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Sierra Nevada Draught Style Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Draught Style Pale AleSierra Nevada Draught Style Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

77 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 17.71%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Our popular draught version of the classic Pale Ale. Lighter in flavor and a little less robust than our Pale Ale. The Draught Style Pale Ale is a very drinkable and flavorful ale. ABV 5.0%

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-20-2003)
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andylipp

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-14-2011 13:46:49 | More by andylipp
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bmur112

Maryland

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-15-2011 22:02:03 | More by bmur112
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.2%

01-26-2012 03:04:44 | More by ridgeline23
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Rocketman8911

California

5/5  rDev +30.2%

07-16-2013 03:12:24 | More by Rocketman8911
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happy5930

New York

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-08-2011 19:12:01 | More by happy5930
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MasterMustace

California

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-16-2011 20:58:50 | More by MasterMustace
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glennj2k

California

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-27-2011 03:24:24 | More by glennj2k
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Jackie_Nole

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

07-05-2012 22:46:31 | More by Jackie_Nole
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mitchbeer


4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

04-16-2012 21:22:34 | More by mitchbeer
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nolanstout

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

02-01-2012 08:09:22 | More by nolanstout
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PaulStoneAnchor

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

12-29-2011 07:53:33 | More by PaulStoneAnchor
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xhcadamx

Maine

4.43/5  rDev +15.4%

I have had this beer several times. There really isnt a big difference between the draught version and the original. The aromas and flavor profiles are almost identical except in the draught version they are somewhat muted. The mouthfeel is thinner. Drinkability is very high. Don't be fooled this isn't a Pale Ale Light - an amazing beer with lots of flavor.

02-28-2009 18:30:12 | More by xhcadamx
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thegodfather2701

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +15.4%

A-Poured into a standard pint glass. Its a hazy dark gold with a bright white head that leaves a ring of lacing at the top.

S-Great balance between hops and toasty malt.

T-Hops up front first providing a nice citrus flavor followed by a great toasted malt finish. Simply delicious.

M-Very nice mouthfeel, not to thick or thin, with a nice amount of carbonation.

D-Session beer all the way. It tastes great, its refreshing, and has an average abv.

Overall, this beer is just as good as the bottle version in my opinion. Its an American classic.

02-12-2011 14:51:13 | More by thegodfather2701
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yeastinfection

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-09-2012 06:51:54 | More by yeastinfection
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RedTeflon


4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

01-01-2013 00:29:05 | More by RedTeflon
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WilstonOreo

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

12-22-2012 00:23:32 | More by WilstonOreo
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Morgoth

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

09-07-2013 17:25:41 | More by Morgoth
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IntriqKen

California

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

Sampled at the Sierra Nevada Brewery
Pours a slightly clearer and paler yellow than the original SNPA...lighter than American Macros.
Head is a white half finger and faint lacing remains after the head disappears.
Aroma is similar to SNPA but milder....less hops but still with a nice fresh citrus to it.
Taste is fresh pale malt and light citrus hops. Hints of orange and then a light grapefruit finish.
Aftertaste is clean and refreshing....very much a thirst quencher and a session beer when you are in the mood for lighter fare.

06-13-2006 17:19:28 | More by IntriqKen
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flexabull

California

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%

Sampled last night at Applebees of all places...

Beer pours a light orange color, a slight amount of haze, and a nice firm white head.

Aromas are mild, a bit of pine like cascade hops, and some sweet cereal like notes.

Taste is quite similar to the standard Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, except this is just toned down. There is a nice rich and full mouthfeel, a sweet creamy malt like backbone, and just a hint of hop bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is good, full bodied, and well rounded beer.

Drinkability is top notch. This is a nice mellow Pale Ale that seems to be more like a British Style Pale, and it is prefect for sessions.

04-06-2007 23:07:51 | More by flexabull
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TheKingofWichita

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%

Pours a very nice looking yellowish orange color with a thick off white yellowish head and just a little lacing around. Smells of piny hops and a little toasted malt. Great balance of piny and citrusy hops with toasted malts and caramel in the flavor. I like this as much as the bottled stuff. Mouthfeel is the same, plenty of crisp bubbles doing their thing. Overall, its a great rendition of an American classic. SNPA will always have its place in my heart.

03-25-2011 03:24:12 | More by TheKingofWichita
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Christopher415


4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-26-2012 02:11:03 | More by Christopher415
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shoretaxi

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-31-2014 22:34:55 | More by shoretaxi
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hkyplyr73

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-01-2012 20:52:15 | More by hkyplyr73
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Sixofsigmas

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-22-2011 23:50:09 | More by Sixofsigmas
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hopsandstouts

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-22-2012 11:37:18 | More by hopsandstouts
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Sierra Nevada Draught Style Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.