Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

11,304 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States

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

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4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's hard not to say something on the currently most widely reviewed APA on Beer Advocate.
I poured this into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice glossy amber to orange color with a one and a half finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Light lacing roamed around the glass nicely.
The smell had a nice sharp to sweet citrus to spice with an underlying malt to balance nicely.
The taste copied the smell pretty much exactly the same way.
The mouthfeel was slightly sharp and spicy to add a nice harshness over my tongue. I would say this was pretty sessionable.
Overall, ya know this budget beer is more than solid.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.39/5  rDev -16.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Spicy after-flavor. Amazing beer!

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Wow. I went on a Pale Ale pilgrimage and think I found it. This had a very nice taste to open matching the initial smell. I bottle drank this and it was crisp with good hop taste mellowed by some slight piny taste. This won the pale ale competition hands down. Sad that I only drank two. Recommend this to anyone.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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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 11,304 ratings.
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