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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

8,965 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,965
Reviews: 2,711
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 149
Gots: 1,024 | 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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4/5  rDev -1%

Shawnspl, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

sirsteve42, Oct 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

TR0219, Oct 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

BeerTick, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

scottDC, Oct 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

will_eye_e, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

pgrow, Oct 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

NHhomebrewguy, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Bieniek30, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

no8, Oct 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Gonzo08, Oct 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Anidrew, Oct 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

stevefinny, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

jheezee, Oct 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

mjstacker, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of DeFaz
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was looking at the recent reviews for this beer, and I was surprised that it isn't rated as the exceptional beer that I perceive it to be and as the beer that it used to be. Is it because the quality has gone down? I think not. I think right now--the age of the double IPA and the triple IPA--there is the desire for more and more--more hops and a higher ABV. This APA isn't about quantity, it's about quality, and the hops are nicely composed but they are also balanced. A pour of this beer reveals a great head with sticky lacing, and the beer has a smell and taste of hops that offer citrus, floral, and pine flavors. The mouthfeel is spot on for a hoppy session beer--perfect thickness and carbonation, giving it a nice crispness. Maybe this beer is too easy to find (much like how Sam Adams Boston Lager has become so taken for granted and too "weak" to be appreciated), but I think this is much better than many of the amped up double IPAs with their 10% ABV.

DeFaz, Oct 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

DarthVegas23, Oct 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

HoboMoo, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

mikerieder, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Larence, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

blbarnett3, Oct 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

alexanf, Oct 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

Michigan_Beer420, Oct 06, 2013
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4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a strong copper color, with a good head. Head goes away quickly, but there is great lacing. The smell is wonderful, with notes of pine, citrus, and cascade hops. Very well balanced, pine and hops flavor, a sessionable go-to for any craft drinker.

Plattler01, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Gasc0igne, Oct 06, 2013
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,965 ratings.