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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

8,200 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,200
Reviews: 2,670
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 111
Gots: 651 | 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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tabascosigned

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

07-26-2013 21:25:19 | More by tabascosigned
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pastramionrye7

Germany

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

07-15-2013 00:00:45 | More by pastramionrye7
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yossarian14

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On top of all the high marks for quality, I also have a soft spot for this brew, as it was a benchmark in my beering adventures. It became a beer to which I compared all others. I have recently taken to almost exclusively trying new beers of all styles (which I highly recommend) but I came upon this bottle in my inlaws fridge, and instantly decided it would be my next (third) review. I have a solid twenty minutes before I am noticed missing, and plan to cherish each and every one.

A-Light clear bubbly amber color with a large almost half-a-glass head (I poured into a curved Boddintons pint glass)that sticks around and then leaves some lacing.

S-When I smell a Sierra Pale Ale I get that green fresh hoppy IPAish sense in my head

T-But the taste is something smoother and more refreshing than expected.The bitter hops remain after a well balanced initial mouthful.

M-Carbonation is present and tingly throughout your mouth. Gets a little heavy and syrupy as it warms. I would tend to not want to let this one sit too long in the sun.

D-This one has given me many a headache which earns it a 5 in Drinkability

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2008 01:47:55 | More by yossarian14
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stevefinny

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-09-2013 17:51:32 | More by stevefinny
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Antonius08

Florida

4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank out of a bottle. Small amount of head that lasts a while and pours thick. Tastes excellent--you can taste a bit of honey. It is nice, smooth and the carbonation is perfect. Tastes even better when ice cold.

Has a nice bitter after taste and really holds the flavor well. You will want to retain the flavor in your mouth.

The beer smells delicious and really makes you crave it. You can smell the freshness of the hops and that overall good flavor to it.

On the bottle, the beer prides itself on having all natural, fresh ingredients with no additives, and after drinking this beer you really do notice the overall freshness and goodness of it.

I highly enjoyed the beer, and regret having waited all this time to finally try it.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 05:41:26 | More by Antonius08
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Nutwood

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1%

07-09-2012 16:11:46 | More by Nutwood
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goldbot

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale copper in color with lots of carbonation and a bit of head which is retained nicely, leaving good lacing. Smells of hops, for sure - plenty of citrus and pine notes, which a touch of caramel maltiness in the background. Tastes about the same - great hop profile with mostly pine notes. Caramel and bready malts come through nicely making for a balanced, easy to drink ale.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2010 11:58:26 | More by goldbot
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-13-2012 04:32:08 | More by bigpoppa67
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quine

Colorado

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-08-2011 21:10:48 | More by quine
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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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LouDogg114

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-23-2012 01:22:09 | More by LouDogg114
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

02-03-2014 18:39:01 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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itracy63

Alaska

4/5  rDev -1%

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

Indiana

4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice, lacy head and effervescence that remains to the bitter (and fruity) end. Pleasant and well-integrated mix of flavors and good mouthfeel make this a versatile, very drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2002 19:04:46 | More by BitteBier
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Robyn

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-28-2014 12:34:01 | More by Robyn
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orangemoustache

Illinois

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

A-It pours an amberish orange with fluffy off white head and lots of sticky lacing,it also has tons of little yeast particles that are slowly falling to the bottom of my pint glass,it looks delicious like apple juice

S-i could actually smell this one (a little),sweet,with a pine like bite!

T-this is a VERY tasty beer,what a nice suprise,it starts with a flavorful hoppy goodness,and then finishes with a fruity,earthy touch that leaves my tounge screaming for another sip(gulp)

M-medium body,but on the lighter side of the spectrum,it has a strong bite upfront,very soft,and fulfilling on the finish

D-very drinkable at all times really but especially when out a eatery,bar,ect. and nothing else is avalible,a great stand-by!

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2007 05:33:20 | More by orangemoustache
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

06-11-2014 21:01:01 | More by wvbrewcrew
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-29-2011 09:26:20 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

04-27-2012 04:50:34 | More by RandyBoBandy
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Rod_J

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -25.7%

11-08-2013 03:39:15 | More by Rod_J
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pinnser

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

06-05-2013 23:49:10 | More by pinnser
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Bsetz

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-29-2013 23:46:46 | More by Bsetz
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Tyecko

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-25-2014 19:06:17 | More by Tyecko
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costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-17-2014 12:26:26 | More by costanzo_mike
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TubaManJack

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

12-28-2012 02:21:57 | More by TubaManJack
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,200 ratings.