

4/5  rDev -1%

12-23-2011 17:43:00 | More by Polasiuss
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Yesdog

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-23-2011 16:26:44 | More by Yesdog
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass. Pours a orange yellow, with a 1 inch fluffy white head, with beautiful lace. Smell is pine, tangerine, biscuit, and grass. Taste is all of that, a little pucker of grapefruit in the finish. Mouthfeel is perfect, plenty of carbonation, not overly dry, and easy to drink. This is a legend, really another one of the beers that was a step in our quest to beer snobbery. This beer is over a 100 days old and still drinking well.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 14:40:50 | More by SawDog505
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cbgbslev

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-23-2011 02:55:32 | More by cbgbslev
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bakeith

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

12-22-2011 22:43:52 | More by bakeith
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ponbon63

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

12-22-2011 21:02:43 | More by ponbon63
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jaltland

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-22-2011 19:11:34 | More by jaltland
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areich6

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-22-2011 07:45:39 | More by areich6
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marshrat63

California

4/5  rDev -1%

12-22-2011 03:59:59 | More by marshrat63
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KohlbeckM

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-22-2011 03:00:52 | More by KohlbeckM
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scottfrie

California

4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a clear citrus golden with a bubbly inch of bright white head. A thin film lasting the whole beer through and left clinging patches and streaks of sticky lacing down the glass.
S: Clean and crisp notes of classic cascade hops. Pine with a touch of citrus and caramel malt pretty much describe this quintessential pale ale.
T: Follows the nose. This is one of the crispest, easiest drinking beers out there, and one of the best pale ales one the market. Pine flavor is lightly sweet and bitter. I could drink this instead of water it’s so refreshing.
M: Medium-light body, crisp and clean mouthfeel with perfect carbonation. I love it.
O: I am a fan boy of this beer. Before I became a beer geek this beer was so bitter I couldn’t drink it. Now it’s probably the beer I’ve drank the most over the years (despite never reviewing it until now). This is the archetype of the style, and an amazing beer at that. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 02:56:56 | More by scottfrie
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twkirkby

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

12-22-2011 01:59:42 | More by twkirkby
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SteelCityHops89

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.7%

12-22-2011 01:45:10 | More by SteelCityHops89
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jhchan

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ontap at United Airlines lounge at SFO Terminal 3
appearance - beautiful golden brown
Smell - pleasant citrus smell
taste - grapefruit, not much hops
mouthfeel - sits on your tongue
overall - if you like grapefruit, you'll love this. Overall I'm not a fan because there isn't much hops. (personal preference)

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2011 20:30:21 | More by jhchan
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 7,930 ratings.