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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

8,070 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,070
Reviews: 2,661
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 109
Gots: 582 | 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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Ratings: 8,070 | Reviews: 2,661 | Display Reviews Only:
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cfaulman

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-21-2013 15:06:21 | More by cfaulman
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cfitterer

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-21-2013 02:49:13 | More by cfitterer
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Kingcurio

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-21-2013 01:53:12 | More by Kingcurio
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Lucoli

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

05-21-2013 01:21:40 | More by Lucoli
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johntfox

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

05-21-2013 00:27:41 | More by johntfox
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atr2605

New York

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a clear golden/soft copper with a white head with decent retention that clings to the sides of the glass
S-pine, hint of caramel sweetness and a bit of biscuit
T-delicate balance between bitter piney hops and a sweet malt background that compliment each other very nicely
M-medium bodied
O-such a solid pale ale. one of my favorite session beers

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 00:24:19 | More by atr2605
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jbeervt

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-20-2013 21:45:19 | More by jbeervt
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thampel09

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-20-2013 13:38:19 | More by thampel09
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kristenspaintings

California

3.2/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer tastes okay. Nothing amazing about it. It's not too hoppy (a plus) and doesn't have a strong soapy taste like some IPAs I've tried.

I'd say it lacks interest for me though. The flavors I look forward to in a beer are not there. It's pretty one-dimensional and it's just okay in my opinion. I'd drink it if my only other party alternatives were soda or iced tea but I wouldn't seek it out either.

To be fair, there's nothing wrong with Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale. It's just not what I look for.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 12:45:49 | More by kristenspaintings
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1%

05-20-2013 04:06:53 | More by Kmat10
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T100Mark

California

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

A 12 ounce bottle poured into a pint shaker glass.

Appearance - Golden color. Slightly hazy. Nice head but didn't stick around for long. Plenty of lace!

Smell - Citrus. Spicy. A touch of sweetness.

Taste - Citrus. Hoppy like a good IPA but there is difinatly a malt presence. Bold yet clean.

Mouth - Oily. Tingly. Very pleasant.

This beer is the gold standard of California IPAs. The balance between the hops and the malt is, for a California Pale Ale, perfect. The beer has just the right amount of citrus kick. As a Californian, I might be a bit biased but this is a world class beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 00:41:03 | More by T100Mark
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MockY

California

5/5  rDev +23.8%

05-19-2013 22:05:07 | More by MockY
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MJSJr

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-19-2013 18:48:14 | More by MJSJr
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Ayrron

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

05-19-2013 18:46:34 | More by Ayrron
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anteater

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-19-2013 16:20:47 | More by anteater
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BigOldOaf

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

05-19-2013 12:47:18 | More by BigOldOaf
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1%

05-19-2013 11:29:05 | More by ChrisL24481
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BeerAficionadoMCMXC

California

4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer many times in my life, but now I am tasting it professionally as an amateur. It is an incredibly balanced beer. No wonder SN has had such success with it. I hope they put out better seasonal beers though. This one gets an 9/10 in my book.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 06:59:13 | More by BeerAficionadoMCMXC
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KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

05-19-2013 02:20:58 | More by KerryCummins1977
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andysc83

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

05-19-2013 01:55:00 | More by andysc83
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MACO

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-18-2013 23:04:59 | More by MACO
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-18-2013 22:09:31 | More by bsuedekum
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bluestar0828

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-18-2013 21:10:33 | More by bluestar0828
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jl28r1

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-18-2013 16:31:19 | More by jl28r1
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jbarletto

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-18-2013 15:04:47 | More by jbarletto
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,070 ratings.