Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale
11,525 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: 11,525 |  Reviews: 3,064
Photo of hipcat
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A vigorous pour into a pint glass leaves a 3/4" creamy head that dissipates slowly. Settles gold and clear with suitable carbonation evident.

Smell: Slightly malty with pleasant piney aroma.

Taste: Initial hop bitterness with floral overtones balances well to offset any malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Delivers a pleasing balance between crispness and creaminess in the mouth. Some lingering bitterness is present.

Overall: This is the APA I use as a yardstick to measure all others. SNPA is an excellent example of an American Pale Ale and this sample did not disappoint.

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ubenumber2
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle poured into a chilled glass at the place we were eating

Nice color and head when poured with small lacing and the smell was very pleasant , clean and crisp.

I loved this beer , could really taste the malt when first tasting then the hops came in at the end ,not overly bitter either

I liked this beer , had it with a cheese steak sandwich and it really went well with it. I will buy some and keep in the fridge

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -56.6%

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3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow! Decent beer in a can! Price goes down, value goes up, takes up less space and is lighter to carry. I thought I would hate good beer in a can but since pale ale has always been a "go to" decent beer for any occasion, it's fitting that it's now available in a can. And yes, I'm drinking it straight from the can. There is something about the hole in a can that aerates the beer and gives it a novel texture and taste which I must admit I enjoy. As long as these stay a good bit cheaper than the bottled Pale Ale I think I will buy these many times over. No need reviewing the flavor of one of america's most common "craft" ales.

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Photo of Mavigo
4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this before, time to review. Served in a pint.

A: A clear amber color, with a thin white head and some lacing

S: Wheat, grains, sugar, a very light, cool smell.

T: Grainy wheat, some hops but not much of a overly hop after taste

M: very light, crisp, refreshing, smooth, goes down easy, a beer more suited to the summer months, probably be some time before I have this again as we go into stout/porter season.

O: Basically and excellent light pale ale for those who aren't really into hardcore overbearing IPAs that dominate the top beers lists on this site. Grab one, or 6.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 11,525 ratings