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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

8,519 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,519
Reviews: 2,682
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 120
Gots: 815 | 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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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%

The beer is a nice orange gold color with a lovely head that lingers.

The aroma is hoppy and piney with a little hint of caramel hop.

The flavor is at first sweet with some caramel hints and finishes with a nice hop bitter bite.

The mouthfeel is medium and beer is well bodied.

Overall this is a wonderful session beer. It is refreshing and not to radical in any one direction.

10-12-2011 00:14:43 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

09-15-2013 16:41:57 | More by cclark67789
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JLeet

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

07-11-2014 17:24:01 | More by JLeet
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1%

09-21-2013 04:46:29 | More by famous_mortimur
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uustal

Rhode Island

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%

Faint citrus hop taste upfront followed by a sweet, refreshing malt and the hops come back around for the finish to complete the cycle. The malts are top notch and makes the beer. Incredibly well balanced, drinkable and well done. A classic American Pale Ale

06-23-2010 02:01:26 | More by uustal
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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

05-01-2012 21:03:02 | More by olympicgatorade
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waston

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

03-06-2014 13:52:29 | More by waston
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nasty15108

New York

4.47/5  rDev +10.6%

This is a classic American Micro-Brew. This ale was poured from the classic brown 12oz bottle into a glass.

A - The ale poured a golden amber color, with a thin head of white foam. Lots of carbonation and lacing.

S - Hoppy and fruity with hints of flowers.

T - Crisp, light and refreshing with lots of hoppy punch in the finish.

MF/D - Clean and refreshing taste. Lots of bubbles and pleanty of dry flavor. A classic American Pale Ale. One of the best out there. If you haven't tried this classic, get out there and find one.

02-29-2008 16:44:32 | More by nasty15108
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DioS

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

08-28-2012 18:13:16 | More by DioS
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TheBronze

Washington

3/5  rDev -25.7%

07-24-2012 18:32:06 | More by TheBronze
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ninner00

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-16-2012 01:50:38 | More by ninner00
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

02-17-2013 07:39:52 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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2neardead

California

3/5  rDev -25.7%

02-04-2013 02:04:23 | More by 2neardead
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Durb777

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-06-2013 21:45:51 | More by Durb777
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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

4/5  rDev -1%

05-27-2014 21:09:58 | More by CasanovaCummins
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WoostaBia

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-13-2014 16:15:20 | More by WoostaBia
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BeerBob

Nebraska

4.58/5  rDev +13.4%

All aboard for the hops flavor train!

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is exuding floral hops form the nose, from the palate, and after taste, and maybe into the after life.

Pours a golden amber from a 12oz bottle. Carbonation is fair, and leaves one to wonder what it would be like if the cap weren't a twist off.

The next time I drink this Beer, I’m going to do a roast duck with an orange sauce, the two should pair up eminently.

Aromatics abound from Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and you will be bound to try this marvelous brew again.

07-16-2002 17:49:09 | More by BeerBob
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jskennedy

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-27-2012 04:04:19 | More by jskennedy
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gr0g

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-27-2013 21:53:30 | More by gr0g
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TequilaTom

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

10-14-2012 12:20:22 | More by TequilaTom
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itracy63

Alaska

4/5  rDev -1%

06-02-2013 19:25:08 | More by itracy63
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Tayloraphilips

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

08-14-2013 20:51:46 | More by Tayloraphilips
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BrahptimusPrime

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

06-26-2014 20:57:50 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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GreatPondBrewer

California

4.45/5  rDev +10.1%

This is definitely one of the classic american ales on the market, and I was glad to find a six-pack hidden on the shelf of my local supermarket. The pour revealed a nice amber/dark golden color. There was a thin head that disappeared after about a minute, but a nice lace remained until the last sip. The smell was a crisp, sharp one with some nice fruity(citrus??) hops. The first taste revealed more of those hops and a pleasant bitter taste that receded quickly and left a nice dry aftertaste. Overall a very good brew that I would recommend to anyone!

01-12-2003 15:38:43 | More by GreatPondBrewer
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rcatalano

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-04-2012 02:26:43 | More by rcatalano
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,519 ratings.