Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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91
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11,276 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:
11,276
Reviews:
3,026
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
311
Gots:
3,123
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 11,276 |  Reviews: 3,026
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of lic217
4.73/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: perfect, clear, nice head and lacing both last
Smell:citrus dominates, some floral hops, and some malt
Taste: starts sweet, finishes with a nice bitterness, perfect combination of sweet and bitter, piney, citrus, and a touch a caramel sweetness
Feel: smooth, very drinkable, right on carbonation for style
Overall: great beer even at four months old. Great grilling, summer beer, but also a beer that can go well with a lot of food.

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3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Sam Adams glass, developed a nice off white head which dissipated surprisingly quickly and had only some lacing. Appearance was a light amber with a slight haze. Aroma was light and of malt and grain. Taste had hints of caramel, grain and a sweetness on the finish. Mouthfeel was very full and nice with a clean, slightly sweet aftertaste.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely one of my favorite beers!! honestly can go good with anything, but you are better off enjoying this beer by itself. it has so much too offer, such great combination between the yeast and malt's making this an outstanding brew. you can put this on my list of top beers.

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3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into snifter.

Appearance-pours a nice apricot color, white foam head that doesn't linger long. 3.75

Aroma-grapefruit right up front, orange, lemon zest, some lite floral notes. 4

Taste-bitter citrus mostly grapefruit, apricot, hint of pine, honey. 4

Feel-leaves mouth feeling bitter, light bodied easy to drink, but overly bitter and dry in my mind. 3.5

Overall-for a beer that everyone can get just about anywhere this is a no brainer. One of the first craft beers I ever had still lives up to what it was 10 years ago. Price is among the cheapest for any craft offering. If you have few options in beer this is the one to get. 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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