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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

8,132 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,132
Reviews: 2,666
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 110
Gots: 612 | 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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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

05-16-2013 20:47:17 | More by djre4orm
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Gregvg

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-16-2013 18:30:05 | More by Gregvg
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lobster74123

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-16-2013 05:36:31 | More by lobster74123
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SeasonEnds

Ohio

3/5  rDev -25.7%

05-16-2013 04:45:05 | More by SeasonEnds
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dougbassett

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the "1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die" -- #24 of the ones I've reviewed here.

This is another American craft beer classic -- while it never really got as big/mainstream as Sam Adams, it did start up around the same time and is widely available in the US (particularly in Cities).

This is probably my favorite large American brewery, and their flagship beer, the pale ale, is excellent. The color is amazing, pretty close to the Platonic ideal of a pale ale: with a nice head that's lingers satisfyingly. A nose of flowery, spicy hops, quite pleasant. That's more or less matched in the flavors, although I'd appreciate the hops a bit more forward here, it's a bit too restrained for my taste. I do like the bitter hop finish, which is lasting, and I also like the mouthfeel -- this is an example to me of a beer that's brewed with just the right amount of body.

Ranks with Brooklyn Lager as a great session beer. Enjoyable in most situations/constructions. A step above the Budweiser/Coors/Miller sort of thing but not unapproachable. Really a classic all around, really enthusiastically recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 22:30:14 | More by dougbassett
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BurnMeInMyBar

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

05-15-2013 20:57:52 | More by BurnMeInMyBar
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barefoot71

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

05-15-2013 19:19:46 | More by barefoot71
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tnbeatty

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-15-2013 19:12:37 | More by tnbeatty
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Zimm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

05-15-2013 18:34:25 | More by Zimm
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

05-15-2013 18:31:00 | More by twenty5
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humpho

United Kingdom (England)

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

05-15-2013 15:04:49 | More by humpho
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CaeserTits

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-15-2013 14:15:28 | More by CaeserTits
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JoyHelfrich

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-15-2013 05:01:03 | More by JoyHelfrich
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njpencook

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

05-15-2013 02:50:16 | More by njpencook
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blake58

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

05-14-2013 22:04:47 | More by blake58
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ElijahRivera

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed based on tasting notes from a blind pale ale tasting.

12 oz. bottle inside a paper bag poured into a plastic tasting cup.

A- clear amber.

S- Similar to taste.

T- Nice balance of subtle malts and subtle hops. All the flavors one would expect in an APA are there, but nothing really pops. Similar to the Abita Restoration Pale Ale, but with a bit more intensity overall.

M- No notes on mouthfeel.

O- American Pale Ale standard creator and bearer, and for good reason Out of a total of 14 pale ales in the blind tasting, this ale got 8th on my list, and ended up at 8th on the collaborative list.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 21:27:43 | More by ElijahRivera
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Chegui

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-14-2013 21:13:51 | More by Chegui
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Sarmartay

California

4/5  rDev -1%

05-14-2013 20:04:45 | More by Sarmartay
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jburd19

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

05-14-2013 19:16:23 | More by jburd19
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Absolut

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-14-2013 17:44:12 | More by Absolut
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ziggyzoggy

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-14-2013 17:33:35 | More by ziggyzoggy
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amcaleh

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-14-2013 14:59:14 | More by amcaleh
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mralbertson

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-14-2013 03:32:11 | More by mralbertson
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dczernic

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

05-14-2013 03:27:46 | More by dczernic
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JollyRoger

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-14-2013 02:28:21 | More by JollyRoger
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,132 ratings.