Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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4.03/5
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Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Generous quantities of premium Cascade hops give the Pale Ale its fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor.

37 IBU

Added by kbub6f on 07-05-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,181
Reviews:
3,081
Ratings:
11,606
pDev:
11.66%
 
 
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338
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3,369
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Ratings: 11,606 |  Reviews: 3,081
Photo of tb77
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Winzlow
2.61/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

The first and the worst from a world-class brewer. SN has so much more to offer - this should be retired to free up capacity for more Torpedo!

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Photo of stauffman
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SharkNado
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Weston64
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HippieDave56
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TeeCee
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jhlosito75
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jpaulreese
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TerryW
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice evenhanded brew. Well balanced malt vs. hops. Comes away on the hoppy side but not overbearing. Not in anyway exciting to look at. Gentle aroma of caramel malt is quite appetizing. Easy drinking, well made.

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Photo of akme223
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in pint glass. Pours a clear, light copper color. Medium small foamy white head, decent retention.

Sweet and light citrus scent. Very nice.

Taste is clean, malty sweetness, lemon, bit of spice. Not much pine or bitterness, definitely more malty than hoppy, but it’s a well balanced and refreshing beer.

Medium light bodied, solid carbonation. Clean and smooth drinking. An enjoyable very sessionable ale.

Very good APA that still holds well its legend status as a pioneer of the craft boom. Exemplary for the style. Easy 8/10 beer for me overall, 10/10 in the style.

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4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IAcraftbeer
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbu0126
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rumz
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of demonssouls
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep bronze color with a nice whit creamy head. Smell is somewhat muted.Smells like pine, mild lemon, very earthy. Taste is almost perfect for a pale ale.Refreshing, crisp, pine and hop zing, Feels perfect as well (Well constructed) Nice refreshing pale ale with a perfect balance of hops and malts. Perfect carbonation, head remains throughout entire beer . Overall this beer is an icon. I have been drinking this before "craft"beer was a word. This was always my stand-by in the 80's,90's.

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Photo of Plague_CB
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhilFoley
3.27/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JonnyGoldsbrough
3.46/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L4 - classic pale ale amber holding good head from the bottle.
S3.5 sweet and inviting
T3.25 Underwhelming. I’m an IPA fan so maybe it’s that I don’t appreciate subtler flavours, but just not much of anything coming through for me.
F3.75
O3.5 totally drinkable and can understand why people like it but back to IPAs for me.

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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mghtg6
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WunderLlama
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a teku glass

Clear copper liquid, micro streams of carbonation, two finger off white foam cap, good lacings

Aroma is spicy, mild pepper,

Spicy hops over a good malt grain taste

Slight bitterness, hop nibble, slightly dry

Good beer

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5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ChrisFinch
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 11,606 ratings