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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

8,818 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,818
Reviews: 2,704
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 138
Gots: 945 | FT: 2
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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4/5  rDev -1%

TTripp725, Jul 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

KolbMarley, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

C_S, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of xgrigorix
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pale amber color, with a tight crisp white head.

Floral scents, with lemon mix with hop aromas.

Medium body. Excellent malt character along with raw grain flavors. A dry hop infested finish follows. Some people would say this an IPA. I just call it good.

xgrigorix, May 13, 2003
Photo of Rootdog316
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was a great pale ale as far as I'm concerned. I had it straight off the tap in a pint glass. Had a little bit of an amberish color to it. Although I thought it was a great beer, it tastes very similar to the Rock Bottom Brewery's Potomac Pale Ale (my last review). Sierra Nevada however is definitely in my top five of favorite pale ales.

Rootdog316, Sep 07, 2004
Photo of depechemode1983
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Beer is an orange copper color. The clarity lets for visible carbonation. The head is off white withe decent retention and leaves small patches of lacing.

S - Semi bitter hops in the nose. A good balance between citric and floral hops. The malts balance it out even more with a touch of honey sweetness.

T - Taste is soft and bitter with some honey undertones and a bitter orange bite. Finish is mostly bitter but with very pronounced orange flavor.

M - Mouth feel is medium bodies with soft carbonation and a smooth finish.

O - Not a bad beer. Lots of good flavors and the mouth feel was great. Went down very smooth.

depechemode1983, Jul 12, 2011
Photo of BamaBeerBuff
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap at the Mellow Mushroom in T-town.

A: Beer poured a deep amber hue with a decent sized white head that settled quickly and left light amounts of lace on the glass.

S: Very intense citrus and floral hop aroma with some underlying sweetness and caramel malt (in an APA?). A very intriguing, pleasant aroma.

T&M: It had an initial tangy hop flavor that was mellowed out nicely by the sweetness from the malts. Not a really complex or robust flavor, but it's not trying to be. A solid flavor profile. It's got a medium to light body with lots of carbonation that suits the hop flavors well. Finish is mildly drying and refreshing.

D: "This beer drank pretty good, don't it?" It's refreshing, well-balanced, and light--this is a great session APA. It's got a nice balance of hop bitterness/tang with malt sweetness, and is a safe choice. I could definitely kick a few of these back.

BamaBeerBuff, May 09, 2008
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Wortman1998, Oct 23, 2013
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2.95/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

CraftFan5, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

420Rick, Jun 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

Arch578, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

stella77artois, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

JesseLara, Jul 18, 2014
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,818 ratings.