1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

8,184 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 8,184
Reviews: 2,668
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 111
Gots: 643 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 8,184 | Reviews: 2,668 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of T100Mark
T100Mark

California

4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 12 ounce bottle poured into a pint shaker glass.

Appearance - Golden color. Slightly hazy. Nice head but didn't stick around for long. Plenty of lace!

Smell - Citrus. Spicy. A touch of sweetness.

Taste - Citrus. Hoppy like a good IPA but there is difinatly a malt presence. Bold yet clean.

Mouth - Oily. Tingly. Very pleasant.

This beer is the gold standard of California IPAs. The balance between the hops and the malt is, for a California Pale Ale, perfect. The beer has just the right amount of citrus kick. As a Californian, I might be a bit biased but this is a world class beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 00:41:03 | More by T100Mark
Photo of MockY
MockY

California

5/5  rDev +23.8%

05-19-2013 22:05:07 | More by MockY
Photo of MJSJr
MJSJr

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-19-2013 18:48:14 | More by MJSJr
Photo of Ayrron
Ayrron

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

05-19-2013 18:46:34 | More by Ayrron
Photo of anteater
anteater

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-19-2013 16:20:47 | More by anteater
Photo of BigOldOaf
BigOldOaf

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

05-19-2013 12:47:18 | More by BigOldOaf
Photo of ChrisL24481
ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1%

05-19-2013 11:29:05 | More by ChrisL24481
Photo of BeerAficionadoMCMXC
BeerAficionadoMCMXC

California

4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer many times in my life, but now I am tasting it professionally as an amateur. It is an incredibly balanced beer. No wonder SN has had such success with it. I hope they put out better seasonal beers though. This one gets an 9/10 in my book.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 06:59:13 | More by BeerAficionadoMCMXC
Photo of KerryCummins1977
KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

05-19-2013 02:20:58 | More by KerryCummins1977
Photo of andysc83
andysc83

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

05-19-2013 01:55:00 | More by andysc83
Photo of MACO
MACO

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-18-2013 23:04:59 | More by MACO
Photo of bsuedekum
bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-18-2013 22:09:31 | More by bsuedekum
Photo of bluestar0828
bluestar0828

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-18-2013 21:10:33 | More by bluestar0828
Photo of jl28r1
jl28r1

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-18-2013 16:31:19 | More by jl28r1
Photo of jbarletto
jbarletto

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-18-2013 15:04:47 | More by jbarletto
Photo of mattsucks
mattsucks

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

05-18-2013 13:58:11 | More by mattsucks
Photo of Anze
Anze

Slovenia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-18-2013 11:45:04 | More by Anze
Photo of beernads
beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

05-18-2013 06:57:58 | More by beernads
Photo of mcdsports
mcdsports

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

05-18-2013 03:16:06 | More by mcdsports
Photo of Aric
Aric

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-17-2013 22:22:31 | More by Aric
Photo of SMITHAND
SMITHAND

Oregon

3/5  rDev -25.7%

05-17-2013 20:35:00 | More by SMITHAND
Photo of SebD
SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nicelacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, piney resins with some grainy and toasty malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a citrusy hops, pine, sweet grainy malts and a touch of caramel.

Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 20:30:47 | More by SebD
Photo of ChrisKayler
ChrisKayler

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-17-2013 18:29:06 | More by ChrisKayler
Photo of Xzfgiimtsath
Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-17-2013 12:44:40 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
Photo of iHeartMNBeer
iHeartMNBeer

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

05-17-2013 04:43:33 | More by iHeartMNBeer
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,184 ratings.