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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
91
outstanding

9,345 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,345
Reviews: 2,736
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 162
Gots: 1,190 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Leowulfe, May 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

srw, May 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass, date of 1174 -- June 23rd, 2011(?) which makes close to 3 months old.

This pours a nice clear golden color with a foamy white head which leaves behind a little lacing. The smell is of pine and citrus hops, a little caramel. The feel is medium to light. The taste is initially of piney hop flavors, a hint of grapefruit and some caramel, there is some bitter afterflavors but this is very crisp and not as fatiguing as a super hopped IPA (which I love). Overall this is a great beer, easy to drink but full of bitterness and flavor, its also one of the cheapest craft beers to buy so what's not to love?

DavidST, Sep 17, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

n00blar, Nov 28, 2011
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tleifj, Nov 10, 2012
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DaveHack, Nov 14, 2011
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Owithey, May 20, 2012
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hlaus, Apr 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

What more can I say, it's a great beer. One of my go to beers when I just feel like enjoying every sip. Two thumbs up!

CTIMAI, Oct 20, 2014
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DudMan, Mar 31, 2014
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rfoltz53, Nov 07, 2014
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Burleigh, May 26, 2014
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 9,345 ratings.