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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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9,808 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,808
Reviews: 2,835
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 196
Gots: 1,608 | 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
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of scottfrie
4.8/5  rDev +19.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.3/5  rDev -18.1%
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)

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 9,808 ratings.