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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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9,812 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,812
Reviews: 2,836
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 196
Gots: 1,614 | 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: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was a very nice beer! It had a light orange color to it with golden highlights and a nice sized white colored head. Smell is mainly of citric hops. Taste first shows me the bready malt that provides the base of the beer. The hops come next and they dominate but are never too much. There seem to be different hops there including floral hops, bitter hops, but the main taste I get is citrus hops with orange seeming to dominate. A very good beer that I will buy more often.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: When poured in a glass nice head after pouring.Had a golden brown color. Smell: Had a nice aroma that was a bold fragrance of hopps. Taste: Bold taste something with a high hint of hopps. Mouthfeel: The first taste this beer started on the bold side of a strong beer. But the follow up taste mellow out. Making it very enjoyable. Drinkability: A very great beer for this last comment.It's refreshing and mellows out the more you drink.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Finally got a hold of one of these. A little hard to come by round these parts. Happy to say it lived up to the hype. Soft grapefruity, citrus nose with lovely itching bitterness that fills the mouth. A sturdy caramel malt backbone as well in perfect balance with the hop flavours. Carbonation, malt, hops, bitterness all in line. Wish it was more available(and cheaper).

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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.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 9,812 ratings.