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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
90
outstanding

8,163 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,163
Reviews: 2,668
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 111
Gots: 627 | 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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breslaubrewer

Wisconsin

2.73/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I know this is the classic example of an American pale ale ,but.... in the midwest it becomes oxidized on the retail shelves and doesn't hold up well. I've had one six pack I really enjoyed (nice piney floral aroma, dry finish, bitter spicey taste). I usually won't buy unless I know it's fresh because I get a cardboard/oxidized taste that I can't overcome and usually throw the rest out.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 19:54:22 | More by breslaubrewer
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aquatonex

New York

2.73/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I expected more from this Pale Ale, perhaps it was the batch that was the problem. Pours light amber. Smells a lot of hops and alcohol, kinda skunky. Tastes rather bitter with a generous portion of hops, alcohol, and skunk that stays with your tongue until your next sip. I was not impressed at all.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2004 04:37:10 | More by aquatonex
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

09-12-2012 13:29:04 | More by wattoclone
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danpam1024

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

02-24-2013 12:42:02 | More by danpam1024
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jjohnston88

Oklahoma

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

12-07-2013 04:11:30 | More by jjohnston88
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trocketsauced

New York

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

07-14-2012 14:18:08 | More by trocketsauced
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Mbpike

Arkansas

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

07-15-2013 18:37:23 | More by Mbpike
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ByMySword


2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

05-21-2012 21:29:30 | More by ByMySword
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Peder

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

01-15-2014 00:10:12 | More by Peder
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Travisnin

Idaho

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

09-14-2012 06:37:40 | More by Travisnin
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BlottoOtto

California

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

03-28-2012 11:28:58 | More by BlottoOtto
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Joshuwutphilly

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

07-30-2013 01:51:35 | More by Joshuwutphilly
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BEER_TRVP


2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

07-15-2014 05:57:34 | More by BEER_TRVP
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Brunite

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Hazy, light gold colored beer. Lots and lots of floating sediment. This bottled was handled and poured properly. Yet...tons of sediment. Not to thrilled here.

Smell: Mild....nothing noteworthy. Very subtle citrus and malt.

Taste: Average. OK bitterness...some biscuit...not very memorable.

Mouthfeel: Decent but nothing special.

Drinkability: Really disappointed here. Had hopes of making this a go-to APA due to price & availablity. I've had much better. Just too many floaters and not enough flavor for a PA. I'll pass next time.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 06:46:30 | More by Brunite
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

10-02-2012 23:41:02 | More by jaswilson2
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fafa50

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

08-31-2013 21:00:39 | More by fafa50
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dczernic

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

05-14-2013 03:27:46 | More by dczernic
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Bluecane

New York

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

04-21-2013 06:35:54 | More by Bluecane
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BrewStrong2156

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

05-14-2014 20:03:17 | More by BrewStrong2156
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plinythederek

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

02-25-2013 02:51:13 | More by plinythederek
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jbtampa

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

06-29-2014 00:50:53 | More by jbtampa
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phishbone23

New York

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

01-23-2013 14:12:53 | More by phishbone23
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

04-27-2012 04:50:34 | More by RandyBoBandy
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Twpsyn

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

05-07-2014 23:06:08 | More by Twpsyn
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squirrel49

South Dakota

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

04-27-2014 03:57:21 | More by squirrel49
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,163 ratings.