Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

11,276 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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Had on-tap, served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Orange/light amber color, mostly clear with a slight haze. About a finger of white head, leaving a great lacing down the side of the glass. Moderate carbonation bubbles rising through the beer.

Smell: Some slight pine and citrus hop aromas start those nose. A bit of underlying, bready malt character follows. Finishes with some subtle spiciness.

Taste: Citrus bitterness at the front of the tongue, flavors of grapefruit and orange rind. This is followed up nicely by some big pine flavor and a little bit of malt sweetness, providing a decent balance. Finishes with some light floral, spicy notes and a parting bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Good body to this one, gains a bit of an oily, resinous feel as it warms up a bit. Light carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: This is a classic pale ale that still holds up today. Readily available and affordable, and quite easy to drink. Always a solid choice to have on hand.

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 11,276 ratings.
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