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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

8,519 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,519
Reviews: 2,682
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 120
Gots: 815 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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HighonHops42

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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Redneckwine

Washington

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%

Appearance - Light orange/amber, clear, 2 finger head dissipates into a wispy cap, a bit of sticky lacing

Aroma - Floral/citrusy/grassy hops and sweet honey/caramel malts in equal measure, I feel like the yeast is imparting some fruity ester qualities.

Feel/Taste - Smooth medium body and gentle carb. Like the nose, the taste is impeccably well balanced between a citrus/pine/floral hop bite and honey/toasty/caramel malty sweetness. Slight lingering hop bitterness on the end.

Overall - Haven't had this in quite a while, it's so easy to brush over... Picked it up on a whim anyway to revisit and review. Glad I did,; reminded me that it really is an outstanding APA and certainly very worthy of it's classic status. Highly drinkable, might have to go buy a sixer now.

08-29-2014 04:18:26 | More by Redneckwine
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4/5  rDev -1%

12oz to a pint glass, bottled 7/714

Pours a clear light golden orange with a finger of foam. Retention isn't too bad, pretty heavy carbonation, good lacing 4.25/5

Smell is hoppy with a good balance. upfront pine and citrus. A bready caramel malt makes a solid backbone, both in pretty equal proportion 4/5

Taste follows really well. Lots of pine with some orange-y citrus backed up by a caramel malt. Again, pretty balanced between the two 4/5

Feel is pretty solid, a moderately light body with a nice bite of carbonation. No alcohol, incredibly easy to drink 4/5

Overall it's reputation as the flagship beer of one of the largest craft breweries is well deserved 4/5

08-28-2014 07:22:16 | More by lordofstarside
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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,519 ratings.