Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
11,222 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:
11,222
Reviews:
3,013
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
310
Gots:
3,077
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 11,222 |  Reviews: 3,013
Photo of JCastaBarry
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Manzanarescarrillo
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jimbrinkruff
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerguy04
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a orange amber color with a creamy white head. Smell is piney citrus hops. With many beers the taste is similar to the smell. However, mildly bitter unlike, IPAs. Mouthfeel, light and refreshing. Overall, a good beer for its style.

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Photo of PMarcy78
3.39/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DallasK
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of swfeidt
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tyronegangsta
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mojo771
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Everydayoff
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Hazy orange amber in color, the pour forms up very thick creamy off-white head that stays with remarkable retention before slowly sinking to an eternal foamy layer on the surface and leaving plenty of sticky lacing patch and spot.

Lots of biscuity malt as a base in a nose, hop discloses slightly thereafter with notes of pine, floral, spicy, earthy, citrus, and grapefruit.

Delicious and great balance, sweet and biscuit malt lays as the backbone of the flavor structure while hop comes into play providing its spicy, earthy, pine, citrus, grapefruit, and medium resiny bitterness.

Medium body with good crispness and some lively carbonation, smooth mouthfeel, dry finish.

Classic APA indeed, it is well-rounded and perfectly balance. A truly inspired beer.

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Photo of ddwarm02
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgido759
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of S-Taylor
3.08/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Benl7217
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skrat45
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ricknelson
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edward_boumil
3.39/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad beer, good toasty malts. Hops are spicy, piney, and resinous with a tiny touch of grapefruit. That being said to me its a little to crisp and bitter, not super smooth or easy drinking. Kind of thin and not thirst quenching. Definitely not a bad beer just nothing special to me, more of an east coast guy I guess.

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Photo of Nolster
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Murray314
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of syzygy0
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RHF711
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mikey440
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ctoastcrunch
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 11,222 ratings.
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