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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

7,914 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,914
Reviews: 2,657
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 100
Gots: 515 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

24oz twist off bottle poured into pint glass, no freshness date.

A: Pours a nice amber with a one inch off white head that fades into a cap rather quickly.

S: Big bready aroma upfront with hints of flora hops hinding in the back of the inital bread and biscut aroma.

T/MF: Lots of big biscut flavor upfront coupled with nice bubbly carbonation and a decent hop bite. Not quite as juicy as other APAs I've had (Alpha King for example) but this is a nice change of pace. Still I feel that the bread and biscut flavor dominates too heavily for my tastes, not quite as smooth and leaves a bit of a dry aftertaste.

D: I held this beer up against Alpha King because I wanted to know the differences, and boy are they evident. That being said this is still a very solid beer and one that I will always come back to.

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 7,914 ratings.