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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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9,885 Ratings

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Ratings: 9,885
Reviews: 2,856
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 205
Gots: 1,702 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-05-2001

Generous quantities of premium Cascade hops give the Pale Ale its fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor.

37 IBU
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Brownish golden in color with a slight haze. Off-white head.
Aroma dominated by the hops. Mix of citrus and floral with a bit of pine as well. Pale malt underneath the hops.

Taste follows the nose. Healthy dose of hop bitterness throughout. Hop flavor is a mix of floral, citrus, and pine notes. Good caramel-tasting, pale malt base underneath that falls a bit short of really balancing this one. Enjoyable flavor.

Good mouthfeel.
Good drinkability.

Overall, a good APA. It's relatively wide availability often makes it a welcome sight in an otherwise boring beer establishment.

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I finally decided to review this beer after years of consumption of this fine brew. This one ranks on my all time favorites list- I am never sick of this stuff and it's always as refreshing as it was the first time I had it.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass. Poured a burnt yellow/copper/orange color. No lacing- small amount of head- hints of malted barley and big hops- floral scents and even a hint of grapefruit.

This goes down as smooth as anything- as a reviewer said previously- not sessionable at 5.6% but there have also been many a nights where these beers have been consumed at a high volume by all parties involved.

This is a pale ale done just right.

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 9,885 ratings.