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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

9,788 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,788
Reviews: 2,831
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 190
Gots: 1,594 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-05-2001

Generous quantities of premium Cascade hops give the Pale Ale its fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor.

37 IBU
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Deep clear copper color, 2 finger fluffy white head that dissipates pretty quick, nice chunky lacing.

S - Not outstanding. Rather subtle aroma. Has an herbal, spicy, floral nose. Nothing leaping out.

T - Crackers, spicy floral hop bite, and a long bitter finish round this one out. More pepper floral tats lingers after the finish. I remember this beer slightly sweeter, maltier, little citrus and floral notes. It isn't there on this one. The bottle is fresh so I'm not sure, if I revisit and it changes I'll update.

M - Crisp, sharp sting on the tongue from the carbonation and a slightly dry and crisp finish.

O - I remember this being sweeter, more citrusy, floral and better. The bottle is fresh this just didn't grab me like I remember it once did a few months ago. Straight forward pale ale, a solid go to in the right setting, but not something I see myself seeking out over other options.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Having this on tap at bdubs watching March madness! Had this first when I was brand new to craft and didn't like it much. Now that I've made the transition I can see what the rave is about. Appearance is good, dark bronze with an inch of white creamy head. The smell is kind of faint to me, but I do detect some fruitiness and pine hops. Taste is amazing at first with fruitiness up front and then the piney hops come in to counteract. There's a slight malt presence but the hops pretty much dominate the finish. Leaves a lingering bitterness that is at first enjoyable but becomes a little too much after a while.
Overall this is a great beer that I will becoming back to. The keg must have been tapped recently because this is so fresh and the fruitiness is amazing. Don't care for the finish too much but still an awesome beer.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 9,788 ratings.