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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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11,373 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:
#2,999
Reviews:
3,039
Ratings:
11,373
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
317
Gots:
3,203
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 11,373 |  Reviews: 3,039
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

Photo of KennyDerenbecker
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mrgabrielrodriguez
4.57/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This certainly is a gentleman of a beer! All the flavours experienced come out sequencially every time. Pours a dark orange/amber with a small/med head. The carbonation is very present and inviting through a glass. Nose has citrise and the floral cascade hops come through very well. First off, there's carbonic bite, followed by citrisey, orangeyness. Then a malt sweet followed by a distinct drying bitterness that almost begs you to enjoy this slowley. There's not a ton a body but certainly a ton going on from start to finish. Which is why I will continue to drink this ale as a go to!

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Photo of jmd88
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mando31
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CloudStrife1
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

The beer has a thick white head. The colour of the beer is amber.

The taste is pine, citrus and malt. All of it is nicely balanced.

The beer is medium bodied and the finish crisp.

Just a delicious brew.

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Photo of I3eer
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fefocuneo
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheLuckiestMan
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect pale ale

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Photo of antman27
2.77/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of wataazu
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Amber color with a little bit of haze. Very nice one-finger head that lingers and laces nicely. Subtle, complex hints on the nose of pine and citrus. Taste is very balanced, nothing really jumps out on the front palate. The finish is really good and complex, just like the scent. Deep, lingering flavors of pine, grapefruit and freshly-turned earth. Complex beer that I enjoyed.

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jason_nwx
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of braskey
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 11,373 ratings
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