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

9,537 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,537
Reviews: 2,761
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 172
Gots: 1,332 | 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 Gravo817
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rachus
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Raskolnikov
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peachy-tay
4.64/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ukwildcatsr1
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarrettFM
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imkohld
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pharmer
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SlapPalsPodcast
1.45/5  rDev -64.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Bitter, foul, and completely unrewarding.

Photo of leaversuch
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrbran0
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer sets the standard

Photo of corybills
3.36/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Reillybrews
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of connor4835
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of digga90
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of JNForsyth
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of valravn129
3.4/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.12/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Andres13
3.92/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Taybeh
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bomber into a Tallgrass tulip
A: peachy dark gold, 2 finger foamy head, great lacing
S: light caramel malts, earthy, floral hops, with a hint of lemon/citrus
T & M: like the nose, though the malts get a little more biscuity, and the finish is kind of grassy and floral and dry. Smooth and creamy mouthful, moderately bitter and spicy.

Overall: Hard to be impartial here...I've been drinking this as a standby for over 20 years, along with Summit EPA and Great Northern Porter. Though pales and IPAs have come a long long way, this is still so enjoyable.

Photo of DarthVorador
4.8/5  rDev +18.8%

SN Pale Ale is an icon, & for good reason! When it comes to APA's, its my go to. (It is also one of the best beers to cook with).

Photo of charlie0198274
4.24/5  rDev +5%

Photo of gobuccos
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of bmeehan
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

The only reason I don't rank this higher is because sometimes, I'll get a particularly bitter one. But I've had enough outstanding ones to know that this is a really good beer.

Photo of jcthomas916
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 9,537 ratings.