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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
91
outstanding

9,521 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 9,521
Reviews: 2,758
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 169
Gots: 1,298 | 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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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Bright amber, with nice thick and light colored head. The head lasted a very long time, and left a nice coating on the inside of the glass.

Smell: Pleasant, with a nice hops bitterness in the aroma. There is some sweet aromas, but the hops definitely dominate.

Taste: A nice mix of hops and malt flavors, that make for an interesting and complex Pale Ale. There is a nice after-taste, and the hops flavor lasts for a while but not too long.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and crisp, with a medium body.

Overall: I was interested in trying this classic after hearing so much about it. This is an interesting and complex Pale Ale that I would like to drink again.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a six pack at a local store. Beer poured with an orange-gold appearance with a fluffy head that dissipated with a creamy lacing on the sides. A very rich aroma of spicy malts and and orange citrus gave me a good punch. Very tasty; citrus mixed with a caramel, bready flavoring and a malty aftertaste. Crisp carbonation with a subtle creaminess; really helps to make the drink refreshing and makes you want to go back for more. Overall, a fantastic pale ale.

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A classic for a reason. Poured into a pint glass from a six pack purchased at PW Mart in Poway CA. Smells spicy, hoppy, with some citrus. Pours a honey yellow with a big white fluffy head. Tastes delicious. Remarkabely smooth and refreshing with a hoppy bite to it. This is one of my favorite beers ever. It can be enjoyed straight out of the bottle. Highly recommended.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Got this in a trade from a friend of mine. Served chille dinto a pint glass.

Appearance- Hazy, orangy copper color, with 1.5 fingers of white head receding down to a half finger or so which is maintained for a good while. Decent level of carbonation seems to be present in the beer. Probably one of the orangest beers I've tried. Some nice lines of lacing left around the glass.

Smell - Nice blend between some sweet maltiness and good hop bite as well.Sort of reminiscent of tropical fruits namely some mango aroma blended in with the burn sugar or molasses malt and the citrusy hops.

Taste - Like the nose but subtle and a little milder than I expected, the malts work well with the tropical fruit nature of this beer. There's a trace element of leather hiding in the background towards the end of the sip which is interesting and works well here. Full flavored for the style, but was hoping for a bit more hop presence.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and velvety, with little distinguishable carbonation. A little soft in the mouth but does have great quaffability that could easily make this a great daily drinker If I had more access to it.

Overall - A great beer, that lived up to the hype I had built up in mind. Deliciously drinkable and just a great pale ale.

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3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Has the color of golden honey. This is quite a clear brew. Active carbonation delivers a heaping 2+ finger head but it dissipates quickly leaving a nice halo with abundant lacing.

S- Light roasted malts along with a sweet citrus aroma.

T- Up first is a pleasant malt base with spice. Following this is a mild hop bitterness that transitions smoothly. Finally a light peppery aftertaste comes through and finishes this ale off nicely.

M- Medium bodied with a slight tickle from the carbonation. Leaves a mild buttery feeling. Dry finish.

O- This is a fine example of a pale ale. Personally I prefer a brew with an emphasis on the hop bitterness, but this beer is balanced nicely. Very easy to drink, and I will be enjoying this addition to Sierra Nevada again.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 9,521 ratings.