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:
#3,340
Reviews:
3,064
Ratings:
11,524
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
325
Gots:
3,314
Trade:
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Ratings: 11,524 |  Reviews: 3,064
Photo of DigitGrowler
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mkh012
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A balanced classic that's a benchmark for the style but ultimately nothing special in 2018. It has a vaguely macro lager-y feel to it even though it's nicely hoppy, with citrus peel notes. Balancing caramel malt. Tastes like a hoppy Yeungling, honestly, but it's the reason we even have the Fort Points of the world today, and it's ultimately a solid beer.

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Photo of JoeLev
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nonnie864
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GrandpaBub
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of my go to IPAs. Balance of hops is perfect!

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

Photo of BuckyNBeer
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I would argue that this along with Sam Adams Boston Lager are the archetypes of the craft beer movement.

This bottle was packaged on 2/7/18 so it has a bit of age on it.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale pours a golden hue with not much of a head or lacing but that was probably due to my lackluster pour.

The aroma is subtle and pleasant. There is some sweetness present that almost seems like honey as well as some pine like notes.

The flavor balances out the honey like sweetness and the pine notes. The finish has a decent amount of carbonation and bitterness that is just right for this type of beer.

Overall this is just a slam dunk of a beer period. It is complex but also not super heavy. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale definitely deserves its legendary status.

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

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

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of poppopintheattic11
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YonDeLuis
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave2234
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tradershmulie
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Butters__
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jripley97
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

Photo of austincoleman
2.5/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of ELxCHAPO
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can’t judge the look I drank from the bottle. The taste is phenomenal, subtle hop flavor makes it a dream for people starting out on ipa’s that don’t want to jump into full bitterness. Would be great as an every day beer just sitting outside after mowing the lawn. One of the best from Sierra Nevada that I’ve had so far.

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Photo of Fast-Eddie
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite commercially available beers! Great tasting and drinkable beer, best of all . . . it is available at my local grocery store for a very reasonable price.

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Photo of shrimply_pibbles
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 11,524 ratings