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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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9,665 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,665
Reviews: 2,797
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 178
Gots: 1,448 | 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 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- amber golden with a soft white head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass.

S- citrus fruits and hops. one of the better smelling APAs ive had.

T- again, citrus fruits and hops. the aroma tells of the taste, and it is more than satisfactory. a nice finish that leaves you reaching for more.

M- light to medium bodied. about exactly what an APA should be. extremely smooth.

D- i drink this all the time. it is my "go-to" beer after i have had my chosen beer of the night, and it never stops flowing. it will accompany you to bed, begging you to just take one more sip.

im not all that into APAs, but, aside from deschutes' "hop trip", this is my favorite pale ale. it is delicious and comes highly recommended if only for its drinkability.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Great beer.
Kind of like a session IPA. You get all the hops, blended well with the malts, but sessionable.
Great balance. For some reason the hops really start to flourish (esp the bitters) the more you drink.
By the 3rd bottle it seemed like I was drinking an IPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden copper. White head that settled quickly to a clingy skim. Nice sheets of lace.

Smell: Sweet malt and cascades. Very fresh, and slightly evergreen.

Taste: Creamy up front, with a nice malty middle. Not much in the way of sweetness, and what there is gets kicked out before closing time by the fresh hop finish. Yeast is hardly noticeable, except for a brief moment every now and again. Finishes dry and clean, with a refreshing tingle.

Notes: This has to be the ultimate fall-back beer, since it tastes good and is extremely widely available. Makes for a wonderful session beer also, with enough hops to break through even a saturated palate.

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 9,665 ratings.