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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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8,696 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,696
Reviews: 2,690
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 129
Gots: 896 | 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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Photo of justintrujillo
5/5  rDev +23.8%

justintrujillo, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of nathanho
5/5  rDev +23.8%

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
Photo of HFord
5/5  rDev +23.8%

HFord, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of neg007
5/5  rDev +23.8%

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
Photo of FriedSlug
5/5  rDev +23.8%

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

kaunshelly, Dec 18, 2011
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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
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

ryendavid, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

gwguest, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Beer_Chief, Saturday at 09:17 AM
Photo of bshotbox
5/5  rDev +23.8%

I love this beer, by far one of my favorites. any trip into a bar with this on tap and it is a must have for at least one pint. I have always been a pale ale kinda dude and this one really sets the bar for me. a perfect gateway beer for anyone that wants to get into craft beer

bshotbox, May 31, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

KingslayerAle, Apr 01, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Jbl3246, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of RBorsato
5/5  rDev +23.8%

What can you say: The Classic West-Coast Style American Pale Ale and the standard to introduce people to APA's.

Golden and unfiltered with a nice tight low ivory head. Strong citrusy (grapefruit) hop aroma. Big hoppy flavor without the annoying bitter bite. Decent balance but definitely leans hoppy. Light-medium bodied (leans light) with slight creaminess.

The bonus: Available virtually everywhere !!

RBorsato, Jan 31, 2003
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,696 ratings.