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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale
11,371 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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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this beer from a bottle and on-tap.

A-Copper and dark orange hue with slight light brown. Medium-high carbonation, very refreshing. White-tan head and creamy lacy sides around the glass.

S-Fresh hops, caramel, a little malty, sweet and citrus. Notes of pine.

T-Sweet and citrus going in. Aftertaste is dry and slightly bitter. Notes of hops, grapefruit, and caramel linger on the palate.

M-Carbonation is moderate. A little wet, which provides this brew with the refreshing quality it holds on a consistent basis. Lovely aftertaste.

O-This is a great beer to have on tap, from a bottle, in a glass, now in a can. I have not tried it from a can yet, but I will soon. This was one of the first brews that introduced me to the microbeer world years ago. It complements any type of food you want! Drink it! Cheers!

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can, fridge temp, poured into a tulip.

finally! SNPA in cans! the crack and pour yields a very nice bright golden color, fairly good clarity, lots of carbonation bubbles rushing to the top. a big solid 2 fingers worth of head. very good retentive 1/4 inch layer is left the whole rest of the glass. decent lace.

sharp grapefruit citrus, grass, and a bit of grainy, very light caramel malt. maybe a bit more subdued than i usually remember, but im not sure how fresh this is.

grassy, grapefruit citrus, spicey hops, maybe a hint of pine in there. grains and a light caramel malt come in at the end to try and balance and then are washed away by a sharp, prickly bitterness.

clean and simple. love that mouthfeel. crisp, light feel, refreshing, prickly carbonation.

ive prolly drank more SNPA, than any other craft beer. this is and will continue to be my staple session beer, even more so now that it comes in cans.

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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

I love this beer, by far one of my favorites. any trip into a bar with this on tap and it is a must have for at least one pint. I have always been a pale ale kinda dude and this one really sets the bar for me. a perfect gateway beer for anyone that wants to get into craft beer

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 11,371 ratings
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