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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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8,748 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,748
Reviews: 2,695
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 136
Gots: 920 | 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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Photo of RolandoHH
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Beautiful, deep amber color, pours a nice head, with good retention and an off-white color. Lacing lasts a long time.
S - Very prominent hops smell, citrusy. There's a nice balance between that and sweet caramel malt.
T - Delivers on what the nose promises. Hoppy, with lots of citrus, and a very nice malt taste to balance it.
M - Very nice carbonation, right where it needs to be.
O - Sure, other's might do it better, but this is still a classic, very drinkable, and an example of what a pale ale should be.

RolandoHH, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of afwood63
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

afwood63, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of KBrady
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

KBrady, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev -1%

Jame515, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of BeerGreg
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

BeerGreg, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of brewbattles
3.38/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

We conducted a blind taste test between this beer and 4 other popular American Pale Ales: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Deschutes Mirror Pond Ale, Stone Pale Ale, Firestone Double Barrel Ale, and Boulder Hazed & Infused.

Check it out: http://youtu.be/DHis2L_OBdg

brewbattles, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of anon
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

anon, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

mreatsum, Sep 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Epoch91, Sep 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

tom10101, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

NateMac13, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Duncanster, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

RuebenRox, Sep 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

agsourdough1, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

jkd03c, Sep 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

JasonMinck, Sep 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

ReverendJon, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

kevdemers, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of rashley
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I decided to try this one since I had heard about it from some friends.

This one came from a bottle and when I poured it up in my favorite glass:

A: Pored with a nice head of about 2 fingers. Head retention was great and was an off white color. Lacing lasted a long time on the sides of the glass. Color was a deep amber color and it was clear, with no chill haze or sediment.

S: The smell had a very pronounced hops aroma which I find appealing. It was not overpowering but just begged for me to taste and see if the hops flavor would be pronounced also.

T: My first drink proved that the hop aroma was just a hint of what was to come, as the hops stood out. The carbonation left a little bite on the tongue and the hops left a bitter taste on the back of the tongue. Not too much bitter, but enough to balance the beer. I might detect citrus in there also. I am a novice beer taster so sorry I cant be detailed enough. Just know I liked the hoppy flavor.

M: I would call this a medium body beer as it did not feel watery, but did not feel thick either. Just a nice medium body feel on the tongue and mouth. Very nice.

rashley, Sep 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Morgoth, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

abkayak, Sep 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

mre0683, Sep 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

longisland1983, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Steveosupemeo
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't know what the hell you all expect in a beer but this little mofo just rocked me! This beer is my new favorite! I just had one bottle from a sample case of many that I received for my birthday and DAMN! I just found my new favorite! My old favorite was Newcastle but now I think I found my true love! I haven't checked the price of this beer yet, but I hope I can afford it! The head stayed moderate throughout the enjoyment of this beer. It smelled a little piney and woodsy and I didn't want to drink the last damn drop knowing that this is the only bottle I had of it. What a teaser! It's kinda like the first good piece of a@@ you ever got. You feel like you want to savor the flavor but get greedy and say screw it, I'm going all the way....It's like that! Dudes, if you haven't tried SN, try it! You won't regret it! My fridge will forever be stocked with Sierra Nev. until my next love comes along...

Steveosupemeo, Sep 06, 2013
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,748 ratings.