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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

8,456 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,456
Reviews: 2,677
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 118
Gots: 788 | 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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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

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

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -1%

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.

10-21-2012 00:15:37 | More by jazzyjeff13
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

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.

10-28-2010 06:50:12 | More by Soonami
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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,456 ratings.