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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.03/5
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11,403 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:
11,403
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
317
Gots:
3,221
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on-tap

Sierra Nevada Pale ale was a nice orange-amber color with good clarity. It had a white head with good retention and left some lacing behind. The aroma was cirtus hops and some light malt. The taste was more hops than malt with a little bitterness and hoppy dry finish. It was medium-light in body with good carbonation. Drinkabilty was very good. It's a good tasting, easy to find APA that I keep coming back to.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours out a nearly transparent,amber with a stark white cap of nearly 3 inches.Really good retention and attractive gummy strands of lacing on the glass.

S-Grassy and citrusy hops upfront,followed substantially by biscuit-like malts and a slight toffee character.

T-Pale malts,orange and lemon zest,sourdough bread,
pine and slight sugars.

M-Light side of medium bodied.Smooth and approachable.Good carbonation.

O-The hop lovers gateway drug.

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3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - thin tan, pale brown, i respect this beer so much
N - light hops, more on the bread side, one of the better smelling pale ales
T - malty, bready, hops are in the back not the front but in a good way. like i said, this beer has a lot of respect to me, it is very easily drank as a beer advocate.
M - thin, carbonated
O - literally the best session beer for a hop head.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.69/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can poured into a pint glass at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Pale amber color with a 4-finger white bubbly head. Pretty nice retention and some patchy lacing. Clear with a great amount of carbonation bubbles.

S – Bready malt and grapefruit hops. Plain and simple.

T – Starts sweet with grainy and bready malt and shifts to bitter hoppy goodness with mostly grapefruit and some pine notes.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied with good carbonation, a sticky and creamy but somewhat crisp mouthfeel, and a bitter and dry finish. Pine hop bitterness lingers nicely.

O – This is just a great example of the pale ale style. There’s nothing out of the ordinary here but it’s just the perfect balance of malt and hops. The fact that it’s so cheap and widely available definitely adds points. A very tasty and drinkable brew that’s available everywhere.

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 11,403 ratings
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