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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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9,668 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,668
Reviews: 2,798
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 178
Gots: 1,459 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first review and here it goes:

Just bought a six pack of this fine beer. First time i had it and im happy i did.

Color is beautiful golden brown. Smells...hard to say so many different fragrances, really good ones. When it gets warm still very drinkable but when they are really cold is close to perfection. I hope Sierra Nevada other offerings are this good.

Highly recommended.

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4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a perfectly clear light golden/ orange color with a decent amount of carbonation bubbles visible and with a finger of white head that is very fine and borders on creamy, lingers nicely, leaves spotty lacing around the glass
S: kind of a deeper citrus scent, slight grapefruit, backed with something deeper, not sure what but i feel like this indiscernible characteristic is what makes this beer so uniquely wonderful
T: just so smooth and mellow, yet with a great depth, citrus, bit of nice grain or even grassy character, slightly sweet in the finish
M: medium carbonation, leaves a feeling of a thin lacing on the palate
O: Ive had this beer hundreds of times and have never gotten around to reviewing it so i figured that now that i have a 12 pack in my fridge now would be the best opportunity, love this brew, not the best ive ever had but highly sessionable and just overall delicious, just too damn good and such high quality, sierra Nevada never stop making beer please

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a Blue Star Brewery Pint glass.

A: Poured a nice 1/2 fingered creamy head. Poured a delicious looking amber with some additional Selective yellow.

S: Pleasant hops with a nice grapefruit citrus.

T: Nice hops come through and bite at the end in a pleasant manner. Malts come in quite nice balancing the drink.

M: The carbonation is extremely active and the body feels a but thin though. The lasting lace creates a nice creaminess feel as well.

O: This is a nice solid APA, but nothing spectacular. The taste is simply not as bold as I would like. This could easily beer a session beer.

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 9,668 ratings.