Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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4.03/5
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11,506 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:
#3,283
Reviews:
3,061
Ratings:
11,506
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
322
Gots:
3,298
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Ratings: 11,506 |  Reviews: 3,061
Photo of ToddGingerich
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of drunkenmess
3.24/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dfecteau
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Ultra-Plinian
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of EMH73
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very slightly cloudy golden color with a poorly retained half inch head. Smell is very mild, slight citrus aroma. Taste starts with slightly bitter citrus hops, followed by some sweet fruit flavors and a very nice malt presence and some spices to balance the beer out excellently. Moderately carbonated with a smooth mouthfeel. One of the best mass produced beers out there.

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Photo of cletusdog
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of brewerburgundy
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz bottle, Sam Adams perfect pint,

The pour is a darkish yellow with copper tinges. A very proud creamy off-white head forced me to stop pouring with half an inch left in the bottle. The lacing is wonderful and a good cap never goes away.

The nose is divided between pink grapefruit and oddly, melon, from the use of solely Cascade hops and grainy bread.

Taste essentially mimmicks smell. Grapefruit becomes more dominant with sour juice, not sweetness. Some bready malt intercedes before grapefruit pith bitterness finishes.

Good carbonation level doesn't disturb the flavors and the weight on the palate is perfectly full.

Without this beer, the craft beer worldwide might not be where it is today. To many of us beer geeks this may not bring the excitement of an Imperial IPA, but it is a damn solid beer. Even though it isn't technically sessionable this would make a good all nighter.

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Photo of Baab200
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Needmorebeer312
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Stezz420
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerman999999
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Wrigfen
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of IronTom
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of StlHopHead77
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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Photo of aorloski
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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Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Andrew041180
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of breardon1776
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Always liked Sierra Nevada beers and they've been in the game a long time, but to me this is just an beer that's slightly above average. Nice amber/orange color and nice balance of hops and malt. Some lacing. Not overly bitter. Goes down smooth. A good beer with no gimmicks.

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Photo of cj8311
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BlakeAM
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of TheBeard89
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkJBurch
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of MrBoh
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of xungmound98
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of talbotjf99
4.69/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 11,506 ratings