Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale
11,340 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: 11,340 |  Reviews: 3,033
Photo of hardrock
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Bernardkowalski
5/5  rDev +24.1%
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%
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 +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ElSid
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The Beers of California


Bottled Date: None

A: Golden and copper with a finger of white foam. The foam leaves some lace on the glass ultimately dissipating to faint residual layer.

S: Caramel and bread with fresh pine and citrus. Ample bitterness is also detected; overall a classic pale ale nose.

T: Equal portions caramel and buttery bread maltiness and pine and citrus hop freshness. The finish is clean with a herbal bitterness and a dash of aromatic spicyness.

M: Feel is medium with a hop oily linger and moderate carbonation. Smooth and well balanced making for a highly sessionable brew.

O: The touchtstone of the APA style and an ideal gateway beer into the craft brew world.

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of weonfire
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - light golden hue. see thru. 1.5 inches of white head. slowly dissipates. great carbonation continuously rising. I may call this the standard of what an excellent APA should look like.

S - Musty, slight citrus and bitters. lemon, orange.

T - crisp. clean. citrus isn't overpowering. not real bitter. very flavorful. little bit of lemon and grapefruit.

M - Just right. Light & crisp but full. alcohol gives tongue a slight zap on entrance- rest is flavor.

O - Very very good. Sierra Nevada is a staple in the beer world. I believe this was the first APA i ever had. It maintains high status. Whenever unsure - a Sierra Nevada brew will not steer you wrong.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 11,340 ratings
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