Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
11,216 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
Ratings:
11,216
Reviews:
3,010
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
310
Gots:
3,070
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 11,216 |  Reviews: 3,010
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The classic APA. Pours a nice light copper color with a big fluffy white head that goes on and on. Aroma of pine, grapefruits, lemon peel, grass, more pine. Flavor follows with big pine bitter, a beautiful sweet caramel malt backbone, and a lemon peel finish. Lingering grass on the palate. Bubbly carbonation and easy drinking, slightly dry. Good stuff, of course.

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of jethrodium
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap. Pours a clear golden copper with a small off white head that has good retention and leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma is floral hops, some light citrus, caramel, a light mineral note, and some light pine. The initial taste is sweet with caramel, and a bit of sugar cookie. Then comes some tangerine and floral hops. The finish has a light bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of gmcsierra91
5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of xHopHeadx
4.56/5  rDev +12.6%

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

Pale copper golden colour, one finger of white head with some lace along the glass. Smell is hoppy, citrus, malty and lightly sweet, pineapple and grapefruit throughout, some grainy biscuity notes. Taste is lightly sweet, malty, citrusy hop, mild bitterness present throughout, lots of pineapple flavour in the finish. Medium high prickly carbonation, medium body, light oily and creamy feel, pretty good feel throughout. Nice and easy drinking also dirt cheap and flavourful, I can't think of a reason to not come back to this as often as possible.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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1/5  rDev -75.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 11,216 ratings.
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