Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale

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9,527 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,527
Reviews: 2,759
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 169
Gots: 1,312 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Bright amber, with nice thick and light colored head. The head lasted a very long time, and left a nice coating on the inside of the glass.

Smell: Pleasant, with a nice hops bitterness in the aroma. There is some sweet aromas, but the hops definitely dominate.

Taste: A nice mix of hops and malt flavors, that make for an interesting and complex Pale Ale. There is a nice after-taste, and the hops flavor lasts for a while but not too long.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and crisp, with a medium body.

Overall: I was interested in trying this classic after hearing so much about it. This is an interesting and complex Pale Ale that I would like to drink again.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a six pack at a local store. Beer poured with an orange-gold appearance with a fluffy head that dissipated with a creamy lacing on the sides. A very rich aroma of spicy malts and and orange citrus gave me a good punch. Very tasty; citrus mixed with a caramel, bready flavoring and a malty aftertaste. Crisp carbonation with a subtle creaminess; really helps to make the drink refreshing and makes you want to go back for more. Overall, a fantastic pale ale.

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

A classic for a reason. Poured into a pint glass from a six pack purchased at PW Mart in Poway CA. Smells spicy, hoppy, with some citrus. Pours a honey yellow with a big white fluffy head. Tastes delicious. Remarkabely smooth and refreshing with a hoppy bite to it. This is one of my favorite beers ever. It can be enjoyed straight out of the bottle. Highly recommended.

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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