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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

9,878 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,878
Reviews: 2,855
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 204
Gots: 1,696 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 9,878 | Reviews: 2,855
Photo of dachp
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GuyfromGB
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bfitzge2
3.28/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elkabong
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 10Crumra
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bradbentz
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mikebraun1225
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good beer the first time I tried it

Photo of Kale99
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

very nice pale ale enjoy this all the time

Photo of SLAWLOR70244
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndrewGoria
3.19/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

An old classic. Always happy to have this beer.

Photo of Kris450
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JayRichter44
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chubenzino
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dms7502
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MedaryvilleEscapee
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A classic. Pine taste. A go-to beer that isn't boring.

Photo of Sjsuki
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite Pale Ales ! Goes with just about everything !

Photo of CodyMiller
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trombone69
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mtomlins
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draught at the Bier Markt. I remember drinking this *many* years ago (pre-BA) and thinking how agressive the hops were. It was definitely one of the beers that turned me 'towards the light.' I think it is a true testiment to the craft beer world in general that now SNPA is just a standard, highly drinkable pale ale with a nice hop profile...dangerously sessionable.

Photo of B_G
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DantheMan75
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RenzoD
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful, pale appearance. Looks very clean and clear. Small, non foamy head, quickly fades. Relative to how great of an ale this is, the smell isn't too huge. Pretty standard piney scent. Taste is up front with hint of roasty malt but dominated by cascade hoppiness. Refreshing bready/cracker and maybe slight skunk finish but hardly detectable. Oil and resin mouthfeel. Very spritzy and carbonated, which really really works for this beer. I could drink this all the live long day.

Photo of FreeBeer_Score99
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bali_hi
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 9,878 ratings.