Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
11,216 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:
11,216
Reviews:
3,010
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
310
Gots:
3,070
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 11,216 |  Reviews: 3,010
Photo of epicus
2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of ajkiser12
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Jpin86
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of LiquorsInc
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of blinker97
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of DaveU31
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of MinnTwins
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ATXboozer
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of JALIEN
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of sailorsaint
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of microbrewlover
3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a bright brown/orange color with a two finger head which settles into lacing which stays on top of the brew and clings to the glass until the end.

The smell is strong with citrus and floral hops. There is also a pine smell.

The taste starts with floral and citrus hops, a bit of mint, moves to sweet malts and carmel then finishes with a pine like taste. Pine hop resin stays on the tounge after swallowing.

The mouthfeel is bready and chewy, hop oils dominate.

This is an average Pale Ale, not bad just average. The mix of flavors that I am used to smelling and tasting with this style are not present. It is a well put together brew but I believe Sierra Nevada could do better.

 700 characters

Photo of BigGingDrinker
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of B00ZER
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Roy1586
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of dufficy0
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of misenhbs
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of TheInfamousElGuapo
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of rev3rb
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of HANGOVER
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of jgreenward
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Hines219
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of MarioM
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of rosschive
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of freditoj
2/5  rDev -50.6%

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 11,216 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe