Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.03/5
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11,540 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:
#3,413
Reviews:
3,065
Ratings:
11,540
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
329
Gots:
3,325
Trade:
2
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I struggle to rate this beer. If you go purely by taste.. then you basically have a showcase for cascade hops, which craft drinkers are familiar with and by now may find dull. But I can't drink it and not appreciate the contribution to craft beer history and the rise of good beer in America. This beer is a classic. I also give it points for being so highly available.

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Bottle poured into Sierra Nevada pint glass

A: Pours lightly hazy deep golden amber with a frothy off white head that laces very nicely.

S: Citrus and pine hops, light floral notes, followed by light sweet malt.

T: Big pine and citrus hops, some orange and grapefruit, some very light pineapple, a bit spicy, with sweet bready/biscuit malt behind it.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: This bottle isn't as strong as I remember this brew being. I think I'm gonna have to retry this one. For now though, not bad.

Edit: Retried out of a 16oz can into a Sierra Nevada pint glass

This is more like it. Pretty strong pine and citrus throughout with some spiciness, though not as bitter on the finish as I recall from earlier times drinking this, in a good way. Big bold APA for hop heads.

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 11,540 ratings