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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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9,505 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,505
Reviews: 2,755
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 169
Gots: 1,265 | 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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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My go to beer when a local craft IPA or Pale Ale is not on tap. Hoppy without being overly so. Smooth with just a hint of an aftertaste. The aroma is just like I always thought a proper beer would smell like. Certainly the best mass marketed Pale Ale this side of 30 West.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Way overdue review here. Geez...even after I acquired a taste for craft, it was even longer after that I acquired a taste for Sierra Nevada and damn was the wait worth it!

Really, this is the staple Pale Ale. Better for my palate than the other readily available Pale Ale Mirror Pond. The only Pale Ales I prefer over this one are ones that call themselves Pales but really drink like IPAs. (Alpha King and Drake's 1500 to name a few especially these days)

Doughy and grainy malt bill with a nice floral Hoppy pop, finishing bitter and earthy...just how I like it.

Similar to PtE, still argued the best of it's respective style even though created years and years back. (SNPA WAYYYY back further than PtE but you get the picture) There has been plenty of time to improve upon the style but hard to improve upon the benchmark.

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 9,505 ratings.