Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.03/5
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11,403 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
Ranking:
#3,010
Reviews:
3,045
Ratings:
11,403
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
317
Gots:
3,221
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 11,403 |  Reviews: 3,045
Photo of jcflorian
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ale_addin
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SirFolmarv
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bajengurkan
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kotocar
4.72/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer marks the best balance between malt and hops. Yes, the hops are prevalent but it’s really the malt backbone which takes the cake. Beautiful amber coloring with enough bubbles to make it look like you’re drinking a real beverage.

This beer does an amazing job hitting a slightly higher than 5.0 abv while also being full flavor and not watery. One of my all time faforties.

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Photo of dokhollidai
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevintaraross
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of svobrien
3.3/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of leslie91
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

abit flat. nice hoppy mouthfeel

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Photo of forshamegetit
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Merchaholic
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was delicious. Highly Recommend it to APA lovers.

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Photo of zacroyce
3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WhackoMillah93
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jackgus12
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bobbca8
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dharmelink
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tschude
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alan_Bats
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L-golden in color. Not much cling.
S- impressive hop notes spanning pine and citrus flavors
T- same hop notes from the aroma. But it's backed up wonderfully by a caramel malt backbone. Hops still are the predominant flavor but balance is welcomed in a pale ale.
F- light to medium bodied. Good mouth feel.
O- I love the balance in the pale ale. Hop flavors are solid but the malt notes really make it.

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Photo of wmcgar01
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sulty
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BJB13
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A flavorful pale ale with good hop character that is crisp, clean and refreshing. It's light bodied but in no way watery. I don't think you can go wrong with this one.

Still a great American Pale Ale after all these years.

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Photo of Lance_Pearce
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benr96
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 11,403 ratings
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