Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale
11,341 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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Ratings: 11,341 |  Reviews: 3,033
Photo of MichaelProcton
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of WillWillows
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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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Photo of bpk59
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Sean_King
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Mr_White
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of watt1cw
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of dshansen1184
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of sully22
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of klub24
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of KShophead
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of anchie
4.8/5  rDev +19.1%

Photo of Grodd87
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of sierratwohearted
4.7/5  rDev +16.6%

appearance - pale golden-yellow, not too hazy. nice finger or two of head.
aroma - floral, slightly piney.
taste - balanced. taste very similar to the smell- floral hops up front, a little piney. solid malt backbone to make this such a well-balanced pale ale.
mouth feel - medium body, smooth.
overall impression - this is my staple pale ale, i've been drinking it for years, but just kinda started reviewing beer. its a classic and i compare many pale ales against this one - which i think says a lot.

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Photo of indianabeerman
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Fusebuddy
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Jensinho78
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of MikeB_
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of cryptichead
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vbalundis018
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of jtsomr
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of CDraper33
2.96/5  rDev -26.6%

Photo of Wildedr1
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of HomeBreweer
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of itchytasty
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 11,341 ratings
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