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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

8,111 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,111
Reviews: 2,666
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 111
Gots: 602 | 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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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An American classic - I can't believe I've waited so long to review this...

A 350ml bottle with a BB of May 2013. Purchased from a supermarket not too long back. This must have been one of the first US craft beers I ever tried - once you've had it there's no going back.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A rich golden-amber hue with fine sediment and medium carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patch surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt with a hoppy character. Notes of grapefruit, citrus and mild pine, along with a touch of grain. Lovely.

Tastes of sweet grainy malt with plenty of hops and a dry bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, pine, caramel, grain and dry yeast. Quite sweet, with a hint of earthiness in the background. A well-judged bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with a subtle spicy quality. Great body for the style. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops and sweet malt.

Superb - this pale ale well deserves the praise that it receives. Plenty of flavour yet so drinkable. A nice balance between the malt and hops; it errs on the sweet side yet this is offset by bittering hops and fruity/resinous aroma. Hard to fault really - a brilliant beer. Add this to your must-try list.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 00:15:37 | More by jazzyjeff13
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4/5  rDev -1%
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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is a beer that I consistently buy. It is affordable, easily available and tasty. This beer is chocked full of grapefruity Cascade hops in the aroma and taste. I also smell some caramel and toasted grain in the nose. The malt contribution is pretty limited though, there is a little doughy sweetness, but the beer finishes pretty clean and dry. The beer has a refreshing amount of carbonation and has enough mouthfeel carry the flavor and make for a good drink.

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Poured into a mug. One finger off-white head with a good amount of lacing. A dense light amber color.

Hoppy aroma with floral, citrus and bread.

Tastes of bread, clover and citrus. The hops really shine through. More bitter than most P.A.'s especially at the finish, a lingering after taste but still smooth.

This one is easily consumed and is nice and crisp. I drank it on it's own but will try again with Mexican food maybe.

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A - Clear ruby amber with a one finger white head with minimal lacing and minimal head retention

S - Nice bouquet of citrus and floral hops

T - Follows the smell with light malt sweetness and a good light bitter dry finish. What has been said about this beer already?

M - Light body, moderate carbonation

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,111 ratings.