Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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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:
11,247
Reviews:
3,017
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
311
Gots:
3,102
For Trade:
2
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4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

just a really solid beer, i consider this and Sam Adams Boston Lager as the 2 beers that started it all. i may be wrong but they are the 2 beers i think of when i imagine craft beer's beginning.

a classic, not my favorite beer but something i enjoy whenever i get a sierra nevada variety pack or when i need a beer to please a group of people. good looking light amber, dark yellow/almost orange beer with a small white head.

not overly strong aroma, nothing too citric or hoppy. the taste is subdued, not overly strong or bitter. in terms of pale ales it is much less hoppy than Dale's Pale Ale. smooth drinker, extremely solid and a classic. great crowd pleaser or for people not into craft beer, a converter beer.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

The greatest thing about Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale is that you can find it in so many places. It's distributed wide and far and, unless you've wandered very far off the beaten path, it's usually one of the few worthy brews you'll find almost everywhere. It's a pretty amber and it's hoppy, that's apparent right away. The Cascade hops throw a strong shadow over the malted barley. A nice, mellow head adds a smoothness to the mouthfeel but the sharpness of the aroma, to me, throws the floral notes and malty finish out of balance. One is usually enough before my palate asks to move on. Unless of course there is nothing else at which point you'll see me order another and complain not! It will always be a solid, go-to APA for if/when you can't find an alternative to try at your local brewpub.

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.05 out of 5 based on 11,247 ratings.
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