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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

9,890 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,890
Reviews: 2,859
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 205
Gots: 1,704 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-05-2001

Generous quantities of premium Cascade hops give the Pale Ale its fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor.

37 IBU
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Ratings: 9,890 | Reviews: 2,859
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance
Thick fluffy head. Large soapy bubbles in the head. Lots of lacing. The head takes time to go down. The body is cloudy. The color is amber or maybe light orange. Moderate carbonation. Yeast is at the end of the pour. It settles at the bottom of the glass.

Smell
Piney hops.

Taste
Piney hops. Bitter. Malt body is there but malt flavor is not strong. The yeast bits at the bottom have a bread flavor. IMO there is too much hop flavor with not enough malt flavor to balance it out. Overall still quite good.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied. Hop bitterness lingers.

Overall
An excellent beer. Cascade hops are shown off. "CAN CONDITIONED". Quality.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: tall frothy head and golden hued.

Aroma: a delicious interplay of hops and malt.

Taste: same as aroma. Citrusy hops with a pleasant bitterness over a bed of malty goodness.

Mouthfeel: crisp with a nice level of carbonation.

Overall: easy to see why this is a classic. It's balanced, drinkable and delicious.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decided to buy this classic again, this time a 12-pack of cans with a packaged on date of 4/6/14. I do not normally write reviews, but I felt like I had to for this one.

Wow! I've enjoyed this beer before from a bottle, bomber, and on-tap...but the canned version really shines. Maybe it's just the relative freshness, but my guess is that canning really is the future of craft beer distribution.

I poured my first one into a standard pint glass and proceeded to enjoy every sip. So much has already been said about the beer itself, so I'll just sum it up with this: do yourself a favor and pick up a canned 12-pack of this stuff if you're looking for one of the best combinations of flavor and affordability available.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 9,890 ratings.