Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale
11,489 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: 11,489 |  Reviews: 3,054
Photo of gsuppy
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Hops are not too overpowering for a pale ale. High alc content and very refreshing.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.64/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of TCJ0100
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Poured into Bloomington Brewing Company stange glass from a 12 oz. bottle from a fresh winter variety pack. Bottled on 9/1/14 which is about as fresh as I have ever had it. It pours clear with an orangish tinge probably due to the caramel malts. Had a decent head that quickly dissipated.

The smell is predominantly earthy hops with a distinct Cascade flavor showing through. I wouldn't really describe this beer as cirtrusy, but it has maybe a touch of grapefruit showing through.

The flavor is very balanced with malts at first, then a grapefruity finish afterwards. It is quite good, and it seems like a very modern sort of beer. Amazing that this was brewed in 1980.

This has changed my outlook on this beer. I drank a 12 pack of cans of this and was not impressed. It's either the freshness or the bottles that make this beer really shine. It is excellent, and it is a testament to how prevalent craft beer is becoming that I can buy this at my local grocery store for nearly the same price I would spend to buy Miller Lite.

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Photo of Brackh
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Great beer. I love Cascade hops. Clean and easy drinking beer. Just a bit of citrus. Tastes the same every time I have it.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.36/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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1/5  rDev -75.2%

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4.81/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.56/5  rDev +13.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.24/5  rDev +5.2%

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 11,489 ratings