Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

11,280 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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4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ap: Golden caramel honey color. A nice thick inch of head with exquisite lacing. A beer that screams, "Drink Me!"

Ar: Piney, earthy with a bready aroma. The beer smells inviting and attracts the nose as well as the taste buds.

Ta: Earthy, citrusy and leafy hops with a delicious bitter bite carrying a nice piney aftertaste. This beer is full of flavor and you hardly will find it mundane. It is very sessionable and requires adequate appreciate for hops.

Mf: Smooth and frothy with a a healthy dose of carbonation. The beer has a delicious bite as the hops take over.

Ov: While far from the greatest beer, it invites itself as a sexy destination for novice beer drinkers converting to the wonderful world of craft. The combination of a beautiful bitter flavor, fulfillment and economic price point makes the beer a great full time option. It becomes the beer of choice once you realize many BMC choices are not that much cheaper than what Sierra Nevada has to offer.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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Photo of TonyC
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A wonderful Pale Ale that hits the spot in every way. This one deserves to be in everyone's fridge.

A: A nice dark copper color with a nice, thick and creamy head that stays with you to the end.

S: A subtle hop smell that allows you to smell the sweet malt profile.

T: A very nice balance of hops and malt flavors. A ry nice sweet flavor that allows just the right amount of bitterness to come through.

M: Excellent carbonation with a slight hop bite. So very balanced.

O: Excellent beer. It has a great balance of malt and hops, and it allows you to just sit back and enjoy it.

Being a hop head, you wouldn't think this would be up my alley, but I do concede to perfect flavor when it warrants it. And this one does just that.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden amber with a thin white head. The smell is subtle notes of sweet caramel malts and sweet piney hops. The taste is the golden standard of American pale ales, crisp and drinkable yet full bodied and bold. Drinkablility is great and the aftertaste leaves you wanting another sip.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 11,280 ratings.
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