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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

9,006 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,006
Reviews: 2,716
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 150
Gots: 1,040 | 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%

de1m0nte, Nov 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Juice-O, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

gatorlove, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

gbgreg1, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Jordan444, Nov 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

DerrickW, Nov 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Eric1017, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

JKV96, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of beer272
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Great, nice lacing, original foam rocky, great carbonation. Very nice clear pale golden color. Coats the glass nicely.

S - Originally thought it had a slight butter aroma, but apparently the flowery components off the hops nice. Aroma nice to ok.

M - Beautiful mouth feel. Nicely rounded.

T - Hops and malt balanced nicely in front and middle. You can get the bitter hop kick at the end. Great for their goal but not for my tastes that prefer less hops.

O - Outstanding for a slightly hoppy pale ale. I took 0.25 off score since I do not plan to buy again. Got it for the bottles and a great deal at 0.93 cent / bottle combined with an Amazon $20 off. If it wasn't the final hop taste it might be a go to. Great job Sierra Nevada!

The comment on the bottle label "Each bottle is conditioned naturally" I have to look up? conditioned in the bottle, yeast not filtered?

beer272, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

nasharm, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Wiggum1623, Nov 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

damngoode, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

CMullaney, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

RHVC59, Nov 01, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

FartBoss, Oct 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

artwithaB, Oct 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

teichsta, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of Scott17taylor
4.85/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It pours a beautiful clear orange color with a nice two finger head. The flavor is a very delicious hoppy and grapefruit flavor. There is a reason this beer has been so popular for so long it is a very good beer. I would recommend this beer to anyone.

Scott17taylor, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of Mongrel
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Here it is - the classic, original "hoppy" beer by which all others are judged. This brought me to craft beer, and years later it's still always refreshing and satisfying.

Beautiful, classic pale ale appearance. Clear, pale, golden orange. Always a little sudsy head on top and good lacing down the glass.

Smell brings lemony fruit and a little pine. Perhaps some toffee/caramel too?

Taste is immediately bright, floral and a little bitter, with hops delivering those lemon and orange notes. At the center is that classic, slightly herbal, caramel backbone.

Mouthfeel is prickly, but soft, if that makes sense. Ample carbonation. Coats the tongue for a good couple seconds and then leaves a dry finish. Lemony, herbal aftertaste, almost like tea.

Man, I can pound these back entirely too fast.

Mongrel, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

tweezer159, Oct 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

SicemWT, Oct 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Madskill, Oct 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Noonan425, Oct 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

itsscience, Oct 29, 2013
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 9,006 ratings.