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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

8,446 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,446
Reviews: 2,678
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 118
Gots: 785 | 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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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%

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

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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Absolut

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-14-2013 17:44:12 | More by Absolut
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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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JDM44

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

04-16-2014 23:16:14 | More by JDM44
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goldbot

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

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

Colorado

5/5  rDev +23.8%

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

09-01-2013 05:04:46 | More by TubbyDullard
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

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

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-16-2012 16:16:20 | More by danipp
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a_beckman25

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

08-04-2014 01:57:28 | More by a_beckman25
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Wsherry1

Illinois

2/5  rDev -50.5%

10-03-2013 03:12:36 | More by Wsherry1
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BitteBier

Indiana

4.2/5  rDev +4%

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.

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

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-24-2013 14:18:16 | More by Metaltildeath
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orangemoustache

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +4%

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!

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

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -25.7%

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

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-13-2012 18:14:56 | More by Duesler
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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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cmbeddoe7997

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

06-04-2014 18:05:02 | More by cmbeddoe7997
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TubaManJack

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

12-28-2012 02:21:57 | More by TubaManJack
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MaineMike

Maine

3/5  rDev -25.7%

12-18-2011 16:21:02 | More by MaineMike
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Flashyspoons

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

02-14-2013 05:55:01 | More by Flashyspoons
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,446 ratings.