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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

9,324 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,324
Reviews: 2,734
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 162
Gots: 1,180 | 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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5/5  rDev +23.8%

TheSquire23, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

athouve1, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

justintrujillo, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of nathanho
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I already reviewed this beer and my comments on the various components of the SNPA experience remain the same.

It seems like every time the subject of beer comes up I always go to SNPA as a year-round "can't miss" and I have repeatedly described it to anyone who would listen as "overall, the best beer in the world". Taking into account quality, price, consistency and availability - I still hold this statement to be true (given my limited experience).

Therefore, I think that this beer belongs in my very limited pantheon of "5's".

If one would like to split hairs, I would give it somewhat less than a 5 in every category except taste and drinkability but, as a man in love, I say to you - "I don't care, she's perfect!"

nathanho, Nov 22, 2006
Photo of melikesbeer
5/5  rDev +23.8%

melikesbeer, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

pinged89, Jul 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

thegraffix, Jul 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

thedonliveson, Dec 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

DeepSouthSipper, May 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

akokinakes, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

ZacharyJ, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

ytisoluben, Sep 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

rwps1971, Oct 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

John213, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of HFord
5/5  rDev +23.8%

HFord, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of neg007
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On a scale of 1-5, this beer is a 10.

Just a wonderful beer, perfect color, perfect level of hops. I would drink this like water if it were socially acceptable...

It is available just about everwhere now, even at Rite Aid, which makes it even better. The perfect beer available just about everywhere.

neg007, Sep 14, 2003
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

FriedSlug, Sep 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

kaunshelly, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of WAbeerfiend
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Bittering Hops: Magnum, Perle.
Finishing Hops: Cascade.
Malts: 2-row Pale, Caramel.

38 IBU.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.23.14.

A: See through orange. 1/2 finger head.

S: Grapefruit. Not as strong as other APAs.

T: Pine, biscuit.

M: Crisp. Nice and bubbly on the tongue.

O: This is definitely a softer APA in terms of hops than others, but that is an unfair comparison since it is from an earlier time than more current hop-heavy APAs. It is a very well balanced, easy drinking beer. This is a classic, a standard, and a piece of craft beer history that you can drink today. Amazing!

WAbeerfiend, Sep 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Karibourgeois, Mar 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

claire3321, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Fallingonwater10, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

CyanideCastro, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Pendorama, Feb 15, 2014
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 9,324 ratings.