Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
11,221 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
Ratings:
11,221
Reviews:
3,013
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
310
Gots:
3,074
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 11,221 |  Reviews: 3,013
Photo of Moondawggg69
4.9/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

this stuff's pretty good man. real easy drinking. good taste.

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Photo of Atg1095
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Strohm
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bryanzk
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jfreeze
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of soundaurora
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of codytwo
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wekoontz
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of caburdette51
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmoriarty
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bshefftz
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look - Pours a beautiful dark orange color, big fluffy white head, lacing all over the glass.
Aroma - Pine cones, orange, lemon, sweet pastries.
Taste - Like the aroma, pine, orange peel, grapefruit. Hops are pungent but not overwhelming. Bitterness is kept in balance by warm malt, hint of light caramel and white bread. Finish is very long with a really nice nuttiness from yeast. Finishes dry but not abrasive. Delicious.
Feel - Medium bodied, very slick and oily, good amount of carbonation, borderline creamy, slightly dry.

Overall - Great example of the style.

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Photo of ILOVEHAM
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of basicoutdoors
4.71/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Martin194
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Light orange-yellow, cloudy, thick white head

Smell: Hops, yeast, bread

Taste: Hops, a little citrus; a lighter IPA than some I've tried but still good

Feel: Watery mouthfeel, warm, dry feel after swallowing

Overall: A pretty easy IPA to enjoy, I would recommend this to anyone who is trying to get into IPAs

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Photo of Darandos
1.4/5  rDev -65.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Photo of Kurzman
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wamba
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RichieRich1812
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Still a classic after all these years.
Poured directly from the bottle, dated 11/14/16, into my gob.
Pine hop bitterness and a whiff of malt for balance.
Slightly sticky feel but mostly a clean finish.

Carbonation seems low, but I always feel a little bloat with this. Maybe a built in attenuator to my consumption.

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Photo of Hackattack
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really tasty beer. It has a hop front taste but malts are apparent as well. Not as good as some of the fresh stuff I get up here in the Michiana area, though.

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Photo of waterbud
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 11,221 ratings.
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