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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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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

7,957 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,957
Reviews: 2,659
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 102
Gots: 536 | 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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dar482

New York

3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer comes in a clear light ruby amber.

The aroma has sweet candied grapefruit and orange peel, floral, lots of malt, a big candy sweetness.

The taste goes the same with lemon, grapefruit peel, a medium bready malt in the middle, a punch of potpourri, spicy on the back, a hint of dry grainy quality in the back.

A light hoppy pale ale with a substantial yet relatively clean malt profile. Incredible that this recipe is almost 35 years old! Obviously it has been outshined by many world class brews, but this still stands on its own hoppy feet.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 05:36:14 | More by dar482
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bobv

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1%

07-07-2014 04:18:33 | More by bobv
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JakeBarnett

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

07-07-2014 04:18:31 | More by JakeBarnett
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MASSHLE

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-07-2014 02:38:20 | More by MASSHLE
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Squacher

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-07-2014 00:54:46 | More by Squacher
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robvan18

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-07-2014 00:43:57 | More by robvan18
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K-jack211

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

07-07-2014 00:43:30 | More by K-jack211
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Dodeebryan


4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-07-2014 00:17:38 | More by Dodeebryan
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Tok

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-06-2014 23:40:48 | More by Tok
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ffshore545

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-06-2014 23:39:28 | More by ffshore545
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Bpc24


3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-06-2014 23:12:21 | More by Bpc24
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baconfromwalmart

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

07-06-2014 22:55:17 | More by baconfromwalmart
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reefa

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-06-2014 22:23:28 | More by reefa
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n2492004

Michigan

5/5  rDev +23.8%

07-06-2014 22:20:02 | More by n2492004
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dleach

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-06-2014 19:42:22 | More by dleach
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NoMerC4U

Indiana

5/5  rDev +23.8%

07-06-2014 19:22:25 | More by NoMerC4U
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msumike89

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-06-2014 19:02:33 | More by msumike89
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-06-2014 16:26:41 | More by KAF
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styleisking

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

07-06-2014 15:35:30 | More by styleisking
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loverofthecraft

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-06-2014 13:04:03 | More by loverofthecraft
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Slashytits

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-06-2014 05:10:40 | More by Slashytits
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thomda11

California

3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had this beer quite a few times, but never reviewed it. The beer pours a copper color with a finger-width head--little to no lacing. It has a distinct piney hop aroma. The taste follows the nose, but with a more prominent malt backbone. This being said, the piney hop taste is featured most prominent. A pleasant resinous hop bitterness, along with a hint of breadiness, lingers on the tongue for a bit. An exceptional example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 04:54:05 | More by thomda11
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relynnjr

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-06-2014 03:41:35 | More by relynnjr
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cb500rider

Florida

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale is a wonder to consume. There are beers as good, but when I think of a perfect beer, Sierra Nevada is always near the top. Multi-level hoppy flavor, not weak but not so strong you can't have another (our three). The best (and possibly only) good thing to come out of California since Ronald Reagan. (Anchor beers accepted).

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2014 00:56:06 | More by cb500rider
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hillind

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

07-05-2014 23:45:14 | More by hillind
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 7,957 ratings.