Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
11,222 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:
11,222
Reviews:
3,013
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
310
Gots:
3,076
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 11,222 |  Reviews: 3,013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.16/5  rDev -22%

Photo of kellyej
4/5  rDev -1.2%

A: Golden-brown color with amber highlights; very bubbly; small head
S: Citrus, caramel
M: Smooth, medium body
T: Pine and lemon notes balanced with solid malt backbone

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4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of WesMantooth
3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Orange in color. A little foggy. Huge, pillowy off white head.

Smells like citrus and light malts

Tastes like orange and grapefruit rind, pine, and toasted grains. Building bitterness on the back end.

Body is sort of crisp, but very soft and light. It feels kind of creamy on your tongue.

A good beer, but I am not as big of a fan as most.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.72/5  rDev +16.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.9/5  rDev -3.7%

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4.05/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Porter_Hoarder
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Citrus scent. Orange body, great ratio of hops and malt, and light bodied. Exceptionally balanced

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 11,222 ratings.
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