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Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale
11,398 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: 11,398 |  Reviews: 3,043
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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

I like this better than Torpedo. Less bitter. Grainy. Medium to lighter in body. A bit thin. Bitterness is mild, with a good balance of hoppy aroma.

A classic? Maybe. If you revere a beer for its history to the craft movement then, sure. Flavor-wise, I'm underwhelmed and not likely to crave this any time soon--though, it's worth another try if nothing more interesting is on tap.I can see how in an earlier age if might have made waves; nice, but it's not rocking my boat.

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

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4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass.

A-Poured a mostly clear orange color with lots of streaming carbonation, bright white frothy head left lots of dense splashy lace.

S- Nice orange citrus and floral hops, some grapefruit and a caramel malt.

T- Quite a bit of floral hop and citrus hop character, grape, bready notes and caramel malt backbone.

M- Prickly carbonation, effervescent , very refreshing, smooth, and medium body.

O- One more can you say about the quintessential American Pale Ale. It has wonderful balance of bitterness and sweetness with strong hop and malt flavor. It is incredibly refreshing too.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 11,398 ratings
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