Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale
BA SCORE
83.9%
Liked This Beer
4.03 w/ 11,325 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:
#2,898
Reviews:
3,030
Ratings:
11,325
Liked:
9,498
Avg:
4.03/5
pDev:
11.66%
Alströms:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
318
Gots:
3,179
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 11,325 |  Reviews: 3,030
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass
I cracked the code to figure out the bottle date: 2/21/13 (glad I picked the right six pack there was some 2012's there too! Really wish they made this bottle dating thing easier)

Ive had this beer more times than I can count, can't believe Ive never reviewed it.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with 1 fingers width of white head. Head has very good retention before it dissipates down to a thick film that remains throughout the drink. Leaves only small patches of lacing.

S: Pale malts, a bit of hop spice, more subtle piney and floral hop notes.

T: Sweet malts, citrus hops, floral, pale malts, and faint piney bitterness.

M/D: Medium body, carbonation on the higher end of the spectrum, great drinkability.

O: A classic American Pale Ale. A beer I find myself drinking quite often as its frequently the only/best craft offering at non-beer bars and restaurants. Cant go wrong with old reliable. You're not a craft beer fan if you've never had this beer.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear orange color, got a little of the yeast from the bottom in the pour floating around in there. Canned 5/2/13, half finger of white head

Smell is pine, citrus(lemon), bready malt

Taste is complex, yet simple. Starts with a bitter pine, floral like hops, spicy citrus, lemon zest, backed well with a nice malt presence.

Mouthfeel is spot on for a APA, clean and refreshing, slightly dry, but not at an IPA level. Zestful carbonation gives it a very clean finish.

Well this is a classic and the number 1 selling craft beer in the country for a reason, a lot of flavor, sessionable, approachable, drinkable and did I mention very affordable. If you call your self a beer drinker and have not tried this one stop reading and go grab a six, or even better a 12!

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83.9% out of 100 with 11,325 ratings
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