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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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4.03/5
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11,404 Ratings
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:
#3,007
Reviews:
3,045
Ratings:
11,404
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
317
Gots:
3,221
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 11,404 |  Reviews: 3,045
Photo of jkkf1991
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tried nearly every Pale out there and nothing beats SN. 5.6% is a great bridge between IPA and PA and they do this beer impeccably.

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Photo of bigdog3838
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Krusader
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A true classic of the craft age. Always a solid beer.

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Photo of Conway33
4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dawon
3.72/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of illpass78
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pint on draft at Hella Good in Portland, Maine.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy, amber/gold type color with a short, frothy white head.

Aroma: Clean and fruity. Some pine and hop. Maybe apricot, grapefruit.

Taste: Follows nose. Really a terrific pale ale - pops with fruity flavor and hops without being even slightly overpowering. Grapefruit's there, some more citrusy taste is there. Faint winey type note.

Mouthfeel: Super drinkable. You just want to drink this all day.

Overall: A classic beer. Template for a lot of much more expensive beers, and it's better than most of them.

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Photo of Markkus
3.13/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CobraDC23
3.44/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jondoeworks
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Marluc
2.65/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kcrumle18
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mandpasbury
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben1313
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pure_guava_
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a classic.

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Photo of PuffySAJ
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is a solid pale ale. It’s one of a few “go to” pale ales for me. Several of our convenience stores in my city keep this on hand regularly. When I can’t get to the craft beer shop the next town over, I usually grab a 6-pack of this. Beautiful golden color. It has a nice pine-citrus aroma. It has a citrusy taste with a wheat finish. It has a pleasant lingering aftertaste. It has a great feel as you sip (or chug). Sierra Nevada pale ale is a solid choice for an everyday ale.

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Photo of WormGod
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlunderfulGuy
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gtickle41
4.66/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

bias comes from being a Chico State Wildcat but all-time favorite beer hands down. perfect for every occasion

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Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is an absolute classic of American craft beer.

It pours a golden amber hue with a decent head but there is very little retention of lacing.

The aroma is more subtle than I was expecting but there are still hints of citrus and pine.

The flavor is where this beer truly shines. It has a bit of a bitter bite from the hops but the pine and citrus work well together. The finish is very smooth with just a subtle bitterness at the end. There is also a bit of spiciness in the finish as well.

Overall this was a really nice American Pale Ale and it deserves its legendary status.

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Photo of Spencer96
1.37/5  rDev -66%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of BFrederickJudd
4.93/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

An amazing fruity smell right off the bat, with your avarage pale ale colour. The taste is equally impressive. Overall feel is excellent. Worth every penny. Definitely a must-try for a true beer connoisieur´.

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Photo of SpaethJam
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 11,404 ratings
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