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

9,530 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 9,530
Reviews: 2,759
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 169
Gots: 1,316 | 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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Photo of NickT2121
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - a golden Amber honey color, beautiful color with a lot of bubbles. A fat 1 finger head with good amount of lacing going on.

S - a sweet malty, and citrus flavor. A bit of tangerine in the end. Hops are bursting out I love this Smell.

T - at the beginning I get a sweet citrus and at the end a dry bitter taste with lingering tangerine, the bitterness is just right. Very smooth and complex.

M - just the right amount of carbonation and a light feel on the palate with a smooth bitter end.

O - this beer is very very good i now see why this beer has been around for so long. The flavors work perfectly together and after finishing my beer I had an immediate thirst for another. This is my go to beer now. Great work Sierra Nevada

Enjoy

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Boca-X
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 24oz bottle into a shaker. Wonderful white, foamy heady, decent lacing throughout review.. A foggy, golden, honey hue.

Hops, citrus and pine on the nose. Lightly floral.

Smooth on the tongue, perfect carbonation. Slightly sweet up front with hints of honey and citrus. Finishes off with a lightly dry, bitter, hoppy mix of grapefruit and pine. The dry/bitterness doesn't last long and then the honey seems to comes full circle, leaving a very pleasant sweet note behind.

This is a very smooth and refreshing brew. Not complex, just very complete. Nicely balanced and easy to drink. The hoppy finish is quick, cleansing your taste buds and in return beckons for another swallow...and then another...and another. Great everyday pale ale...Salud!

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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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%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of TheMirrorOwl
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Honey golden amber, voluminous white head, lots of lacing. Tons of carbonation visible, dissipates quickly.

Smell: Floral, citrus fruit and sweet malt.

Taste: Moderately bitter grapefruit flavor leads into sweet floral earthy malt. Pine in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Lighter on the medium-bodied scale. The carbonation dissipates quickly, which I like, but that leaves the beer somewhat sticky feeling. Fairly astringent.

Overall: The hop potency is more akin to an American IPA, which is what I'd call this by traditional standards. No denying this is a great brew. There are finer, but for the money, this is a well crafted IPA that doesn't disappoint. A solid go-to for hop heads everywhere.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 9,530 ratings.