1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.

9,809 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 9,809
Reviews: 2,835
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 196
Gots: 1,612 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 9,809 | Reviews: 2,835 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of VFRAZ
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of mrsk500
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of TheSquire23
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of athouve1
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of justintrujillo
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of nathanho
5/5  rDev +24.1%
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!"

Photo of melikesbeer
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Dinnie
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of pinged89
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of thegraffix
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of thedonliveson
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of maxwellyourtheman
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If I was stuck on an island and could only have one beer, this would be it!!!

Photo of DeepSouthSipper
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of akokinakes
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of ZacharyJ
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of ytisoluben
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of rwps1971
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of John213
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of HFord
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of neg007
5/5  rDev +24.1%
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.

Photo of FriedSlug
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of kaunshelly
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Wrolfsen
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of WAbeerfiend
5/5  rDev +24.1%

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!

Photo of Karibourgeois
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 9,809 ratings.