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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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8,751 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,751
Reviews: 2,696
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 136
Gots: 920 | FT: 2
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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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

jbexphys, Sep 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

311Reeves, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Sergris, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of RolandoHH
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Beautiful, deep amber color, pours a nice head, with good retention and an off-white color. Lacing lasts a long time.
S - Very prominent hops smell, citrusy. There's a nice balance between that and sweet caramel malt.
T - Delivers on what the nose promises. Hoppy, with lots of citrus, and a very nice malt taste to balance it.
M - Very nice carbonation, right where it needs to be.
O - Sure, other's might do it better, but this is still a classic, very drinkable, and an example of what a pale ale should be.

RolandoHH, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of afwood63
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

afwood63, Sep 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

KBrady, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Jame515, Sep 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

BeerGreg, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of brewbattles
3.38/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

We conducted a blind taste test between this beer and 4 other popular American Pale Ales: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Deschutes Mirror Pond Ale, Stone Pale Ale, Firestone Double Barrel Ale, and Boulder Hazed & Infused.

Check it out: http://youtu.be/DHis2L_OBdg

brewbattles, Sep 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

anon, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

mreatsum, Sep 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Epoch91, Sep 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

tom10101, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

NateMac13, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Duncanster, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

RuebenRox, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

agsourdough1, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

jkd03c, Sep 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

JasonMinck, Sep 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

ReverendJon, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

kevdemers, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of rashley
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I decided to try this one since I had heard about it from some friends.

This one came from a bottle and when I poured it up in my favorite glass:

A: Pored with a nice head of about 2 fingers. Head retention was great and was an off white color. Lacing lasted a long time on the sides of the glass. Color was a deep amber color and it was clear, with no chill haze or sediment.

S: The smell had a very pronounced hops aroma which I find appealing. It was not overpowering but just begged for me to taste and see if the hops flavor would be pronounced also.

T: My first drink proved that the hop aroma was just a hint of what was to come, as the hops stood out. The carbonation left a little bite on the tongue and the hops left a bitter taste on the back of the tongue. Not too much bitter, but enough to balance the beer. I might detect citrus in there also. I am a novice beer taster so sorry I cant be detailed enough. Just know I liked the hoppy flavor.

M: I would call this a medium body beer as it did not feel watery, but did not feel thick either. Just a nice medium body feel on the tongue and mouth. Very nice.

rashley, Sep 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Morgoth, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

abkayak, Sep 07, 2013
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,751 ratings.