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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

9,890 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 9,890
Reviews: 2,859
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 205
Gots: 1,704 | FT: 4
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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 9,890 | Reviews: 2,859
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dms7502
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MedaryvilleEscapee
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A classic. Pine taste. A go-to beer that isn't boring.

Photo of Sjsuki
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite Pale Ales ! Goes with just about everything !

Photo of CodyMiller
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trombone69
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mtomlins
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draught at the Bier Markt. I remember drinking this *many* years ago (pre-BA) and thinking how agressive the hops were. It was definitely one of the beers that turned me 'towards the light.' I think it is a true testiment to the craft beer world in general that now SNPA is just a standard, highly drinkable pale ale with a nice hop profile...dangerously sessionable.

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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DantheMan75
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RenzoD
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful, pale appearance. Looks very clean and clear. Small, non foamy head, quickly fades. Relative to how great of an ale this is, the smell isn't too huge. Pretty standard piney scent. Taste is up front with hint of roasty malt but dominated by cascade hoppiness. Refreshing bready/cracker and maybe slight skunk finish but hardly detectable. Oil and resin mouthfeel. Very spritzy and carbonated, which really really works for this beer. I could drink this all the live long day.

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4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bali_hi
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle of pale ale drank.

Photo of fsunk
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mo_fro
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Csikic93
3.28/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jwenzel019
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dannycohen62
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GrimCat
3.51/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frankwoj
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of torwart94
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of talbotjf99
4.69/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AaronSprouse
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZBowden
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear orange copper small white head, smells of biscuit cracker malts slight spicy hops, tastes malty on front with warming hop bitterness, incredibly smooth mouthfeel with a fantastic finish.

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 9,890 ratings.