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.

9,803 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 9,803
Reviews: 2,833
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 194
Gots: 1,604 | 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:
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
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 9,803 | Reviews: 2,833 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of 8string
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of tizride
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Bike2work
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of KevieJames
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of FreshZ
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Rich540
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Hanglow
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of JeleReviews
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of JRBecks
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of yergermeister
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of hopnerd
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of swaghawk
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of BernardZahmm
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Kunstman
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of thegodfather2701
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a hazy gold/orange with a white head that slowly dissipates leaving some lacing. Tons of floaties, which I don't ever remember really seeing in the bottle.

S-Citrussy hows, some malt, and alcohol sweetness

T-Nice sharp hop bitterness and a strong malt back bone. Malts seem pretty prevalent.

M-very carbonated. If you drink this straight from the can its extremely carbonated.

D-through the roof. I could drink this all day long. Great taste and smooth!

Overall, one of my favorite go to beers. I will never, ever in my life turn down a SNPA.

Photo of HarmonMW
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of philistinedream
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of LordVodka
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of Rozyravens
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BlueFeetAndBeer
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of axres
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of patrickmw
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 9,803 ratings.