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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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9,514 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,514
Reviews: 2,757
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 169
Gots: 1,285 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ba Review #131
Served On: 02/17/2012
Glassware: Duvel Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: 1/25/2012

This was a 24 oz bottle I got at Evergreen Liquors in Frederick. Slightly outdated, but I’m doing this anyway.

Look: Poured a huge fluffy 3 finger off-white head. Color was a semi-clear amber. Carbonation bubbles were steady but nothing too crazy. There was a good amount of unexpected sediment in this bottle.

Smell: Strong citrus with some floral and herbal notes. Base malts were noticeable in the background.

Taste: First was a light lemon peal. Then a hop bitterness coated the entire mouth. The finish started with a somewhat spicy note that led into more of a juicy citrus that eventually became dry.

This is basically a tamed version of SN Torpedo. I personally feel this beer sets that standards for all Pale Ales.

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4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed straight from the bottle.

A-Since I drank it from the bottle I have little to report on appearance but it looks exceptional.

S-Smell of hops and other grains. Maybe some slight pine aromas.

T-Great tasting beer. A little hoppy and maybe some piny tastes.

M-Great carbonation light bodied. Extremely smooth.

O-This is a great beer to bridge into the world of craft beer. Extremely drinkable and readily available. This beer is decently priced as well.

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 9,514 ratings.