Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.03/5
Exceptional
11,527 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
Ranking:
#3,346
Reviews:
3,065
Ratings:
11,527
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
325
Gots:
3,316
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 11,527 |  Reviews: 3,065
Photo of ELxCHAPO
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can’t judge the look I drank from the bottle. The taste is phenomenal, subtle hop flavor makes it a dream for people starting out on ipa’s that don’t want to jump into full bitterness. Would be great as an every day beer just sitting outside after mowing the lawn. One of the best from Sierra Nevada that I’ve had so far.

 330 characters

Photo of Fast-Eddie
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite commercially available beers! Great tasting and drinkable beer, best of all . . . it is available at my local grocery store for a very reasonable price.

 172 characters

Photo of shrimply_pibbles
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jhodgert
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Snowcrash000
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, deep gold/light amber coloration with a medium, fizzy head. Smells faintly of biscuity, bready malt, with a certain graininess coming through as well and the merest hint of citrus and pine. Taste is a good balance of biscuity malt and citrus hops, with just a hint of pine coming through and an underlaying grainy and slightly flowery note. Finishes with crisp, light/medium bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel with a light/medium body and medium carbonation. I wasn't gonna review this as first, as my bottle is a good six months old. However, reading the other reviews and knowing that SN are actually masters of brewing beers that keep well, I feel that the beer is actually supposed to have this slightly understated malt/hop presence, which is kind of typical of a classic, old school Pale Ale, I suppose. It's well balanced, crisp and easy-drinking, but lacks a certain bite and doesn't really seem that special. Maybe it really is better fresh, who knows.

 970 characters

Photo of Dkloubec
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 60sFolks
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crisp, fresh beer. A bit of a head with great fruity smell and taste. An excellent, everyday beer after work in the spring or summer. Not at beach, but on couch or porch.

 173 characters

Photo of jdduffie
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sufficient head, foamy and white. Hazy in the light. Clear consistency, light on the tongue with the aftertaste of Wheaties—ah the best. Crushable and delicious!

 163 characters

Photo of HotOpinions
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

strong body, smells of bread, notes of malt, look of amber. It's a fine pale ale through and through, and at 5.6% it's a relaxing, comforting beer to kick back. Leaves a bit small of a head for my taste but that's really the only big complaint I can drum up. Great beer.

 271 characters

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sterlinkul
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hands down the best pale ale, cleanest tasting beer...

54 characters

Photo of ahazabinadi
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schavuytje
2.92/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

at least sustainable end 2018-05-10 aroma and taste of lime, soft citrus perhaps grapefruit, pungent bitter as in co2, wet / dry in the aftertaste, nice

 152 characters

Photo of KIESS
4.88/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

just brilliant

14 characters

Photo of marcov
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBubblegumkid
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AllHopsMatter
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hopguy28
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bridgtd
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

You can find this beer at any bar anymore. One of my all time favorites. Hoppy but not to hoppy.

96 characters

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ctoneill
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dimwit_flathead
4.79/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Perfect balance of tastes. One of the best!

43 characters

Photo of dooman
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Foxman27
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billet
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Props to such a great beer for many decades. You can't go wrong with this one.

It is well balanced, smooth, easy to find, and priced right. Excellent Job !!!

 162 characters

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 11,527 ratings