Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale
11,486 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: 11,486 |  Reviews: 3,054
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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%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BrewSage1985
3.35/5  rDev -16.9%
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 -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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2/5  rDev -50.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of FlyingBull
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this on tap and in a bottle. Had to get the cans to try them. So, this one is out of a can; and I drank it from the can!

appearance: I don't know - it was in a can! But most of us know what SNPA looks like. If not, check out another review. Or better yet, get some and enjoy!

smell: Wonderful hop and malt aroma. This has a nice malty nose for a plae ale follwed by a nice hop aroma.

taste: Nice sweet malt quickly followed by strong hops leading to a balanced hop bitterness that makes this beer stand out from most pale ales. This one has got some taste!

mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation that is style-appropriate.

overall: To me, this is one of the best American pale ale examples out there. It has a beautiful clear amber apperance, a nice malty hoppy nose, and a wonderful sweet maltly hoppy flavor that is quickly balanced by a wonderful hop bitterness.

comments: I think this is a great American pale ale - one of the best. I first had this back in the early 90's and I'll give credit to it for getting me started and hooked on craft beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.38/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a nice amber pour with a finger of head, nice retention
smells of piney hops, caramel, brown sugar, slight breadyness.
slightly bitter up front, citrusy yet bready.. not too special now, but 5 or 6 years ago this was a go-to!

medium body, highly carbonated, slightly creamy finish.
still a solid beer compared to the rest of the beers at the store down the street!

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3.2/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Half head, half brew pour. Head is soapy white with green tint. Brew stand golden and nicely clear.

Boring and bready. Nothing exciting. Mild pine resin with a touch of apple fruity-ness.

A very average flavor. Nothing bitter, nothing sweet, or offensive. Carbonation is nice and easy.. no heat.

A great tailgate brew, but an average pale. It's nice, but way over produced, you can't taste any love. It's a go-to when there's nothing else.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 11,486 ratings