Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

11,304 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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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Gavilan
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Haven't had it in awhile but is great to visit with an old friend. It has been probably 25 years since I first tasted this brew that started my pale ale/IPA obsession.
A= Great golden appearance

S= That Sierra Nevada smell that I have grown to love over the years....

T= slightly sweet with c hops on the back of my throat

M= Just a I remember it!

O= Still a solid brew after all these years even better on a warm summer afternoon.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of srandycarter
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Fairly clear caramel/copper. Near white small head leaves fast. Lots of cling lace.

S - Mostly, very light maltiness. Light hops there too. Perhaps too cold.

T - One of my ATF go to beers. Medium caramel with nice hop response.

M - Medium body, great balance and carb.

D - This screams session.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Alchemist
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hadn't purchased this for quite a while. Any way you look at this it is probably for most people their introduction to a good American pale ale.

It doesn't scream out as the best pale ale I have ever had, but it is always solid. I actually feel that I rate it to low because it is most likely the standard to compare to.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mulder1010
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have not reviewed this?? Really. HMMM

A-- Pours a clear golden straw color. Few carbonation beads showing after pouring. Two finger off white head. Quite nice and thick. Good body to the head. Slowly recedes to just under a finger and leaves a nice, thick, slightly soapy looking ring of lacing with this. Good beer to look at.

S-- Toasted bread, Carmel, soft but apparent pine, orange and grapefruit. slight spiciness to this. Very solid backbone to this.

T-- Warm toasted bread, good dose of Carmel, orange, and grapefruit. Soft but gnawing bitterness in the back of the taste.

M-- Medium body, medium carbonation. Fruit really builds in the mouth. Straightforward but solid taste of orange and grapefruit. Touches of metal here and there that disappoint but a good long lasting finish. Slightly oily in front and mid but finishes bread dry with a good orange finish.

O-- Are there better pale ales out there? Probably. Yet, have they been this consistent for this long a period? Probably not. Forgot how easy to drink this is and just what a good, solid beer it is. Just a classy beer as it is.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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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 11,304 ratings.
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