Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale
11,540 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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Ratings: 11,540 |  Reviews: 3,065
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's hard to beat a SNPA on a warm spring day, especially a really fresh one. Bursting with grapefruit, flower pollen, and spicy white pepper notes. Clean, dry, and drinkable with just a hint of caramel sugar to balance out the IBUs. I can see a 12 pack of cans being a spring/summer staple in my fridge. Kudos to Sierra Nevada for jumping on the can trend. But the bottle-conditioned stubby bottles with bright green labels just make me happy and remind me of the reason I got into craft beer originally: high quality, full flavored, and balanced beers.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Consumed 4/5/12

Appearance: Clear, golden copper - pours with a nice, little white head, leaves above-average lacing

Smell: Lightly toasted grains, caramel malts - mildly sweet, mildly earthy - some mild pine and citrus - not particularly aromatic, could be better

Taste: Classic - toasted, grainy malts with some caramel malts, some crystal malts - mild sweetness - some citrus, some slight hoppy spiciness, a mild saltiness (I taste this in most SN beers, no idea why) - slightly bitter - nicely balanced

Mouthfeel: Medium, nicely carbonated, dry

Overall: Classic, even more classic in a can

I've had this on tap a bunch of times, and I always felt that the bottles felt... off. I am probably crazy, but I think the can format improves this beer. It's a classic.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours slightly hazy and golden with an abundant, lingering off-white head. As the head dissipates, plenty of sticking lacing is left on the glass. The smell is sweet from the malt and also has aromas of citrus and pine from the hops. The flavors up front are pine and citrus. There's also some malt sweetness in the flavor. The flavors are very well-balanced. The body is medium and there is plenty of carbonation. This beer is crisp and refreshing. Overall, this is an excellent beer. This pale ale is perfect for any occasion and is a great way to introduce someone to the pale ale style.

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4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint at cafe deluxe at the venetian in las vegas for 6.50$

Appearance - Clear yellow colour with a large white fizzy head. There appears to be an average amount of carbonation and there is some fairly decent lacing. The head lasted for 3 minutes before it dissipated.

Smell - Hops, citrus zest, pine and corn syrup

Taste & Mouth - There is an average mount of carbonation and I can taste light citrus and a bit of woodiness. There is also a bit of grapefruit/lemon rind mixed with corn syrup and hops. It ends with a slight dry/bitter aftertaste.

Overall - Probably my favourite beer to session. The taste is perfectly balanced and the beer is highly drinkable. My go to pale ale that I was happy to finally try on tap.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 11,540 ratings