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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale
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4.03/5
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11,403 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:
#3,010
Reviews:
3,045
Ratings:
11,403
pDev:
11.66%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
317
Gots:
3,221
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 11,403 |  Reviews: 3,045
Photo of sasamarinkovic89
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From 12 oz bottle, packed on 10/05/17. Pours amber with the nice white head. Good lacing. Nice aroma of hops. that quickly disappears after a bottle is opened. Medium body, well carbonated. Average pale ale.

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Photo of Bolio
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alex_Lycan
3.15/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gus96
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer is true to the style of IPAs. It's not too hoppy like a lot of other American IPAs.. Poured into a standard pint glass, I got a finger of head with moderate carbonation. The smell is beautiful with cascade hoppes being the most prominent. When you drink it, you immediately notice the hop profile along with a good balance of malt backbone. The finish is a light bitterness from the cascade hoppes that leaves fuji wanting another sip. If someone were to ask me what is an IPA Style Beer this is what I would show them! All around fantastic go to beer year around.

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Photo of 123321123321
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of downeych
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mcarpenter22
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of M_Lager
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lewith
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JosephKiley
4.71/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding beer. Extremely well balanced--all components of the flavor come together and form a smooth synergy, nothing in particular stands out. The mouthfeel is full and creamy (simply taking swigs from a bottle generates a thick head inside of the bottle) while the beer still manages to be refreshing. Maybe the most easy drinking beer I've ever had.

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Photo of JoeyJellico
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottvanbelois
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matodowd
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Manthon
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nhdjinn
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

what an APA should be . perfect balance.
color Deep golden lacy head
smell - grassy citrus and malty
taste - if i could have just 1 beer for ever this would be it
feel - full body yet light
overall - just great

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Photo of DupaJas
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AtaraxiaDnB
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of earthtravel
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This has been my goto beer for about ten years. I'm a hop lover and it seems that even in the store where selection is slim, you can still find Sierra Nevada.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear amber color,medium body and carbonation. Aroma is subtle,grain,malt,yeast, as well as citrus and pine but all well balanced. Taste is identical,very easy to drink beer,goes well with all kinds of food as well as just having a few to relax

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Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.71/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thelatermonths
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfhhead25
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkkf1991
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tried nearly every Pale out there and nothing beats SN. 5.6% is a great bridge between IPA and PA and they do this beer impeccably.

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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 11,403 ratings
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