Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

11,223 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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4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reposting review from hacked account (jmkratt) :(

I don't know how many SNPA's I've had through the years, time for a review. The beer when poured from bottle to a pint glass pours a golden color with a bit of haze and a nice 2 finger slightly off-white head. Good retention and some lacing. The aroma is an earthy hop pine and grass with some fruity esters in the malty sweetness. It's well balanced between the malt and hops in flavor with a medium body and solid carbonation. A nice subtle lingering hop flavor on the tongue. Pleasant. One of the APA's to beat, standard setter.

Serving type: bottle

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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%

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3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass...

A- amber with fresh looking head and fair amount of carbination

S- citrus and fresh hops

T- very smooth with nice citrus and fruit beginning. pleasently hoppy with a nice dry finish. extremely drinkable with low enough ABV to be a session beer.

MF- pleasent effervescence and well balanced. Sierra Nevada Brewery has been making this classic for years and is, in my opinion, the finest example of an American Pale Ale out there. The gold standard of APA.

O- I visited this brewery in the late 80's and was blown away by this beer. Anyone who loves hops will find this beer pleasent. Always a good choice. Fairly widly available and affordable.

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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 11,223 ratings.
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