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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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

*I was shocked to discover today that I had never done a review of this beer, which gave me the perfect excuse to run out and immediately buy a six-pack. Research purposes and all...

A: Dark, golden beer with a finger's width of head that has a decent retention time and leaves a fair amount of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: You can smell the cascade hops as soon as you pour it. Closer inspection yields a sweet malty backbone and a touch of grains, but not a whole lot else.

T: Sweet, grainy malts up front would would be potentially cloying if not for the solid thump of bitter hops with floral and grapefruit notes. The finish is quite dry, but the sweetness is still present on the back of the throat.

M: Moderately heavy body, almost chewy, with quite a bit of carbonation.

O: It's hard to be objective at this point, having had it so many times, and having tasted this exact same flavor profile in every Sierra Nevada brew. That being said, there's a reason that it's a classic. It brings big flavors, but keeps them balanced. The hops are tasty, and it goes down smooth.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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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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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Slight haziness to it, golden yellow and a 1 inch thick fluffy white head.

S: A floral and citrus aroma, nothing massive but a welcome aroma for a common beer.

T: A light malty and floral taste with a hint of citrus and medium bitterness in the back ground which lingers in the aftertaste. Quite refreshing for a medium bodied beer.

O: A refreshing, malty and citrusy beer, nothing overboard or special but you can't go wrong for an APA. A great drink for any occasion.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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