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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11,506 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:
#3,275
Reviews:
3,061
Ratings:
11,506
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
322
Gots:
3,300
Trade:
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

friday night sierra tasting craft beer outlet ne philly, the hop flavor just popped, so i finally sat down and tried this, new cans, just one. easily best in class of the pales ive had.

pretty amber beer, good head, retension, lace. fresh hoppy aroma and taste, nice pale malt background. finish is clean and dry, balanced, refreshing, very smooth and drinkable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally getting around to reviewing the beer that represents, to me anyway, the quintessential American craft beer.

12oz can (code 2030711:16) into a tulip. Pours a glowing orange amber w/ a thick fluffy white head, some fine particulates suspended, a fine layer of lace left behind on the glass.

Aroms is pale malt and subtle floral, grassy hops.

Taste is pale biscuity malt, clean crisp water, and grassy floral hops. Everything in balance. A slightly bitter hoppy tang on the finish.

Mouthfeel is clean, balanced, smooth, refreshing.

Overall I could probably just as easily give this all 5s as all 4s, it so perfectly defines the style.

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 11,506 ratings