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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

8,184 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,184
Reviews: 2,668
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 111
Gots: 643 | 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
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jeanphony

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-18-2012 00:09:26 | More by jeanphony
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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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abcsofbeer

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nice medium amber color. I am editing my review about the head and lace. When poured properly there is a very nice 1/4 head that leaves a nice lace down through the glass. Aroma is fairly hoppy and pleasant. Taste is very smooth, but with a definite hop presence. Carbonation is noticeable but light. I have read mostly good reviews about this brew, never a bad one. This is a good standby favorite, one that will be one of my all around favorites.

Taste is moderately spicy, but smooth. I think that pale ales are my preference in beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2004 23:38:00 | More by abcsofbeer
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

3/5  rDev -25.7%

01-09-2013 02:46:54 | More by DCgolfpro
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Milkysunshine

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-15-2012 01:08:09 | More by Milkysunshine
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twizzbeatz

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

03-07-2012 00:43:38 | More by twizzbeatz
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Bjlps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

12-05-2013 22:29:38 | More by Bjlps
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

07-05-2013 11:57:42 | More by TTripp725
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jbarletto

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-18-2013 15:04:47 | More by jbarletto
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jawneyt

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-26-2012 03:11:46 | More by jawneyt
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TychoNDC

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

04-11-2014 16:42:54 | More by TychoNDC
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chossboss

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1%

04-07-2014 04:22:48 | More by chossboss
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-16-2014 02:21:38 | More by Beervana
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Dmann

California

4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Finally had this beer on tap the other night at a great pool hall in the neighborhood and wow! This was much smoother on tap and the beer had a much more pronounced malt character than it does in the bottle. The floral hoppyness was still there, but in a much more balanced way. I had about 5 of these on tap and they went down so good I could have had 5 more!

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2003 08:13:24 | More by Dmann
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -25.7%

10-26-2013 20:38:25 | More by woodchipper
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BlackBearForge

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle data indicates a bottling date of 1-31-07.

Pours a crystal clear golden amber with a nice two finger creamy slightly orange head which subsides quickly to just a thin surface cover with minimal lacing.

The smell is a bit yeasty with a nice floral orange-citrus note. Nice actually.

The taste is sweet biscuity malt with a big bitter component, the two being nicely balanced. Hoppy but not to an extreme, with a touch of fruit sour orange-citrus component and perhaps a tad of caramel. As noted, nicely balanced with just a touch of alcohol warmth on the tongue.

Mouthfeel seems medium to me with just the right touch of carbonation.

Drinkability is quite good, it goes well with most foods and is one of my standard everyday beers. Might be a bit more bitter than batches I've had in the past, still very good and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2008 21:19:24 | More by BlackBearForge
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-08-2013 20:14:05 | More by splendidsplinter
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BigBarley

Texas

4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Beautiful light amber color, yellowish orange in the light. Very little foam, still a beautiful beer overall.

S - Light notes of malt Very strong hop presence, slightly citrus, mostly pine. Smells like a balanced beer to me!

T - Bright hoppy front, slight biscuit malts underneath, all around balanced and sweet. Not overly bitter but maintains it's clean, refreshing hop pallet. Tasty start to finish. Full of flavor without being a sip-only.

M - Light syrup feel, active carbonation, very refreshing. Not thick compared to many pale ales, but still more heft than a lager. Nice and smooth.

O - I will drink this beer every day for the rest of my life. Well, not really, but I now know when I want something that is not too heavy or too punchy with flavor, this beer will do the trick. Very tasty, refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 15:53:08 | More by BigBarley
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6demonbag

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-31-2012 19:53:14 | More by 6demonbag
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wakajawaka76

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-30-2012 15:22:42 | More by wakajawaka76
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drinkAK

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-24-2013 17:54:54 | More by drinkAK
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JesseLara

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-18-2014 21:59:59 | More by JesseLara
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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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ronin926

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

06-20-2013 04:43:12 | More by ronin926
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

02-24-2014 01:39:20 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,184 ratings.