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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

8,184 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,184
Reviews: 2,668
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 111
Gots: 643 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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shanny1981

Georgia

2/5  rDev -50.5%

06-01-2013 19:29:13 | More by shanny1981
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Beric

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle poured into pint glass
Served: 28 Aug 2013
Brewed: 23 July 2013

Appearance: A copper-reddish color with a nice one finger head that collapses to just a ring of foam around the edge. Little carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass. Frothy semi-dirty looking head.

Smell: Great balance of malt and hop here. The aroma hops won't whack you over the face, but they are present in the nose. Sweeter smelling malts play great with the smell of the hops.

Taste: A more intense version of the nose. Great interplay between malts and slightly bitter hops. A nice assertive bitter-citrus hop quality is balanced with malt that allows the palate to remain fresh and conditioned for another sip. The hops are not too strong, but can certainly be tasted slightly. A masterfully balanced taste.

Mouthfeel: Great carbonation allows this one to feel thicker on the tongue than the beer actually is, allowing it to be enjoyable for some time in the glass.

Overall: This is my standard for comparison for APAs. Sierra Nevada has a fantastic, delicious beer here that is easy to compare to others in the style in all categories, especially color and hoppiness. This is a go-to beer for me due to it's balanced flavors, yet noticeable complexity.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 11:46:14 | More by Beric
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gferg10

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-01-2013 10:53:35 | More by gferg10
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timoteo833

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

06-01-2013 02:56:23 | More by timoteo833
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Woodman70

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1%

06-01-2013 02:28:36 | More by Woodman70
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M1A2

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-01-2013 01:13:11 | More by M1A2
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Ragnarok88

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

05-31-2013 22:38:41 | More by Ragnarok88
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DMB

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-31-2013 17:10:49 | More by DMB
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Luiz0930

California

2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

05-31-2013 09:18:30 | More by Luiz0930
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ackeeper

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-31-2013 05:33:35 | More by ackeeper
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KnoxBrew1

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-30-2013 20:31:52 | More by KnoxBrew1
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DeepSouthSipper

Mississippi

5/5  rDev +23.8%

05-30-2013 17:34:15 | More by DeepSouthSipper
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Johnnyv310

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-30-2013 05:38:58 | More by Johnnyv310
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Keginator70

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

05-29-2013 21:47:20 | More by Keginator70
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cannunzi

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

05-29-2013 19:21:10 | More by cannunzi
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Plonk

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-29-2013 18:16:10 | More by Plonk
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-29-2013 16:01:18 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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RSGeraghty

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-29-2013 02:28:29 | More by RSGeraghty
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cjdun86

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

05-28-2013 23:16:31 | More by cjdun86
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PackenGreen

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

05-28-2013 18:36:30 | More by PackenGreen
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Texas_Speed

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

05-28-2013 18:17:38 | More by Texas_Speed
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AndrewScottPentland

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

05-28-2013 17:52:57 | More by AndrewScottPentland
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

05-28-2013 17:26:36 | More by Segelstrom
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BRLockwood

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

05-28-2013 01:58:41 | More by BRLockwood
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WissBrauSean

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours clear golden colour with a slight haze and a full two finger head that fades to a full ring and center cap and has nice light lacing.

The aroma is of sweet pale malt, mild biscuity yeast, citrus and some piney hops.

The taste is fairly malty then citrusy mid way through, a little honey mixed in then a mild pine hop presence finishes the beer off ending mildly dry and slightly peppery. Balanced well!

Mouthfeel is light to medium body and smoothly sweet with medium carbonation.

Overall this beer is balanced, smooth and exceptional! I would recommend this as a crossover beer for someone addicted to crappy macro beer!

Serving type: can

05-28-2013 01:24:06 | More by WissBrauSean
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,184 ratings.