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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

8,186 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,186
Reviews: 2,669
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 111
Gots: 643 | 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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merlin48

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fortunately, this brew IS widely available, even out in the boondocks of the central Appalachian mountain coalfields, in my case at a beer store near Pound, Va, near the Ky/Va line. Pours a a just off-clear amber, with no real head. Minimal lacing. Nose is powerful, lemon rind and hops. Mouthfeel fizzles the tongue with carbonation and initial bitterness of citrus and hops. Feels pretty nice. Taste is excellent for a pale ale. Pine and some spice are in the background somewhere. Alcohol is well disguised, but definitely lets its presence be known after a couple of these. Some excellent malt flavor balances the hops toward the end of the glass. I've always felt a bitter aftertaste from this brew, but that's not a major issue, especially if you're having it with pizza. Looks like this is an ale that will be a regular in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2003 23:33:23 | More by merlin48
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

05-10-2014 14:58:22 | More by henryclay_
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Doctor_Crick

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -1%

06-08-2013 18:20:17 | More by Doctor_Crick
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badbeer

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden orange color with a beautiful frothy head leaving a nice lacing. Nice combination of floral and citrus hops in the aroma. Pine, orange, and biscuit flavors make up the majority of the taste, nicely balanced. Lightly carbonated and medium bodied. Pretty good beer and consistent as well. It's great having this beer easily available.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2006 00:23:02 | More by badbeer
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

12-12-2013 19:22:53 | More by Chris_Panos
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to hudsonphotog for sharing this beer. I have drank it for years but never reviewed it.

Pours a clear orange color with a white head. The aroma is citrus hops with a lot of orange notes. The flavor is orange and other citrus with a medium amount of bitterness. High carbonation and a medium mouthfeel. An American classic that never disappoints.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2010 05:06:24 | More by Mora2000
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donunrue

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1%

03-15-2012 21:54:46 | More by donunrue
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ryancl

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

08-03-2012 02:05:42 | More by ryancl
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SudsSurfer

California

4/5  rDev -1%

11-14-2013 05:55:56 | More by SudsSurfer
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chossboss

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1%

04-07-2014 04:22:48 | More by chossboss
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Chadster1975


4/5  rDev -1%

05-21-2012 05:48:10 | More by Chadster1975
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Prospero

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1%

05-24-2014 04:22:24 | More by Prospero
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innominat

Ireland

4/5  rDev -1%

12-16-2012 17:48:25 | More by innominat
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BigEasyBeerfan

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1%

03-23-2012 20:18:33 | More by BigEasyBeerfan
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kindbeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

02-24-2014 00:42:41 | More by kindbeer
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Funky-Brewster

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

06-09-2014 02:14:52 | More by Funky-Brewster
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KOP_Beer_OUtlet

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

04-26-2014 00:09:04 | More by KOP_Beer_OUtlet
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1%

11-15-2011 21:04:49 | More by bpfrush
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hadlance

Alabama

4/5  rDev -1%

10-27-2012 13:58:42 | More by hadlance
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

11-08-2012 00:23:11 | More by Mantooth
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

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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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

07-30-2013 10:09:27 | More by Cynic-ale
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1%

11-20-2011 02:52:30 | More by chickenm
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GOBLIN

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

03-08-2014 04:44:11 | More by GOBLIN
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

04-30-2013 01:34:37 | More by TKEbeerman
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,186 ratings.