1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

9,315 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 9,315
Reviews: 2,733
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 162
Gots: 1,176 | 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
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 9,315 | Reviews: 2,733 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Darcher0429
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Darcher0429, Thursday at 12:16 AM
Photo of FLima
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber color with a thin head with medium retention.
Light fruity aroma with notes of papaya, caramel and a maybe hint of red fruits after warming up.
Citrusy flavor with notes of papaya, mild grapefruit, tea leaves, light spices and some earthiness. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Classic milder tangy APA, definitely American, but closer to the British-US transition compared to younger generation.

FLima, Wednesday at 10:51 PM
Photo of Broadway
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%

Broadway, Wednesday at 10:45 PM
Photo of Magbas
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Good starter Pale Ale for those who like a little bit of a bite.

Magbas, Wednesday at 09:30 PM
Photo of Brewndruid
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Clearly one of the bestpale ales out there! This one is the standard by which most, if not all, others are judged. The only reason I didn't give this A perfect five was because I don't think any beer can be perfect, where does that leave room for improvement, there's always room for improvement and a beer.

Brewndruid, Wednesday at 04:31 PM
Photo of jakeusa
4.04/5  rDev 0%

jakeusa, Wednesday at 03:28 AM
Photo of NWbyNW_Brew
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

NWbyNW_Brew, Wednesday at 03:03 AM
Photo of harryhops
3.88/5  rDev -4%

harryhops, Wednesday at 03:00 AM
Photo of Bato
3.92/5  rDev -3%

Bato, Wednesday at 02:53 AM
Photo of wesley14
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

wesley14, Wednesday at 01:17 AM
Photo of Nat1975
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Nat1975, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of wiescins
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

wiescins, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of Boonedog
4/5  rDev -1%

Boonedog, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of asmangat
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

asmangat, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of Biggcatch
4/5  rDev -1%

Biggcatch, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of The_Jerk
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

The_Jerk, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of Limpar33
3.16/5  rDev -21.8%

Limpar33, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of Jrdeveau98
4/5  rDev -1%

Jrdeveau98, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of zak333
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

zak333, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of mr-jj
4/5  rDev -1%

The standard against which I rate other APA

mr-jj, Nov 18, 2014
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 9,315 ratings.