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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

7,925 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,925
Reviews: 2,658
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 100
Gots: 520 | 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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Kulrak

Australia

3.03/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a golden orange color with absolutely no head. Smells of hops, cascade, I think. Strong hop flavor with some munich malt flavor. Somewhat citrusy with a bitter back end. I really taste almost nothing but hops. There's a little tongue scraping from the carbonation/hops. It's drinkable, but I wouldn't drink it every day.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2006 08:21:56 | More by Kulrak
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jhhollier

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1%

08-09-2012 12:47:57 | More by jhhollier
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stxSS07

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Killian's pint

A- Pours a golden yellow with a finger's worth of head. Sticky lacing with carbonation streaming off the bottom of the glass.

S- Bitter hops, some grain, malt, and an earthy finish.

T- Floral hop notes, a bit of balancing sweet malt, and a crisp piney finish.

M- Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation that leads to a refreshing dry finish.

O- A refreshing classic and one of my summertime "go-to" brews.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 23:44:55 | More by stxSS07
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edwardkersh

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1%

01-17-2012 20:06:52 | More by edwardkersh
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MikalMick

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

07-06-2012 02:45:41 | More by MikalMick
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jscheuf

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-14-2014 15:40:24 | More by jscheuf
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hopsaplenty

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely burnished copper, pushing up a modest dense white head, that leaves moderate lacing. Nice fruity hops, think grapefruit, in the nose and some slight roasty malt as well. Nice and hoppy in the mouth, grapefruit and other citrus in the finish, with touches of malt. This is a wonderful beer and well representative for the style. Thoroughly enjoyable and a good session beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2005 21:36:24 | More by hopsaplenty
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DESTRO

Nevada

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is the staple pale ale. pours a nice golden amber with a nice head, nice smell of hops and flowers. the taste is light and crisp, pleasant hop bite and floral notes. light and drying in the mouth. etremely refreshing light brew that is easily available and fits any situation.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2003 21:11:52 | More by DESTRO
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Sachsenfreude

Germany

4/5  rDev -1%

11-14-2011 07:30:07 | More by Sachsenfreude
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SickNukes

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

05-18-2012 18:28:03 | More by SickNukes
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.7%

09-10-2012 23:46:48 | More by heddar33
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Absolut

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-14-2013 17:44:12 | More by Absolut
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-13-2014 01:47:10 | More by aszatk01
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BierStein711

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft

Pale yellow with off white head

Tastes of pine, hop, malt

Gentle carbonation, but not too strong

Smelled great, and the hop smell is just excellent. Overall, this is a solid beer. I would not commit to a sixer, but I'd have again.

Note: Felt a little flat, but didn't effect taste.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2012 20:06:30 | More by BierStein711
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ScubaSteve00

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-05-2013 14:34:49 | More by ScubaSteve00
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Benny3000

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

06-15-2013 15:57:45 | More by Benny3000
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Klebe

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

06-20-2014 14:50:40 | More by Klebe
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Jacob007

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-04-2013 21:27:20 | More by Jacob007
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rolandboy

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-13-2012 04:30:03 | More by rolandboy
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-01-2014 01:15:36 | More by WuBByG999
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WiserBud

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-08-2014 00:20:48 | More by WiserBud
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Vogt52

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

06-18-2014 16:49:47 | More by Vogt52
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jadpsu

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light clear copper/amber with a good head and solid lacing.
Staying true to its style, hops pretty much dominate the aroma providing some hoppy bitterness. Definite citrus piney notes come through strong. Tart.
Moderate mouth feel and bready maltiness taste adding balance and enjoyment.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2008 03:08:04 | More by jadpsu
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JuliusCaesar

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1%

03-04-2013 01:25:28 | More by JuliusCaesar
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GratefulEdd

Alabama

4/5  rDev -1%

06-12-2013 03:56:29 | More by GratefulEdd
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 7,925 ratings.