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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

7,952 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,952
Reviews: 2,659
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 102
Gots: 533 | 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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BigJim5021

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1%

07-14-2013 08:36:10 | More by BigJim5021
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tabascosigned

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

07-26-2013 21:25:19 | More by tabascosigned
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bewareOFpenguin

Massachusetts

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

Snuck a bottle of this into a sixpack. (How criminal). Nice golden color with good carbonation, hence a great head. Crisp and clean, with a good mix of hops and malts. The pale "dry" taste comes through with each sip. Definitely a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2003 07:40:17 | More by bewareOFpenguin
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DerekP

Pennsylvania

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

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Golden Amber-Orange. A little cloudy but in no way opaque. Very little head retention; slim lacing, but I'm guessing it was my pour. Healthy carbonation, but not as bad as some that I've seen.

Taste: Hops & maybe a bit of grapefruit far in the back. Finishes very light body-wise, but the hoppy finish may dissuade a light beer drinker from ordering another.

Smell: Grapefruit, bitter orange & hops.

Body: Light-Medium on the palate, lighter on the finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2010 17:49:48 | More by DerekP
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BeerRunner

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

05-26-2014 03:41:03 | More by BeerRunner
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wrentmore

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1%

06-27-2014 12:43:59 | More by wrentmore
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tanner1980


4/5  rDev -1%

08-30-2012 22:54:44 | More by tanner1980
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despond

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

11-20-2011 03:55:08 | More by despond
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Leftofthedial

California

4/5  rDev -1%

12-17-2011 00:27:10 | More by Leftofthedial
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

02-27-2014 04:25:22 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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mrpicklerelish

Arizona

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

Apperance - Pours a very nice brownish copper color, very nice to look at. Nice size head that leaves behind some nice tight lacing.

Smell - A small hint of bread aroma followed by some citrus.

Taste - A nice hop kick with a nice side of citrus taste to it. Not an overly hoppy brew but very nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel - A very smooth pale ale, very crisp in the mouth.

Drinkability - Very easy to drink. A great beer to just sit back and enjoy a few. Also a great starter beer to the land of craft brew.

Comments - This is one of my all time favorites. One that I am constantly going back to at least once a month for a revisit. Very accessable in my next of the woods as it is with most palces now and I take full advantage of it.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2004 14:01:37 | More by mrpicklerelish
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Double06

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1%

05-14-2012 13:34:03 | More by Double06
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TylerHagler

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1%

05-29-2014 14:42:11 | More by TylerHagler
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -1%

07-15-2013 18:27:58 | More by TheMrFarnham
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flayedandskinned

California

4/5  rDev -1%

01-11-2013 07:26:13 | More by flayedandskinned
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1%

05-19-2013 11:29:05 | More by ChrisL24481
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Schwegler

Nevada

4/5  rDev -1%

08-30-2013 02:58:51 | More by Schwegler
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SB_Brewmaster

California

4/5  rDev -1%

09-15-2013 22:45:27 | More by SB_Brewmaster
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

09-27-2013 18:40:35 | More by gr8zehaman
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MikeThumel

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

03-02-2014 03:15:30 | More by MikeThumel
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terpinsd

California

4/5  rDev -1%

06-20-2014 01:17:34 | More by terpinsd
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psuscott1

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

05-09-2012 01:35:49 | More by psuscott1
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Bieniek30

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

10-10-2013 11:07:43 | More by Bieniek30
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wilfonzo

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

02-06-2012 22:58:11 | More by wilfonzo
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

12-01-2011 02:44:11 | More by PaBeerLover
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 7,952 ratings.