Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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4.03/5
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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:
#3,274
Reviews:
3,061
Ratings:
11,506
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
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321
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3,300
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3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from Feb 6, 2012 and poured into a pint glass.

Pours a fluffy white head and a transparent orange body. Leaves some decent lacing down the glass.

Smells of orange and grapefruit fruitiness with some floral character.

It’s got a nice little crisp bite to it. It’s got the citrus flavor going on with some sweet and bready malt character.

Feels great going down. About a medium mouthfeel and a little dry.

The quintessential gateway craft beer perhaps? I know it was one of my first and still holds up even after drinking ridiculous Double IPA’s and Imperial Stouts.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

24oz bottle with no date

Pours gold-orange with lots of very fine suspended sediment. Small, film-like, bone-white head. Smell is faint; malt, pine, lime, and barnyard. The taste is very one-dimensional in it's bitterness. Some toasted malt and barley in the background, a lemon zest finish, but not much else. Unremarkable but solid flavor. Mouthfeel is great: crisp, smooth, creamy.

One of the best "cheap" craft brew options.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz pottle into a pint glass.

Fingertip and half worth of fuzzy head. Head was slighlty yellow in color, and slowly diminished.

A full-colored golden wheat amber in appearance, like a lightly varnished deck. Sweet and hoppy in aroma

Very clean tasting, excellently carbonated and slightly spicy. Hoppy-tasting, but wasn't overwhelmed. Pine flavors with hints of lemon, grapefruit and a soapy astringency. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Bready and biscuit malts present.

An excellent brew for pairing with food I must say. Thoroughly enjoyed with some home-prepared belgian endive smoked salmon boats.

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 11,506 ratings